Goswami Tulsidas – The Great Saint and Author of The Ram-Charit-Manas (Ramayan)

Hari Om Tulsidas was born in Rajpur, in the district of Banda in Uttar Pradesh, in Samvat 1589 or 1532 A.D. He was a Sarayuparina Brahmin by birth and is regarded as an incarnation of Valmiki, the author of Ramayana written in Sanskrit. His father’s name was Atmaram Shukla Dube and his mother’s name Hulsi. … Continue reading Goswami Tulsidas – The Great Saint and Author of The Ram-Charit-Manas (Ramayan)

Tirujnana Sambandhar

Hari Om Sambandhar took his birth in a Brahmin family in Sirkali in the district of Tanjore which is also known by the name Brahmapuri. He was born of Bhagavati and Sivapadahridayar. Bhagavati and Sivapadahridayar went to the tank to take their bath. The child also accompanied his parents. They left the child on the … Continue reading Tirujnana Sambandhar

Manickavachagar – The Great Saiva Saint of Tamilnadu

Hari Om In Tiruvadavur in the Pandya kingdom there lived a pious Brahmin. He and his dutiful wife, due to merit earned in past lives, got a worthy son whom they named Vadavurar, after the native place. As the child grew, his wisdom increased as well. Soon he had mastered all the scriptures. He also … Continue reading Manickavachagar – The Great Saiva Saint of Tamilnadu

Jnanadev (Jnaneshwar) – The Great Saint of Maharashtra

Hari Om The name of Saint Jnaneshwar is on the lips of everyone in Maharashtra. He was a born Siddha. He was a Yogi of high attainments. He had control over the elements. His work Jnaneshwari is the crest-jewel of Marathi literature. The simple style, the beautiful illustrations and the apt similes have rendered the … Continue reading Jnanadev (Jnaneshwar) – The Great Saint of Maharashtra

Appar – The Great Saiva Saint of Tamilnadu (also known as Tirunavukkarasar)

Hari Om Appar is one of the four Tamil Samaya Acharyas. He was a contemporary of Sambandhar. He was a Vellala or Tiru Amur in the district of Cuddalore, Tamilnadu. He was born of Pugalenar and Mathiniar. The parents gave the name Marulneekiar (dispeller of darkness or ignorance) to Appar. Appar means father. Sambandhar gave … Continue reading Appar – The Great Saiva Saint of Tamilnadu (also known as Tirunavukkarasar)

Samartha Ramdas – The Great Guru of Chhathrapati Shivaji Maharaj

Hari Om Introduction Ramdas was one of the greatest saints of the world. He was the inspirer of Shivaji. He was born of Suryaji Panth and Renuka Bai in Jamb, Maharashtra, in 1608 A.D. His original name was Narain. (image courtesy: pinterest.com) Ramdas was a contemporary of Sant Tukaram. He was a great devotee of … Continue reading Samartha Ramdas – The Great Guru of Chhathrapati Shivaji Maharaj

Ekanath – The Well Known Saint of Western India

Hari Om Ekanath is a well-known saint of Maharashtra. He was born of Suryanarayana and Rukmini in the year 1533 A.D. at Paithan in Maharashtra. The fire of devotion was kindled in his heart even when he was a boy of ten years. This was all due to his previous Samskaras. The Gita says: "There … Continue reading Ekanath – The Well Known Saint of Western India

Bhagawan Shri Ramakrishna Paramhansa

Hari Om Om Sri Gurubhyo Namah !!! Bhagawan Shri Ramakrishna Paramhansa [A Rishi, Saint, Vedantic Teacher, a Guru and a Devotee of the Goddess Kali] Here are some of his teachings: “Women are, all of them, the veritable images of Shakti.” “Knowledge leads to unity, but Ignorance to diversity.” “Lovers of God do not belong … Continue reading Bhagawan Shri Ramakrishna Paramhansa

Namdev – The Famous Saint of Mediaeval India

Hari Om Namdev of Maharashtra was a saint of mediaeval India. He was not a servant of Lord Krishna, but His companion. Namdev was an Amsa (part) of Lord Krishna. Introduction Namdev was a contemporary of Jnanadev, the famous saint of Maharashtra, being his senior in age by about five years. He was born in … Continue reading Namdev – The Famous Saint of Mediaeval India