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Ramakrishna Paramhansa was one of the leading Hindu spiritual leaders in 19th century Bengal, nay entire India, Ramakrishna Paramhansa was born as Gadadhar Chattopadhyay on February 18, 1836, in Kamarpukur, in Hooghly district of West Bengal. Born into a poor family who lived a hand to mouth existence, Ramakrishna was neither interested in going to school nor in business. He was a non-conformist and questioned existing beliefs and conventions. Ramakrishna’s elder brother Ramkumar started a [...]

His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar founded the Art of Living Foundation in 1982, to spread the message of compassion, commitment to society, and a cosmic understanding of life. He has traveled extensively all across the globe, promoting global peace and development. He was born in 1956 in Papanasam,Tamil Nadu. In 1997, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar founded the International Association for Human Values (IAHV), which implements development projects in remote villages. It has undertaken relief [...]

Born on November 23, 1926, Sathya Sai Baba is one of the most famous Indian spiritual and religious gurus. He has millions of followers all across the globe and there are more than 1000 Sathya Sai Baba Centers in around 130 countries spread across the globe. Born as Sathyanarayana Raju in the village of Puttaparthi, in Andhra Pradesh, he studied at a nearby school. In 1940 he proclaimed himself to be a reincarnation of the [...]

Biography of Mata Amritanandamayi (Amma) Mata Amritanandamayi is a widely known Indian spiritual leader. Her followers address her as Amma or Ammachi (mother). Due to her hugging habit she is also known as ‘The Hugging Saint’. According to her followers Mata Amritanandamayi had divine experiences when she was a child. She founded Mata Amritanandamayi Mission Trust – a worldwide organization which does charitable work all over the world. She has also addressed the United Nations [...]

Gautama Buddha was a spiritual teacher and the founder of Buddhism. He is also known as Shakyamuni/Sakyamuni. He is believed to have existed around 563BCE to 483BCE. Siddhartha was born at Lumbini in modern day Nepal. His father was King Suddhodana, the Chief of the Shakya nation and his mother was Queen Maya, a Koliyan Princess. Buddha’s mother died soon after his birth. He was given the name ‘Siddhartha’ or ‘one who achieves his aim.’ [...]

Abdul Rahim Khan-e-Khana (1556-1627) is an Indian Sufi poet popularly known as Rahim. He was a poet at the court of Mughal emperor Akbar and the son of Bairam Khan, a great Turkish statesman, warrior and caretaker of Mughal emperor Akbar. He was the stepson of Akbar as Akbar married Bairam Khan’s wife. He was a very generous person and used to give alms to the poor and needy people. Since Abdul Rahim Khan-e-Khana was [...]