INTRODUCTIONKathakali is an ancient dance form, which is mostly practiced in Kerala, and this type of dance in mentioned in some of our holy texts of Hinduism. This dance would be mostly performed by male dance professionals by wearing rich costumes and nice face covers. Kathakali provides good entertainment to all types of people, irrespective of their caste, creed, community, gender and religion, since during the performance of Kathakali dance, the dancers would show good facial expressions and hand gestures, which would be liked by the viewers. Kathakali dance would be played bas..
INTRODUCTIONAmaraneedi Nayanar was a Nayanar saint, and considered as one among the 63 nayanars. He is an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva.LIFEAmaraneedi Nayanar was born in Pazhayarai,in the chola dynasty. He belongs to Vaishya community and earned his living by doing jewellery and garments business. Amaraneedi was a sincere devotee of Lord Shiva. He served Lord Shiva in his temples, and also provided food and clothes to the devotees of Lord Shiva. He got the habit of donating the kowpeenams (UNDERWEAR) to Shiva devotees. Once, he visited the Kalyanasundaresar Temple of Tirunallur and worshipped ..
INTRODUCTIONThe holy epic "Sri Raghavendra Vijayam" is based on the life history of the great Madhwa Saint, Guru Raghavendra, which was written by Sri Narayanacharya, the poorvashrama relative of Sri Raghavendra, and in this holy text, the author has mentioned the holiness of the Guru, his kindness, sacred places visited by him, and the miracles performed by Guru Raghavendra in the life of his devotees. After writing this book in palm leaf manuscripts, Sri Narayanancharya had obediently submitted this book to his Guru, and after getting his approval, he has spread the contents contained i..
INTRODUCTIONShri Satyaprajna Teertha was the Madhwa saint who served as the pontiff of Shri Uttaradi Mutt from 1942 to 1945. His birth name was Shri Pandurangi Jayacharya.Before attaining sainthood, for some years, he served as the manager of the Uttaradi Mutt. He learnt all the Vedic subjects from his guru and was considered as a great scholar. During the year 1942, he built Brindavana in Pandharapur for his guru Shri Satyadhyana Teertha and performed annadanam in a massive scale. He was considered as a kind hearted saint and used to provide annadanam and would distribute the Abhishekha ..
INTRODUCTIONBhagat Sadana was a great saint and poet and he was also called as Sadana Qasai, and his divine verses were incorporated in the famous Sikh text, Guru Granth Sahib. His devotional poems were admired by great saints and poets, and he was considered as a worshipper of the formless god. The followers of Bhagat Sadana are called Sadana Panthis. He died at Sirhind in Punjab. Sadana was born in 1180 AD in a Muslim family in Hyderabad, Sindh province in Pakistan. He undertook the profession of butchery. And though he has done the job of cutting the goats, in general, he wa..
INTRODUCTIONSomasi Mara Nayanar (8th Century AD) is a Nayanar saint, and was one among the 63 Nayanars. He was an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva and also a devotee of Sundarar. He attracted others through his simplicity, generosity and kindness.LIFESomasi Mara Nayanar belongs to Brahmin caste and served as a temple priest. He was born in a village in Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu.He was a great devotee of Lord Shiva, and was very much interested in conducting pujas, soma-yajnas (sacrifices). Hence he was called as Somasi Mara Nayanar. He was against caste discrimination and served food to ..
తూర్పుగోదావరి, పశ్చిమ గోదావరి జిల్లాలలో నిత్యాన్నదాతగానూ అన్నపూర్ణ గానూ ప్రసిద్ధి చెందిన వ్యక్తి డొక్కా_సీతమ్మ. గోదావరి మధ్యస్థంగా కల డెల్టా ప్రాంతములోని డెల్టాగన్నవరం లేదా లంకల గన్నవరం అని పిలువబడే ఊరిలో ఇల్లాలుగా ప్రవేశించిన ఈమె ఆ ప్రాంతములలో తరచు వచ్చే వరద కారణంగానూ అతివృష్టి, అనావృష్టి ల కారణంగానూ పలు ఇబ్బందులకు గురయ్యే ఆ ప్రాంత గ్రామాల పేదలను ఆదుకొంటూ, వచ్చిన వారికి లేదనకుండా నిత్యాన్నదానము జరిపిన మహాఇల్లాలు. 'అన్నమో రామచంద్రా' అన్నవారి ఆకలి తీర్చిన మహా ఇల్లాలు. ఈమె చదువుసంధ్యలు లేని సాధారణ స్త్రీ. ఆమె తాను అన్నదానంచేసి, విశ్వమానవతకు అద్దం పట్టిన మహిళామణి . భారతీయ సాంప్రద..
INTRODUCTION :Swami Shantatmananda is a saint in the Ramakrishna Mission and he is a great scholar and a spiritual personality, and at present, he is administering the Ramakrishna Mission – Delhi Centre.He worked in the Ramakrishna Mission, Belur Mutt for several years, and he properly administered the affairs of the management, and he has also introduced lot of welfare schemes for the staffs working at the Ramakrishna Mission, Belur Mutt.Swami Shantatmananda started a social welfare association in Kolkata, called as Sarada Seva Sangha, which is functioning effectively by the women volunteers,..
INTRODUCTION : Kanda Puranam is the Tamil version of the Sanskrit version Skanda Purana. It was written by the great saint Sri Kachiyappa Sivachariyar at Kumara Kottam at Kanchipuram. He lived during the 10th century AD at Kanchipuram. He was a Shaivite saint, and at his young age itself, he was deeply interested in spirituality, and studied the sacred Shaivite texts. Once, he had a dream, and in that, Lord Muruga had appeared, and asked him to translate the Sanskrit version of Kanda Puranam in Tamil language. After waking up from the bed, Sivachariyar’s mind was filled with full of ..
INTRODUCTION :Swami Bodhananda Saraswati was born in the year 1948, and he is spiritual saint and he taught the importance of meditation, Yoga and Vedanta to various classes of people. He is the Founder of the Sambodh Foundation and the Bodhananda Foundation in India and in abroad.His publications cover Bhagavad Gita and other Indian divine texts. He develops management theories and combines it with spiritual aspects. WORKS :⦁ The Gita and Management.⦁ Management and yoga concepts.⦁ Happiness Unlimited.⦁ Hindu Spiritual Laws.⦁ Indian Management and Leadership.⦁ A Divine Conversation w..