Purandaradasa’s dedication towards God

Wealth that has come to one’s hands must be rededicated for service to God Himself even as water from a reservoir absorbed by the cloud is returned to the same source. The process of developing detachment is however very difficult. Purandaradasa, an eclectic mystic of the 15th century, discarded his entire fortune at the age […]

Yagnavalkya Jayanthi 2019 (Yajnavalka jayanti)

Yagnavalkya Jayanti (Yajnavalkya Jayanti) is observed with utmost fervor by some communities in India. It is observed on Shukla Paksha Dasami in Kartik month by some communities. In 2019, Yagnavalkya Jayanti date is November 7. Some other communities observe Yagnavalksya Jayanti on Shukla Paksha Panchami in Falgun Month. Yagnavalkya (Yajnavalkya) was one of the great sages […]

Parashara Maharshi

Parashara was a Maharshi and the author of many ancient sacred Hindu texts. He was the author of Vishnu Purana. His grandfather was Vashishta, 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 […]

Valmiki Maharshi

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 […]

Ashtavakra, Author of Ashtavakra Gita

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 […]

Chyavana (Rishi Chyavana), Creator of Chyawanprash

Chyavana was an ancient rishi in Hinduism. He was the son of Rishi Bhrigu, and it is believed that he was the creator of the Ayurdedic medicine known as chyawanprash, through the guidance of Ashwin Kumaras. He was a powerful rishi and contains sufficient powers enough to oppose Lord Indra, and helped the Ashvin kumaras […]

Jamadagni (Rishi Jamadagni), Father of Parashurama

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 worshipped as an incarnation of Goddess Parvati, in various names and in various temples, like Yellamma in Karnataka, Manchalamma […]

Upamanyu (Maharshi Upamanyu)

The life of the great Sage Upamanyu was told by Vaayudeva in Shiva Maha Purana. Upamanyu was a devotee of Lord Shiva and made severe penance and obtained Ksheera Ramalingeswara in his childhood. Upamanyu is the son of Ugradanta and was very poor and instead of giving him milk,his mother used to give the child, […]

Marichi Maharshi | Son of Brahma

Rishi Marichi was the son of Lord Brahma, and he is one among the Saptarishis. He is the father of Rishi Kashyapa. Marichi, followed the path of Dharma and was greatly respected by the demi gods, devas and asuras for his great meditative power. Along with Rishi Kashyapa, he had many children. Mata Dharmavrata was his noble wife. Once Dharmavrata […]

Hathiram Bhavaji (Hathiram Baba)

Hathiram Bhavaji (15th century) was a saint of North India, and also an ardent devotee of Lord Rama and Lord Venkateshwara, also called as Lord Balaji. LIFE Hathiram was born in Himachal Pradesh, North India. At his younger age, his family shifted to a village at Punjab.And after some time, he visited Tirumala, and after […]

Vakula Devi | Foster Mother of Lord Venkateshwara

Vakula Devi is the foster mother of Lord Venkateswara. Yasoda who was the foster mother of Lord Krishna in the Dwaparayuga was again taken birth as Vakula Maligai in this kali yuga, in order to serve Lord Venkateswara. A Temple in her name was built about several hundreds of years ago near theTirumala hills. This […]

Shabari, Devotee of Lord Rama

Shabari is an old woman saint mentioned in Ramayana. She was an ardent devotee of Lord Rama and received his blessings. LIFE Shabari lived in a remote village. She was very spiritual even at his younger age, and lived an honest and noble life. In course of time, she met Sage Matanga near the Mountain […]

Maharshi Valmiki Jayanthi 2019

Valmiki Jayanti (Maharshi Valmeeki Jayanthi) is observed on Ashwin Purnima, Full Moon day in Ashwin month. In 2019, Valmiki Jayanti date is October 13. Valmiki is the ‘Adikavi – which means the first divine poet. Shri Valmiki is the author of the great epic Ramayana. Valmiki is the creator of Sloka (verse from) in which […]

Tulsidas Jayanti 2019 | Goswami Tulsidas Jayanti

Tulsi Jayanti (Goswami Tulsidas Jayanti) is the birth anniversary of Tulsidas, the Hindu poet-saint who was renowned for his devotion for Lord Rama. In 2019, Tulsidas Jayanti date is August 7. Tulsidas was born on Shukla Paksha Saptami in Shravan month. Tulsidas was born to Hulsi and Atmaram Dubey at Rajapur in Chitrakuta, a village […]

Sri Vadiraja Tirtha

Sri Vadiraja Tirtha (From 1480 to 1600 ) was a great Dvaita saint. He has written many spiritual books on the basis of Sri Madhva Philosophy. He has made numerous poems and was the pontiff of Sodhe Mutt. He established the Paryaya system of worship. He is also appreciated for promoting the Kannada literature by […]

Vyasaraja Tirtha | Vyasatirtha | Chandrikacharya

THE GREAT SAINT SREE VYASARAYA TIRTHA INTRODUCTION Vyasatirtha (From 1460 to 1539), also called Vyasaraja, was a great eminent and an able Madhva scholar and poet belonging to the Dvaita tradition. He was the patron saint of the Great Vijayanagara Empire. During his period, great religious developments were took place under the assistance of his divine disciples Purandara Dasa and Kanaka Dasa. […]

A brief history of Abhinavagupta

Abhinavagupta, born and lived between c. 950 and 1020 AD in India was the great philosopher and literacy critic. He was considered as the pivotal person in the Hindu histories of Scholastic philosophy, aesthetic theory and tantra. Abhinavagupta elaborated and gave many notable writings particularly on Pratyabhijna Philosophical theology. This was augmented by him for […]

Sri Jayathirtha Aradhanotsavam in Tirumala | 20-22 July 2019

TTD has made all arrangements for successful conduction of Sri Jayathirtha Aradhanotsavam at Asthana Mandapam, Tirumala from July 20-22, 2019. As a part of three-day event bhajan mandals from Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Maharashtra will participate in Dhyanam and Suprbatham in morning. The artists of Dasa Sahitya Project will present Sri Jayathirtha sankeertans, […]

Goswami Tulsidas Punyatithi 2019

Goswami Tulsidas Punyatithi (Sant Tulsidas Punyatithi) is the death anniversary of Tulsidas, the Hindu poet-saint who was renowned for his devotion for Lord Rama. In 2019, Tulsidas Punyatithi date is July 20. According to many scholars, Sant Tulsidas was left his physical abode on Krishna Paksha Tritiya in Shravan month in North Indian Hindi calendars. Different sources […]

Vallabhacharya Vaikuntha Gaman | Vallabhacharya Punyatithi

Vallabhacharya Vaikuntha Gaman is the death anniversary of Shri Vallabhacharya, the founder of the Pushti sect in India. In 2019, Vallabhacharya Vaikuntha Gaman date is July 4. Vallabhacharya has written sixteen stotras and compiled several commentaries on the Bhagavata Purana as Lilas of Lord Krishna. He is the last of the four great Vaishnava spiritual […]