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Offline Dipika

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great women of India
« on: March 08, 2009, 10:21:48 AM »
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    In medieval India Bhakti Movement was started by enlightened saints like Ramananda, Kabir, Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Gurunanak and others. They showed the path of Bhakti to attain salvation. Meerabai belonged to that cult.
    Born in early 16th century Meerabai belonged to the royal family of Mewar. She renounced the luxuries of royal life and became an ardent devotee of lord Krishna. Meera composed many devotional songs in praise of Lord Krishna which are sung to this day with great reverence throughout the country. She died at the feet of Lord Krishna of Dwaraka at the age of 67.
    SHREE MA ANANDA MAYI (1896-1982)

    She hailed from an orthodox Brahmin family of Kheora. She was married to Ramani Mohan Chakravarthy who later became her devotee. She did not have any formal education. From her very childhood she was spiritually inclined and she remained immersed in herself all the time. She travelled extensively preaching love, compassion and self discipline. She established Ashrams charitable institutions and hospitals everywhere. She breathed her last on 27th Aug. 1982

    THE MOTHER (PONDICHERRY) (1878-1973)

    She was born in Paris. She was spiritually inclined and chose India as her permanent place of residence. On coming into contact with Sri. Aurobindo she decided to become his disciple. The mother worked towards universal harmony and peace. She became the spiritual head of the Aurobindo Ashram at Pondicherry. She breathed her last on 17-11-1973

    SISTER ALPHONSA (1910-1946)

    She was born in Kundamaloor Kerala. She decided to become a nun and dedicate her life to god and service of mankind. Her work brought great spiritual solace to the people around her in the community. Pope John Paul II beatified sister Alphonsa on 8th Feb. 1986 at Kottayam posthumously and she became the first woman in India to be raised to this honour. She breathed her last on 28-07-1946 at Bharananganam. This place has now become a centre of pilgrimage.

    MOTHER THERESA (1910-1997)

    Mother Theresa was born of Albanian parents in Yugoslavia. Her childhood name was Agnes. She came to India in 1929 to teach in St. Mary's High School Calcutta. In 1950 she founded the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta to care for the 'poorest of the poor' sequel to the touch of a divine command she received. The Missionaries of Charity have since grown into a world wide order. Mother Theresa's love and compassion for the distressed and the uncared for in society have earned for her universal esteem and reverence. She was the recipient of many awards including Nobel Peace Prize (1979) and Bharat Ratna (1980) She died in Calcutta on 5-09-1997


    Sai baba let your holy lotus feet be our sole refuge.OMSAIRAM
    साईं बाबा अपने पवित्र चरणकमल ही हमारी एकमात्र शरण रहने दो.ॐ साईं राम

    Dipika Duggal

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    Re: great women of India
    « Reply #1 on: June 15, 2009, 08:00:09 AM »
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  • Dipika, must say ur posts are very enlightening

    Offline child_of_sai

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    Re: great women of India
    « Reply #2 on: June 15, 2009, 08:13:00 AM »
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  • ....dipika ji.....i think every woman is great....not just these recognized ones....have you ever seen a woman just after she gives birth to a child.....a chinese proverb says that no beauty on earth can be compared to her....the creative and nurturing power of an ordinary mother makes her as great as these saints....she goes unsung... :(

    Sai Ram.

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    Re: great women of India
    « Reply #3 on: June 16, 2009, 05:37:27 AM »
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  • I highly appreciate the view of Child_of_Sai, but would like to say here that dipikaji is talking about the activities done by those women mentioned above, beneficial to human being in general and the sacrifice of mother for a new born child is just limited to that new born child only. There is always a recognition for uncommon activities.

    One cannot compare deeds with beauty, deeds benefits others, beauty is just an amusement for a second or two.

    Let me just say one sentence in comparison of why mother goes unsung and why above mentioned women are considered for examples. A mother giving birth to a child is an activity of her life cycle, where as the activities carried out by the above mentioned women are not part of life cycle but their dedication for welfare of all. 

    Allah Malik


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