INTRODUCTION : Ratnakaravarni was a 16th-century Kannada poet and writer. He is considered to be one of the best poets during his time, and he was popularised in Kannada literature during the rule of the Vijayanagara Empire. His popular work is about the story of the Jain Prince Bharata. He had suffered from some unknown disease, and due to that, till the end of his life he remained as a nervous and restless person.Ratnakaravarni had converted from Jainism to Veerashaivism and he wrote the Basavapurana, life history of the Kannada Saint-Poet Basavanna. He also wrote beautiful texts on Sha..
INTRODUCTION : Allasani Peddana (15th Century AD) was a popular Telugu poet and was one among the famous eight poets in the court of the famous Vijayanagar King Krishnadevaraya.Peddana was born in a town near Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh. He later moved to a village in Kadapa District, and stayed in a house which was presented to him by Krishnadevaraya.As an honor to Peddana, the great king Krishnadevaraya himself used to lift the palanquin in which Peddana was seated, and he was praised by the king, and got lot of wealth from him. Peddana was a Rama devotee, and wrote several nice poe..
INTRODUCTION :Vaidyanath Mishra (1911-1998) was later known as Nagarjun, was a famous writer and poet. Vaidyanath Mishra was born in the year 1911, in a village in Bihar, and he was interested in spirituality, and he got interested in Buddhist philosophy, and due to that he was converted to Buddhism and he was named as Nagarjun. His mother was died when he was a small child, and hence he was brought up by his relatives. He was an intelligent student, and learnt various languages and went to Varanasi and started a small business. At his teenage, he got married with a noble lady and had chi..
INTRODUCTION :Sri Lakshmana Swamy is a disciple of Sri Ramana Maharishi. He met Guru Ramana in the year 1949, and immediately he realized the presence of god within himself, by the grace of Sri Ramana Maharishi. Sri Lakshmana Swamy was born in the year 1925 in Gudur, Andhra Pradesh. His attitude was changed at his teenage, and he suddenly felt the need of the god, since he was suffering from severe mental pressure, and found some uneasiness in his mind, and due to that he started doing Rama Nama Japa continuously. Due to that, he was able to control his mind, and become calm. Gradual..
INTRODUCTION : Guhai Namasivaya (15th century AD) was a great Shaivite poet and a saint who lived in Tiruvannamalai, and written lot of spiritual poems on Lord Shiva, and sung in praise of him in the holy Arunachala temple, and meditated for a long time in a cave on Arunachala and due to that, he was called as Guhai Namasivaya. Guhai Namasivaya’s disciple was Guru Namasivaya who was also an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva, and done great service to his guru till his death.LIFEGuhai Namasivaya was born in Karnataka to a holy Virasaivite family. At his younger age itself, he was very sinc..
INTRODUCTION:Sri Vilvamangalam Swamigal (1268-1369) was a great saint, poet and a devotee of Lord Guruvayurappan, a form of Lord Krishna. He was born in a village in Trichur District at Kerala. He has written many devotional poems in praise of Lord Krishna, and sung in front of the Guruvayurappan deity at his famous temple in Kerala. Sri Krishna Karnamrutam was the famous work rendered by the great saint. Though he belonged to shaivite sect, he was a great devotee of Lord Krishna similar to Narayana Bhattadhiri and Poonthanam Namboodri. He was a great scholar who has studied all the hindu scri..
INTRODUCTIONRaghavanka (12th century) was a famous Kannada writer and a poet in the Kingdom of Hoysala. Due to his talents, he was praised by the great kings and also by the common man. Raghavanka is a great person in Kannada literature. He has written the famous text Harishchandra Kavya, based on the life history of King Harishchandra. He was the disciple of the great poet Harihara. He has also written texts on Lord Shiva and Vishnu in a simple language, which can be read even by the layman.WORKS1. Harishchandra Kavya2. Siddharama charitra3. Somanatha charitra4. Viresvara charita5. Hari..
INTRODUCTIONAkha Bhagat (1615-1674), also known as Akha Rahiyadas was a great Saint and Gujarati poet who wrote lot of divine texts. He was specialized for writing the poems in a simplified manner. He was an ardent devotee of Lord Krishna.He was a goldsmith and lived in Ahmedabad. He was a disciple of Saint Gokulnath, and through his guidance, he has spread the Krishna Bhakti spirit among the masses. WORKS1. Panchikarana 2. Gurushishyasamvada 3. Akhe-gita4. Chittavichar Samvada 5. Santona Lakshano6. Anubhav Bindu 7. Avasthanirupan8. Kaivalya Git..
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 appreciated for his divine music similar to the great musicians Shyama and Thyagaraja. He is considered as one among the three musical doyens. His compositions were developed mainly in Sanskrit. LIFEMuthuswami Dikshitar was born in Tiruvarur. He learnt t..
INTRODUCTION : Purandara Dasa (1484-1564) was a devotee of Lord Vishnu, and a poet and saint. He was the disciple of the great saint Sree Vyasatirtha, and along with Kanakadasa he has written many bhakti songs on Lord Hari. Vyasatirtha, has praised him for his great efficiency in writing and singing songs in praise of Lord Vishnu. He contributed a lot to the Carnatic music. He is also praised by the people as the master of Carnatic music. He is considered as an avatar of the divine sage Narada Maharishi, also known as Devarishi Narada.Purandara Dasa was a big merchant of gold, silver and ..