Satam Maharaj | Sadguru Satam Maharaj, Danoli

Satam Maharaj was born in a small village at Maharashtra during the year 1877 to a pious family and his family members were ardent devotees of Lord Shiva, and they would daily perform puja at their home, and offer food to the poor people. He was born through the grace of Lord Shiva. Satam Maharaj […]

Shri Krishna Saraswati Swami | Datta Swami Maharaj (Kumbhar Swami)

Shri Krishna Saraswati Datta Maharaj

Shri Krishna Saraswati Swami (1836-1900 AD) was lived in Kolhapur, Maharashtra. Swami was also called as Dattaswami. He is considered as an avatar of Lord Dattatreya. He was a spiritual saint and born in this earth to propagate the teachings and importance of Lord Dattatreya among the people. He will used to visit the famous […]

Kururamma, ardent devotee of Guruvayoorappan

Kururamma (1570–1640 AD) was an ardent devotee of Lord Guruvayoorappan. She belongs to Namboodri family and born in a village at Thrissur district, Kerala. From her younger age itself she was deeply devoted with Lord Krishna of Guruvayur. As a child, Kururamma would worship the holy temple, with great joy along with her parents and […]

Shivakumara Swami | Nadedaaduva Devaru, the Walking God of Karnataka

Shivakumara Swami (1907-2019) was a spiritual saint and a great devotee of Lord Shiva. His birth name was Shivanna. He belonged to Lingayat caste, and he joined the Siddaganga Mutt in 1930 at Karnataka and became the chief pontiff in the year 1941. Shivakumara Swami was the founder of the Sri Siddaganga Education Society. He […]

Chinnaiah, ardent devotee of Venkateshwara Swamy

Several centuries back, Chinnaiah, a Harijan Cobbler lived in a village near Tirupati. He was doing his profession of stitching the slippers and shoes for his customers and maintained his family through that income. Due to his past birth karma, he has suffered from severe paralysis. One day while he was doing his profession, he […]

Govinda Rao, a great devotee of Lord Venkateshwara Swamy

Once there lived Sri Govinda Rao in a small village near Tirumala Tirupati Temple. He and his family were ardent devotees of Lord Venkateswara. His main profession was making paintings on Lord Venkateswara, and selling it to the nearby merchants at a cheaper price, since he is doing the work as a service to the […]

Bayajabai | Bayajabai Kote Patil

Bayajabai also called fondly as Bayaja Maa became a resident of Shirdi after she married Sree Ganapath Patil. She was a sincere and a dutiful wife and she also provided food to all the guests and other living creatures like dogs, cats and birds, especially to crows. She only first saw “SAI BABA” when he […]

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 […]

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 […]

Madhvacharya Jayanti 2019

Madhvacharya Jayanti is the birth anniversary of Sri Madhvacharya, who is also known as Purna Prajna and Ananda Tirtha. In 2019, Madhvacharya Jayanti date is October 8. 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Devraha Baba Punyatithi

Devraha Baba Punyatithi is the death anniversary of Shri Devraha Baba (Deoraha baba), who was popularly known as “Ageless Yogi”. In 2019, Devraha Baba Punyatithi date is June 29. It is celebrated in a grand manner in Mathura. According to sources, Devraha Baba left his physical abode on 19 May 1990, Krishna Paksha Ekadashi in […]

Kabir Jayanti 2019

Kabir Jayanti is an auspicious day for Kabir Panth devotees, those who are the followers of Sant Kabirdas. In 2019, Kabir Jayanti date is June 17. 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 2019, Kalidas Din date is July 3. 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 […]

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 […]

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 2019

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 2019, Surdas Jayanti date is 9 May. According to some historians, Surdas was born on Shukla Paksha Panchami in Vaishakh Month in North Indian traditional calendar. Surdas was […]

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 2019, Samarth Guru Akkalkot Swami Punyadivas date is May 2. It falls on Krishna Trayodasi in Chaitra Month as per Marathi, Kannada & Telugu Calendars and in Vaishakh […]

Dev Damodar Tithi 2019

Dev Damodar Tithi is the death anniversary of Damodaradev, a Vaishnava saint from Ratnapitha, Hajo, Kamrup (Assam). In 2019, Dev Damodar Tithi date is May 5. Dev Damodar Tithi falls on Shukla Paksha Pratipada in Vaishakh Month as per North Indian calendar. It is the first day following Vaishakh Amavasya. Damodrdev was contemporary of Sankardeva […]