Gopala Bhatta Goswami (1503–1578)
South and North, West and East-equal for Mother India for her grace
Great Saints and Seers- of Hindu or Sufi gifted for the peace and joy
Of all the children of Bharatha Matha! We are grateful to you Mother.
Born in a Sri vaishnava family of Tamil Iyengar origin in Srirangam, Tamilnadu.
Gopala bhatta goswami was a great devotee of Laxmi-Narayana
Born in Fifteen Hundred and Three and lived upto Fifteen Seventy Eight
The foremost disciples of the Vaishnava saint,Chaitanya Mahaprabhu,
and a leading figure in the Gaudiya Vaishnava school
A part of the Six Goswamis of Vrindavan, who influenced its philosophical basis .
His first meeting with Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu was in fifteen hundred and ten
During Mahaprabhu’s tour of South India. At young age he met Chaitanya
And served him for some months.Such was his love for the saint, that when
Chaitanya Mahaprabhu was about to leave,Gopala Bhatta became upset,
And for his sake, Chaitanya agreed to stay a few more days.
He had a spiritual vision where Chaitanya Mahaprabhu revealed Himself
As an avatar of Krishna, the supreme God.In the vision Krishna told him that
In the town of Vrindavan He would meet two devotees, Rupa and Sanatana.
Goswami who would guide in the finer details of devotional service .
Gopala Bhatta wanted to leave for Vrindavan at once,
Chaitanya Mahaprabhu told him to stay and serve his parents.
After Chaitanya’s departure, Gopal Bhatta took guidance from his uncle
Prabhodananda Sarasvati. Gopal Bhatta took care of his parents in their old age,
After their death he went to Vrindavana. and met Rupa and Sanatana .
They accepted him as a brother. Gopal Bhatta helped Sanatana
Compile the book Hari Bhakti Vilasa. Let us invoke his grace and blessings.
Dayananda Saraswati (Ärsha Vidya) (15 August 1930 – 24 September 2015)
Of the great Indian Saints and Seers gifted by our Holy
Mother BHarathamatha, Dayananda Saraswati born
In Tamilnadu indeed was a great Gita exponent-prime
Disciple of Chinmayananda Saraswati of Chinmaya Mission.
Manjakkudi village in the then Thanjavur district is Swamiji’s
Birth took place in Nineteen Thirty. Yes;he was known as “Natarajan”
In his ‘purvashrama’ starting his career as a Steno in the Lucas group.
in Chennai.Attracted by Gita and teachings joined Chinmaya Mission.
On the lines of his Guru Chinmayanandaji he propagated
The message of Gita through his Gita Gnana Yagnas in English
All through India and countries several away. Founded his
Arsha Vidya Peetam in Aanaikatti in Coimbatore District.
Chinmayananda Saraswati (8 May 1916 – 3 August 1993)
Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive but to be young was very heaven
To be the Secretary of Chinmaya Mission Thanjavur was indeed a bliss
At the young age of twenty two-it was all HIS blessings still green memories!
Attended Geeta Gnana Yagnas-great spiritual experience and hence the bliss!
More than Geeta- MY six thirty means six thirty neither six twenty nine
Nor Six thirty one! My eight means neither seven fifty nine nor eight zero one!
Such a punctualist to the core not to come across any longer
My refrain in my training classes used to be a subject of discussion on this
With a quiz “Can you tell me a Barrister turned spiritual head?”
As a clue poorvashrama name started with ‘B sanyashrana name started with ‘C”!
Chinmayananda Saraswati born as Balakrishna Menon born on Eight May
Ninteen Sixteen- and entered God’s feet on Third August Nineteen Ninety Three
A Barrister at Law turned spiritual leader and a teacher who inspired the
Formation of Chinmaya Mission, a worldwide nonprofit organisation,
And spread the knowledge of Advaita Vedanta, the non-dual system of thought
Found in the Upanishads, which epitomise the philosophical teachings of Vedas.
Swami taught Bhagavad Gita, the Upanishads, and other ancient Scriptures
For four decades and more, led a global Hindu spiritual Cultural renaissance
And popularised the religion’s esoteric scriptural texts, teaching them in English
All across India and abroad His greatness indeed! Had the pleasure af attending ..
Inspired formation of Chinmaya Mission program by his disciples
And led by him, a spiritual, educational, and charitable nonprofit organization
In more than three hundred centres in India and internationally. authored
Ninety five works including commentaries on the major Upanishad and Gita.
Visiting professor of Indian philosophy at American and Asian universities-
Conducted university lecture tours in many countries. India’s greatest son!
Alaul Haq Pandavi
Great and kind gifts of the Almighty-Omnipotent, Omniscient
Omnipresent to our Motherland Saints and Seers of all religions
Society would have been impoverished spiritually, morally
And ethically but for the guidance and nobility of the Saints!
Among such Saints and Seers of religions here is one Sufi Saint
Shaikh Alaul Haq Pandavi a thirteenth Century eminent saint of Bengal
Belonging to the Chisti spiritual order. disciple of another prominent
Chishti Sufi of Bengal Khwaja “Akhi Siraj Aainae Hind”
His major shrine at Pandua Sharif Dargah, of the ruined city of “Pandua, Malda”
Alaul Haq Pandavi an erudite saint who served as a member of the elite in
The government of Shamsuddin Ilyas Shah, the Sultan of Bengal.
Two of his notable disciples are his son Shaikh Noor Qutbe Alam Pandavi
And the illustrious Sufi saint Ashraf Jahangir Semnani His URS- is
Observed on the Twenty third, fourth and twenty fifth Rajab in Sharif Dargah..
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!
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.”
HARE KRISHNA MOVEMENT MEMBERS IN SEARCH OF TRUTH
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!
GURU AND DISCIPLE
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