A.C.BHAKTI VEDANTHA SWAMI PRABHUPADA (1 Sept. 1896 – 14 Nov. 1977)
Worldwide known Hindu movement-HARE KRISHNA MOVEMENT-spreading Krishna
Conscience in the Society for long indeed is a gift of Bharathamata!
Abhaya Caranāravinda Bhaktivedānta Svāmi born on First September
Eighteen Ninety Six lived upto children’s day of nineteen seventy seven
Proud Indian spiritual teacher is the founder-preceptor of the
“International Society for Krishna Consciousness”!
Members of the ISKCON movement view Bhaktivedānta Swāmi as representative
And messenger of “Chaitanya Mahaprabhu” Krsna Caitanya Bhaktivedanta_Swami_Prabhupada. Born Abhay Charan De in Kolkata
Educated at the “Scottish Church College” in Calcutta.
Before adopting life of a novice renunciate “Vanaprastha” he was married
And owned a small “Pharmaceutical” business.In nineteen fifty nine he took a vow of renunciation
Started writing commentaries on Vaishnava scriptures. In his later years,
As a traveling Vaishnava monk, he became an influential communicator of Gaudiya Vaishnava theology to India and “Western world” through his leadership of ISKCON, founded in Nineteen Sixty Six”
As the founder of ISKCON, he “emerged as a major figure of the Western counterculture” initiating thousands of young Americans.”
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Among the great Indian Saints and Seers probably the greatest
Who attracted the attention of the entire world to India
And Hinduism with his address “Brothers and Sisters of America””
Was the first and foremost disciple of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa!
Swami Vivekananda gifted to India and the world by
Holy Mother-Bharathamatha- on Twelfth January Eighteen
Sixty Three and attained immortality on fourth July Nineteen
Hundred and Two.Narendranath Dutta was he in those days!
Hindu monk, a chief disciple of Indian mystic Ramakrishna.
Key avathar in introduction of the Indian philosophies of Vedanta
And Yoga to the Western world; cause of raising interfaith awareness,
Bringing Hinduism to the level of major world religion !a major force
In reviving Hinduism in India, and brought in concept of nationalism
In colonial India.founded Ramakrishna Math and Mission.
Influenced by his guru, Ramakrishna, learnt all living beings were
Embodiment of the divine self; therefore, service to God could be rendered
By service to humankind. After Guru’s death, Swami toured our subcontinent
Extensively and acquired first-hand knowledge of the conditions prevailing.
Later travelled to the United States, representing India at the Parliament
Of Religions. Here is regarded as a patriotic saint, and his birthday
Celebrated as National Youth Day.Let us pay homage on this Samadhi day!
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RUPA GOSWAMI (1489–1564)
Rupa-Goswami took avathar in fourteen hundred and eighty nine
Attained samadhi in fifteen hundred and sixty four a devotional
Teacher deemed Guru, poet and philosopher of Gaudiya Vaishnava
Tradition.senior goswami of Vrindavan-connected to Chaitanya mahaprabhu.
Considered to be an incarnation of Lord Krishna and revered as such
During the annual Rath Yathra Rupa Goswami composed a
Mystical verse that Chaitanya Mahaprabhu requested him
To read to his most intimate associates. Upon hearing this verse.
All praised Rupa Goswami for his outstanding composition
Filled with deep devotion. Rupa Goswami was proclaimed
To be very embodiment of Chaitanya’ Mahaprabhu’s
esoteric teachings of divine mellows among the gaudiya vaisnavas
Rupa respected to be the greatest follower of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu
and those that strictly follow in his preceptoral line are known as Rupanugas
Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and Rupa Goswami.
Basava (1105 CE–
Of the many many Indian Saints and Seers gifted by
Bharatha Matha to us to sanctify the Society nice
In all parts of the great Nation India that is Bharath
One from Karnataka is today’s series INDIAN SAINTS 8.
Basavanna a Twelfth-century Hindu philosopher, statesman,
Kannada poet in the Niraakaara Shiva-focussed Bhakti
Movement and a social reformer during the period
Of the Kalachuri-dynasty king Bijjala I in Karnataka.
“Listen, O lord of the meeting rivers,
things standing shall fall,
but the moving ever shall stay.”
Basava’s saying in his “The Lord of the Meeting Rivers: Devotional Poems”” .
Chandrashekhara Bharati III (1892–1954)
North or South, East or West , Centre no discrimination for Bharathamatha
All parts of holy Bharat my Motherland India has gifted great Saints
And Seers all over to guide the people towards nobility and divinity
In all religions – a great country, religious people with sincerity!
Chandrashekara Bharati Three was Narasimha Sastri in HIS poorvaashrama
Was born in Eighteen Ninety Two and attained Jeevan muktha in Nineteen Fifty Four
Was indeed the Jagadguru – teacher of the world- of the Sringeri Sharada Peetham
D Nineteen Twelve to Nineteen fifty Four!was quite a good length of time!
Most significant spiritual figures he was in Hinduism in the last century.
On September Tenty Sixth Nineteen Fifty Four day of Mahalaya Amavasya
Mahaswami took a bath in the Tunga River in Sringeri, sat in padmasana
And attained Videha Mukti on the banks of the river.body was discovered
Floating in the river. was interred by Sri Abhinava Vidyatirtha, his successor
To the Sharada Peetham. body buried beside his Guru’s samadhi.
A samadhi was constructed for him, Shiva Linga was consecrated over it.
Worshipped today called Sri Chandrashekhara Bharati Linga.
Chandrashekhara Bharati Swaminah composed a few poems and famous commentary.
Gururaja Sukti Malika with thirty six compositions in four hundred pages.
Printed in Sanskrit and Tamil Bhashya on Vivekachoodamani of SriAdisankara.
We pray our homage to Acharaya Jagathguru and seek HIS blessings.
Of the holy Saints and Seers, Bharathamatha has gifted to us
Eighteen Fifty nine born and lived upto Nineteen Thirty was the great
KHATKHATE BABA – a Kashmiri saint who had enormous divine powers.
Kashmir an abode of Shiva has produced a number of holy men, saints,
Ascetics and sages with supernatural powers to perform miracles.
They had numerous followers venerating!Outstanding holy man was
Pandit Shiv Prasad Choudhari, who afterwards became Khatkhate Baba!
HIs divine powers were used for the society and good causes.
A big Yajna was organized by the disciples of Khatkhate Baba
In the premises of Sanskrit Vidyapeeth in Nineteen Eleven.
Large number of saints and sages from all over the country participated
And paid their obeisance to Khatkhate Baba. Boarding and lodging a huge task.
When preparing the meals shortage of ghee was felt.impossible to bring
At short notice from the city. Khatkhate Baba asked them to bring water
From the Yamuna river in place of ghee. when Yamuna water was placed
In the vessel for frying the pooris it at once turned into ghee
Food was there for th satisfaction of all! water became ghee!!!
Next day Khatkhate Baba asked his disciples to bring ghee
From the market and poured into the Yamuna river to make up the losses.
Divine and miraculous powers of Baba were for the disciples and society
Sever outbreak of diseases were averted by Khatkhate Baba .
His samadhi at Etawah is a pilgrimage centre.
Abhinavagupta one of the blessed sons of our holy Mother
Bharathamatha to become a great Indian saint to guide brothers
All over the nation-nay the world even- a powerful Saint to bless
The human beings in HIS own methods and style to last till this day!
Abhinavagupta’s period nine hundred and fifty to one thousand sixteen
Philosopher, mystic and aesthetician from Kashmir- influential musician,
Poet, dramatist, exegete, theologian, and logician – a polymathic
Personality exercised strong influences on Indian culture.
Born in Kashmir in a family of scholars and mystics- studied all
Schools of philosophy and art of his time under the guidance of many gurus.
In his long life he completed over thirty five works, the largest is Tantrāloka,
Encyclopedic treatise on all the philosophical and practical aspects of Kashmir Shaivism.
Another important contribution was philosophy of aesthetics with his famous
Abhinavabhāratī commentary of Nāṭyaśāstra of Bharata Muni.
Abhinavagupta had six qualities required for śaktipāta, described
In sacred Śrīpūrvaśāstra): unflinching faith in God, realisation of mantras,
Control over objective principles thirty six tattvas, successful conclusion
Of all the activities undertaken, poetic creativity and knowledge of all disciplines.
Various scholars have say Abhinavagupta is a “brilliant scholar and saint”,
“The pinnacle of development of Kashmir Śaivism” and ” yogic realization”.