INTRODUCTION : Prathivadhi Bhayankaram Annangacharya also fondly called as Annan, was a famous pundit, a sincere devotee of Lord Vishnu, and the the composer of the famous Venkateswara Suprabhatam, songs in praise of Lord Vishnu, in order to awaken him in the early morning. His birth name was Hasthigirinathar Annan, and he was born in the year AD 1361. He was one of the chief disciples of Swami Manavala Mamunigal. Apart from Venkateswara Suprabhatam, he composed few more Slokas, which are recited daily at the Tirumala Venkateswara Temple. The Suprapadam sung by the famous singer Smt...
INTRODUCTION : Madurai S. Somasundaram, also called as Madurai Somu (1919–1989) was a famous Carnatic music vocalist. He learnt music from famous musicians, and he started his career in the year 1934. His birth name was Paramasivam. He was the Padma Sri Awardee and also received many other awards for his rich contribution in music. He was an ardent devotee of Lord Muruga and he sang songs on him, and he used to regularly read Thirupugazh and Kanda Puranam.Paramasivam was born in the year 1919 in Swamimalai, and his grandfather was a famous nagaswara vidwan and his family lived in Madurai...
INTRODUCTION :Bharatchandra Ray Gunakor (1712–1760) was a Bengali and Sanskrit poet and composer of divine songs. He is well appreciated for his holy work, Annapurnamangal, which mentions the greatness of Mata Annapurna, a form of Mata Shakti Devi, who provides plenty of food to all the living beings in the earth. He was honoured with the title Gunakor by the then Maharaja Krishnachandra of Nadia. Bharatchandra was born in the year 1712, to a pious Bengali family in a village in the present day Howrah district. Bharatchandra was brought up by his uncle in Naoapara at Kolkata. At his..
INTRODUCTION :Ponmudiyar was a female poet, and she lived during the Sangam period, approximately before 2,000 years, and she lived during the period of the Chera king Irumporai, and she also occupied the court of King Athiyaman, who was well-known for his generosity, and he was a friend of Avvaiyar, a female Tamil poet, and a Shiva devotee.Ponmudiyar has written portions of texts in Purananuru, and also wrote bhakti poems on Lord Shiva. After meeting Avvaiyar, she has become a great Shiva devotee, and as per the advice given by Avvaiyar, she began to write lot of poems in praise of Shiva.&nbs..
INTRODUCTION: Balamani Amma (1909–2004) was a Malayalee poet, and she was a well-known writer and she was affectionately called as Amma by her well-wishers and her admirers. Among her various works her two works, Mother and Grandmother are considered as very famous works. She has received the Padma Bhushan and various other awards. Her daughter is also a famous writer, and her name is Kamala Surayya. Balamani Amma was born in the year 1909 to a pious Malayalee family at Thrissur district in Kerala. Through the guidance of poet Narayana Menon, she has become a great poet. Balamani Amm..
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..