Devaraja Perumal Swamigal | Sri Jananyacharya

Sri Devaraja Perumal Swamigal also called as Sri Jananyacharya (1341 AD –1445 AD) was a great Vaishnava saint, and he was one of the chief propagators of the Sri Vaishnavism Sampradaya. Sri Jananyacharya Swami was under the lineage of Sri Ramanujacharya. He was a scholar in Vedas and Shastras, and he was a staunch devotee […]

Nakeerar (Nakkiranar | Nakkirar | Nakkiranar)

Nakeerar (Nakkiranar, sometimes spelled Nakkirar or Nakkiranar) was a famous Tamil poet who lived before two thousand years. He wrote several Tamil poems. IMPORTANCE Nakeerar was a famous poet and the author of the famous poem known as “TiruMuruka Aatruppadai”, which was written by him in praise of Lord Muruga. He was a great scholar […]

Kambar, Author of Kamba Ramayanam (Ramavataram) in Tamil

Kambar

Kambar (1180-1250 AD) was a Tamil poet and the author of Kamba Ramayanam. LIFE Kambar was brought up by a farmer in Tamil Nadu. He was honoured by the Great Chola King with the title Kavi Chakravarty. He was a great scholar,and was an expert in Tamil and Sanskrit languages. SPIRITUAL WORKS 1. Kamba Ramayanam […]

Yogaswami | Acharya of Nandinatha Sampradaya’s Kailasa Parampara

Yogaswami (1872–1964) was a Hindu Saint, who was praised by the people of other religions also, for showing his kindness among the people, and for undertaking several social welfare activities. He was the Acharya of the Nandinatha Sampradaya’s Kailasa Parampara. Yogaswami was the disciple of Satguru Chellappaswami, and he has become a saint through his […]

Manikkavacakar (Maanikkavaasagar) | Author of Thiruvempavai

Manikkavacakar, or Maanikkavaasagar was a 9th-century Tamil poet and he has written poems in praise of Lord Shiva which is known as Tiruvasakam. And he has also written Tiruvenbavai. He is said to have lived at Chidambaram in Tamil Nadu. LIFE He worked as a minister to the Pandiyan king and he lived in Madurai. […]

Abhirami Anthadhi | Collection of Poems by Abhirami Pattar for Ma Abhirami Devi

Abhirami Anthadhi is a wonderful collection of poems, which was written and sung by the great divine poet Sri Abhirami Bhattar, in praise of Ma Abhirami, a form of Ma Shakti Devi, who is dwelling in the Thirukkadaiyur Amirtaghatesvarar Sivan Temple, located in Tamil Nadu. The birth name of Abhirami Bhattar was Subramanyam, and he […]

Golden Quotes of Sri Sadasiva Brahmendra

Sri Sadasiva Brahmendra (18th century) was a great saint who lived near Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu. He composed many devotional songs and his birth name was Sivaramakrishna. Sadasiva was born in a Brahmin family at Tiruvisainallur, and he learnt the Vedic education at his village. Since, he was not interested in leading a family life, he […]

Kolaru Pathigam, Collection of Divine Songs on Lord Shiva by Sri Thirugnana Sambandar

Kolaru Pathigam is the collection of divine songs on Lord Shiva, which was written by the great Nayanmar Saint Sri Thirugnana Sambandar. Once as per the request of queen Mangaiyarkarasi who ruled Madurai, Sambandar started his journey from Thiruvadavur to Madurai. Since the day which he started is not considered as an auspicious day, the […]

Vinayaka Songs by Avvaiyar

Avvaiyar also respectfully known as Ma Avvaiyar was a Sangam period Tamil poet and Saint, and she was a great devotee of Lord Shiva. She appears in the pictures in the form of an old saintly lady, and it is believed, that she would have been lived before 2000 years ago, and due to her […]

Shivabrahmam (Parabrahmam, Shivasundaram)

Shivabrahmam, who is also fondly called by his devotees as Parabrahmam, was a great saint, who lived in a village in Tamil Nadu, before two thousand years. His birth name was Shivasundaram. He was a famous astrologer, and wrote lot of spiritual and astrology books, which is still helpful for the people. He was a […]

Guhananda Swamigal

Sri Guhananda Swamigal (20th century AD) was born in a village in Tamil Nadu. He was an ardent devotee of Lord Muruga, and as per the advice of his Guru Vallimalai Sri Sachidananda Swamigal, he began to regularly sing songs on Thirupugazh, which was written by the great Saint Sri Arunagiri Nathar. He maintained good […]

Shivagnana Swamigal

Shivagnana Swamigal, who is also fondly called by his devotees as Shiva, was a great saint, who lived in a village in Tamil Nadu, before few hundred years. He was a famous astrologer, and wrote lot of spiritual and astrology books, which is still helpful for the people. He was a staunch devotee of Lord […]

Thiruvalluvar | Tamil Poet, Philosopher

Thiruvalluvar, commonly known as Valluvar, was a popular Tamil poet. He is best known for writing the great text Thirukkuṛaḷ. LIFE He is believed to have lived in Madurai, and later in the town of Mylapore, and it is believed that he would have lived during 4th century BC. He is believed to have been […]

Arunagirinathar | Tamil saint-poet, Creator of ‘Thiruppugazh’

Arunagirinathar was a great saint, a staunch devotee of Muruga, and a divine poet, who lived during the 15th century in Tamil Nadu. His important spiritual writing was the Tamil poem Thiruppugazh, which was written in praise of Lord Murugan. In Thiruppugazh, his devotion to Lord Murugahas been shown meticulously. Thiruppugazh is one of the […]

Kapilar | Famous Poet of Sangam Period

Kapilar was one of the famous poets during the Sangam period, which is considered to be more than 2000 years ago. He contributed more than 200 poems, and he is believed to have been lived during first century. He lived during the period of Karikala and King Pari. He closely moved with them, and took […]

Meykandar | Meykanda Devar

Meykandar (13th century AD) also known as Meykanda Devar, was a great shaiva saint and scholar. He had rendered a famous devotional work called as Siva Jnana Bodham which tells the importance of the shaivism sect and features the greatness of Lord Shiva. His birth name was Swethavana Perumal. LIFE Meykandar was born in Cuddalore […]

Badragiriyar Siddhar

Badragiriyar (10th century AD) was a siddha purusha and he was considered as a great saint, who lived during the period of the great Shaivite Saint Sri Pattinathar. Before becoming a saint, Badragiriyar had ruled the kingdom of Ujjain in a well versed manner. Once while Pattinathar was doing meditation near the Mahakaleswara Temple, Ujjain, […]

Kachiyapper | Kachiyappa Sivachariyar | Author of Skanda Purana in Tamil

Kanda Puranam is the Tamil version of the Sanskrit version Skanda Purana. It was written by the great saint Sri Kachiyappa Sivachariyar at Kumara Kottam at Kanchipuram. He lived during the 10th century AD at Kanchipuram. He was a Shaivite saint, and at his young age itself, he was deeply interested in spirituality, and studied […]

Dr Prema Pandurang Ammaji

Dr Prema Pandurang hails from a Hindu family in Tamil Nadu. She served as a Professor in Presidency College in Chennai for many years. She is the founder of charitable trusts, and she is a divine discourser, and performed divine lectures from Hindu Holy texts like Puranas, Bhagavat Gita and Bhagavatham. She is an ardent […]

Satchidananda Swamigal of Vallimalai

Sri Satchidananda Swamigal of Vallimalai was a staunch devotee of Lord Muruga, and he attained Samadhi in the year 1950 at Vallimalai. According to the legend, Vallimalai is the place where Valli, consort of Lord Muruga was born, and it is located in Vellore District, and a temple for Lord Murugais found in Vallimalai. Sri […]