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 […]

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 Dadhichi. His wife was Suvarcha. Dadhichi’s hermitage was right next to the holy river Ganga. Suvarcha’s sister Gabhastini also used to live in the hermitage. Such was the sage Dadhichi’s powers […]

Mahavatar Babaji | Father of Kriya Yoga

Mahavatar Babaji was considered as an incarnation of Lord Shiva. It is also believed that, Babaji sometimes appears in the form of Lord Shiva. Babaji is believed to have still living in the Himalayas for thousands of years and blessing his devotees and was interested in spreading the Kriya Yoga among the universe, in order […]

Advaita Acharya | Disciple of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu

Advaita Acharya (1434–1559), was a great Vaishnava Saint. He was a great scholar in Bhagavad Gita, Bhagavata Purana and other divine scriptures, and he promoted the Bhakti spirit amongst the devotees. His birth name was Kamalaksha Mishra. LIFE He was born in Bangladesh. {It is believed that he was the incarnation of Lord Vishnu}. He […]

Swami Jyotirmayananda Saraswati

Jyotirmayananda Saraswati was born in the year 1931, is a spiritual saint and contains good knowledge in Vedanta, Hindu philosophy, and wrote lot of spiritual books, and books on Yoga and meditation. He was a disciple of Sivananda Saraswati, and served at the Sivananda Ashram in Rishikesh for a few years. Jyotirmayananda also served in […]

Swami Shantanand Saraswati

Swami Shantanand Saraswati (1913-1997) was the pontiff of the Jyotir Math from 1953 to 1980, and he was a disciple of Brahmananda Saraswati. After assuming as the pontiff of the holy mutt, Shantanand had done good service in the mutt, and he performed pujas to the deities in a well-versed manner. Though there was some […]

Nityananda Prabhu (Nitai) | Incarnation of Lord Balarama in Gaudiya Vaishnavism

Sri Nityananda Prabhu (15th century), was a Hindu saint, and belongs to the Gaudiya Vaishnava, and is considered as an incarnation of Lord Balarama. He was Chaitanya Mahaprabhu’s close friend and disciple. Nityananda Prabhu was born to a pious Brahmin at a small village in Birbhum district of present West Bengal in the year 1474. […]

Swami Ramji | Kashmiri Saint

Swami Ramji (19th century AD) was the son of the Brahmin scholar Shukdev and he was born in Srinagar, Kashmir in the year 1852 AD. His father was doing Purohit work, and also served as a priest at a Shiva temple. He was a clever boy, and he performed well in his education and was […]

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, […]

Utpaladeva | Kashmiri Shaivite Saint

Utpaladeva (900–950 AD) was one of the great saints in Kashmir, and he was an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva. Utpaladeva composed several songs on Lord Shiva, and also wrote spiritual books. Utpala’s main disciple was Sri Lakshmana Gupta. Utpaladeva was born in Srinagar, Kashmir in a pious Brahmin family and he was married and […]

Sahajanand Saraswati

Sahajanand Saraswati (1889–1950) was a spiritual saint, social reformer and a writer. He was born in a village in the present day Uttar Pradesh, in the year 1889, in a pious Hindu Brahmin family. He studied well, and from his young age itself, he wanted to do goodness to the poor people and to the […]

Pranavananda Saraswathi | Founder of ‘Divine Life Society’, Malaysia

Pranavananda Saraswathi (1908–1982) was the founder of the Divine Life Society in Malaysia. His birth name was N.Ponniah. LIFE N. Ponniah was born in the year 1908 in Sri Lanka. His parents were strong followers of Hindu faith, and worshippers of Hindu gods. He has served as a disciple to Yogaswami, who showed him the […]

Kaadsiddheshwar (Shri Samarth Muppin Kaadsiddheswar Maharaj)

Shri Samarth Muppin Kaadsiddheswar Maharaj (1905–2001) was one of the spiritual gurus in the Navnath tradition. He was a disciple of Shri Samarth Siddharameshwar Maharaj. Kaadsiddheswar was born in the year 1905 in a pious Hindu family in a village at Kolhapur district in Maharashtra. His birth name was Jaigauda Patil. He has joined in […]

Venkatesananda Saraswati

Venkatesananda Saraswati (1921-1982)was born in Thanjavur in a pious Hindu family, and he was a disciple of Swamy Sivananda Saraswati. He got spiritual guidance under his Guru Sri Sivananda, and he was an active member at the Divine Life Society in Rishikesh, and spread the teachings of Sivananda in foreign countries. His birth name was […]