INTRODUCTION : Pradyumna was the son of Lord Krishna and Rukmini. Pradyumna was an incarnation of Kamadeva, the god of love. LIFE : Pradyumna was born in Dvaraka during dwapara yuga. Once, Kamdev was burnt by Shiva when he disturbed Lord Shiva's meditation. Later Lord Shiva blessed his wife Rati and told that in his next birth Kamdev will be born as the son of Lord Krishna and Rati will marry him. According to the boon, he was born to Lord Krishna and Mata Rumani. But when he was a child, he was kidnapped by the demon Sambara and he was thrown into the se..
INTRODUCTION : Bharata is the brother of Lord Rama as per the great epic Ramayana. Bharata was a great person who followed the path of dharma throughout in his life. According to the epics, Bharata is considered to be the incarnation of Shanka, a divine emblem of Lord Vishnu. LIFE :Bharata was born to the king of Ayodhya, Dasharatha and his second wife, Queen Kaikeyi. He was married to Mandavi, and had two sons - Taksha and Pushkala. During the period of Rama’s exile, he served as the king of Ayodhya. After knowing the reaso..
INTRODUCTION : Mangala is the name for the red planet mars, according to hindu mythology. He is the warrior god and also contains the features of Lord Murugan. According to some ancient texts, he is believed to be the son of Bhumi Devi and Lord Vishnu. Whereas in other texts, it is stated that he was born from Shiva's power. He is also mentioned in the rig veda and also in many ancient texts. Mangala is the god of Tuesday as per the Hindu calendar. Mangala is one among the Navagrahas. His appearance is red colour, with weapons in his hand. And his rig..
INTRODUCTION : Budha graha is the planet Mercury. Budha, is also a Hindu deity, and is one among the Navagrahas. He is called by various names such as Soumya, Rauhineya and Tunga. He is the god of Wednesday as per the hindu calendar. Budha is the famous navagraha and also the son of Lord Chandra and Tara (wife of Brahaspati, Jupiter planet). His wife name was Ila, and they had a son, known as Pururavas, who was the first king of the Lunar dynasty. Budha is the great devotee of Lord Vishnu, and contains the features of Vishnu. He looks ve..
INTRODUCTION : Brihaspati is the planet jupiter, and one among the navagrahas. According to ancient texts, Brihaspati is a guru for Lord Indra, at Swarka loka. He is the god for Thursday, according to hindu calendar. His name is mentioned in Rigveda and also in several ancient texts. His wife name is Tara and his son is Rishi Bharadvaja. His famous temple is situated in Jaipur, known as Brihaspati dham. Another famous Apatsahayesvarar temple is situated in Alangudi,Thiruvarur District,Tamil nadu. It is considered as a famous temple for Guru Brihispati and w..
INTRODUCTION : Pranavananda Saraswati (1908–1982) was the founder of the Divine Life Society in Malaysia. His birth name was N.Ponniah. LIFE : Ponniah was born in the year 1908 in Sri Lanka. His parents were strong followers of Hindu faith, and worshipers of hindu gods. He has served as a disciple to Yogaswami, who showed him the spiritual path. Initially he worked in some places, and afterwards he undertook his first pilgrimage to India in 1948, and had darshan and blessings of Bhagawan Ramana Maharshi and Sri Aurobindo. He also met Ramadas, Paramaha..
INTRODUCTION :Sage Valmiki is celebrated as the author of the great hindu epic Ramayana. He was born during Treta Yuga. Ramayana, contained the details of various incidents occurred during the life of Lord Rama. The Ramayana tells the story of Rama, king of Ayodhya, about his birth, marriage life, life in forest, fight with ravana and killing him and rescue of Mata Sita, through the help of Lord Hanuman and Lord Sugriva. It is also believed that Valmiki also lived during the period of Rama. Rama met Valmiki and Valmiki gave shelter to Sita in his ashram and..
INTRODUCTION :Purusundi was an ancient sage who lived during the Treta Yuga. His birth name was Vipradhan and he was a hunter, before attaining the status of the divine sage. LIFE : Hunter Vipradhan was used to hunt the animals and through that he had earned for his livelihood. Once, there occurred a severe drought in his place, he suffered from poverty, and hence started doing robbery. Once he tried to take the belongings of a great rishi Sree Mukkala Munivar, and due to his kind approach and through his advice, he stopped doing sinful acts, and he had started doing severe penance on Lord V..
INTRODUCTION :Jamadagni is one of the Saptarishis, and he is the father of Lord Parashurama, the avatar of Lord Vishnu. Jamadagni had five children and his wife was Mata Renuka Devi, and after her death, she is worshiped as an incarnation of Goddess parvati, in various names and in various temples, like Yellamma in Karnataka, Manchalamma in Mantralayam, Andhra Pradesh. Rishi Jamadagni was well versed in handling weapons and he is a master in all kinds of art, and also well versed in vedic texts, puranas and other sacred hindu texts. His ancestor was..
INTRODUCTION : Ashtavakra is an ancient sage in Hinduism. He was born as a physically handicapped person. He was mentioned and regarded as a popular sage in the epics and puranas. His grandfather was the great sage “ARUNI”. And Sage Aruni was a great scholar, and also a teaching professional of vedas and other ancient texts. Ashtavakra was married to Suprabha, a pious lady. Ashtavakra was also the author of the divine text Astavakra Gita, and it is based on spiritual concepts. The details about him were found in the great epics Ramayana and the Mahabharata and a..
INTRODUCTION :Parashara was a maharshi and the author of many ancient sacred hindu texts. He was the author of Vishnu Purana. His grandfather was Vasishta, father was Sakti Maharishi, and his son was Vyasa. Parashara while travelling on the banks of river Yamuna was attracted by the beauty of fisherman’s daughter, satyavathi, and he united with her, and they had a son known Krishna Dvaipayana, who was later called as Vyasa, and he is also one of the incarnations of Lord Vishnu. Satyavati took care of her son Vyasa, and after some time, Vyasa also became a Rish..
INTRODUCTION : Yuyutsu as per the great epic Mahabharata, was the son of Dhritarashtra and his wife Gandhari's maid. He was the only son of Dhritarashtra who survived in the Kurukshetra war, after the death of all other kauravas. He was also called by various other names such as Dhartarastra and Vaishyaputra. LIFE :Yuyutsu was a great warrior, who has chosen the path of righteousness even though he was the half-brother to duryodana and other kauravas. He was away from his family bonds in order to live a noble life. Yuyutsu also saved the lif..
INTRODUCTION : Vidyaranya(1296-1391) was a saint and the priest to the kings of the Vijayanagara Empire. He was the Jagadguru of the Sringeri Sarada Pitham from 1380-1386. He served as a guide to three generations of kings who ruled over the Vijayanagara Empire. Vidyaranya also served for some time as a prime minister in the Vijayanagara Empire and was sincerely dedicated towards administrating the kingdom. FAMOUS WORKS :1. Parasara-Madhaviya 2. Sarvadarsanasangraha 3. Pancadasi 4. Madhaviya Shankara Vijaya ..
INTRODUCTION :Upasni Maharaj (1870 –1941) was considered by his devotees to be a great saint. He lived in Sakori and he has received the divine grace from Sai Baba of Shirdi. His birth name was Kashinath Govindarao Upasni. LIFE : Upasani Maharaj born into a family of learned people at a small village in the district of Nasik. At his younger age, he served as an ayurvedic doctor. Once he met Sai Baba of Shirdi and he had initiated him into the path of spiritualization, and then he became his disciple. Upasni Maharaj was the teacher of Meh..