WHERE WERE THE HINDU SEERS AND SAINTS BORN? (Post No.4952)

Research Article Written by London Swaminathan 

 

Date: 27 April 2018

 

Time uploaded in London – 7-45 am

 

Post No. 4952

 

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Kalhana, the greatest poet of Kashmir who wrote Rajatarangini, makes a thought provoking statement:

“The reputation of the great does not by any means conform to their birth place”. Rajatarangini 4-41

If we go deeper into his statement we ourselves wonder seers and saints strange places, particularly unknown and remote villages. Some villages where they were born have become big towns now. Here is a list I have compiled:

Annamacharya- Tallapaka in Andhra Pradesh

Aravindar (Aurobindo)- Kalighat (Kolkatta)

Anandamayee Ma-  Kheora (Bangladesh)

Adi Shankara- Kaladi in Kerala

Andal- Srivilliputtur in Tamil Nadu

Arunagirinathar- Thiruvannamalai

Alvars (12 Tamil Vaishnavite saints)

–Poykai Alvar- Tiruvegga (part of Kancheepuram now)

–Bhutatalvar- Mahabalipuram

–Peyalvar- Mylai (Part of Chennai)

–Tirumazisai alvar- Tirumazisai

–Madurakavi Alvar- Tirukkolur

–Kulasekara alvar- Tiru Vanchi

–Periyalvar- Sri Villiputtur

–Andal- Sri Villiputtur

–Tondardippodi alvar- Mandankudi

–Tiruppanalvar- Uraiyur

–Tirumangai alvar- Kuraiyalur

 

Bhaskara (Mathematician)- Bijapur

Bhakti Vedanta Prabhupada-  Tollygunje (Suburb of Calcutta)

Buddha- Kapilavastu

 

Ekanath- Paithan

 

Gurunanak- Nankhana Sahib (Pakistan)

K B Hedgewar (RSS Founder)- Nagpur

 

Jnanadev (Dyaneshwar) – Apegaon

Kabirdas- Varanasi

Kanakadasa- Baada Village in Karnataka

Kamban – Therazunthur in Tamil Nadu

Kulandaiyanandar- Samayapuram near Madurai

 

Mahaveera (Mahavira)- Kundagrama in Bihar

Madhava Sadasiva Golwalkar (Guruji)- Ramtek

Madhva- Paajaka near Udupi

Mahatma Gandhi – Porbandar

Manikkavasagar – Tiruvathavur

Meera/ Mirabhai – Chaukari village in Rajasthan

Muthuswamy Dikshitar (Composer)- Tiruvarur

Muktabhai- Apegaon near Paithan

Narasinh (Narasimha) Mehta- Talaja in Gujarat

Nammazvar- Tirukkurukur (Alwar Tirunagari)

Nivrutti- Apegaon in Maharshtra

Nayanmars- Most of the 63 Nayanmars, the Tamil Saivite saints were born in villages)

Namdev- Floating in a river

 

Paramahamsa Yogananda – Gorakpur in Uttarpradesh

Purandaradasar- Tirthahalli in Karnataka

 

Ramakrishna Paramahamsa- Kamarpukur in West Bengal

Ramana Maharishi- Thiruchuzi

Ramanuja- Sriperumbudur near Chennai

Ragavendra- Bhuvanagiri in Tamil Nadu

Ramadas (Samartha)- Jamb Village

Ramadas (Bhadrachalam)- Nelakondapalli in Andhra

Ramdas (swami)- Kanhangad in Kerala

Ramathirtha- Muraliwala in Punjab

Ravidas- Seer Goverdhanpur near Varanasi

Sarada Devi- Jayrambhati in West Bengal

Sathya Sai Baba- Puttaparthi in Andhra Pradesh

Seshadri Swamikal- Associated with Thiruvannamalai and Unjalur

Shirdi Sai Baba- near Shirdi

Shyama Sastri – Tiruvarur

Sivananda- Pathamadai in Tamil Nadu

Sopana- Apegaon

Subrahmanya Bharati- Ettayapuram in Tamil Nadu

Sundarar- Tirunavalur

Surdas- Siri near Delhi

Swaminarayan- Chapaiya in Uttarpradesh

 

Siddhas 18- Only Samadhis (places where they died) are popular. See Tirumular

 

Thirujnana Sambandar – Sirkazi

Tirumular (Tamil Siddha)- Kashmir

Tiruvalluvar- Mylapore (now part of Chennai)

Tulsidas-Sukar Kshetra Soro in Uttar Pradesh

 

Thirunavukkarasar (Appar)

Thygarajar (Composer)- Tiruvarur

Tukaram- Dehu near Pune

Vallabacharaya- Varanasi

Sri Vallabh- Pithapuram

Vyasa – Island in River Ganges

Valmiki- in a forest

Vivekananda Swami- Calcutta

 

You can keep on adding more saints; it is not a comprehensive list. It is just to draw your attention to this fact and remind you that next Avatar or reincarnation of Lord Vishnu as Kalki may be in a remote village! who knows!

 

–SUBHAM–

 

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