Religion and spirituality hold a significant place in Indian culture. The nation has been known for its spirituality from the past several centuries. Adi Shankara, a philosopher and theologian, is known for consolidating the doctrine of Advaita Vedanta and unifying and establishing the main currents of thought in Hinduism. Gautama Buddha, the primary figure in Buddhism, was a sage on whose teachings the religion of Buddhism was founded. Some Hindus regard Gautama as the 9th avatar of Vishnu. Mahavira, also known as Vardhamana, was the 24th and last tirthankara, a significant figure in Jainism. He traveled all over South Asia for three decades to teach Jain philosophy. In the late 15th century emerged Guru Nanak who became the founder Prophet of Sikhism and the first of the ten Sikh Gurus. He has been called "one of the greatest religious innovators of all time". Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, a natural mystic given to spiritual ecstasies from a young age, was regarded as an influential Indian mystic and yogi during the 19th-century. Osho Rajneesh, Kartar Singh Jhabbar, and Maulana Syed Sibte Hasan Naqvi were well-known spiritual and religious leaders of the 20th century. This section provides you information about the life and works of famous Indian spiritual & religious leaders.
Mother TeresaMother Teresa

26 August 1910

Jaggi VasudevJaggi Vasudev

03 September 1957

Swami VivekanandaSwami Vivekananda

12 January 1863

Sai Baba of ShirdiSai Baba of Shirdi

28 September 1835

Guru NanakGuru Nanak

15 April 1469

Guru Gobind SinghGuru Gobind Singh

22 December 1666

Gaur Gopal DasGaur Gopal Das

24 December 1973


0599 BC


1440 AD

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Sathya Sai BabaSathya Sai Baba

23 November 1926

Sri AurobindoSri Aurobindo

15 August 1872


25 December 1965

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

12 January 1918


1497 AD

Paramahansa YoganandaParamahansa Yogananda

05 January 1893

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Chaitanya MahaprabhuChaitanya Mahaprabhu

18 February 1486

Guru Tegh BahadurGuru Tegh Bahadur

01 April 1621

Maa Amritanandamayi Mata Amritanandamayi

27 September 1953

Guru ArjanGuru Arjan

15 April 1563

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Guru HargobindGuru Hargobind

05 July 1595

Guru AngadGuru Angad

31 March 1504

Guru Amar DasGuru Amar Das

05 May 1479

Guru Ram DasGuru Ram Das

09 October 1534

Sri ChinmoySri Chinmoy

27 August 1931

Guru Har KrishanGuru Har Krishan

23 July 1656

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Guru Har RaiGuru Har Rai

16 January 1630

Dayanand SaraswatiDayanand Saraswati

12 February 1824

Osho RajneeshOsho Rajneesh

11 December 1931

Anthony De MelloAnthony De Mello

04 September 1931

Ramakrishna ParamhamsaRamakrishna Paramhamsa

18 February 1836

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Ramana MaharshiRamana Maharshi

30 December 1879

Mirza Ghulam AhmadMirza Ghulam Ahmad

13 February 1835

Balaji Baji RaoBalaji Baji Rao

08 December 1720

Sadhu Sundar SinghSadhu Sundar Singh

03 September 1889

Chinmayananda SaraswatiChinmayananda Saraswati

08 May 1916

Mirza Tahir AhmadMirza Tahir Ahmad

18 December 1928

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Gurumayi ChidvilasanandaGurumayi Chidvilasananda

24 June 1955

Hakeem Noor-ud-DinHakeem Noor-ud-Din

1841 AD

Raghavendra SwamiRaghavendra Swami

1595 AD


08 September 1887