Kalikananda Abadhut

Kalikananda Abadhut (1910–1978) was a famous saint and a writer. He was born in Kolkata in an orthodox Bengali family. After his wife’s death, he became a saint, and stayed at Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga Temple in Ujjain. His personal travel experiences were published in the form of a book, which contains the details about his pilgrimage […]

Sant Krittibas Ojha | Author of ‘Krittivasi Ramayan’

Sant Krittibas Ojha (1381–1461) was a famous Bengali poet. His translated Ramayana in Bengali, which is known as Krittivasi Ramayan. Krittibas Ojha was born in a holy Brahmin family at a village in the present day West Bengal. Though his father was an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva, Krittibas, was an ardent devotee of Lord […]

Boro Maa | a Matriarch of Matua Mahasangha

Boro Maa (1918–2019) was a West Bengali spiritual saint. Her original name was Binapani Devi Thakur. She is believed to be an incarnation of Mata Parvati, and she is also called as universal mother by her devotees, and she was the head of the Organization Matua Mahasangha. Boro Maa was born in 1918 in a […]