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Sakhubai Devotee of PandurangaVittala. Though suffering hardships from a cruel mother-in-law and a foolish husband, she bore it and reposed pure 'Bhakti' (devotion) in Lord vittala who, for her sake, served her people. [ More... ] Meerabai One of the greatest devotees of Lord Krishna. The daughter of a prince and the daughter- in-law of a prince, she gave up every thing and faced per- secution. Her songs live on the lips of people to this day. [ More... ] Prahlada A lad who faced the anger of his mighty father for the sake of his faith in God. Poison, sword and fire could not frighten him. And the Lord Himself responded to the devotion of the five-year old boy and came to the earth. [ More... ] Dhruva He was a little boy of five years when he was insulted by his step-mother and ignored by his father. With determination and devotion, he succeeded.To this day the Pole Star reminds Indians of this great devotee of God. [ More... ] Ambareesha Ambareesha,a great devotee. saved Durvaasa from the wrath of Sudarshana Chakra, the weapon of Lord Vishnu. The name of Ambareesha is associated with the Ekaadashi vow i.e, fornightly observance of fast coupled with meditation on the supreme. [ More... ] Andal The Girl who would marrry no one but God. She lived a life of innocence, purity and toatl dedication to her God and was finally united with Him. [ More... ] Vibheeshana Devotee of Sri Rama and younger brother of the Valiant Ravana, king of Lanka. He had great affection and respect for his elder brother .He went away from Lanka, surrendered himself to the virtuous Sri Rama and helped him in the battle against Ravana. [ More... ] Hanumantha There is no village or town in India wihtou a temple ded- icated to Hanumantha. An unforgettable character in the great epic,the Ramayana, he has become the symbol of courage, loyalty and mature wisdom. [ More... ] Bali Grandson of Prahlada, devotee of Vishnu. Though a king of Rakshasas, he ruled with righteousness and welfare of the subjects at heart. Having agreed to give in charity threepaced of land to Vishnu , who came in the form of a young 'Vatu' (bachelor- boy) to beg for charity, Bali kept his promise by offering his head on which Vishnu could put his third step. Hindus believe that Bali is immortal. [ More... ] Tyagaraja The very well-known musician vocalist of Karnataka Music ( Karnataka Sangita ), faithful devotee of Bhagavan Rama, Tyagaraja was born in Kaliyuga's year 4868 ( i.e. A.D. 1767 ) in Tiruvayur of Tanjaur district of Tamilnadu. [ More... ] Bhakta Narshi Mehta If there can be a single phrase that can introduce us to the character of Bhakta Narsi Mehta then that is ' Full faith in God '. He was born in Junagadh, kingdom of Kathiawad province. [ More... ] Suradasa Extant in Kaliyuga's 47th century ( i.e. 16th century A.D. ) Surdas has been the most excellent Krishna - devotee poet of the devotional period ( Bhakti-Kala ) in Indian poetic literature. He had been one of the eight high ranking poets creating Krishna devotion poetry ( Asta-chapa Kavi ). [ More... ]

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