INTRODUCTION :Chidananda Saraswati, (1916–2008) was the President of the Divine Life Society, Rishikesh, India. He was a great saint and spiritual personality. He was born in Mangalore into a pious Hindu family in the year 1916. During his young age itself, he used to study Hindu Puranas, Bhagavatham, Ramayana and Mahabharata and got great spiritual knowledge. He was the successor of Swami Sivananda Sraswati. His birth name was Sridhar Rao. After finishing his studies, he has joined in Sivananda Ashram under Swamy Sivananda Saraswati in Rishikesh in the year 1943.He has attained Sainthood in t..
INTRODUCTION : Sage Sutikshna was a disciple of Sage Agastya, and he has learned all the divine subjects under his guidance. After finishing his education, he decided to grant Guru Dakshina to his Guru Agastya, and asked his wishes. Sage Agastya had demanded him to bring Rama before him in order to discuss with Lord Rama. But that time, Lord Rama didn’t take his avatar in this earth. But the great disciple didn’t think all about these. He had constructed an ashram in the forest, and started meditating by chanting the Rama Mantra “JAI SRIRAM”. He didn’t take any food and keep on chanting t..
INTRODUCTION :Maitreya was a great sage and he was mentioned in the Mahabharata. It is believed that he was one of the Vedic Rishis and also contains the features of Lord Brahma. During the Dwapara Yuga, he visited Hastinapur and advised Duryodhana to treat the Pandavas in a proper manner, and to give the share of ruling the kingdom to Pandavas, since Duryodana drove the pandavas out from his kingdom, after winning in the dice game, and pandavas went on exile to the forest. But, Duryodhana disrespected the sage, and due to that the sage cursed him to lose his life in the hands of Bhima d..
INTRODUCTION :Brahmin’s who have Koundinya Gotra are considered as descendants of Koundinya Maharishi. And people belonging to koundinya Gotra are found in North as well as in South India, and are living all over the world. Ancient Brahmin kings who contains Koundinya gotra ruled in major parts of India.Rishi Koundinya is mentioned in various puranas and other ancient sacred texts.It is believed that Rishi Koundinya was lived in a village at Bihar, and he was born before few thousands of years. His consort name was Shila, and they had one son. Koundinya contains high level of spiritual powers ..
INTRODUCTION :Baba Hariram (1867–1947) was a great saint and lived in Sindh Province of Pakistan. He was a great guru and a spiritual leader, who was a sincere devotee of Lord Srirama, and used to frequently chant the Rama Mantra “JAI SRIRAM”, and also insists others to do so. He was fondly called as Baba, due to his vast knowledge in all the subjects and based on his spiritual teachings. He was the disciple of Baba Kriparam, who also an ardent devotee of Lord Srirama. His follower was Sri Bhagat Wadhuram, an illiterate man who had changed into 'Baba' through the grace of Lord Rama.Devot..
INTRODUCTION : Sukrathindra Thirta (1897–1949) was the pontiff of the Kashi Math. He was a noble scholar and was well educated in ancient Upanishads, vedas and puranas. He was very clever at his childhood itself, and used to sing songs in praise of Lord Krishna at the nearby temples.Sukrathindra Thirtha became the chief of Kashi Math in 1914 after his guru has attained Mahasamadhi in Mumbai. During his period, he had performed Puja to the deities at the mutt in a good manner, and provided wholesome meals to the devotees, and gave them the sacred rice (Akshadai), and blessed them in a whol..
INTRODUCTION:Sri Varadendra Theertha (18th century AD) was a great Madhwa saint and lived in Pune. His disciple Bhuvanendratheertha had built the pune Mutt for his guru. He was a great scholar and well-versed in Sanskrit language. His predecessor of the Mutt was Sri Vasudheendra Teertharuand his successor of the Mutt was Sri Dheerendra Teertharu, and his Samadhi Shrine is situated atPune. He had won in the debates held with great scholars. He had maintained the Pune Mutt in a proper manner, and performed puja to Lord Moolarama, Krishna and other deities with much devotion. He travell..
INTRODUCTION : Sri Nadana Gopala Nayaki Swamigal was born in Madurai in a Saurashtra Family before few hundred years. He has considered himself as the consort of Lord Krishna, and used to appear like that. He was an ardent devotee of Lord Krishna, and sung several songs on him. He also wrote a text mentioning the greatness of Sri Ramanuja, and explained the importance of Guru Bhakti. He insists us to worship Lord Krishna and Ramanuja for getting great prospects in our life, and to get SALVATION after the end of our life.He used to perform bhajans in the Krishna temples and perform pujas a..
INTRODUCTION :Tholaikadhu Siddhar was a great siddhar who lived in Pondicherry before 300 years, and he stayed in the Manakkula Vinayaka Temple and performed meditation on Lord Vinayaka and got great powers. He was an ardent devotee of Lord Vinayaka who would regularly pluck flowers in the early morning from the nearby flower garden and perform puja to Lord Vinayaka. He used to eat only fruits and milk which was offered to him by the devotees of Lord Vinayaka. During his period, he has removed the sufferings of the people, and removed the mental worries and physical diseases and made them..
INTRODUCTION : Sri Bade Swamy(19th century) was born and brought up in a village in Villupuram District. Though by birth, he was a Muslim, he was a great saint and was against caste, creed and religion. He removed the sufferings of the people belonged to different religions. He has performed many miracles in the life of his devotees. Similar to Shirdi Baba, he used to give holy sacred ash to his devotees, and those who consume it with water, would immediately get relieved from their health related problems and would become healthier. He also embraces the devotees with his golden hands, an..