Significance of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa

Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, the great 19th century Saint and a staunch devotee of Kali Mata, was born in a village in the present day West Bengal to a pious Brahmin family. His birth name was Gadadhar. Though he had married Ma Sarada Devi, but he treated her like the holy mother Ma Kali Devi, and […]

Shankar, Ardent devotee of Arunachala

Shankar is an ardent devotee of Lord Arunachala, a form of Lord Shiva, and he had received many favours through the blessings of Lord Arunachala. Shankar was born in the year 1972 at Ayanavaram, Chennai and from his childhood itself he was very much interested in visiting temples and used to attend the divine lectures […]

Anjaneya Bhakta Guru Raghavendra | Raghavendra Swamy, Ardent devotee of Hanuman

Guru Raghavendra Swamy of Mantralayam

The devotees of Guru Raghavendra, knows very well, that Guru Raghavendra is a staunch devotee of Lord Hanuman. Before entering into the Brindavanam shrine at Mantralayam, Guru Raghavendra visited Panchamukhifor several times, and performed meditation on Lord Hanuman. Pleased by his devotion, Lord Hanuman had emerged from the place as Panchamukha Hanuman (Five faced Hanuman) […]

Ganapati Muni | Disciple of Ramana Maharshi

Ganapati Muni (1878–1936), born as Ayyala Somayajulu Ganapathi Sastry, 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. […]

Savata Mali | Ardent devotee of Vithoba

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 […]

Daskanu, Ardent devotee of Shirdi Saibaba

Daskanu is an ardent devotee of Sri Shirdi Sai Baba and lived during the period of Sai Baba. He was the main person towards delivering the teachings of sai baba to the general public. His sincere service to sai baba cannot be forgotten by the devotees of sai baba. Those who read the life history […]

Shyama Sastri, Great Composer of Carnatic Music

Shyama Sastri (1762–1827) was a great musician and a divine composer of Carnatic music. He was senior to the two divine composers Tyagaraja and Muthuswami Dikshitar. Shyama Shastri was born in a Brahmin family in Tiruvarur.  He learnt the vedas, Upanishads and divine scriptures at his younger age. He learnt music under a famous musician of Thanjavur. His compositions are well known due to his […]

Maheswari, Shirdi Saibaba’s devotee

Maheswari, Shirdi Saibaba’s devotee.. Selvi Maheswari is a chaste, pious, kind hearted, noble and a soft spoken woman who hails from Kumbakonam, and she presently she lives in Chennai and works in a Private concern. Few years back, I worked along with her in a charitable institution, and at her workplace, she used to move […]

Saravana, Staunch devotee of Muruga

Saravana is one of my close friends and with his permission only I am writing the true incident happened in his life. Saravana is a staunch devotee of Lord Muruga from his childhood onwards, since his parents were taken him to the Arupadai Murugan Temples (Six abodes of Lord Muruga), even while was in the […]

R Harishankar, Spiritual Writer for Hindupad

Hai, I am R.HARISHANKAR, an Accountant by profession. I was born in Chennai on 07.09.1972. I have done my schooling in Hindu Higher Secondary School, Triplicane, Chennai, and I have done my college studies in Kandasamy Naidu College, Annanagar, Chennai. My Qualification is M.Com, PGDBA, HDSE. Now, I am working through online by doing Accounts […]

Sri Yogeshwara Sivachariyar

Sri Yogeshwara Sivachariyar is presently serving as a priest in the Shiva Temple (Sri Amirtakadeswarar Sameda Ma Lalithambigai Amman Temple) situated inside the complex of Srivatsam Senior Citizen’s Homes, Kalyanapuram, and apart from that, he also used to perform routine pujas in Tirunageswaram Ragu Bhagavan Temple, and traditionally his forefathers were also performed pujas at […]

Murugammai, Staunch devotee of Lord Muruga

Ma Murugammai (19th Century AD) was a staunch devotee of Lord Muruga. She also worshipped Lord Muruga in the form of Shivalingam, since she considered that both Shiva and Muruga are one and the same. Though she was a noble woman, yet she suffered from poverty, since she was born in a poor family at […]

Gopalanand Swami

Gopalanand Swami (1781–1852) was a follower of the Swaminarayan Sampraday, and he was the disciple of Sri Swaminarayan. He spread the Swaminarayan Sampraday through his followers. His birth name was Khushal Bhatt. LIFE He was born in a village at Gujarat in a Brahmin family. Gopalanand Swami studied the philosophy of Vedanta. Gopalanand Swami was a great scholar, and also a master in […]

Sant Sanjana Sarugar

Sant Sanjana Sarugar (16th century AD) was a staunch devotee of Lord Krishna. He was born at a village in Pandharpur, Maharashtra in a pious rich Hindu family, and his father was a landlord. During his young age, he even used to graze his own cattle and would take over it to the nearby grass […]

Sri Sundarabahu

Sri Sundarabahu was the son of Maalaadhaara, and he was a staunch disciple, devotee and a strict follower of Sri Ramanuja, and his principles. He was very keen in spreading the Sri Vaishnavasim philosophies amongst the kings, scholars and the general public. He also participated in several debates, and with the blessings of his Guru […]

KM Sekhar & Savitri Sekhar | Staunch devotees of Lord Shiva

The elderly couple, Sri.K.M. Sekhar and Mrs. Savitri Sekhar were doing spiritual service for the past nine years. They are expert in reciting the verses from the Shaivite Holy Texts, such as Thevaram and Thiruvasagam, and they used to recite it in the Shiva Temples at free of charge. Due to their great devotion on […]

Thyagaraja Swamy, the Most Celebrated Carnatic Saint-Poet

Thyagaraja Aradhana

Thyagaraja (1767–1847), was a popular composer of Carnatic music, and he has contributed a lot towards the development of Carnatic music. Thyagaraja composed thousands of devotional songs, mostly in Telugu, and in praise of Lord Rama. LIFE His birth name was Kakarla Thyagabrahmam and he was born in Tiruvarur. He is a famous musician and […]

Nanibai, Staunch devotee of Panduranga

Nanibai was the daughter of the 15th-century Saint and Panduranga Devotee, Sri Narsi Mehta. Similar to her father, she also dedicated her life in composing wonderful poems on Lord Krishna. Her Bhajans were very popular during her period, and she was born in the present day Gujarat. One of her best work on Lord Krishna […]

Gulabrao Maharaj

Gulabrao Maharaj (1881–1915) was a blind Hindu saint from Maharashtra, India. He has written many devotional articles within a short period. His birth name was Gulab Gundoji Mohod. LIFE Gulabrao Maharaj was born in a village near Amravati, Maharashtra. After the death of his mother, he was brought up by his grandmother. He was the […]

Ma Sarada Devi | Holy Consort of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa

Ma Sarada Devi, who was affectionately called by her devotees as Saradamma, Saradamba, and as Sarada mamani, was the holy consort of Bhagavan Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa. She lived a very simple and a pious life, and she never allowed any type of luxuries in her life. Though she was married with Ramakrishna, but she never […]