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 of
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 Commentary
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 humble
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