Sri Abhinava Vidyatirtha Mahaswamiji

Abhinava Vidyatirtha (1917-1989) was the 35th Jagadguru of the Sringeri Sharada Peetham. His birth name was Srinivasa Sastri. He was born in Bangalore. At the age of 14, he was given Sanyasa by Sri Chandrashekhara Bharati. Sri Abhinava Vidyatirtha Mahaswami was well versed in Vedas and Yoga. He was an eminent scholar and a master […]

Guru Nanak | Baba Nanak | Founder of Sikhism | First of Ten Sikh Gurus

Guru Nanak (1469–1539) was the founder of Sikhism and he was the first amongst the ten Sikh Gurus. His birth day is celebrated during October–November. Guru Nanak has travelled all over the world and spread the message of one God Principle, and states that there is one god, who lives in all of his creations. […]

Somasi Mara Nayanar

Somasi Mara Nayanar (8th Century AD) is a Nayanar saint, and was one among the 63 Nayanars. He was an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva and also a devotee of Sundarar. LIFE Somasi Mara Nayanar belongs to Brahmin caste and served as a temple priest. He was born in a village in Nagapattinam district of […]

Gopala Bhatta Goswami | Disciple of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu

Gopala Bhatta Goswami (1503–1578) was one of the main disciples of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. He was the prominent person in establishing the Gaudiya tradition through his spiritual speech. LIFE He was born in a Brahmin family in Srirangam. Gopala Bhatta Goswami was a great devotee of Lord Vishnu. He met Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and served […]

Akhandanand Saraswati

Akhandanand Saraswati (1911–1987) was a great preacher of Bhagavata Purana and was an expert scholar in Hindu Puranas, Uphanishads and other sacred texts of Hinduism. His birth name was Shantanu Behari. LIFE He was born in a Brahmin family in a village in the district of Varanasi. He read all the sacred texts of Hinduism […]

Devaraja Perumal Swamigal | Sri Jananyacharya

Sri Devaraja Perumal Swamigal also called as Sri Jananyacharya (1341 AD –1445 AD) was a great Vaishnava saint, and he was one of the chief propagators of the Sri Vaishnavism Sampradaya. Sri Jananyacharya Swami was under the lineage of Sri Ramanujacharya. He was a scholar in Vedas and Shastras, and he was a staunch devotee […]

Sage Cikanti

Cikanti was an ancient sage who lived before thousand years ago. He was a staunch devotee of Lord Muruga, and he lived in a small Ashram at Srilanka near Kathirkamam Murugan Temple. Daily morning, he used to worship Lord Murugain the temple, and then only he used to have his breakfast. Once while he was […]

Narasimha Saraswati | 2nd Avatara of Dattatreya in Kaliyuga

Narasimha Saraswati (1378−1459) was an Indian saint and considered to be an avatar of Lord Dattatreya. His birth name was Narahari. His life history was written by Sri Saraswathi Gangadhar in his book ‘Shri Guru Charitra’. LIFE Narasimha Saraswati was born in a Brahmin family in Maharashtra. Narasimha Saraswati was able to speak only during […]

Kidambi Achan | Simhadipati of Srivaishnava Sampradayam

Kidambi Achan was a great Vaishnavite Saint, and he was born in the village “Kidambi” located near the famous Temple City Kanchipuram in the year 1057 A.D to an auspicious Hindu Couple. He is believed to be an aspect of the sacred thread of Lord Vishnu. Kidambi Achan’s birth name was “PRANATHARTHIHARAM”, since he has […]

Tembe Swami Punyatithi 2022

Tembe Swami Punyatithi (Death Anniversary of Vasudevananda Saraswati) is observed in Ashadh Maas in Marathi Calendar. In 2022, Tembe Swami Punyatithi date is June 29, Wednesday. Vasudevananda Saraswati (1854–1914), is a great saint and lived a simple and pious life throughout his life. He is also considered as an avatar of Lord Dattareya, and also […]

Tembe Swami | Vasudevananda Saraswati | Regarded as Dattatreya’s incarnation

Vasudevananda Saraswati (1854–1914), is a great saint and lived a simple and pious life throughout his life. He is also considered as an avatar of Lord Dattareya, and also known as Tembe Swami. His father was a noble Brahmin scholar who worked as a priest in the Gangapur temple in Karnataka. His mother also helped […]

Sant Nivruttinath Punyatithi 2022

Sant Nivruttinath Punyatithi is observed in Jyeshta Month of traditional Marathi calendar. In 2022, Sant Nivruttinath Punyatithi date is June 25. Sant Nivruttinath was the elder brother of Sant Gyandev, who is considered as great guru in Marathi devotional and spiritual kingdom. Sant Nivruttinath left his physical abode and entered into Samadhi on this day. […]

Sage Ruru | Ruru Maharshi

Sage Ruru was mentioned in Mahabharata. He was the son of Pramati and Ghritachi, one of the beautiful and good natured Apsaras in the Indra Loka. Ruru’s consort was Pramadvara, and his son was Sunaka. Sage Ruru was mentioned in the Rig Veda, and he has also contributed some portions of texts in the Rig […]

Vijaya Dasa | Vijaya Dasaru

Vijaya Dasa (1682–1755), was a great saint from Karnataka, India. He spread the importance of the philosophy of Madhwacharya across South India through his devotional songs. LIFE VijayaDasa was born in a Brahmin family in Karnataka. At a younger age, he went to Varanasi and studied Sanskrit. He became a scholar in Varanasi. Through the […]

Rishi Shamika

Shamika was a great sage, and he was mentioned in the epic Mahabharata. Once, king Parikshit went for hunting in the forest, and after he becomes tired, he found an Ashram nearby the forest, and he went inside the Ashram, and saw Rishi Shamika, who was deeply meditating in his Ashram. Due to thirst, he […]

Kabir Jayanti 2022

Kabir Jayanti is an auspicious day for Kabir Panth devotees, those who are the followers of Sant Kabirdas. In 2022, Kabir Jayanti date is June 14. Kabir Jayanti is observed on Jyeshta Purnima, Full Moon day in Jyeshta Month as per Hindu calendar. The followers of Sant Kabirdas take out big procession on this day […]

Mahakavi Kalidas Din 2022 | Kalidas Divas

Mahakavi Kalidas Din (Kalidas Divas) is observed in Ashadh Month. In 2022, Kalidas Din date is June 30. It falls on Shukla Paksha Pratipada of Ashada Month as per Hindu calendar. As per Tamil calendar, it falls in Aani Masam, Midhunam Month of Malayalam calendar and Aashar Month in Bengali Panjika. Mahakavi Kalidas was a […]

Kuppambika, First Female Telugu Poet

Kuppambika (13th century AD) was a Telugu poet. Her father was Gona Budda Reddy, the author of the epic Ranganatha Ramayanam in Telugu. Her husband’s name was Malyala Gunda Dandadeeshudu. Kuppambika was the younger sister of Gona Ganna Reddy. After her husband’s death, Kuppambika built a Shiva temple at Buddapuram. She was an ardent devotee […]

Rukmabai | Staunch devotee of Panduranga

Rukmabai (14th century AD) was a staunch devotee of Lord Panduranga, and she was born in a village in Maharashtra. Her Panduranga bhakti is considered similar to MuktiBai, MeeraBai and ChakkuBai. She was born to a pious Brahmin parents, and her father had served as a Veena player under the then king of Maharashtra. She […]

Swami Sukhanand | Disciple of Ramananda

Sukhanand was the disciple of Swami Ramananda and he lived during 14th-century AD, who acted as a best companion to his guru Ramananda, and served him in a pleasing manner. Similar to his guru Ramananda, he was also a great Vaishnavite devotional poet and saint, who lived in Varanasi, near the banks of the holy […]