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12. Saints and Social Reformers

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1. Lord Budha- Born at Kapilvastu in the house of Sakya king Shudhodhan in 600 B.C. Soon left the house and became sanyasi. Got enlightenment under a peepal tree at Gaya. Founder of Buddhism

2. Rishabh Dev- Son of Nabhi Rai and Meru Devi. Founder of Jainism. 1st of 24 Tirthankers of jains.

3. Mahavir Swami - 24th and last Tirthanker of Jains. Born at Kundagram or Kundalpur in the house of king Sidhartha and Trishala Devi in 599 B.C. Got enlightenment below an Ashoka tree. Died in 527-28 B.C. at Pawapuri.

4. Aswaghosh - Famous philospher and learned poet of Sanskrit. Propagated Buddhims through poems. Author of Buddha Charitam.

5. Nagarjun - Famous philoshper and founder of Madhyamic sect. He propagated the middle path of Buddhism and called Madhyamic.

6. Vasubandhu - A famous philospher follower of Buddhism. He was called second Buddha in his era.

7. Shankracharya - Was born at Kaladi village in the house of Shirvguru and Aryamba in 788 AD. Saint Guru Govind Pad was his guru. Established four muths in all the four corners of India called Dhams-Jagannath Puri in East, Dwarika in West, Shringeri in South and Badrinath in North. Propagated Vedic culture throughout India. Founder of Adwaitwad. Died at the tender age of 32 years.

8. Ramanujacharya - A great saint of 10th century AD. who founded and propagated specified Dwaitwad. He preached sagun God. He also belonged to south India. Keshav Bhatt was the name of his father.

9. Madhvacharya - Born in the 13th Century AD in Udupi village of Karnatak in the house of Narayan Bhatt. He propagated Dwaitwad philosophy.

 

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