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 […]

Kabir Jayanti 2021

Kabir Jayanti is an auspicious day for Kabir Panth devotees, those who are the followers of Sant Kabirdas. In 2021, Kabir Jayanti date is June 24. 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 (Kalidas Divas)

Mahakavi Kalidas Din (Kalidas Divas) is observed in Ashadh Month. In 2021, Kalidas Din date is July 11. 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 […]

Samarth Guru Akkalkot Swami Punyatithi

akkalkot swami samartha

Samarth Guru Akkalkot Swami Punyatithi (Punya Divas) is the Maha Samadhi day of Akkalkot Niwasi Shri Swami Samartha who is also known as Swami Samartha Maharaj. In 2021, Samarth Guru Akkalkot Swami Punyadivas date is May 9. It falls on Krishna Trayodasi in Chaitra Month as per Marathi, Kannada & Telugu Calendars and in Vaishakh […]

Philosophy of Sri Adi Sankaracharya

Shankaracharya

Sri Adi Sankara wrote Bhashyas or commentaries on the Brahma Sutras, the Upanishads and the Gita. The Bhashya on the Brahma Sutras is called Sareerik Bhasya. Sankara wrote commentaries on Sanat Sujatiya and Sahasranama Adhyaya. It is usually said, “For learning logic and metaphysics, go to Sankara’s commentaries; for gaining practical knowledge, which unfolds and […]

Surdas Jayanti 2021

Surdas, a 14th-century saint-poet, who was known for his devotional songs dedicated to Lord Krishna. Surdas Jayanti is the birth anniversary of the Sri Krishna Bhakta. In 2021, Surdas Jayanti date is May 17. According to some historians, Surdas was born on Shukla Paksha Panchami in Vaishakh Month in North Indian traditional calendar. Surdas was […]

Swami Karpatri | Karpatri Ji Maharaj

Swami Karpatri (1907–1982) was born in a village at Uttar Pradesh, and he was a spiritual saint and the strict follower of Hindu Sanatana Dharma.He used to eat only a small quantity of food, and mainly by taking alms, and lived a simple and a disciplined life. His birth name was Har Narayan Ojha. He […]

Vallabhacharya Jayanti 2021 | Shri Vallabhacharya Jayanthi

Vallabhacharya Jayanti 2021, Shri Vallabhacharya Jayanthi 2021 date. Vallabhacharya Jayanti is the birth anniversary of Shri Vallabhacharya, the founder of the Pushti sect in India. Vallabhacharya Jayanti is the birth anniversary of Shri Vallabhacharya, the founder of the Pushti sect in India. In 2021, Vallabhacharya Jayanti date is May 7. Vallabhacharya Jayanti is observed on […]

Sri Ramdas Navami 2021 | Sant Samarth Ramdas Navami

7 March 2021 is Sri Ramdas Navami (Sant Samarth Ramdas Navami). Samarth Ramdas, originally named as, Narayan Suryajipant Kulkarni Thosar, was a Marathi poet-saint of 17th century. Sri Ramdas was born in 1606 on Sri Ram Navami and died in 1682 on Krishna Paksha Navami in Magh Month as per Marathi Calendar. Hence, it is […]

Neem Karoli Baba (Neeb Karori Baba)

Neem Karoli Baba (1900-1973) was a Hindu guru, and a devotee of Lord Hanuman. His famous disciples are Ram Dass, Bhagavan Das and Krishna Das. His ashrams are situated in Vrindavan, Rishikesh, NeemKaroli village in Uttar Pradesh, and in USA. His birth name was Lakshmi Narayan Sharma. LIFE He was born in a village at […]

Tailang Swami Jayanti 2021

Tailang Swami Jayanti, birth anniversary of Trailanga Swami (Telang Swami) falls on Pausha Putrada Ekadashi. In 2021, Tailang Swami Jayanti date is January 24. Tailang Swami was a Hindu Yogi known for his spiritual powers who lived in Varanasi. According to many sources, Trailanga Swami lived to be 280 years old, residing at Varanasi between […]

Saints are more Powerful than God

Guru Raghavendra Swamy of Mantralayam

Saints are considered as more powerful than the almighty. They act as an intermediary between us and the almighty, and in times of troubles, then would come forward and would hug us similar to our affectionate mother. Saints have been appointed by the deities in order to act as a guide for us, to remove […]

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 […]

Madhvacharya Jayanti 2020

Madhvacharya Jayanti is the birth anniversary of Sri Madhvacharya, who is also known as Purna Prajna and Ananda Tirtha. In 2020, Madhvacharya Jayanti date is October 26. Popularly known as the ‘Dvaita Siddhanta Kartha’, who proposed and spread dualism, Dvaita school of Hindu philosophy, Madhvacharya was an important philosopher during Bhakti Movement. Sri Madhvacharya was […]

Famous Dalit Saints

Some of the famous Dalit Hindu saints are Ravidas, Kabir, Namdev, Chokhamela, and Mata Kanhopatra, etc. Ravidas was the guru of saint Meerabai, Queen of Chittor, and also to royal kings. These Saints were worshipped by the Brahmins saints also, and they used to bow before the great saint Sant Ravidas, who is considered as […]

Murlidhar Ji Maharaj

Saint Murlidhar Ji Maharaj was born in the year 1970, in a village in Gujarat, in a pious Hindu family. In his childhood itself, he got the blessings of the great saint Shri Jamnadas Ji Maharaj. He completed his school education at his native place, and finished his graduation in Jodhpur. Maharaj was a great […]

Ram Thakur

Ram Thakur (1860–1949) was a spiritual saint of the 19th-century in India. His birth name was Ram Chandra Chakraborty. Ram Thakur is the divine gift given by the god for moulding us in a better shape, and to turn us in the spiritual path. Sri Ram Thakur was born in the year 1860 A.D in […]

Guru Nabha Das, Author of Bhaktamal

Sri Guru Nabha Das was a saint and the author of the holy text, The Bhaktamal. In this sacred text, Nabha Das wrote the life history of several saints, and explained their greatness and their dedication to the god. He was born in the year 1537 at Bhadrachalam, on the banks of the Godavari River […]

Sant Garib Das, Founder of Garibdasi Panth

Sant Garib Das (1717–1778) was a saint and spiritual reformer and he was the founder of the Garibdasipanth, a sect which contains his spiritual teachings. He was born in the year 1717 in a Jat family in a village in Haryana, and he was the author of Garibdassi Granth. His holy work contains some verses […]

Pippalada Katha: Story of Pippalada (Atharva Veda Guru – Maharashi Dadhichi’s son)

‘Pippalada Katha’ is the story of Pippalada (Atharva Veda Guru and Maharashi Dadhichi’s son). Many years ago, there used to be a sage named Dadhici. His wife was Lopamudra. Dadhichi’s hermitage was right next to the holy river Ganga. Lopamudra’s sister Gabhastini also used to live in the hermitage. Such was the sage Dadhichi’s powers […]