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”” .
Madhvacharya” period Twelve Hundred and Thirty Two to Thirteen Hundred
And Seventeen known as Pūrna Prajña and Ananda Tīrtha, was
The chief proponent of the Dvaita school of Vedanta
He called his philosophy Tatvavaa Tatvaada- “arguments from a realist viewpoint”-
Born on the West coast of Karnataka in thirteenth century.
As a teenager,He became a monk joining Brahma-sampradaya
Guru Achyutapreksha,of the Ekadandi order.studied the classics of Hindu philosophy
The Principal Upanisdhads, Bhagvat Gita and the Brahma sutras
He commented on these, and is credited with thirty seven works .
He was extremely brief and had condensed expression. His greatest work is
The philosophical supplement to his bhashya on Brahma sutras composed
in a poetic structure.He proclaimed himself to be an avatar of Vayu ,
the son of god Vishnu! One of the three pillars of Hinduism great.
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”.
Indian Saints and Seers are the greatest gift of our Holy Motherland
India that is Bharath! But they are for the whole world as God’s messengers.
They have gone to countries several and spread the message of peace and harmony
This series pays homage to such Saints and Seers and solicits their grac
Swami Abhedananda lived during second October Eighteen Sixty Six and
Eighth September nineteen thirty nine was a Disciple of Ramakrishna
Paramahansa.and the founder of Ramakrishna Vedanta Math. Swami Vivekananda
Sent him to the West to head the “Vedanta Society of New York” in Eighty Ninety Seven.
Abhedhanandha spread the message of “Vedanta” a theme on which
He authored several books through his life, and subsequently founded
Ramakrishna Vedanta Math, in Calcutta and Darjeeling”
He was born in north his father was Rasiklal Chandra and
His mother was Nayantara Devi. at the age of 18, while studying for the school
final examination he left his home to be with Ramakrishana during his final illness.
first at Shyampukur and then at Cossipur Garden-house near Calcutta
Group photo taken on 30 January 1887 In Baranagar Math, Kolkata.
Standing: (l–r) Swami Shivananda, Swami Ramakrishnananda, Swami Vivekananda, Randhuni, Debendranath Majumdar, Mahendranath Gupta (Shri M), Swami Trigunatitananda, H.Mustafi
Sitting: (l–r) Swami Niranjanananda, Swami Saradananda, Hutko Gopal, Swami Abhedananda