Chandrashekarendra Saraswati – IS 22

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Chandrashekarendra Saraswati (20 May 1894 – 8 January 1994)

Jagadguru Shri Chandrasekharendra Saraswati Swamigal
Born as  Swaminathan on twentieth May, Eighteen Ninety Four
And attained siddhi on Eighth January nineteen ninety four
Reverentially called the Sage of Kanchi or Mahaperiyava
The sixty eighth Jagadguru of the Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham.
Mahaperiyava’s discourses in fact, magnum opus based on Hindu
Philosophy titled – “Deivathin Kural”was indeed great
Kanchi peetam established by Adi Sankara in person-

At the age of eleven on ascending the Peetam ,Acharya
Visited Thanjavur- big people used to call on him,
Being a Fellow of Theosophical Society he was,
My grand father one of the leading High Court Advocates did not.
Despite Acharya’s desire to meet, he budged not!
Acharya said , if NKR Iyer* is not coming, he would go to
Nagari Mahal and meet my grand father. At last Shri NKR Iyer agreed
On condition when calls on Acharya, he will not sit on the ground,
Nor bow to Acharya and so on. Acharya agreed and arranged
For a chair to NKR Iyer. Young Acharya, by his wisdom and intelligence
Made my grand father revise his resolve and he bowed to Acharya
And the Peetam in the traditional practice! Greatness of Acharya
Jagat Guru indeed is great as all know. Acharya in nineteen sixty three
At Akkagaripeta described to me this event-though I knew earlier!
On this holy and auspicios ADI FRIDAY, let us seek HIS grace!

 

Nagari Mahal is the name of the  house where he lived.

_* NKR Iyer referred to is  Shri N K Ramaswami Iyer B A B L F.T.S High court Vakil and also a staunch Congress member in 1941  who was my father’s father!__________________________________________________________________________________                          Register of Delegates, Indian National Congress, Madras, 1914.

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49 Madras Madras Provincial  Committee  N. K. Ramaswami Aiyar, B.A.B.L; Tanjore

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Kanchi Shankara Mutt established by Adi Sankara whose 68th Peetadhipathi was Chandrashekarendra Saraswati.

SRI AUROBINDO – IS 21

 

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Sri Aurobindo (15 August 1872 – 5 December 1950)

When my better half was alive till  twenty second July in Two Thousand Fourteen
She found solace, at her brother’s instance, for woes in  faith in a great Saint
Sri Aurobindo of Auroville-Pondicherry and used to visit quite a few times
He indeed a great Saint who attracted disciples from different countries!

Sri Aurobindo Ghose born on Fifteenth August Eighteen Seventy Two and alive
Till fifth December Nineteen Fifty- philosopher, yogi, guru, poet, and nice
Nationalist joining Indian movement for independence from British rule,
For a while was an influential leader who became a spiritual reformer pure,
Introducing his visions on human progress and spiritual evolution.

Studied for the Indian Civil Service at King’s College, Cambridge, England
Took up  civil service works under the maharaja of the princely state of Baroda
And became increasingly involved in nationalist politics and  revolutionary
Movement in Bengal. arrested in the aftermath of a number of bomb outrages
Linked to his organisation, but in a public trial where he faced charges of treason
Could be convicted and imprisoned only for writing articles against British rule.
Was released , following the murder of a prosecution witness.
In the jail, he had mystical and spiritual experiences,  moved to Pondicherry.

Leaving politics for spiritual work. developed the spiritual practice – Integral Yoga.
Central theme of his vision was the evolution of human life into a life divine.
Believed in spiritual realisation that  liberated man and transformed nature,
Enabling a divine life on earth. In Nineteen Twenty Six, with  his spiritual disciple
Known to us today as “The Mother”, founded the Sri Aurobindo Ashram Auroville!

As a person of letters,he wrote The Life Divine, which deals with  aspects of
Integral Yoga; Synthesis of Yoga, which deals with guidance to Integral Yoga;
And Savitri: A Legend and a Symbol,epic poem. Thousands stay in Auroville and Spend their lives in nobility which is Divinity. We invoke HIS grace and blessings!

 

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Aurobindo Ashram at Auroville

Alauddin Sabir Kaliyari -IS 20

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Alauddin Sabir Kaliyari

All the Saints and seers gifted by our Holy Mother of India
That is Bharat have been guiding the Society towards nobility
And divinity- irrespective of religion and that indeed
Is the greatness of religion, concepts and its leaders.

Alauddin Sabir Kaliyari Muslim Saint known as Makhdoom-ul-Alam,
Sabir E Pak, Makhdoom, Ali Ahmad, Baba Sabir, Charaag e Chisht
Senior Makhdoom Alauddin Ali Ahmed Sabir, “Saint of Kaliyar”,
A South Asian Sufi saint in the THIRTEENTH  century.

 Born on: 21 February 1196, Herat, Afghanistan
Died: 16 March 1291, Roorkee
Full name: Alauddin Ali Ahmed Sabir
Predecessor: Fariduddin Ganjshakar
Based in: Piran Kaliyar Road, Roorkee
Parents: Jamila Khatun, Syed Abdul Rahim

 

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SANATANA GOSWAMI IS 19.=GURU POORNIMA DAY

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Sanatana Goswami (1488–1558)

Among the many great Indian Saints and Seers kindly gifted
By Bharathamatha was  Sanatana Goswami born in Fourteen Eighty Eight
And left to embrace the feet of the Lord Almighty in Fifteen Fifty Eight
Principal disciple of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.noble and great!

Saint wrote a number of important works in the bhakti tradition
Of Gaudiya Vaishnavism and was the senior most of the influential
Six Goswamis of Vrindavan, among whom was his brother Rupa Goswami.
Born in Jessore, now in Bangladesh as the son of Mukunda!

Sanatana’s father was the private secretary of the Sultan of
Bengal, Jalaluddin Fateh Shah ruled fourteen Eighty one-Eighty Seven
Sanatana was the eldest son of Mukunda, and his younger brothers
All are Saints from whom we solicit blessings for universal harmony.

Today indeed is great Guru Poornimaa- Vyasa Poornima
Very auspicious day-we propitiate all our GURUS- Saints and Seers
They all are our Gurus; we solicit their grace and blessings
Through Sanatana Goswami!
“Gurur brahma, gurur Vishnu
Gurur dhevo Maheswaraha
Gurus saatchaath param Brahma
Thasmai sri GuravE namaha!

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MIR MUKHTAR AKHYAR IS 18

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MIR MUKHTAR AKHYAR

Among notable Sufi Saint, Seer and Scholar is Mukhtar Akhyar
Born in Sixteen Fifty Three and lived upto Seventeen Nineteen
A sufi scholar of the Noorbakshi orders of the Sufi in Baltistan
He with his scholarship and spiritual strength shaped the social
Complexion of the valley.  son of Abu Saeed Sauda early Muslim
Of Baltistan and kashmir. established 12 Khanqah around Baltistan.

Akhyar translated the book Fiqh-i-Ahwat the book of jurisprudence
Known as the Siraj-ul-Islam written in Arabic by his teacher Shah
Syed Muhammad Nurbakhsh Qahistani. To whatever religion and sect
Saints and seers belong, sons of India that is Bharath- Mother Bharathamatha
All trying to make the man live with nobility and humanism great
We respect all and pay our gratitude for what they have done to our kith and kin.

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BHAKTIVEDANTA SWAMI PRABHUPADA- I S 11

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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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HARE KRISHNA MOVEMENT MEMBERS IN SEARCH OF TRUTH

BASAVA -IS 8

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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”” .

 

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