Niranjanananda (1862-1904) was one of the main saint of Ramakrishna Mission, and the direct disciple of Ramakrishna. His birth name was Nityaniranjan ghosh. LIFE He was born in a village of West Bengal. He lived in Kolkata with his uncle. Even at his younger age, he was very much interested in learning the vedas andRead More →

Shri Gagangiri Maharaj was a pious saint and belongs to the Nath Sampradaya. His birth name was Shripad Patankar. LIFE Shri Gagangiri Maharaj was born at a village in Patan district of Maharashtra. At his younger age, he left his home and became a saint. After becoming a saint, he learnt yoga and meditation. He visited many holyRead More →

Sekkizhar was a saint and  he has written the Periya Puranam which contains the life stories of the sixty-three  Nayanmars, who are the devotees of Lord Shiva. His birth name was Arulmozhithevan. LIFE King  Kulothunga Chola II appointed him as his Prime Minister, on account of his knowledge in all subjects.  Sekkizhar anniversary festival isRead More →

Kari Nayanar is one of the 63 nayanar saints, and was a great worshipper of Lord Shiva. He rendered a famous Tamil text named as Karikkovai. Hence he was called as Kari Nayanar. LIFE Kari Nayanar was born in a Brahmin family in Thirukkadaiyur, Near Amritaghateswarar – Abirami Temple and the ancient Thirukkadaiyur Mayanam temple. He was an ardentRead More →

INTRODUCTION Rajashekhara (9th century AD), was also called as Cheraman Perumal Nayanar, was a Chera ruler at Kodungallur in Kerala. He was a great ruler and got good knowledge in penning devotional poems. He was considered as one among the 63 nayanar shavite saints. He ruled his kingdom in a well versed manner with great shiva bhaktiRead More →

INTRODUCTION Vasudevanand Saraswati (1854–1914), is a great saint and lived a simple and pious life throughout his life. He is also considered as an avatar of Lord Dattareya, and also known as Tembe Swami. His father was a noble Brahmin scholar who worked as a priest in the Gangapur temple inRead More →

INTRODUCTION Muthuswami Dikshitar (1775–1835) was a great  poet, singer, veena player, and a great composer of Carnatic Music. His compositions are highly praised for their detailed descriptions of Hindu gods and temples. His compositions are popular and even today it is sung in classical concerts of Carnatic music. He is also appreciatedRead More →

INTRODUCTION Sakkiya Nayanar (7th century AD) was a Nayanar saint, and is considered as one among the 63 Nayanars. He was a staunch devotee of Lord Shiva, and he would never take his food, without worshipping Lord Shiva. LIFE Sakkiya Nayanar was born in the village Sangaramangai at Nagapattinam District, Tamil Nadu. The village wasRead More →

  INTRODUCTION Charaka (3rd century BC) was one of the great physician and inventor of new medical system of Ayurveda, and healed many people from their various health related problems. He is the author of the Charaka Samhita. Charaka was lived in Jalandhar in the present day Punjab. He is considered as the father ofRead More →

INTRODUCTION Yadavacharya(1580-1630) was a great saint of the Dwaita Sect. He is the follower of Uttaradi Mutt and the disciple of Vedesa Bhiksu. His birth name was Yadupati, and he was born in Kannada Brahmin family in a village at Belgaum district. His father name is Yadappayya. WORKS Commentary on Tattva Samkhyana. Commentary on CommentaryRead More →

  INTRODUCTION Sri Nadana Gopala Nayaki Swamigal was born in Madurai in a Saurashtra Family before few hundred years. He has considered himself as the consort of Lord Krishna, and used to appear like that. He was an ardent devotee of Lord Krishna, and sung several songs on him. HeRead More →

INTRODUCTION Perumizhalai Kurumba Nayanar is one of the nayanar saints in shaivism sect. His greatness is mentioned in the divine text “Thiruthondar Thogai” and described him as an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva, and also the staunch follower of the famous nayanar saint Sundarar. He is described as a pious and a humbleRead More →

UNJAVRITI INTRODUCTION In ancient times, Unjavriti would be taken by certain sects of Brahmin saints and scholars as a method of observing simplicity in their life. The great saint Sri Thyagaraja, a divine composer of Carnatic Music used to take Unjavriti, and he used to sing devotional songs on LordRead More →

SWAMI BASANT RAM JI MAHARAJ INTRODUCTION Swami Basantram was a famous saint of the Prem Prakash Mandal. He was born in the year 1903 in a village in Sind Province, Pakistan to a pious Sindhi family, and from his childhood itself he was a very religious minded person. While studyingRead More →

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 herRead More →

DALIT SAINTS OF HINDUISM INTRODUCTION The Dalit is a certain section of Hindu society usually termed as a “lower” caste, and there are many famous saints hailed from Dalit community. Some of the famous  Dalit Hindu saints are Ravidas, Kabir, Namdev, Chokha Mela, and Mata Kanhopatra, etc. Ravidas was the guru of saint Meerabai, Queen of Chittor, and also to royal kings.Read More →

SWAMI ADGADANANDJI MAHARAJ INTRODUCTION Swami Adgadanand Ji Maharaj, is a most popular Hindu religious saint, and he had written the “Yatharth Geeta” in a simplified manner, and it contains about the details of Lord Krishna’s Bhagavat Gita. Swami Adgadanad Ji Maharaj is the disciple of “Sri Paramanand Ji”, and SwamiRead More →

SWAMI DURGANANDA INTRODUCTION Mata Durgananda also called as Swami Durgananda attained SALVATION in the year 2013. She was healthy and spent her last days with her children in Cambridge. Her birth name was Margaret White. Swami Durgananda served actively in the day to day affairs of the Yasodhara Ashram. SheRead More →

JAYAPATAKA SWAMI INTRODUCTION Jayapataka Swami was born in the year 1949 in USA, is a saint and the spiritual leader for the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON). He is the direct disciple of Sri Prabhupada, and he is a trustee for the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust. His birth name was Gordon John. He has studied his graduation in BrownRead More →

KANUA BABA INTRODUCTION Kanua Baba is a saint of Uttar Pradesh, India, and he lived before few centuries ago. He was a kind and a noble saint who had done many wonders in the life of his devotees. He was a great devotee of Mata Durga Devi, and used to perform pujasRead More →