INTRODUCTION : Guru das Agrawal (1932-2018) who was also known as Sant Swami Sanand, was an Indian environmental enthusiast, saint, professor and he was the active participant of the Ganga Mahasabha, which was founded by Madan Mohan Malviya in the year 1905. He has undergone many fasts to maintain cleanliness and to remove the garbage which were frequently thrown on River Ganga. Agrawal died in the year 2018, since he demanded the government to clean and purify the polluted River Ganga. Agrawal was born in the family of farmers in a town in Uttar Pradesh ..
INTRODUCTION: SWAMI UMANAND SARASWAT was born in the year 1916 in a village in Nagpur, and she was interested in carrying out spiritual activities from her young age itself, and used to converse about devotional matters with her neighbors, friends and relatives. Her spiritual journeyhad fetched lot of followers, and she was popularly known as “Ma” amongst the devotees. Her birth name was Kusumeshwari.During the year 1961, Mata Uma studied Vedanta and other holy scriptures from Swami Chinmayananda, and she also met Gurudev Muktanand Baba of Ganeshpuri and performed meditation at his ashram..
INTRODUCTION :The Dalit is a certain section of Hindu society usually termed as a "lower" caste, and there are many famous saints hailed from Dalit community. Some of the famous Dalit Hindu saints are Ravidas, Kabir, Namdev, Chokha Mela, and Mata Kanhopatra, etc. Ravidas was the guru of saint Meerabai, Queen of Chittor, and also to royal kings. He was worshipped by the Brahmins saints also, and they used to bow before the great saint Sant Ravidas, who is considered as an incarnation of Lord Ravi, another name of Lord Surya Bhagavan. Many Dalit saints, due to their noble works, and g..
INTRODUCTION : Devaraya Swamigal was born in the year 1820 in a pious Hindu family, and he was an ardent devotee of Lord Muruga. He is the author of the famous Kanda Shasti Kavasam, which was composed by him in Tamil language through the grace of Lord Muruga.His father was a rich man, and he was a wealthy landlord and lived in Mysore under the British rule. Devaraya at his young age itself learned Tamil language under Shree Meenakshi Sundaram Pillai, a Tamil scholar from Trichy, and he quickly grasped the language, and began to write devotional songs on the Tamil God Muruga. Apart f..
INTRODUCTION :Prashastapada was an ancient sage. He wrote commentaries on various holy texts of Hinduism, and he was considered as a great scholar in the Brahma Sutras. He is believed to have lived before few thousand years. Prashastapada also had written books on bhakti, dharma and the ways to attain salvation. He is believed to be a great devotee of Lord Shiva. During his period, he also met various Sages and saints like Adishankara, Markandeya and Viswamitra and discussed with them about spiritual matters.Prashastapada was widely praised by the ancient kings and scholars for his vast knowle..
INTRODUCTION :Namas was a great sage, and he was the descendant of Rishi Kashyapa. He was mentioned in the Holy Vedas, Puranas and in Ramayana and Mahabharata, and he is considered as a great Vishnu Devotee. During the period of Ramayana, he met Lord Rama when he was living in the forest along with Lakshmana and Sita, and during the period of Mahabharata, he met Lord Krishna in Dwaraka and worshipped him.Namas gave much respect to the devotees of Lord Vishnu like Narada, Tumburu, Dhruva and Bhakta Prahalada. Once when Lord Indra was planning to fight with Prahalada, it was Rishi Namas, wh..
INTRODUCTION :Vasanth Maharaj, was a native of Krishnagiri, and he is also known as Vasanth Vijajji Maharaj, is an Indian ambassador of peace, and preached love, unity and considered all classes of people as alike.His aim is to give fruitful solutions to various issues which prevail throughout the world. He used to give lectures among the people, in order to develop more co-operation, and friendship between them. He has toured to various countries, and preached about the importance of maintaining peace and prosperity in the country, by following productive measures. He wants the whole world to..
INTRODUCTION : Thiruppugazh is a rich treasure which contains beautiful poems penned by the famous Saint and Muruga Devotee, Sri Arunagirinathar during the 15th-century AD, and this text tastes like a sweet honey. This holy text is considered as one of the famous poems in the Tamil literature, and it was highly praised by the great kings, queens, and by the common public.Arunagirinathar during his young age, enjoyed lot of worldly pleasures and physical comforts, and in course of time, be began to realize his mistake, and decided to commit suicide by falling from the temple tower at Thiru..
INTRODUCTION :Mother Krishnabai (1903-1989) was a saint and contains good nature, and showed kindness and motherly affection on the people. She has changed even the bad minded people into good, through her kind attitude, and by showering her motherly affection on them. She lived like a wish-fulfilling tree and provided comfort and gave shelter for the spiritual seekers. Her good qualities are forgiving others and not finding fault with others, and she was considered as a chaste woman, who lived a saintly life, after the death of her husband. She asked her followers and the people to chant..
INTRODUCTION :Saubhari was an ancient rishi and he is believed to be the son of Rishi Kanwa, who brought up Shakunthala at his Ashram. Once when Saubhari Rishi was doing meditation inside the Holy River Yamuna, he has seen the sexual union of some fishes. Due to that, he also wanted to enjoy physical pleasures with his consort, and hence he went to the palace of the Mathura King, Mandhata, and asked him to marry one of his daughters to him. Though the king was initially reluctant to marry his daughter to the great sage Saubhari, but after repeated request made by the sage, he got pi..