Sri Adi Sankar
- acharya

The greatest exponent of Advaita Vedanta and a savior of Vedic Dharma
  Sri Satya Sai Baba
A divine incarnation...a divine guru living at Prashanti Nilayam, India
  Sri Guruji Viswanath
A spiritual guru bridging spiritual values and modern day living
  Osho -Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh 
A great philosopher - saint and mystic of the twentieth century
  Sri Ramakrishna Deva 
A saint who broke the frontiers of Hinduism
  H. H. Sri Swami Sivananda Saraswati
A great yogi and sage who devoted his life to the service of humanity
  Sri Sarada Devi
Known as ‘Holy Mother’, and known as the spiritual consort of Sri Ramakrishna
  Swami Vivekananda
An inspiring personality, regarded as one of India's foremost nation-builders
  The Mother
A spiritual leader, who also excelled as a pianist and writer
  Sri Aurobindo
A political activist, Indian Yogi, and spiritual master
  Bhagavan Sri Ramana
Probably the most famous Indian sage of the twentieth century
  Sri Yogi Ramsurat Kumar
Popularly called as God child of Tiruvannamalai
  Dada J. P. Vaswani
Dada Jashan P. Vaswani is the spiritual head of Sadhu Vaswani Mission in Pune, India.
  Sri J Krishnamurti
Jiddu Krishnamurti was born on 11 May 1895 in Madanapalle, a small town in south India.



Sri Sri Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi

”What is the purpose of human birth? To earn, to eat, to undergo misery everyday and finally to die? Instead of earning and suffering, can we not die now? The purpose of birth is to avoid re-birth. Except man, all animals grow horizontally. Only man grows vertically. Instead of growing horizontally, it is God's will that he should grow vertically in order to look up. God has given to animals devices for self-protection; to man alone He has given intelligence. By doing nothing, we avoid re-birth; By giving up attachment, we avoid sins.”

Jagadguru Chandrashekarendra Saraswati Swamigal (May 20, 1894–January 8, 1994) or the Sage of Kanchi was the 68th Jagadguru in the Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam. He is usually referred to as Paramacharya or MahaSwami or Maha Periyavaal.

Maha Periyavaal was born on 20 May 1894, under Anuradha star according to the Hindu calendar, into a Kannadiga Smartha Hoysala Karnataka Brahmin family in Viluppuram, South Arcot District, Tamil Nadu as Swaminatha. He was the second son of Subramanya Sastri, a District Education Officer. The child was named Swaminatha, after the family deity, Lord Swaminatha of Swamimalai, near Kumbakonam. Swaminatha began his early education at the Arcot American Mission High School at Tindivanam, where his father was working. He was an exceptional student and excelled in several subjects.[citation needed] He won a prize for his proficiency in the recitation of the "Holy Bible". In 1905, his parents performed his Upanayanam, a Vedic ceremony which qualifies a Brahmin boy to begin his Vedic studies under an accomplished teacher.[citation needed]

During the childhood of the Acharya, his father consulted an astrologer who, upon studying the boy's horoscope, is said to have been so stunned that he prostrated himself before the boy exclaiming that "One day the whole world will fall at his feet."[citation needed]