INTRODUCTION :Rama Tirtha (1873–1906) was a Hindu Saint. He was born in Pakistan. He was considered as a famous personality for giving various lectures in the United States, similar to Swami Vivekananda and Paramahansa Yogananda about the importance of Hindu religion. LIFE :Rama Tirtha was born in a village in pakistan. After the death of his parents, he was brought up by his elder brother Gurudas. He has studied well and become a professor of Mathematics at a college in Pakistan. After meeting Swami Vivekananda at Lahore,he has become a saint, an..
INTRODUCTION : Sri Sachidanandendra Saraswati (1880 –1975) was the founder of the Adhyatma Prakasha Karyalaya in Karnataka, India. He was a great scholar of Advaitha Philosophy. His birth name was Sri Yellambalase Subbarao. LIFE : He was the master of Advaita Vedanta. He worked as a school teacher in Karnataka. He had written several articles on the Vedanta in various languages. Satchidanandendra Swamiji had written many books, and he dedicated his life in seeking spirituality, and spreading it to others. At his younger age itself he was interested to..
INTRODUCTION :Narsi Mehta, (15th-century) was a great poet and saint of Gujarat, India. He was talented in writing divine poems on Lord Krishna. He was an ardent devotee of Lord Krishna. LIFE :Narsi Mehta was born in a Brahmin family at Gujarat. He lost his parents at his younger age. He was raised by his grandmother. After his marriage, he stayed at his brother’s house with his wife. Since he was ill treated by his sister in law for his great devotion on Lord Krishna, he left the house and went to a forest and meditated for several days. And after getting the ..
INTRODUCTION : Niranjanananda (1862-1904) was one of the main saint of Ramakrishna Mission, and the direct disciple of Ramakrishna. His birth name was Nityaniranjan ghosh. LIFE :He was born in a village of West Bengal. He lived in Kolkata with his uncle. Even at his younger age, he was very much interested in learning the vedas and other sacred texts and grasps them immediately. He was appreciated by Ramakrishna for his high talent in hindu scriptures. Though he was married, he was interested in seeking spirituality. For some time, he worked in a private firm in ..
INTRODUCTION : Narayan Maharaj (1885–1945) was considered by his followers as a GREAT SAINT. He lived in Pune, India. LIFE :Narayan was born in Nargund, Karnataka in 1885. His parents were died at his younger age. He was took care by his grandmother. At his younger age, he was deeply interested in spirituality and went to Gangapur and attained spiritual enlightenment. He travelled to many holy religious places in india and worshipped the divine gods and received the blessings from them. Narayan lived a comfortable life. But he was unselfis..
INTRODUCTION :Muktabai(1279-1297) was a popular saint. She was born at Alandi, Pune in a Brahmin family. She was the younger sister of the great saint Dnyaneshwar. Her parents were died at her younger age. Muktabai became the student of his elder brother Nivruttinath and she learnt the vedas, the Upanishads and other sacred hindu texts and mastered in yoga and meditation. She has quickly learned all the subjects and was well versed in giving devotional lectures to the people. IMPORTANT LECTURES :1. A saint is always a holy man, and he always forgets the mist..
INTRODUCTION :Narottama Dasa Thakura (15th century) was a saint who was the main person towards spreading the bhakti of Lord Krishna throughout India. He was born as the son of the emperor of Bangladesh. LIFE :Narottama Dasa Thakura lived as a bachelor throughout his life. From his childhood he was always attracted to Shri Chaitanya. He was also trained in all the languages, and was a master in all kinds of art, and also a great learned scholar. Even at his younger age, he was not interested in enjoying worldly comforts, but concentrated his attenti..
INTRODUCTION : Magardhwaja is considered to be the son of Lord Hanuman, and he was mentioned in some ancient texts. LIFE :After Hanuman burnt lanka and took bath in the sea, his sweat fell into the mouth of a Giant Fish. Due to that incident, Makardhwaja was born. The fish was caught by people of Patala Loka, the nether-world. Markardhwaja was found alive when the fish was cut and opened, and hence he was named as Makardhwaja. By seeing his great strength, he was given the job of guarding the kingdom of Patala Loka. Hanuman fought with his son in the Patala Loka and..
INTRODUCTION :Matsyendra (10th Century) was a saint, born in Bangladesh. He was known to be an avatar of Lord Shiva. He was an expert in yoga and meditation. LIFE He was adopted by a fisherman who had no child. He was named as Machindranath by him. Machindranath grew up to be an active boy. He was not interested in worldly activities, and he left his home at a younger age and went to Badrinath and has done deep meditation. He was blessed by Lord Shiva and he has become a great saint through his grace. He was a devotee of Lord Vishnu also, and treated Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu..
INTRODUCTION : Haridasa Thakur born on 1450 was a popular Hindu saint and also occupied a key role in establishing the Hare Krishna movement. He was the follower of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. It is believed that he has chanted the names of Lord Krishna for lakhs of times every day, throughout in his life period. LIFE :He was born in a village in Bangladesh. Haridasa was born in a Muslim family, and then converted to Hinduism at his younger age. Haridasa Thakur was a great saint who followed the teachings of Chaintanya and worshiped Lord Krishna and also spread th..
INTRODUCTION : Gora Kumbhar (1267-1317) was a Hindu saint of Maharashtra. He was a potter and a great devotee of Lord Vithal (Manifestation of Lord Krishna). Gora Kumbhar had written and sung several songs in praise of Lord Vithal. LIFE :Gora Kumbhar was lived in a village in Osmanabad district of Maharashtra State. He is believed to have been a close friend of Saint Namdev. He lived with his wife and his child in his village by doing his pottery work, and also by devoting on Lord Vithal. Once due to his great devotion on Lord ..
INTRODUCTION : Dnyaneshwar (1275–1296) was a Marathi saint and a poet of the Vaishnava tradition. He was the author of Dnyaneshwari (a detailed explanation on the contents of Bhagavad Gita) and also written a sacred text known as Amrutanubhav, which was widely praised by the Marathi people for its simplicity. He was regarded as the best poet during his time by the great kings and by the common people. LIFE :Dnyaneshwar was born in a Brahmin family in a village at Maharashtra. His father has served as an Accountant in his ..
INTRODUCTION : Gayatri is well known for her popular Gayatri Mantra. She is also known as Vedamata. Gayatri is considered to be the consort of Lord Brahma. According to ancient puranas, Goddess Gayatri killed the demon Vetrasura, since he had given trouble to the people living in the earth and heaven. Goddess Gayatri Devi contains the powers of Devi Parvati, and it is also considered that she is the incarnation of Parvati. Gayatri is worshipped since ancient period. She is mainly worshipped by the learned scholars and the great rishis for getting adequate knowledg..
NTRODUCTION : Eknath (1533–1599) was a great saint, and Marathi poet. He was born in a village at Uttarakhand. LIFE :He was born to a Brahmin family. And since his parents were died at his younger age, he was brought up by his grandfather. He was the disciple of the learned scholar Sri Janardhan Swami. IMPORTANCE :He was against caste discrimination. Once he had his meal in the house of the lower caste person, even when he was opposed by the people. According to him, all people are equal before Lord Vittal, and he worried about the sufferings of the lower caste peo..