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 Lord
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
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.
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 Swami
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. She
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 Brown
SANT GARIB DAS INTRODUCTION Sant Garib Das (1717–1778) was a saint and spiritual reformer and he was the founder of the Garibdasi panth, a sect which contains his spiritual teachings. He was born in the year 1717 in a Jat family in a village in Haryana, and he was the author of Garibdassi Granth.
VEDESA TIRTHA INTRODUCTION Vedesa Tirtha (1570 – 1620) was a Madhwa saint and a great scholar. He was the disciple of Sri Raghuttama Tirtha. He has not served as a pontiff in Dwaita mutts, and remained as a wandering saint throughout in his life. He learned the Vedas and Shastras at his young age,
INTRODUCTION Saangu Siddha Swamigal had attained Jeeva Samadhi in the year 1900 at Thirugnanasambandar madam, Guindy. Nearby his Samadhi Shrine, Sri Kollapuri Swamigal Samadhi and Sri Ezhumalai Swamigal Samadhi are also found. Saangu Siddha Swamigal was an ardent Shiva devotee and dedicated his entire life towards worshipping Shiva-Parvati, and done
INTRODUCTION Maitreya was a great sage and he was mentioned in the Mahabharata. It is believed that he was one of the Vedic Rishis and also contains the features of Lord Brahma. During the Dwapara Yuga, he visited Hastinapur and advised Duryodhana to treat the Pandavas in a proper manner, and to give the share of ruling the kingdom
INTRODUCTION Kanva Maharishi was an ancient rishi and he was born in the Treta yuga, and his importance were mentioned in Rig Veda. He has also written a portion of text in Yajur Veda. He was the foster father of Shakuntala, who was the consort of Dushyanta. Rishi Kanva found Shakuntala in the forest as
INTRODUCTION Once there lived in Trichy a pious devotee of Guru Raghavendra whose name was Ramanathan, and he was a businessman, and he belonged to Hindu Mudaliar Community. Regularly during thursday’s he used to visit the Raghavendra Mutt at Srirangam, and worship Raghavendra Swamigal and Lord Sriranganathar at the Srirangam
INTRODUCTION Sri Purushotamma Teertha was a great madhwa saint who lived during the 15th century. His guru was Sri Jayadhwaja Teertha and his disciple was Sri Brahmanya Teertha. It is believed that during the year 1460, he entered alive in a cave near Abbur, Karnataka, similar to his guru Sri
INTRODUCTION Chidananda Saraswati, (1916–2008) was the President of the Divine Life Society, Rishikesh, India. He was a great saint and spiritual personality. He was born in Mangalore into a pious Hindu family in the year 1916. During his young age itself, he used to study Hindu Puranas, Bhagavatham, Ramayana and Mahabharata and got great
INTRODUCTION Manomohan Mittra (1851–1903) is one of the famous disciples of Bhagavan Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa. Manomohan was born in the year 1851 at a village in West Bengal. His father was a doctor, and an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva, and his mother was also a disciplined and a calm housewife and got sincere
INTRODUCTION Maitreyi (8th century BC) was a saint and a philosopher who lived in ancient India. She was mentioned in the Vedas and Upanishads, and her importance is also mentioned in the great texts. She is believed to be the consort of the great Rishi Yajnavalkya. But some ancient texts mentions that Maitreyi had