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 →

EKNATH EASWARAN INTRODUCTION Eknath Easwaran (1910–1999) was a spiritual writer and translated holy texts like the Bhagavad Gita and the Bhagavatham in different languages and in a simplified manner. He also wrote books in praise of the Holy River goddesses like Ganga and Yamuna, and he was considered as a best spiritual writer duringRead More →

GAUR GOPAL DAS INTRODUCTION Gaur Gopal Das is a famous spiritual personality who used to give motivational speeches and also he is a spiritual career builder. He is occupying a good position in the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON). He was born in Pune, Maharashtra, and he completed his schooling in his native place.Read More →

SAINT DANDISWAMI INTRODUCTION “Dandiswami” was a Hindu Philosopher and a saint, who met the great Alexander  near Taxila during the 4th century B.C. When Alexander met some naked saints near the mountain forests, he came to know about their leader Dandiswami, who            lived in an Ashram, and he was a great ShivaRead More →

VIDYABHUSHANA INTRODUCTION Vidyabhushana was born in the year 1952, and he is a native of Karnataka. He is a famous divine singer, and sung lot of songs on Lord Krishna and other deities. He also sang many songs on Guru Raghavendra Swamigal. He is an ardent devotee of Lord Vishnu, and heRead More →

SWAMI GYANANANDA INTRODUCTION Swami Gyanananda was born in the year 1957 in Ambala at Haryana, and he is a famous saint and a writer. His books and lectures throw a light for the spiritual aspirants. Gyanananda is very clever from his childhood, and after finishing his post-graduation, Swami Gyanananda has written several devotional booksRead More →

BHARATENDU HARISHCHANDRA INTRODUCTION Bharatendu Harishchandra (1850–1885) is considered as the father of Hindi literature, and he was one of the well-known Hindi writers during his period. He was the author of several divine songs, published divine books and he was a kind hearted man. Apart from spiritual works, Harishchandra wrote texts onRead More →

CHENGALVARAYA PILLAI INTRODUCTION V.C.Chengalvaraya Pillai was born in a village in South Arcot District, Tamil Nadu during the year 1883 in a pious Tamil Hindu family. His father was a devotee of Lord Shiva, and he used to chant the Shiva Mantra regularly, and he worked as a writer inRead More →

ARUMUKA NAVALAR INTRODUCTION Arumuka Navalar (1822–1879) was a Sri Lankan Shaivite Tamil  scholar, saint and an ardent devotee of Lord Muruga. His birth name was Nallur Arumuga Pillai. He was born in a Tamil Vellalar family in Nallur, Jaffna at Srilanka, and became one of the preachers of the Shaivism sect. Though, he translated theRead More →

MARAIMALAI ADIGAL INTRODUCTION Maraimalai Adigal (1876–1950) was a Tamil  writer, and he was considered as the father of Tamil Language, who strongly followed the Shaivam sect, and worshipped Lord Muruga and Lord Shiva wholeheartedly. He wrote lot of spiritual books in Tamil. Most of his works are based on the Shaivite philosophy, and aboutRead More →

SRI LAKSHMI NARAYANACHARYA – HOLY SON OF GURU RAGHAVENDRA INTRODUCTION Sri Lakshmi Narayanacharya(16th century AD) was the noble son of Guru Raghavendra. He was the only son of Guru Raghavendra and Saraswati Bai. Since at his younger age itself, his father Venkata Natha had become a Madhwa saint and cameRead More →

DEVUDU NARASIMHA SASTRY INTRODUCTION Devudu Narasimha Sastry (1895–1962) was a famous Kannada writer and a scholar. His guru was Vaidhyanatha Shastri. He learnt the Vedas and Sanskrit from his guru, and he was famous in penning devotional poems also. He wrote and published lot of beautiful novels, and in the year 1947, he publishedRead More →

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, heRead More →

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 KeshavadasRead More →

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 aRead More →

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’sRead More →

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 MunnaRead More →

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 inRead More →

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 holyRead More →

SWAMI SHANTANANDA PURI MAHARAJ INTRODUCTION Swami Shantananda Puri Maharaj (1928-2014) was a great saint and a Vedic scholar who lived his life as per the teachings of Sri Adisankara. At his young age, he met Paramacharya of Kanchi, and received blessings from him. And when he was working in theRead More →