Bhakta Ramadasu | Bhadrachala Ramadasu | Kancharla Gopanna

Kancharla Gopanna (1620 – 1680), popularly known as Bhakta Ramadas or Bhadrachala Ramadas, was a devotee of Lord Rama and a composer of Carnatic music. He lived in the village of Nelakondapalli near Bhadrachalam, Telangana and is renowned for constructing a famous temple for Lord Sri Rama at Bhadrachalam. His devotional poems on Rama are […]

Tikkana Somayaji | ‘KaviBrahma’ | ‘Ubhaya Kavimitrudu’

Tikkana (1205–1288) was born into a Brahmin family. He translated some portions of Mahabharata into Telugu. Tikkana Somayaji was the second poet of the “Trinity of Poets (Kavi Trayam)” that translated Mahabharata into Telugu. ‘Nannaya Bhattaraka’ was the first to translate two and a half chapters of Mahabharata. Tikkana Somayaji has translated 15 Parvas of […]

Sadguru Sivananda Murthy

Kandukuri Sivananda Murthy (1928-2015 ) was a Hindu philosopher and a Spiritual master. He was born in Andhra Pradesh into a noble Hindu family, and his family members were ardent devotees of Lord Shiva. Through his good knowledge and kind approach, he has many disciples and well-wishers in India and in foreign countries. He has […]

Narayana Teertha

Sri Narayana Teertha (1650–1745) was a Vaishnavite saint and an ardent devotee of Lord Krishna and composed and sung many songs on him. Narayana was born in a village at Andhra Pradesh to a pious Hindu family. He was an intelligent student and quickly grasped all the subjects. He contains very good qualities such as […]

Malayala Swamy

Malayala Swamy (1885–1962) was a great saint and a social reformer. He was against caste discrimination, and according to him, that the Vedas and the Holy Scriptures must be studied by all class of people. He also fought for the welfare of women’s rights. He founded the Sri Vyasashrama in Yerpedu, Andhra Pradesh. His disciple […]