KALKI KRISHNAMURTHY INTRODUCTION Ramaswamy Krishnamurthy (1899–1954), who is also called as Kalki, was a famous writer, poet and a freedom fighter. His writings cover several novels, short stories and bhakti stories. Krishnamurthy was born in a pious Brahmin family in a village in the then Thanjavur District. After finishing his basic education, he
SANT KESHAVADAS INTRODUCTION Keshavadas(1934-1997) was a follower of Advaita Philosophy, and he was a scholar in Vedic subjects, spiritual writer and composer of devotional songs. He founded the temple of Cosmic Religion in order to bring unity among all kinds of religious people. His birth name was Radhakrishna. Sant Keshavadas
SANT PRAHLAD JANI INTRODUCTION Prahlad Jani (1929-2020), who was affectionately called by his devotees as Mataji was a famous saint who was praised by the people for his kindness and gentleness over others. He lived without taking food and water since 1940, and according to his saying, Mata Shakti was dwelling with him and due to her
SAROJA VIJAYAKUMAR -ARDENT DEVOTEE OF GURU RAGHAVENDRA INTRODUCTION Saroja Vijayakumar was a resident of Chennai, and she owned a house at Perambur, near Perambur Bus Depot, which is considered as a prime locality. She is a pious woman and she is a sincere devotee of Guru Raghavendra, and due to
RISHI KALAVA INTRODUCTION RISHI KALAVA INTRODUCTION Rishi Kalava is an ardent devotee of Lord Vishnu, and he was considered as an ancient and a holy sage, who showed great respect, love and affection on all the living beings in the earth. Even the Rabbits and squirrels would be surrounded at
HARIHARA INTRODUCTION Harihara was a famous Kannada saint, poet and a spiritual writer, who lived in the 12th century AD. He was born in a village in the present day Hassan district, Karnataka, and he was born in the family of accountants, and served as an accountant in the court of King Narasimha. After sincerely serving for a
RUDRABHATTA INTRODUCTION Rudrabhatta (12th century AD) was a popular Kannada poet, who served in the court of King Veera Ballala. Rudrabhatta was a Brahmin scholar, and he wrote the famous text Jagannatha, which describes the greatness of Lord Jagannath, a form of Lord Krishna. The epic describes the fight between Krishna and Banasura, the great grandson of Bhakta Prahalada.
SHANKAR – ARDENT DEVOTEE OF LORD ARUNACHALA INTRODUCTION Shankar is an ardent devotee of Lord Arunachala, a form of Lord Shiva, and he had received many favours through the blessings of Lord Arunachala. Shankar was born in the year 1972 at Ayanavaram, Chennai and from his childhood itself he was
RAMASUBBAN – ARDENT DEVOTEE OF LORD VENKATESWARA INTRODUCTION Sri.T.S.Ramasubban (1932-2004) was an ardent devotee of Lord Venkateswara. He was born and brought up in Gobichettipalayam, and he had finished his school education in his native place. His father had served as an advocate and his mother was a house wife.
KRUSHNA CHANDRA KAR INTRODUCTION Krushna Chandra Kar (1907–1995) was a famous poet and best writer in both Odia and English. He has written many works on Odia. He was honoured by the Odisha Sahitya Academy for his great contribution in Odia literature. He was born and brought up in Cuttack, Odisha. Krushna Chandra Kar wrote spiritual works, and children’s
SAGE RUCHI INTRODUCTION Sage Ruchi was an ancient rishi, and he lived during the Treta Yuga. He was mentioned in ancient texts and in Vedas, and he was considered as a holy rishi, who had fully controlled his senses and performed meditation on the Trimurties. He used to live in
SWAMI RAGHAVACHARYA INTRODUCTION Swami Raghavacharya is one of the famous scholars of Bihar. He founded many institutions like Ayurveda College, Ramanujacharya Mutt, Vedic Schools and Poor feeding centres. Apart from this, Swamiji propagated the Narayana Bhakti amongst the people throughout India. He died before few years. His famous disciple Munna
RADHANATH SWAMI INTRODUCTION Radhanath Swami was born in the year 1950, and he is a saint, Krishna devotee and a devotional writer. His birth name was Richard Slavin. Being born as a Christian, he was inspired by the teachings of Prabhupada, and due to that, he had dedicated himself in doing
DEVARAYA SWAMIGAL INTRODUCTION Devaraya Swamigal was born in the year 1820 in a pious Hindu family, and he was an ardent devotee of Lord Muruga. He is the author of the famous Kanda Shasti Kavasam, which was composed by him in Tamil language through the grace of Lord Muruga. His father was
LAKSHMISA INTRODUCTION Lakshmisa was a famous Kannada writer who lived during the 17th century AD. He has written a famous text known as Jaimini Bharata, which contains the incidents based on the great epic Mahabharata. The writing focuses on the Kurukshetra battle, and the Bhagavat Gita teachings of Lord Krishna. He was born in Kadur taluk, Chikkamagaluru district, Karnataka in
VADDADI SUBBARAYUDU INTRODUCTION Vaddadi Subbarayudu (1854 – 1938) was a well-known writer in Telugu language. Subbarayudu was born in the year 1854 to a poor Brahmin family in the East Godavari district of India. His father was a great scholar and teacher, and he learnt the basic education and the holy
SATYADHARMA TIRTHA INTRODUCTION Satyadharma Tirtha (1743-1830) was a Madhwa saint and philosopher, and he served as the pontiff of Uttaradi Mutt from 1797-1830. Satyadharma Tirtha was born in the year 1743 in Haveri district in Karnataka in a holy Madhwa family. His birth name was Purushottamacharya. His guru was Satyavara Tirtha and his disciple and successor was Satya Sankalpa Tirtha.
SATYANIDHI TIRTHA INTRODUCTION Satyanidhi Tirtha was a great Madhwa philosopher, Guru and saint. He served as the pontiff of Shri Uttaradi Mutt from 1638–1660. His birth name was Raghupathyacharya. His life history is available from the holy texts Gurucharya and Satyanidhivilasa. He was born in a holy Brahmin family in Bijapur District at Karnataka. He