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Ilaiyathankudi Periyava

Ilaiyathan kudi Periyava @ known as Maha Devendra Swamigal
 
In the tradition of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam Shri Sankaracharya’s tradition Shri Maha Devendra Swamigal also known as Ilaiyathankudi Periyaval stands one among the tall. He peacefully rests at Ilaiyathankudi near Sivaganga in Tamil Nadu stands testimony of the peace he created and for his yeomen service to mankind and hinduism. Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Hara Sankara.
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Bhakthi Vedantha

Bhakthi Vedantham- Through traditional Karnataka Music- Shri Chembai Vaidyanatha Baghawathar
 
In the line of proponents of Bhakthi Vedantha, through Music-Karnatka Traditional Music, Shri Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagawathar has an unique place. Shri Bhagwathar who is a devotee of Lord Krishna has sung on other Gods too, which are immemorable and can be listened to any number of times at any time. Especially his Guru Bhakthi towards the Maha Swami of Shri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam. Shrimath Chandrasekharendra Saraswatyendra Swamigal is well known.
 
Once when visting his Acharyal at Kanchipuram after obesience to Maha Swami, Shri Swamigal  told Bhagawathar about the sloka created by Shri Adhi Shankara on Lord Subramanya which starts as "Subramanyaya Namosthuthay" meaning" Obesience to Lord Subramanya" and gave an explanation for the sloka and after that he asked Bhagwathar to sing that sloka and Bhagawathar did it; which pleased Maha Swami who said "Nobody sing this song as you do" which is the greatest tribute coming from Maha Swami who is considered to be the reincarnation of Maha tripura Sundari i.e. Kamakshi,Meenakshi AND Visalakshi.
Shri Guru Pramparaya Namo Namaha. 
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Avatara Purushas for propogation of Bhakthi (Devotion to God)

Avatara Purushas for propogation of Bhakthi Vedanta ( Devotion to God, Dharma & Culture)
 
In the long list of Avatara Purushas ( Chosen and sent by God) stands Shri Shirdi Baba. When Baba in the early stages came to this small village at Shirdi, people did not recognise his divinity. Baba with a simple look and simple clothes could not find a place to stay. He chose an dilapilated Masjid and started living. Some of the good souls in that village helped him and used to hear his solemn discourses on Bhakthi (love all was his motto). On deepavali day, the village influentials stopped the villagers not to give anything to Baba. But Baba wanted to light the place where he lived. He took several agal vilakku (made of mud) and poured water on them and with a wicker lighted them. On Dipavali night, the Baba’s place looked like a Heaven illuminated by the lights which are burning on water. Seeing this the villagers realised their folly and surrendered to him. Shirdi  Baba has done more miracles in the village.
 
A uniqueness of Baba is his message of love. "SAB KA MALIK EK". For everyone there is only one Boss i.e God the omnipresent. You call him/her and worship the way you want to. Like trickles forming a stream and streams conjoined form into a river and ultimately joins the Great Sea, every one may go their way of showing devotion to God and ultimately the One God ‘Narayana’ takes it all, this is his solemn message. Baba is worshipped by both Hindu & Muslims in the Shirdi Temple as per their own tradition.
The Shirdi temple which is around 200 KMs from Nasik is attracted by thousands of devotees daily and on certain important functions, more than 2 lacs people join the tiny town of Shirdi to have the darshan & grace of Shirdi Baba.
Om Namo Narayanaya Namaha; Shri Shirdi Eswaraya Namo Namaha.
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Proponents of Bhakthi( Devotion to God & Spirituality & Hindu Tradition)

Proponents of Bhakthi Vedanta (Hindu Culture, Life, Tradition & Devotion to God)
Bhramma Shri Sengalipuram Ananatharama Dikshithar
 
In the path of the proponents of Bhakthi through Discourses, Songs, Slokas and writing; In India, traditional families have been engaging in this divine path since time immemorial. Sengalipuram Bhramma Shri Ananatharama Dikshitar is one among them who propogated the divine devotion to God Narayana, Lordess Mahishashura Mardhini and the Great Guru Parampara of the Kanchi Sankaracharyas.
Shri Dikshithar’s discourses on Ramayana, Maha Bharatha and Narayaneeyam (On Lord Maha Vishnu @ Shri Guruvayur Krishna) is a legend.His sweet melody of the Mahishashura Mardhini Sloka created by Adhishankara  became famous through out the Tamil Nadu, Kerala and other States through Dikshithar.
 
Dikshithars love, affection and Guru Bhakthi towards Kanchi Sankaracharya Shri Chandrasekharendra Sarawathi is well known. It is said Shri Kanchi Maha Swami once stopped Shri Dikshithar from going by a train which later in the night met with an accident resulting several hundreds death. Such is the Guru-Shishya love and affection for each other, Shri Dikshithar who has done a commendable job of propogating the Devotion through his discourses, finally came to an end – Dikshithar got the sanyas the first day and the next day he left for the Heavenly abode of Guruvayur Shri Krishna.
 By reading, remembering and praying and praising  and following the foot steps of such exalted souls like Dikshithar, we ordinary mortals could also attain Mukthi.
Krishna Krishna Krishna 
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Thiru Valluvar – The Great Tamil Sage-Proponent of Tamil Vedanta

Thiru Valluvar, the Great Sage of Tamil Nadu who lived in Mylapore is considered to be an avatar sent by God to propogate the spirituality combined with the Good things of life on this earth. With his simple language and words, he created Thirukural meaning the Divine Voice in two stanzas of poem which tells us about birth, how to live, and what to do while in this earth and what are the benefits that accrues by adopting and living in Dharma  after you leave this earth etc. It is acclaimed as the Tamil Vedam.
This unique poems containing two stanzas have been translated in many major languages of the world. In Kanyakumari, near the Vivekananda’s temple, a giant statue has been made for Him which lives as a testimony to his greatest creation. 
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Pillaiyarpatti Shri Karpaga Vinayakar

Pillaiyarpatti Shri Karpaga Vinayakar
Near Karaikudi, South India, there lies the most famous temple "Pillaiyarpatti Shri Karpaga Vinayakar Temple". As the name shows, Pillaiyarpatti is a tiny village where underneath a small mountain the statue of Shri Karpaga Vinayakar was found and the Nattu Kottai Chettiars whose family deity is Lord Ganesha @ Karpaga Vinayaka built a temple over it neither destroying the mountain nor spoiling the cave in which the statue was found. It is estimated that Pillaiyar must have been there for the past thousand years or so.
This Vinayaka, son of Lord Siva, remover of all obstacles, is considered to be a powerful God attracts many thousands of devotees from far and near. During the special celeberations like Vinayakar Chaturthi, atleast one lack to 2 lackhs people congregate in this tiny village to have the vision of Lord Karpaga Vinayaka.
Karpaka Vinayaka means the One who bestows anything asked for by a devotee. No wonder, this temple and Lord Karpaga Vinayakar is now known through out the world amongst Hindus.
Om Gam Ganapathayae Namaha 
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Karma Yogi Shri Rajaji

Karma Yogi Shri Rajagoplachariar @ Rajaji
 In my blog of divine every where, if I can not recollect and publish the magnificense of Shri Rajagopalachariar affectionately called as "Rajaji"I would not do justice to this blog. Shri Rajagopalachariar who was an eminent lawer, Statesman, Writer, Poet and above all a Karma Yogi as defined by Shri Krishna’s Bhagawat Geeta.
Krishna says in Bhagawat Geetha, "do your own duties as prescribed and do not worry about the consequences; just leave it to me for I shall be with you forever". Rajaji who was a staright forward politician and god-fearing man did his duties to the Nation so commendably, that everyone liked him and he was fondly called Rajaji.
After his tryst with the politics, Rajaji who was an ardent devotee of Lord Shri Krishna started writing stories of moral value for chidren from the Great Epics of Mahabharatha and Ramayana. Till date, these simple stories told in a simple plain language is a memorablia for many. Rajaji was a close associate of Mahatma Gandhi. Rajaji was also an ardent devotee and sishya of the Greatest sage of the 20th Century, Shri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi Sankaracharya Swamigal of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam. Once When Swamigal was camping at Madras Mylapore in a house, Mahatma Gandhi who wanted to visit the sage and take his blessing requested Rajaji to take him to the Kanchi Sage. It was early morning time, Rajaji did not take his bath when Gandhiji asked him. Since Gandhiji wanted to see Swamigal immediately he took Gandhiji to Myalapore camp of Swamigal. He sent Gandhiji inside to see Swamiji while he (Rajaji) waited outside the camp of Swamiji. (The tradition has it, one will have to be a clean soul before meeting Swamiji. But whether we are clean inside or not we just take bath and go and meet  Swamiji  and Swaniji too because he is so kind and considerate like divine  Mother he gives us blessings.) But Rajai did not go because he has not taken his bath. On seeing Gandhiji alone, the very first question Swamiji asked was Where is Rajaji? The Mutt people told Swamiji about non-bathing. With a smile on his face, Swamiji told them that "He is a Nithya Sudhdhan" Meaning, that he is ever-clean inside and outside. When some one got this kind of certificate from the greatest sage, what more any one can say. That is why I wanted to elaborate and show this world, Karma Yogi rajaji . At the last stage of his life, he published one divine song-poem on his Lord Shri Venkateshwara @ Balaji at Tirupathi. This one This divine song sung by late M.S. Subbulakshmi became all time hit and sung by every one even today. which starts with the meaning "Oh Lord Krishna, I have no regrets in this life because You are omnipresent everywhere and looks after me.’
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Shri Palani Malai Murugan

Below is the picture of Palani Hill Temple in South India presided over by Lord Palani Shri Dhandayudhabani, Lord Siva’s younger divine son, who occupies prominent space in Vedas and Puranas. Lord Subramanya also called Murugan, this Lord was the Guru of Lord Siva himself as he taught the secret behind the famous Mantra ‘OM’ and what it stands for and what it can do etc.
 Bhogar, an sage who is the devout of Lord Subramanya made a roopam (statue) made of nine poisonous substances. It is the accepted fact scientifically that one poison will not mix with another. However, Bhogar with his divine power created such a statue, which serves as medicine for the whole lot of diceases.
The divine  story is endless.
Let us all pray to Lord Plani Murugan to give us peace on this earth and afterwards when the time for us to leave this earth.. 
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Shri Bharath Matha (Mother India)

Below is the imaginary Photograph of the Bharath Matha – Mother India appeared in the local daily Dinamalar on the occasion of 6oth Year Celeberations of India’s Independence.
 
It has been stated and reiterated through Vedas, Shastras, Puranas and through Sages that the world was one and there was no religion ecxept Vedic Religion. Due to innumerable plays of the celestial Gods, there came several off-shoots of the vedic religion. India, the Bharatha Desam was the Center which ruled the entire world.
 
It is stated in Vedas that the earth,moon,sun and stars and everything came from one point of Power i.e. Shakthi in Sanskrit. The Vedic texts and Shastras describe her as "Lalitha Maha Tripura Sundari" i.e. the One power which consists of the three powers Bhramma, Vishnu & Siva and everything emanated from her only.
 
India is the first country and perhaps the only country in the whole world where  mother-hood has been given the Highest Place and known as Mother India or Bharath Matha. This shows that the Indian tradition always and ever will be praising the symbol of Motherhood as without mother none can survive or ever born.
Om Shri Matre Namo Namaha 
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