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Sengalipuram Anantharama Dikshithar (ஸென்கலிபுரம் அனன்தரம டிக்ஷிதர்)

Sengalipuram Anantharama Dikshithar (ஸென்கலிபுரம் அனன்தரம டிக்ஷிதர்)

Sengalipuram Anantharama Dikshithar Sengalipuram Anantarama Dikshitar (2 August 1903 – 30 October 1969) was a Śrauti scholar and also was a great exponent of the art of upanyasas (discourses) on various subjects in Hinduism. Born in the Thanjavur district as the first son to Sri Subramanya Dikshithar, boy Anantharaman was initiated into the learning of […]

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Vishaka Hari

Vishaka Hari is a prominent Carnatic music vocalist and established exponent of Harikatha, otherwise known as a story teller of Kathakalakshepam. Vishaka Hari learnt Carnatic music under the legendary Carnatic violinist, Padma Vibhushan Sri Lalgudi Jayaraman, while her spiritual guru and father-in-law is Sri Krishna Premi,.She learnt the art of Harikatha by her husband, Sri […]

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Papanasam Sivan

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Papanasam Sivan (Tamil: பாபநாசம் சிவன்) (26th September, 1890 – 10th October , 1973) was a prominent composer and singer of Carnatic music. Popularly known as Tamil Thyagayya, his kritis gained special attention after they were recited by M.S. Subbulakshmi , M.K. Thyagaraja Bhagavathar and other deccan carnatic veterans. Early Life: Papanasam Sivan was born as […]

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Ramaswamy Shivan

Ramaswamy Shivan

Raamaswaamy Shivan – A musician of the late 1800s, he was the elder brother of Maha Vaidyanatha Iyer, and a composer and musician in his own right. They were born to Duraiswami Iyer alias Panchanatha Iyer and Arundathi. Duraiswami himself was a great musician and proficient in Tamil, Telugu and Sanskrit. Once while he was […]

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Subbarama Iyer

Subbarama Iyer

Subbarama Iyer lived in the latter half of the 19th century. There is little information about his parentage or education, but he was a native of VaideeshwarankOyil near Seerkazhi. He composed many Tamil padams, mainly on erotic love, and some say he has gone beyond the limit of equating devotion with love. All his padams […]

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Dhurjati

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Dhurjati (Telugu: ధూర్జటి) (ce 1480-1545) was one of the preeminent poets of medieval telugu literature. He was the 8th member of the great group of poets popularly dubbed as Astadiggajalu in the court of the Emperor of Vijayanagara Empire, Sri Krishnadevaraya. A native of Srikalahasti in present days of Chittoor district – Andhra Pradesh, Dhurjati […]

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Srirangam Srinivasarao | శ్రీరంగం శ్రీనివాసరావు

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Srirangam Srinivasarao (శ్రీరంగం శ్రీనివాస రావు) popularly known as Sri Sri, was born on 2nd January 1910 in Visakhapatnam. Sri Sri completed his education in the same school in which his father Sri Venkata Ramaiah was working as a mathematics teacher. He married Ms. Venkata Ramanamma at an age of 15 and adapted a girl child. […]

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Swami Brahmananda

Swami Brahmananda

Swami Brahmananda (Kannada: ಸ್ವಾಮಿ ಬ್ರಹ್ಮಾನಂದ) (January 21, 1863 – April 10, 1922) was born in Sikra Kulingram near Basirhat, Kolkata. His pre-monastic name was Rakhal Chandra Ghosh. Shri Ramakrishna recognised him as his ‘spiritual son’. He became the first president of the Ramakrishna Mission. Known as “Raja Maharaj”, he was largely responsible for the initial […]

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Guru Tegh Bahadur

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Guru Teg Bahadar (Punjabi: ਗੁਰੂ ਤੇਗ਼ ਬਹਾਦੁਰ ); 9th of the 10 gurus of Sikhs. Sacrificed his life to protect pandits from forced conversion to Islam. Born  : April 1, 1621 (April 18, Nanakshahi Calendar) Parents  : Guru Har Govind (Father), Mata Nankee (Mother) Birth place : Amritsar, Punjab province , India Became Guru : Baba Bakala, August 11, […]

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Shri Vasudevanand Saraswati

Vasudevanand Saraswati

Shri Vasudevanand Saraswati (Marathi: श्री.वासुदेवानंद सरस्वती/टेंबे स्वामी)( 1854–1914) is also known as Shri Tembe Swami. His original name is Vasudeo, father’s name is Ganeshbhatt, mother’s name is Ramaabai and Grandfather’s name is Haribhatt. As per the lunar calendar he was born on Shravan Vadya 5, Shalivahan Shaka 1776, 26 ghatika after the Sunrise. In 1875 […]

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