INTRODUCTION : The king of Madra Kingdom, Asvapati, lives with his consort Malavi. He prayed to sun god for having a child. Due to the blessings of Lord Surya, a girl child was born, and she was named as Savitri. Savitri looks very beautiful and after attaining the marriage age, she went on a pilgrimage in search of marrying a suitable person, and finds Satyavan, the son of a blind king of Salwa Kingdom, who lost everything including his eyesight, and lives in forest with his wife and son.Sage Narada announces to Savitri and to his father that Satyavan will die after one year. But S..
INTRODUCTION : In the Sabarimala Ayyappa temple, there is a deity of Kaduthaswamy who acts as a guardian for Lord Ayyappa and also helps the devotees to get the divine vision of Lord Ayyappa, and also protects the devotees from thieves, ill health and gives great mental strength to visit the holy temple and to worship the great god Ayyappa.According to legend, Kadutha was a great warrior and helped the Pandalam king to defeat the enemies. When Kadutha came to the sabarimala temple, he doesn’t want to leave from that place, since he was very much attached to Ayyappa and still he is staying..
INTRODUCTION : Hariharananda Giri (1907–2002), was a great spiritual master and saint who taught yoga, meditation and spirituality to the people in India and also to the people of foreign countries. His birth name was Rabindranath Bhattacharya, and born in Nadia district, West Bengal. He served as the chief of the Kriya Yoga Institute, United States. He was a direct disciple of Sri Yukteswar Giri. LIFEHariharananda Giri, also called as baba, due to his spiritual powers, was a master in Kriya Yoga, and a great devotee of Sri Mahavatar Babaji. He contains great yogic powers simil..
INTRODUCTIONGanapati Muni (1878–1936), was a disciple and devotee of Sri Ramana Maharshi. His birth name was Ganapathi Sastry.Ganapati Muni was born in a village in Andhra Pradesh in the year 1878. He had studied well and learned the basic education along with the divine scriptures like Vedas, Upanishads and Puranas. At his teenage, he was very much interested in spirituality and left his home and went on pilgrimage to holy places like dwaraka, puri and rameswaram and performed severe meditation on god. At Varanasi, he well studied sanskrit language and got the title 'Kavyakantha'. From ..
INTRODUCTION : Bhaskararaya (1690–1785) is a great devotee of mother Adhi Parasakthi. He was born in Andhra Pradesh, was patronised by the kings of South India, due to his great efficiency in all subjects and he settled down in Tamil Nadu. According to several indian and foreign scholars, Bhaskararaya was a great saint and also a great writer and an independent thinker.Bhaskararaya had written vedic texts, poems on gods and goddesses and sanskrit documents. His major works are focussed mainly on composing poems in praise of Mata Parvati Devi. He died at the ripe age of 95, and it is..
INTRODUCTION : Bayajabai also called fondly as Bayaja Maa became a resident of Shirdi after she married Sree Ganapath Patil. She was a sincere and a dutiful wife and she also provided food to all the guests and other living creatures like dogs, cats and birds, especially to crows. She only first saw “SAI BABA” when he was meditating under a neem tree. From then onwards, she started serving him by showing her affection and bhakti on him. She will used to serve Baba with great care. She was very affectionate towards Saibaba and considered him as her own brother. Without offering food to ba..
INTRODUCTION : Savata Mali was a Hindu saint and an ardent devotee of Lord Vithoba. He was born in 1250 in a village near pandharpur. He was a friend and an admirer of Namdev, a devotee of Vithoba.At his younger age itself, Savata has got married to a pious and a holy lady from a nearby village named Janabai, who is also a great devotee of Lord Vithoba. Savata Mali has got sufficient agricultural lands. Even while working in his fields he will used to sing about the glory of Lord Vithoba. It is believed that Savata Mali and his wife Janabai had got the darshan of Lord Vithoba in their hou..
INTRODUCTION : Purandara Dasa (1484-1564) was a devotee of Lord Vishnu, and a poet and saint. He was the disciple of the great saint Sree Vyasatirtha, and along with Kanakadasa he has written many bhakti songs on Lord Hari. Vyasatirtha, has praised him for his great efficiency in writing and singing songs in praise of Lord Vishnu. He contributed a lot to the Carnatic music. He is also praised by the people as the master of Carnatic music. He is considered as an avatar of the divine sage Narada Maharishi, also known as Devarishi Narada.Purandara Dasa was a big merchant of gold, silver and ..
INTRODUCTIONKochchenganan was an ancient chola king. He was supposed to have lived before several thousands of years ago. He was an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva, and spent his life towards devoting Lord Shiva in shiva temples and offering various puja services and performed abhishekhams and homams to please the god. He also ruled his kingdom in a proper manner, and provided all the amenities to his people. He had given a golden rule without causing any difficulties to the people of his kingdom.He was mentioned in the Sangam poetry. He was praised by the great poet Poygaiyar for his efficient r..
INTRODUCTION :Iyarpagai Nayanar was a great Nayanar saint, and considered as one among the 63 nayanars. His bhakti on Lord Shiva is unimaginable and unthinkable in this today’s world. It is described that his body was covered with holy ash and his each and every cell chants the shiva mantra and he shines like a precious stone.
LIFE : Iyarpagai Nayanar was born in Kaveri-poompattinam, Nagapattinam district in Tamil Nadu. Iyarpagai Nayanar belonged to the Vaishya caste and was an ardent Shiva devotee. He used to serve Lord Shiva by preparing the holy Prasad (food offeri..