INTRODUCTION : Samarth Ramdas (1608-1681) was a saint and a famous poet of Maharashtra. He has written various famous poems. Ramdas was an ardent devotee of Lord Rama and Lord Hanuman. His birth name was Narayan Suryaji Thosar. He was born in a village in Jalna district, Maharashtra in a Brahmin family. It is believed that due to his sincere devotion, Lord Rama has appeared before him and blessed him. From then onwards he was called as “RAMDAS”. At a younger age, he went to the holy city, Nasik, and started worshiping Lord Rama for many years. He traveled through..
INTRODUCTION : Vidyapati (1352–1448) was a Sanskrit poet and he was born to a Shaivite Brahmin family in Bihar, India. His father was a priest in the court of the chief of Tirhut, Bihar. He worked as a poet in the court of several kings in Bihar. It is also believed that he directly interacted with Lord Shiva and Goddess Ganga through his sincere devotion on them. His famous works include: 1. Purusa Pariksa Likhanabali 2. Bhu-Parikrama 3. Vibhagasara 4. Danavakyavali 5. Gangavakyavali 6. Varsakrtya 7. Durgabhakti..
NTRODUCTION : Vyasa is the author of the Mahabharata, Vedas and Puranas. He is also called as Veda Vyasa or Krishna Dvaipayana. He is also considered as an Incarnation of Lord Vishnu,who was born as veda vyasa in dwapara yuga for the compilation of vedas. IMPORTANCE :His birth day was known as Guru Purnima, and also known as Vyasa Purnima. Vyasa is also considered to be one of the seven Chiranjivees. He was the son of Satyavati and sage Parashara. It is believed that he was born in the present day Uttar Pradesh, India. He was..
INTRODUCTION :Tulsidas (1532-1623), was a Hindu saint and poet, was well known for his devotion to Lord Rama. He was born in a village in Uttar Pradesh. His birth name was Rambola. Tulsidas has written several popular works in Sanskrit and he was the author of the great epic Ramcharitmanas, a translation of Sanskrit Ramayana into Hindi language. Ramcharitmanas is considered as one of the finest works of Hindi literature. LIFE :Tulsidas lived in the city of Varanasi. He was the founder of Lord Hanuman Temple in Varanasi. He ..
INTRODUCTION :Kabir Das (1440–1518) was a poet and saint, whose writings, influenced Hinduism's Bhakti movement. His writings were found in Guru Granth Sahib. He was born on Varanasi. Kabir was raised by a Muslim family. Kabir was the disciple of the Saint Swami Ramananda in Varanasi. Kabir never married and led a bachelor’s life. Kabir's family is believed to have lived in Varanasi. Famous works 1. Kabir Bijak 2. Kabir Parachai 3. Sakhi Granth 4. Adi Granth 5. Kabir Granthawali He has written lot of..
INTRODUCTION : Surdas was a 16th-century blind Hindu devotional poet and singer, who has written and sung in praise of Lord Krishna. He was a great poet and an exceptional singer. Though he was blind from his childhood, he never lost hope and always chants the glory of Lord Krishna. The book known as Sur Sagar was written by him. And it was well appreciated by many scholars. LIFE :Since Surdas was blind child from birth, he was rejected by his family, and he lived alone on the banks of River Yamuna. Surdas has also composed the&nb..
INTRODUCTION :Poigai Alvar(4203 BC) is one of the twelve alvars of South India. Poigai Alvar composed Muthal Tiruvandadhi in praise of Lord Vishnu. LIFE :As per ancient epics, Poigai alvar was found in a small pond near the Yadhotakaari temple at Kanchipuram. Since he was found in a pond, he is known as Poigai alvar. Annual birth day celebration takes place in Yadhotakaari Tempe for Poigai Alvar. At a younger age, he learnt the basics of Vaishnavism, and was an expert in composing poems. IMPORTANCE :From childhood, Poigai Alvar was a sincere devotee of Lord Vishnu. ..
INTRODUCTION : Kambar (1180-1250 AD) was a Tamil poet and the author of Kamba Ramayanam. LIFE :Kambar was brought up by a farmer in Tamil Nadu. He was honored by the Great Chola King with the title Kavi Chakravarty. He was a great scholar, and was an expert in tamil and Sanskrit languages. SPIRITUAL WORKS : 1. Kamba Ramayanam 2. Saraswati Anthati 3. Sadagopar Anthathi 4. Silaiezhupathu 5. Thirukkai Vazakkam 6. Erezhupathu 7. Kangai Puranam IMPORTANCE : Kambar has written the kamba ramayanam in a simplified manner. It contains almost all the deta..
INTRODUCTION: Ramarajabhushanudu (16th century AD) was a Telugu poet and a musician. He was one of poets in the court of Krishnadevaraya of the Vijayanagara Empire. His birth name was Bhattu Murti. LIFE According to texts, his native place was said to be in a village at Kadapa district in Andhra Pradesh. He penned poems and was appreciated for his works by the King Krishnadevaraya. IMPORTANCE: His style in writings poems was well appreciated by the ruler of the kingdom, and by the common people. Apart from writings poems, he devoted his att..
INTRODUCTION : Karaikal Ammaiyar (6th Century AD) was one of the nayanmars amongst the 63 Nayanmars. Her birth name was Punithavathiyar. She was born at Karaikal. She was a staunch devotee of Lord Shiva. LIFE :She belonged to Chettiar Community, and she was married to a wealthy merchant from Nagapattinam. One day her husband sent two mangoes to her, through a person, and asked her to keep it safely. After some time, a Shiva devotee asked for alms to her. She gave one of the mangoes to him, which was given by her husband. In the afternoon, his husband came to th..