INTRODUCTION :Swami Ramji (l9th century AD) was the son of the Brahmin scholar Shukdev and he was born in Srinagar, Kashmir in the year 1852 AD. His father was doing Purohit work, and also served as a priest at a Shiva temple. He was a clever boy, and he performed well in his education and was an outstanding student. In his young age, he met a great scholar and a Shiva devotee, and through his lectures, he was attracted with Shaivite Philosophy and began to study the Shaiva philosophy under the scholar. Later, he met a spiritual saint, Sri Manas Ram who was a great saint of Kashmir S..
INTRODUCTION :Sri Atmananda (1883–1959) was a spiritual saint. His birth name was Krishna Menon, and he was born in the year 1883 in Peringara at Kerala in a pious Malayalee Menon family. After finishing his studies, he served in government service, and done his job in a perfect manner until the year 1939. He was considered as a best spiritual saint in Kerala during his period. He was an ardent devotee of Lord Krishna, and spread the “KRISHNA BHAKTI SPIRIT” among the people in Kerala. He insisted his followers to worship Lord Krishna, in order to get relieved from their physical and mental dis..
INTRODUCTION:Vibhandak Rishi was a Rishi who comes under Rishi Kashyapa's lineage. His son was Shringi Rishi. Vibhandak was born in the treta yuga, and got good knowledge in Hindu Scriptures. He established an ashram near the Himalayan mountain ranges, and taught Vedic subjects to the students. Along with Vasishta, he also tutored Rama, in Vedic subjects. He was a friend of King Dasaratha, and helped him in discharging his official duties in a proper manner.He was an ardent devotee of Lord Vishnu, and used the frequently chant the “OM NAMO BHAGAVATHE VASUDEVAYA NAMAHA” mantra. He insists his f..
INTRODUCTION :Shri Ram Lal (1926-2017) was a spiritual saint who lived in Rajasthan, and was considered as a great Yoga Master. He has awakened the Kundalini Shakti to several people through his proper training. He was a great Ram and Hanuman Devotee, and chanted the Rama Mantra for several lakhs of times during his life time. He has learnt the concepts of Yoga from various scholars, and healed the diseases of the people through Yoga Therapies. According to him, “People generally suffer from diseases due to their lapse of self-control, and it can be rectified,..
INTRODUCTION :Vartantu was great rishi who had established a large ashram in Bharuch, Gujarat, for educating the Brahmin students in Vedic subjects. His students were become rishis, and performed penances and reached the divine worlds.Those who are having Vartantu Gotra, are considered as the descendants of Rishi Vartantu. He was mentioned in Vedas and Puranas, and considered as a noble rishi. He is believed to have been lived before several thousands of years, and lived in the present day Gujarat. He contains good knowledge in Vedic subjects, and contains high spiritual powers. He appeared be..
INTRODUCTION :Raikva was a bullock cart driver, and through his dedicated involvement in spirituality, he has become a great rishi, and guided many people in the spiritual path. He was mentioned in Vedas, Upanishads and divine texts. He is considered similar to the great rishis like Bhrigu, Vasishta and Marisi. He contains very good qualities, than the other rishis, and he used to show kind attitude over others, and used to change the bad ones into good ones, through his mesmerizing speech, and he never hated others. He is considered as a philosopher of ancient Hinduism, and taught the di..
INTRODUCTION :Kambu Swayambhuva was the king of Aryadesa, and he belonged to the Kambuja tribe. He is mentioned in Rig Veda, and was praised as a GEM among the rishis. He ruled his kingdom for several years, and at his old age, he crowned his son and made him as the king of Aryadesa, and left his kingdom, and went to the forest, and performed severe penance on Lord Shiva, and became a great rishi. He lived in an ashram in the present day Cambodia.He had large number of disciples, and taught the spiritual subjects to them. He used to feed animals and birds, and even the wild animals would eat f..
INTRODUCTION :Naga Saintsaga Saints would mostly live in and around mountains. Naga Sadhus are described in ancient texts as worshiping Lord Shiva in the form of Pashupatinath. The great king Alexandar also met Naga Sadhus and received their blessings. Buddha and Mahavir were very much impressed with the meditation of Naga Sadhus, and their devotion on Lord Shiva. During the Mughal attacks in India, Naga Sadhus fought with them in order to maintain the Sanatana Dharma in India.For becoming a Naga Sadhu, the following rules must be observed.1) Life-long Celibacy and Penance.2) Service to the go..
INTRODUCTION :The Aghori saints are the devotees of Lord Shiva and they used to do post-mortem rituals, and reside in the cremation grounds, apply cremation ashes on their bodies, and use the bones from the dead bodies for making the skull kapalas. They also used to eat dead body’s flesh. They didn’t take bath properly, and do not observe cleanliness, and do not eat properly, and their main aim is to keep on thinking their beloved god Lord Shiva, and to reach Kailasa, after their death. They act opposite to the orthodox Hindu Brahmins.Aghori saints contain great powers, and they heal the peopl..
INTRODUCTION :Jyotirmayananda Saraswati was born in the year 1931, is a spiritual saint and contains good knowledge in Vedanta, Hindu philosophy, and wrote lot of spiritual books, and books on Yoga and meditation. He was a disciple of Sivananda Saraswati, and served at the Sivananda Ashram in Rishikesh for a few years. Jyotirmayananda also served in the branches of Sivananda Ashram located in foreign countries.Jyotirmayananda’s teachings were mainly based on attaining spirituality by self-sacrifice, meditation and yoga, and he insists the people to follow a disciplined life and to follow the s..