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Ants, one of the most successful groups of in...
Life of Saint Madhvacharya
Madhvacharya (1238-1317) was the chief propounder of the Dvaita or dualistic school of Hindu philosophy, one of the three influential Vedanta philosophies. He was one of the important philosophers during the Bhakti movement. Madhvacharya...
Life of Saint Madhvacharya
Formative years of Saint Ramanuja
Ramanuja was born Ilaya Perumal to a brahmin family in the village of Perumbudur, Tamil Nadu, India in 1017 AD. From a young age, his intelligence and ability to comprehend highly abstract philosophical points were legendary. He took...
Formative years of Saint Ramanuja
Alpaca
Introduction The Alpaca is one of two domesticated breeds of South American camel-like ungulates, derived from the wild guanaco. It resembles a sheep in appearance, but is larger in size, and has a long erect...
About Saint Ramanuja
Sri Ramanuja Acharya (1017 - 1137 AD) was an Indian philosopher and is recognized as the most important saint of Sri Vaishnavism. He held the Vishishtadvaita or Nondualist belief that the world and Brahman were united, like a soul and a...
Philosophy and religious thought of Saint Adi Shankara
At the time of Shankara's life, Hinduism had lost some of its appeal because of the influence of Buddhism and Jainism. Shankara stressed the importance of the Vedas, and his work helped Hinduism regain strength and popularity. Although he...
Philosophy and religious thought of Saint Adi Shankara
Philosophy and religious thought of Saint Adi Shankara
At the time of Shankara's life, Hinduism had lost some of its appeal because of the influence of Buddhism and Jainism. Shankara stressed the importance of the Vedas, and his work helped Hinduism regain strength and popularity. Although he...
Philosophy and religious thought of Saint Adi Shankara

Groups of animals  The sponges (Porifera) diverged from other animals early. As mentioned, they lack the complex organization found in most other phyla. Their cells are differentiated, but not organized into distinct tissues....
About life of Adi Shankara
Shankara was born in Kalady, a small village in Kerala, India, to a Namboothiri brahmin couple, Shivaguru and Aryamba. The traditional source for accounts of his life is the Shankara Vijayams, which are essentially hagiographies. The most...
Saint Adi Shankara
Adi Shankara ('the first Shankara' in his lineage), reverentially called Bhagavatpada Acharya (the teacher at the feet of Lord) (approximately 8th century) was the most famous advaita philosopher, who had a profound influence on the...
Animal
Animals are a major group of organisms, classified as the kingdom Animalia or Metazoa. In general they are multicellular, capable of locomotion and responsive to their environment, and feed by consuming other organisms. Their body plan...
About the life of Saint Tukaram
During his life, he had two wives. The first, Rakhumabai, died of starvation during a severe famine. Tuka felt ashamed and embarrassed by his lack of ability to get enough food to save his wife's life. His second wife was younger than the...
About the life of Saint Tukaram
Saint Tukaram
Tukaram, respectfully referred to as Shri Tukaram, and colloquially referred to as "Tuka" was a seventeenth century Marathi poet saint of India, with a very great stature in the Bhakti movement of Maharashtra, so much so that in the...
Saint Tukaram
Sathya Sai Baba
Sathya Sai Baba (born Sathya Narayana Raju with the family name Ratnakaram, November 23, 1926 or October 4, 1929 is a popular, controversial Indian guru who has millions of followers and hundreds of Sathya Sai Baba groups in many...
Sathya Sai Baba
Royal Horse
Once upon a time, the royal horse was taken down to the river to be bathed. The grooms took him to the river where they always washed him. Just before they arrived, a dirty horse had been washed in the same water. The fine royal horse...
Who is Sai Baba?
Sri Sai Baba is revered as one of the greatest saints ever seen in India endowed with unprecedented powers, and worshipped as a God incarnate. This mysterious being, who arrived suddenly in Shirdi as a youth and remained there throughout...
Who is Sai Baba?
About the life of Sai Baba of Shirdi
His Hindu followers see him as an avatar or incarnation of Shiva and Dattatreya. He arrived at the village Shirdi in Maharashtra state when he was about sixteen years old. Nobody knew his name and his origins. He lived and died there as a...
About the life of Sai Baba of Shirdi
Sai Baba of Shirdi
Sai Baba of Shirdi or Shirdi Sai Baba (c. September 27, 1838 - October 15, 1918), born under an unknown name, was an Indian guru and fakir, who is regarded by his Hindu and Muslim followers as a saint. A walking example of religious and...
Sai Baba of Shirdi
Ramana Maharshi
Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi (December 30, 1879 – April 14, 1950) was a great Hindu mystic of the Advaita Vedanta stream and is regarded by some as one of the greatest saints of Hinduism in the 20th century. He lived in the sacred...
Ramana Maharshi
Ramakrishna
Sri Thakur Gadadhar Chattopadhyaya Ramakrishna Paramahamsa (February 18, 1836 - August 16, 1886) was a Bengali saint. A devotee of the mother goddess Kali and a teacher of Advaita Vedanta Hinduism, he preached that "all religions lead to...
Ramakrishna
Raghavendra Swami
Raghavendra Swami (1601-1671), one of the influential saints in Hinduism, lived in the 17th century. He advocated Vaishnavism (worship of Vishnu as the supreme God) and the Dvaita philosophy. He is considered by his devotees to be a...
Jagadguru Kripaluji Maharaj
Jagadguru Kripaluji Maharaj, lovingly known as Maharajji, is the 5th original Jagadguru, and the Supreme Acharya of the present age. Shree Maharajji was born in October 1922, on the Sharat Poornima, in Mangarh Village (near Allahabad,...
Ssint in Islam
Islam has, traditionally, had a central place for saints within its cosmology and saints [Arabic: awliya--literally, Friends of Allah (singular: wali)] are mentioned in verses of the Qur'an. Although there is no formal canonization...
Definition of Saint in Christianity
Roman Catholicism In the Roman Catholic church, the title of Saint - with a capital 'S' - refers to a person who has been formally canonized (officially recognized) by the Church. Formal Canonization is a lengthy process often taking...
From where the word Saint is derived?
The term Saint is derived from the Latin Sanctus meaning “Holy”. This is a direct translation from the Greek word ????? (hagios) also meaning “Holy”. In its original scriptural usage it simply means “Holy” or “Sanctified”. In this form it...
What is Saint?
In general, the term Saint refers to someone who is exceptionally virtuous and holy. It can be applied to both the living and the dead and is an acceptable term in most of the world's popular religions. The Saint is held up by the...
Ashoka's Persuasion to believe in Buddhism
Ashoka's Persuasion In order to propagate the Buddhist faith, Ashoka explains he sent emissaries to the Hellenistic kings as far as the Mediterranean, and to the peoples throughout India, claiming they were all converted to the...
Ashoka Rise to power
There was violent uprising in Ujjain. Emperor Bindusara summoned Ashoka back after an exile of two years. Ashoka went into Ujjain and in the ensuing battle was injured, but his generals quelled the uprising. Ashoka was treated in...
Ashoka the Great
Ashoka the Great was the emperor of the Mauryan Empire from 273 BC to 232 BC. After a number of military conquests, Ashoka reigned over most of South Asia and beyond, from p...
The Mauryan Empire
The rise of a unified state:- Silver punch-mark coin of the Mauryan empire, with symbols of wheel and elephant. 3rd century BCE.
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