Hindu Swamijis

Hindu Swamijis

Shri Shriyogeshvara Life History

Source Link Function: Guru Traditions: Advaita Vedanta, Shaiva, Shakt, Sanatan Dharma Main Countries of Activity: India, Russia, Ukraine,USA, Latvia Date of Birth: 03/10/1962 Place of Birth: Kapadavunj, Gujarat State, India Biography Guruji Shri Shriyogeshvaraji was born on 3rd October, 1962 at Kapadvunj, Gujarat State, India. His father was a doctor, Dr. Surendra Premananda Shah and […]

Sri Prajnaparamita Life History

Source Link Traditions: Advaita Vedanta, Mahayana Buddhism Main Countries of Activity: The Netherlands, France, UK Date of Birth: 1955 Place of Birth: The Netherlands Biography Born and living in the Netherlands, Prajnaparamita has been in spiritual search for her true nature most of her life. Initially investigating and studying psychology, religion and philosophy, she is […]

Sri Arjuna Ardagh Life History

Source Link Function: Spiritual Teacher Traditions: Advaita Main Countries of Activity: USA, Sweden, UK, Germany Date of Birth: May 3, 1957 Place of Birth: London, UK Biography Arjuna Ardagh, born 1957 in London, was educated at King’s School Canterbury, and later at Cambridge University in England, where he earned a Master’s degree in literature. Since […]

Swami Ashokananda Life History

Source Link Traditions: Ramakrishna-Vivekananda, Advaita Vedanta, Meditation, Tapoloka Main Countries of Activity: India, USA Date of Birth: September 23, 1893 Place of Birth: Durgapur, East Bengal, India (Presently Bangladesh) Date Left His/Her Body: December 1969 Biography Swami Ashokananda was a much-venerated monk of the Ramakrishna Order. He was ordained into sannyasa by Swami Shivananda, and […]

Swami Chidananda Saraswati Life History

Source Link Chidananda Saraswati (September 24, 1916 – August 28, 2008) was President of the Divine Life Society, Rishikesh, India. He is well known in India as a yogi, jnani and spiritual leader. He succeeded as President of the Divine Life Society in 1963, after the death of his predecessor, Sivananda Saraswati, who founded the […]

His Holiness Sri Kanaka Dasaru Life History

Kanaka Dasaru (1509–1609)[1] was a poet, philosopher, musician and composer from modern Karnataka. He is known[2] for his Kirtanes and Ugabhoga compositions in the Kannada language for Carnatic music. Like some other Dasas, he often used colloquial language for his compositions. He was a deciple of Vyasathirtha and a follower of Dwaita philosophy propounded by […]

His Holiness Sri Bhakti Bhandari Basavanna Life History

Basava (Kannada: ಬಸವ) (also known as Bhakti Bhandari Basavanna (Kannada: ಭಕ್ತಿ ಭಂಡಾರಿ ಬಸವಣ್ಣ ) or Basaveshwara (Kannada: ಬಸವೇಶ್ವರ), (1134–1196)) was a philosopher, Statesman and a social reformer from present-day Karnataka, India. Basava fought against the inhuman practice of caste system, which discriminated people based on their birth, and certain rituals in Hinduism. He spread social […]

His Holiness Sri Swami Ramanand Life History

Ramananda (1299-1410), also referred to as Saint Ramanand or Swami Ramanand, was a Vaishnava sant. He is considered to be the reviver of the Ramanandi sect. Ramananda for the most part of his life lived in the holy city of Varanasi, and was a pioneer of the Bhakti movement, as well as a social reformer […]

Sri Dadu Dayal Life History

Dadu Dayal (1544–1603) was a sant from Gujarat, India. “Dadu” means brother, and “Dayal” means “the compassionate one”. He was reputedly found by an affluent business man floating on the river Sabarmati. He later moved to Amer (city), near Jaipur Rajasthan, where he gathered around himself a group of followers, forming a sect that became […]

Sri Purandara Dasa Life History

Purandara Dāsa (Kannada: ಪುರಂದರ ದಾಸ)[1] (1484–1564) (sometimes spelled as a single word) is one of the most prominent composers of Carnatic music and is widely regarded as “Naradaavatari”(Sage Narada’s avatar) and the “Father of Carnatic Music”.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10] Purandara Dasa addressed social issues in addition to worship in his compositions, a practice emulated by his younger contemporary, […]