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 […]

Arumuka Navalar (Nallur Arumuga Pillai)

Arumuka Navalar (1822–1879) was a Sri Lankan Shaivite Tamil scholar, saint and an ardent devotee of Lord Muruga. His birth name was Nallur Arumuga Pillai. He was born in a Tamil Vellalar family in Nallur, Jaffna at Srilanka, and became one of the preachers of the Shaivism sect. Though, he translated the bible into the […]

Seshadri Swamigal | The Saint with a Golden Hand

Seshadri Swamigal was born on January 22, 1870 at Kanchipuram. Even as a child, he has done miracles. Once Seshadri wants to purchase an idol of Lord Krishna from a shop, and asked his mother to buy it. The trader gave the idol to the child for free of cost. Then the next day the […]

Thiruvarutselvar Sivagami Ammaiyar

Sivagami Ammaiyar is a staunch devotee of Lord Muruga, and she was born in Neduvayal in Tamil Nadu,in a rich family during the year 1784, and after performing divine service to Lord Muruga for many years, she died in the year 1854, at the age of 70. It is believed that, after her death, she […]

U Muthuramalingam Thevar

U Muthuramalingam Thevar (1908 –1963), who was also known as Pasumpon Muthuramalingam Thevar (Ukkirapandi Muthuramalinga Thevar), was a popular personality among the Tamil people, and he is worshipped as a Holy saint by the people belonged to Thevar community. He was one among the noble persons who lived in the 20th century and done lot […]

Devaraya Swamigal | Author of Kanda Sashti Kavacham

Devaraya Swamigal was born in the year 1820 in a pious Hindu family, and he was an ardent devotee of Lord Muruga. He is the author of the famous ‘Kanda Shasti Kavasam’, which was composed by him in Tamil language through the grace of Lord Muruga. His father was a rich man, and he was […]

Swami Haridhos Giri Guruji | Swamy behind Dakshina Sampradaya Namasankeertanam

Haridhos Giri Swamigal (20th century AD), also called as Haridas, was born in a pious Hindu family, in the village of Thennangur, Tamil Nadu. Swami Haridhos Giri was very good in chanting of god’s names (Nama sankeertanam) and giving religious discourses on Bhagavatham, Bhagavat Gita and Ramayan. He had travelled to many foreign countries and […]

Sri Krishna Premi Swamigal

Sri Krishna Premi Swamigal was born in the year 1934 in a village in Tamil nadu. He was a good preacher and patron of Vaishnavism, and was affectionately called by his devotees as Anna and as Swamigal. He used to visit Krishna temples during his childhood itself, and sincerely prayed to Lord Krishna.He has performed […]

Machamuni Siddhar

Machamuni Siddhar is an ancient Siddhar and is famous for his popular works. He was born with the blessings of Lord Shiva and contains great bhakti and fully devoted on Lord Shiva. He was brought up by Sri Pinnakeesar and learned various subjects from him. He took the guidance of the great sage Kakapujandar, and […]

Pulipani Siddhar

Pulipani Siddhar is an ancient Siddhar and is the disciple of Bogar. He is a staunch devotee of Lord Shiva. Bogar installed Lord Murugan’s Navabashana idol at the Palani Hill, and daily he performed milk and panchamirtham abhishekham to the idol of Lord Murugan. After some time, his disciple Pulipani Siddhar performedpuja for Lord Murugan, […]

Sagduru Swamigal

Sri Sagduru Swamigal was born in the year 1777 in a Telugu Brahmin family in Thiruvisanallur. His birth name was Venkataraman. His father was a great scholar and an expert in composing divine songs, playing musical instruments, and was well-versed in sacred scriptures and Vedas. Venkataraman learned the divine scriptures and music composition under the […]

Sridhara Venkatesa Ayyaval

Sri Sridhara Venkatesha Ayyaval was a true devotee of Lord Vishnu, and he has seen his presence everywhere in the world. Even he finds the chanting of “RAMA NAMA” in the sounds raised by the animals and birds. According to him, he finds Lord Rama in each and every thing, and he got such a […]

Manickaswamy, disciple of Seshadri Swamigal

Manickaswamy (20th century AD) was lived in Tiruvannamalai and he was considered as the important disciple and an ardent devotee of Sadguru Sri Seshadri Swamigal. He has moved closely with Swamy and closely observed many Siddhis of Swamiji and got attracted with him. Manickaswamy was born in a village at Tiruvannamalai into a poor Hindu […]

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 […]

Thilagavathiyar

Thilagavathiyar (7th century AD) was a great Shiva devotee and she was born in a Vellalar family in a village in Tamil Nadu. Her parents were also ardent devotees of Lord Shiva, and her brother was Marulneekkiyar, who was later known as Thirunavukarasar. She was very religious, and used to regularly worship Lord Shiva in […]

Kandaradhitha Chola

Kandaradhiththa Chola was an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva and used to sing songs in praise of Lord Shiva in the temples, and gives good support and provide sufficient food to the Shiva Devotees.He has also contributed a portion of songs in the famous Shaivite text thiruvichaippa. Kandaradhiththa Chola was the king of the Chola […]