SRI KACHIYAPPA SIVACHARIYAR INTRODUCTION Kanda Puranam is the Tamil version of the Sanskrit version Skanda Purana. It was written by the great saint Sri Kachiyappa Sivachariyar at Kumara Kottam at Kanchipuram. He lived during the 10th century AD at Kanchipuram. He was a Shaivite saint, and at his young ageRead More →

SHUDDHANANDA BHARATI   INTRODUCTION Dr. Shuddhananda Bharati (1897–1990) was a great saint and a poet. His teachings are focused mainly on the realization of the god in our inner self, and doing meditation and yoga. Bharati was born in Sivaganga and attained Jeeva Samadhi in Sholapuram. He was the founder ofRead More →

NIJAGUNA SHIVAYOGI INTRODUCTION Nijaguna Shivayogi (15th century AD) was a great saint and a devotional writer in the Kannada language. He was a follower of Lord Shiva, and he was the ruler of a small region in Mysore. His famous text Vivekachintamani, was written in a simple style and it was stolen the heartsRead More →

SRI GURU NABHA DAS INTRODUCTION Sri Guru Nabha Das was a saint and the author of the holy text, The Bhaktamal. In this sacred text, Nabha Das wrote the life history of several saints, and explained their greatness and their dedication to the god. He was born in the year 1537 at Bhadrachalam, onRead More →

INTRODUCTION Sri Odukathur Swamigal(19th century) was born in a pious Naidu’s family in the North Arcot District. He was born after performing many pujas and observing fasts by his parents. His birth name was Seshiah. Seshiah, even at his childhood, showed no interest in worldly matters, and concentrated his attentionRead More →

INTRODUCTION Sri Krishnaveni Ammal, was a woman saint who lived in the mountain caves in Papanasam, Tirunelveli District. She was fondly called by her devotees as “VanaDevathai”. She has been lonely living in the caves since from her younger age. She didn’t get afraid of anyone and considers herself asRead More →

INTRODUCTION Katamaraju and Potharaju are considered as an incarnation of Lord Shiva, who had taken the avatars to protect the village people, and especially the women from dangers and difficulties. Both of them done lot of good activities during their life time, and considered as demi gods and worshipped byRead More →

INTRODUCTION Sri Srinivasa (1590-1640) belonged to Brahmin-Madhwa family, and was a great scholar and also an expert in sanskrit language. He was born in Bidarahalli. He also written many divine books, and lived a pious life. He was a great devotee of Sri Guru Raghavendra Swamy and lived during hisRead More →

INTRODUCTION Kavindra Tirtha (1333-1398) was a dvaita saint and the pontiff of Uttaradi Mutt. He was a great scholar and talented in all vedas, shastras, Upanishads and other holy texts. He was the chief of the Uttaradi mutt during his last six years, before attaining Samadhi in the Nava Brindavan, which is situatedRead More →