Khwaja Muhammad Baba as-Samasi

Khwaja Muhammad Baba as-SamasiMuhammad Baba as-Samasi of Uzbekistan was born in 1197, and was a Sufi mystic of the Naqsbandi Sufi order. He is the fifteenth Sheikh in the Naqshbandi Golden Chain and at the same time, the sixth Khwaja in the ‘Khwajagan’ – the Masters of Wisdom of Central Asia. He passed in 1257.

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Jain Saint: Shrimad Rajachandra

Jain Saint: Shrimad Rajachandra2500 years ago, the 24th great teacher of the Jains, Mahavira, attained nirvana (release from the cycle of birth and death). Since then, several enlightened souls have expounded the philosophy of Jainism. One such exalted soul was Shrimad Rajchandra. He is deeply venerated for the great spiritual heights He had attained, his outstanding personality, His remarkable exposition of Mahavira’s teachings and His literary genius.

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Kabir Jayanti 2020

Kabir Das JayantiSant Kabir Jayanti is observed on the Purnima or full moon day in the month of Jyeshta (May – June) as per traditional calendar. In 2020, the date of Sant Kabir Jayanti is June 5. It is believed that Sant Kabir Das was born on this day. The birth anniversary of Sant Kabir is observed in India and around the world. Meetings, satsangs, and recital of Sant Kabir’s poems are held on the day.

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Guru Tegh Bahadur

Guru Tegh BahadurGuru Tegh Bahadur is the 9th Guru of Sikhism, and was martyred by the Mughal Emperor Aurangazeb. He was son of Guru Hargobind, and was a holy and spiritually inclined person right from childhood. Originally born and name as Tyagmal, his father renamed him as ‘Tegh Bahadur’ – “the Knight of the Sword” for his bravery in battle as a 13-14 year old.

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Jhulelal – God and hero of the Sindhi Hindu Community

Jhulelal
Jhulelal, also known as Uderolal, is a legendary saint of the Sindhi Community. He is believed to be an incarnation of Varuna, the Sea God in Hinduism. The story of Jhulelal is associated an evil ruler Mirkshah Badshah attacking the Sindhi community settled in Thatta in Sindh.

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Jalaram Bapa of Gujarat

Image of Jalaram BapaJalaram Bapa is a saint who lived in a small town of Virpur in Alandi region of Gujarat. Upon meeting his master from a previous life, he commenced namasmrana – repetition of the divine name – and engaged in ceaseless spiritual activity of feeding pilgrims and the poor. An ashram has been erected in his honour, and there are miracles associated with prayer and devotion Jalaram Bapa.

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Guru Gobind Singh

Guru Gobind SinghGuru Gobind Singh, born Gobind Rai, was the tenth Sikh Guru, a spiritual master, warrior, poet and philosopher. When his father, Guru Tegh Bahadur, was beheaded for refusing to convert to Islam, Guru Gobind Singh was formally installed as the leader of the Sikhs at age nine, becoming the tenth Sikh Guru

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Sai Baba of Shirdi – The Early Years

Gurusthan in ShirdiBy 1910 the village of Shirdi had become slightly more prosperous, though Mrs Tarkhad, a Sai Baba devotee and regular visitor from Bombay, still found it “little more than a neglected hamlet without any lighting, sweeping or other conveniences of civilization… The streets and passages were all dark and unlit at night.” By then, Baba’s mosque had already taken on the character of a darbar (royal court), which it was to retain till the end of his mortal days.

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Galileo Galilei

Galileo GalileiGalileo Galilei was an Italian astronomer, physicist and engineer, sometimes described as a polymath, from Pisa. Galileo has been called the “father of observational astronomy”, the “father of modern physics”, the “father of the scientific method”, and the “father of modern science”.

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Guru Nanak

Guru Nanak giving blessingGuru Nanak is named founder of the Sikh religion. ‘Sikh’ means ‘disciple’ and Guru Nanak believed that one can evolve or achieve salvation only through direct contact with a true master or a ‘sadguru’. His religion has spread not only in North India but also in America, Singapore and Africa. Many Sikhs now live in other countries.

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