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.
||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
|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.
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.
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.
||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.
|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.
||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
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.