Some of the most noteworthy Gurus and Saints of Buddhism, Jainism and Hinduism

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Hindu Gurus and Saints


Adi Shankaracharya Adi Shankara (788-820 C.E.), along with Madhva and Ramanuja, was instrumental in the revival of Hinduism.


Mahavir Mahavir (599-527 B.C.), also known as Vardhamana, established core tenets of Jainism. Mahavir was the 24th and the last Jain sage.


Ramanuja Sri Ramanuja Acharya (1017-1137 C.E.) was great Hindu philosopher and thinker. He is the most venerated Acharya in the philosophy of Sri Vaishnavism.

Gautama Buddha

Gautama Buddha Gautama Buddha (563-483 B.C.) was a spiritual teacher from the Indian subcontinent, on whose teachings Buddhism was founded.


Madhvacharya Sri Madhvacharya (1238-1317 C.E.) was the proponent of Dvaita Vedanta which is also known as Tattvavada - the Philosophy of Reality.


Jhulelal Jhulelal Jayanti day is celebrated as Cheti Chand by Sindhi people of Pakistan and India and it is celebrated one day after Ugadi.

Maharishi Valmiki

Valmiki Maharshi Valmiki was a great sage who wrote the epic Ramayana in Sanskrit which consists of 24k verses and 7 cantos including the Uttara canto.

Sant Kabirdas

Kabirdas Sant Kabirdas (1440-1518 circa) was a famous poet, saint and social reformer of India.


Tulsidas Tulsidas (1497-1623 C.E.) was a Hindu saint and the poet. Tulsidas is renowned for his great devotion towards Lord Rama.

Kavi Surdas

Surdas Surdas (1478-1581 C.E.) was a great poet and musician known for his devotional songs dedicated to Lord Krishna.

Tailang Swami

Tailang Swami Tailang Swami (1607-1887 C.E.) was a great Hindu Yogi who has divine powers.


Ramakrishna Ramakrishna (1836-1886 C.E.) was a famous Saint in the 19th century India.

Guru Ravidas

Ravidas Guru Ravidas (1377-1527 C.E.) was a famous saint of the Bhakti Movement.


Vallabhacharya Vallabhacharya (1479-1531 C.E.) was a devotional philosopher, who founded the Pushti sect in India.

Guru Nanak

Guru Nanak Guru Nanak (1469-1539 C.E.) was the founder of the religion of Sikhism and the first of the Sikh Gurus.

Guru Gobind Singh

Guru Gobind Singh Guru Gobind Singh (1666-1708 C.E.) was the tenth Guru out of total eleven Sikh Gurus.


Meerabai Meerabai (1498-1547 circa) was a great Hindu poet and ardent devotee of Lord Krishna.
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