Swami Rama Tirtha

Rama Tirtha (1873–1906)was a Hindu Saint. He was born in Pakistan. He was considered as a famous personality for giving various lectures in the United States, similar to Swami Vivekananda and Paramahansa Yogananda about the importance of Hindu religion.

LIFE

Rama Tirtha was born in a village in Pakistan. After the death of his parents, he was brought up by his elder brother Gurudas. He has studied well and become a professor of Mathematics at a college in Pakistan. After meeting Swami Vivekananda at Lahore,he has become a saint, and left his family and his profession.

He travelled all over the world and taught the sacred texts of Hinduism to the hindus in the foreign countries, and has given many lectures about Hinduism, and spread the bhakti spirit among the people, and asked them to chant the holy names of Lord Rama and Lord Krishna. He wants everyone to be educated, without any difference in status, caste, creed, gender and religion.

After some time he went to the Himalayan mountain ranges and has done deep penance. He died at the age of 33 in Tehri, Uttarkhand. His disciples were written his biographies.

Paramahansa Yogananda translated his poems from Bengali into English. His Ashram is located in Uttarakhand, India.

IMPORTANCE

He was a great scholar and got great knowledge in ancient vedas, Upanishads, puranas and other divine texts. He occupied a prominent role towards spreading the importance of Hinduism in other countries, and also has conducted many meetings, and was attracted by the Indians and as well as other foreign nationals due to his attractive speech. He was also interested in bringing up the down trodden people to a higher level, and was against caste discrimination.

CONCLUSION

A great saint, who was well known for his great devotion on Lord Rama and Lord Krishna, has come to this earth for giving his teachings to the people, and has solved the problems of his followers in a simple manner. He has also done many social welfare activities to the people. The lectures which he delivered in foreign countries, has gained an international recognition. He stressed the importance of education and asked the people to educate themselves by showing attention on their career along with spirituality. According to him, for reaching higher in the career, spirituality is a must, and to be adopted by everyone.

Let us pray to him and be blessed.
“OM SREE RAMA THIRTHARE NAMAHA”
“JAI SREE RAM”
“JAI KRISHNA”
WRITTEN BY
R.HARISHANKAR

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