Spiritual Personalities

The article is all about the spiritual personalities that inspired Indian towards spirituality and showed everyone the way to attain Moksha. Since 8th century great saints like Sri Shankaracharya, Sri Madhwacharya, Sri Ramanujacharya and many others are guiding people on spiritual way. On spiritual way, these saints followed their own philosophy, Sri Madhwacharya followed Dvaita siddhantha, Sri Ramanuja followed Visishtadvaita and Sri Shankaracharya followed Advaita siddhantha, where till date all the three siddhanthas have attracted people towards spirituality. Other popular spiritual personalities of India includes great names such as Guru Nanak Dev ji, Lord Mahavira, Gauthama Buddha, Sri Sharada devi, Swami Vivekananda, Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa and others.

 

Sri Madhwacharya

Shri Madhvacharya (1238–1317) was the chief proponent of Tattvavada (Philosophy of Reality), popularly known as Dvaita or Dualistic school of Hindu philosophy. It is one of the three most influential Vedanta philosophies. Madhva was one of the important philosophers during the Bhakti movement. He was a pioneer in many ways, going against standard conventions and …

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Ramanuja

Ramanuja was a theologian, philosopher, and scriptural exegete. He is seen by Srivaisnavas as the third and most important teacher (acarya) of their tradition (after Nathamuni and Yamunacharya), and by Hindus in general as the leading expounder of Visistadvaita, one of the classical interpretations of the dominant Vedanta school of Hindu philosophy. Early Life Ramanuja …

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Adi Shankaracharya

Adi Shankaracharya was the first philosopher who consolidated Advaita Vedanta, one of the sub-schools of Vedanta. He believed in the greatness of the holy Vedas and was a major proponent of the same. Not only did he infuse a new life into the Vedas, but also advocated against the Vedic religious practices of ritualistic excesses. …

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Lord Mahavira

The 24th and last Tirthankara of the Jains, Lord Mahavira is much revered among the Jains. His teachings and philosophies continue to inspire numerous people even today. He was born in a royal family and denounced his royal family life to attain spiritual knowledge like the Buddha. He was named Vardhamana Mahavira because when he …

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Gautama Buddha

[wptab name=’Home’] Siddhartha Gautama was a spiritual teacher from ancient India who founded Buddhism.Buddha, meaning ‘one who is awake’ in the sense of having ‘woken up to reality’ was the title first given to Lord Buddha. Early life and marriage Siddhartha Gautama was born in 563 BCE in Lumbini, Nepal as a son of Shuddhodhana, …

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Sri Sarada Devi

[wptab name=’Home’] Endearingly known as ‘Holy Mother’, Sri Sarada Devi, the spiritual consort of Sri Ramakrishna, was born on 22 December 1853 in a poor Brahmin family in Jayrambati, a village adjoining Kamarpukur in West Bengal. Her father, Ramachandra Mukhopadhyay, was a pious and kind-hearted person, and her mother, Shyama Sundari Devi, was a loving …

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Vivekananda

[wptab name=’Home’]   Vivekananda was the chief disciple of the 19th century mystic Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa and Played a major role in spiritual enlightenment of Indian masses; Spread Vedanta philosophy in the West; established Ramakrishna Mission for the service of the poor. Awakening His Countrymen He returned to India in January 1897. In response to …

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Ramakrishna Parmahamsa

[wptab name=’Home’] Ramakrishna Parmahamsa is perhaps the best known saint of nineteenth century India. He was born in a poor Brahmin family in 1836, in a small town near Calcutta, West Bengal. As a young man, he was artistic and a popular storyteller and actor. His parents were religious, and prone to visions and spiritual …

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