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Hastamalakacharya

Hastamalakacharya was a disciple of Adi Shankara, the Advaita philosopher. He was made the first Jagadguru of the Dvāraka Pītham, the monastery founded by Adi Shankara in Dwaraka. Hastamalaka founded a matha by name Idayil Matham in Thrissur, Kerala.

                                               

Acharya Rameshwar Jha

Acharya Rameshwar Jha was a traditional Sanskrit scholar and considered an authority on Nyaya, Vyakarana and Vedanta. He later became an exponent of non dualistic shaivisim and is often credited with establishing and propagating Kashmir Shaivism ...

                                               

Shiv R. Jhawar

Shiv R. Jhawar is an Indian-American author, public speaker and entrepreneur. He is the author of the book Building a Noble World and has also published numerous political articles. He is the founder of Noble World Foundation, a non-profit organi ...

                                               

Ganapatrao Maharaj Kannur

He carried on the mantle passed to him by his Sadguru, and strived for the uplifting of common people for 60 years. To carry forward his spiritual work he founded the Shanti Kuteer Ashram. At the age of 95, on Monday 20 September 2004, he died in ...

                                               

Swami Karpatri

Karpatri Ji Maharaj so called because he would eat only what would come in his palm kar, as the bowl paatr, was a monk in the Hindu dashanami monastic tradition.

                                               

Krishnananda Saraswati

Swami Krishnananda Saraswati was a disciple of Sivananda Saraswati and served as the General Secretary of the Divine Life Society in Rishikesh, India from 1958 until 2001. Author of more than 40 texts, and lecturing extensively, on yoga, religion ...

                                               

John Levy (philosopher)

John Levy was a British mystic, artist, and musician, best known for translating the works of his guru Sri Atmananda Krishna Menon, Atma Darshan and Atma Niviriti into English.

                                               

Sri M

Sri M is a living yogi and a disciple of Sri Maheshwarnath Babaji who in turn was the disciple of Mahavatar Babaji. Sri M is also known as Sri Madhukarnath ji. Sri M lives at Madanapalle, Andhra Pradesh, India. In 2020, he was conferred with Padm ...

                                               

Anandamayi Ma

Anandamayi Ma was an Indian Saint, described by Sivananda Saraswati as "the most perfect flower the Indian soil has produced." Precognition, faith healing and miracles were attributed to her by her followers. Paramahansa Yogananda translates the ...

                                               

Leon MacLaren

Leon MacLaren, born Leonardo da Vinci MacLaren, was a British philosopher and the founder of the School of Economic Science. MacLaren was inspired by Henry George, Socrates, Dr Francis Roles, Pyotr Ouspensky, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, and finally th ...

                                               

Madhukar (author)

Madhukar is a German author, teacher in the Advaita tradition and guru. He established the Yoga of Silence.

                                               

Madhusūdana Sarasvatī

Madhusūdana Sarasvatī was an Indian philosopher in the Advaita Vedānta tradition. He was the disciple of Visvesvara Sarasvatī and Mādhava Sarasvatī, and is the most celebrated name in the annals of the great dvaita-advaita debate. Nyayamruta of V ...

                                               

Nisargadatta Maharaj

Nisargadatta Maharaj, born Maruti Shivrampant Kambli, was a Hindu guru of nondualism, belonging to the Inchagiri Sampradaya, a lineage of teachers from the Navnath Sampradaya and Lingayat Shaivism. The publication in 1973 of I Am That, an English ...

                                               

Ranjit Maharaj

Sri Ranjit Maharaj was an Indian spiritual teacher in the Navnath Inchegeri Sampradaya tradition, and disciple of Siddharameshwar Maharaj.

                                               

Ramana Maharshi

Ramana Maharshi was an Indian Hindu sage and jivanmukta. He was born Venkataraman Iyer, but is most commonly known by the name Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi. He was born in Tiruchuli, Tamil Nadu, India. In 1895, an attraction to the sacred hill Ar ...

                                               

Mandana Misra

Mandana Mishra was a Maithil philosopher who wrote on the Mīmāmsā and Advaita systems of thought. He was a follower of the Karma Mimamsa school of philosophy and a staunch defender of the holistic sphota doctrine of language. He was a contemporar ...

                                               

Atmananda Krishna Menon

Srĩ Atmananda, also referred as Sri Atmananda Krishna Menon, was an Indian sage, guru, and philosopher. He has been described by scholars as a "neo-Hindu". His teachings have become a foundation for a spiritual method called the Direct Path.

                                               

Vācaspati Misra

Vachaspati Mishra was a 9th- or 10th-century CE Indian philosopher. He wrote so broadly that he was known as "one for whom all systems are his own", or in Sanskrit, a sarva-tantra-sva-tantra. Vācaspati Misra was a prolific scholar and his writing ...

                                               

Pujya Mota

Pujya Shree Mota, or Chunilal Asharam Bhavsar, was a spiritual leader who established ashrams in Nadiad and Surat in Gujarat, India. He founded the Hari Om Ashram, also known as the Maun Mandir, near Nadiad.

                                               

Narayana Guru

Narayana Guru was a spiritual leader and social reformer in India. Born into a family of the Ezhava caste in an era when people from such communities were regarded as Avarna. He led a reform movement in Kerala, against the injustice in the caste- ...

                                               

A. R. Natarajan

A. R. Natarajan was a disciple of Sri Ramana Maharshi who published numerous books on his guru. He was the president and founder of the Ramana Maharshi Centre for Learning, the Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi Research Centre and the vice-president o ...

                                               

Nigamananda Paramahansa

Swami Nigamananda Paramahansa is a Sadguru, Hindu yogi, guru and mystic well known in Eastern India. He is associated with the shakti cult and viewed as a perfect spiritual master of tantra, gyan, yoga and prema or bhakti. His followers idealized ...

                                               

Nome (spiritual teacher)

Nome is a spiritual teacher at Society of Abidance in Truth, known by the acronym SAT, which established and maintains a temple for nondual Self-knowledge in California. He expounds the teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi and Advaita Vedanta. He, al ...

                                               

Padmapadacharya

Padmapadacharya was an Indian philosopher, a follower of Adi Shankara. Padmapādas dates are unknown, but some modern scholarship places his life around the middle of the 8th century; similarly information about him comes mainly from hagiographies ...

                                               

Pavhari Baba

Pavhari Baba was a Hindu ascetic and saint. He was born near Varanasi in a Brahmin family. In his childhood he went to Ghazipur to study under the tutelage of his uncle who was a follower of Ramanuja or Shri sect. After finishing his studies he t ...

                                               

H. W. L. Poonja

Sri H. W. L. Poonja in Punjab, British India – 6 September 1997 in Lucknow, India), known as Poonjaji or Papaji ", was an Indian sage and jivanmukta who spoke about and himself lived Self-enquiry, following the example of Ramana Maharshi. He help ...

                                               

Prajnanapada

Prajnanapada, popularly known as Swami Prajnanapada or Swami Prajnanpad of Channa Ashram, was one of the eminent disciples of Niralamba Swami, the great yogi and Guru of India. He was born on 8 February 1891. He entered the life of Sannyasa and b ...

                                               

Prakashananda (Chinmaya Mission)

Swami Prakashananda is the founder and Acharya of Chinmaya Mission of Trinidad and Tobago. Swami Prakashananda was born in California, Trinidad and Tobago. While studying for a bachelors degree in political science and philosophy from York Univer ...

                                               

Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan listen was an Indian philosopher, academic, and statesman who served as the first Vice President of India and the second President of India. One of Indias most distinguished twentieth-century scholars of comparative relig ...

                                               

Ramakrishna

Sri Ramakrishna Paramahansa, Vaishnava, and Advaita Vedanta. As a priest at the Dakshineshwar Kali Temple, his mystical temperament and ecstasies gradually gained him widespread acknowledgement, attracting to him various spiritual teachers, socia ...

                                               

Sacchidananda Shivabhinava Narasimha Bharati

Sri Sacchidananda Shivabhinava Narasimha Bharathi Mahaswamiji was the head of the Sringeri Sharada Peetham from 1879 to 1912.

                                               

Sadananda (of Vedantasara)

Sadananda Yogendra Saraswati, the exponent of the Advaita Vedanta as taught by Adi Shankara and the renowned author of Vedantasara which is one of the best known Prakarana Granthas of the philosophy of the Upanishads, was the son of Anantadeva, a ...

                                               

Santhananda

H. H. Swami Santhananda Saraswati Avadhoota Swamigal born as Subrahmanyam was a Hindu spiritual leader and teacher who established the worship of Devi Bhuvaneswari in Tamil Nadu. He was the founder of the Bhuvaneswari Peetam in Pudukkottai, Tamil ...

                                               

Dayananda Saraswati (Arsha Vidya)

Swami Dayananda Saraswati was a renunciate of the Hindu order of sannyasa and a renowned traditional teacher of Advaita Vedanta, and founder of the Arsha Vidya Gurukulam. He was the spiritual Guru of prime minister Narendra Modi.

                                               

Gangadharendra Saraswati

Shri Gangadharendra Saraswati, officially Shreemajjagadguru Shankaracharya Shri Gangadharendra Saraswati Swamij, is pontiff of Shri Sonda Swarnavalli Mutt, Sirsi, Karnataka, India. He is the 54th Guru of this mutt. He took sannyasa and ordination ...

                                               

Swami Bhaskarananda Saraswati

Swami Bhaskarananda Saraswati was a noted 19th-century sannyasin and saint of Varanasi, India. He wandered over India for thirteen years before settling in Anandabag near the Durga Mandir, in 1868. A Sanskrit and Vedic scholar turned ascetic of D ...

                                               

Samavedam Shanmukha Sarma

Brahmasri Samavedam Shanmukha Sarma is a popular person on television in India, and well appreciated for his commentary/discourses on Rudra Namakam, Vishnu Sahasranamam, Sivanandalahari, Soundarya Lahari, Lalitha Sahasranamam, Siva Tatvam, Ganapa ...

                                               

Malladi Chandrasekhara Sastry

Malladi Chandrasekhara Sastry is a scholar and television personality who has specialized in the Vedas and Puranas texts in the Telugu and Sanskrit languages. His works have included commentaries on All India Radio during Bhadrachalams Sitarama K ...

                                               

Niralamba Swami

Jatindra Nath Banerjee was one of two great Indian nationalists and freedom fighters – along with Aurobindo Ghosh – who dramatically rose to prominence between 1871 and 1910.

                                               

Adi Shankara

Adi Shankaracharya was an early 8th century Indian philosopher and theologian who consolidated the doctrine of Advaita Vedanta. He is credited with unifying and establishing the main currents of thought in Hinduism. His works in Sanskrit discuss ...

                                               

Shri Gaudapadacharya Math

Shri Gaudapadacharya Math, also known as Kavalē matha, located in Kavale, Ponda, Goa, is the oldest matha of the Smarthan Saraswat Brahmins. It was founded by Gaudapāda around 740 AD, whose student was Govinda Bhagavatpada, the guru of Adi Shanka ...

                                               

Siddharameshwar

Sri Siddharameshwar Maharaj was a guru in the Inchagiri Sampradaya founded by his guru Shri Bhausaheb Maharaj, a branch of the Navnath Sampradaya, the Nine Masters tradition in India. He was the Guru of Nath teachers Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, Sri ...

                                               

Alfred Sorensen

Alfred Julius Emmanuel Sorensen, also known as Sunyata, Shunya, or Sunyabhai, was a Danish mystic, horticulturalist and writer who lived in Europe, India and the US.

                                               

Suresvara

Suresvara (also known as Suresvarācārya, was a 9th-century Indian philosopher, who studied under Sankara. Sankara is said to have entrusted to Suresvara his first monastic institution, the Sringeri Sharada Peetham. Suresvara is believed to have f ...

                                               

Siddharudha Swami

Sadguru Siddharudha Maharaj lived in the style of an ascetic throughout his life. He condemned practice of casteism and conceived divinity in everything that exists, as well as disagreeing with the common notion that Brahmins were the only ones e ...

                                               

Soham Swami

Soham Swami was a Hindu guru and yogi from India. Originally named as Shyama Kanta Bandopadhyay, he was the disciple of the Advaita Vedantist Tibbetibaba. Tibbetibaba was a great yogi and guru of India. Soham Swami was born as Shyama Kanta Bandop ...

                                               

Ayyavu Swamikal

Thycaud Ayyavu Swamikal was a spiritualist and a social reformer, the first to break customs related to caste in Kerala when caste restrictions and untouchability were at its extreme.

                                               

Chattampi Swamikal

Chattampi Swamikal was a Hindu sage and social reformer. His thoughts and work influenced the launching of many social, religious, literary and political organisations and movements in Kerala and for the first time gave voice to those who were ma ...

                                               

Vidya Prakasananda Giri Swamy

Sri Vidya Prakasananda Giri Swamy, born Ananda Mohan, was a revered Hindu guru and predominantly prominent among Telugu speaking community across the world for his teachings and works about Vedanta in Telugu language. He was born to Sri Tunuguntl ...

                                               

Tapovan Maharaj

Tapovan Maharaj was a Hindu sage and Vedanta scholar. Sri Swami Tapovan Maharaj is one of the most renowned saints of the 20th century. He was a contemporary of Swami Sivananda Maharaj who was the Guru of Swami Chinmayananda Maharaj. Swami Tapova ...