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!
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.
Arunagirinathar (15th Century A.D.)
Of the several Saints from Southern part of the great India that is Bharath
Arunagirinaadhar indeed a great and noble Tamil Saint Poet
He lived during the Fifteenth century in Tamilnadu indeed a blessed land
He was the creator of Tamil Tiruppugaḻ”Holy Praise” or “Divine Glory”
Thiruppugal, a book of poems in Tamil in praise of the Lord Muruga
His poems are known for their lyricism coupled with complex rhymes
And rhythmic structures. literature and devotion blended harmoniously.
Singing lifts one to higher devotion and peace of mind a great feat and treat!
Thiruppugazh a major work of medieval Tamil literature
Well known for its poetical and musical qualities, as well as
For its religious, moral and philosophical content.
Not a day passess on in my morning prayers sans his poems.
Among the gifted acharyas-Indian Saints and Seers gifted by
Mother Bharathamata one great is Advaita Acharya. from Bengal
Born in fourteen hundred forty four and samadhied in Fifteen
Fifty Nine as Kamalaksha Mishra- incarnation of Lord Krishna.
Considered as an incarnation of Chaitanya in the Gaudiya Vaishnava
Sampradaya, disciple and companion of the founder of the Gaudiya Vaishnava
Sect, Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, and guru of Haridasa Thakur. born at Navagrama-Laur village in the present Bangladesh fifty years before Chaitanya.
Spent most of his adult life in Shantipur in Nadia with his wife and family
Teaching Bhagavad Gita and Bhagavata Purana promoting Bhakti Yoga.
His activities are found in the Chaitanya Charitamrta, the Chaitanya Mangala
And the Chaitanya Bhagavata A great Hindu Saint we bow our head with respect.
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.
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.