By: Shreyas Devaraj
Krishnamurti is regarded globally as one of the greatest thinkers and religious teachers of all time. He was closely associated with Annie Besant and Sri Narasimha Swamiji in the Home Rule Movement. He went on to establish J K Foundation in the USA which attracted many thinkers from all over the world. He passed away in 1986 in the USA
Sorakkai Swamiji was a wandering mystic saint in Madras Presidency between 1860 and 1900. He went to Narasimha Swamiji’s parental home at Bhavani and asked them to take a pilgrimage to Sholingar Narasimha temple and they will be blessed with a child. He used to wear a half bottle-gourd shell as a garland in front of him like a bowl, into which people would offer food. He attained Samadhi at Kalyana Venkateshwara near Tirupati in 1905.
Mata Anasuya of Paradsinga
She attracted many devotees and used to worship and commune with Sai Baba (1926-90). Many miracles have been attributed to her. She played songs and showered enormous love and affection on her devotees for six decades. Mata annihilated all the troubles and karma, fulfilled their desires, and stood as the Head of the family for each of them. Pujya Sri Sivanesan Swamiji familiarized Mata with the devotees.
Avadhoota Venkatachala Maharaj
A great mystic of Sakhrayapatna (1940-2010) of Chikkamangalur district in Karnataka. He was a great Mahatma and was crazy like Sai Baba in his life and mission. He used to be wandering in that area and utter mystic statements. His Mahasamadhi was predicted by Sringeri Pontiff in a mystic interaction.
A mystic saint of Nashirabad, he used to smear his body with dirt and sit on garbage heaps. Miraculously no offensive smell was noticed. He cured the migraine attacks of Narasimha Swamiji by just touching his hand over his forehead.