Pandits or Priests

Pandits are scholars and ritual specialists who are well-versed in sacred texts, rituals, and ceremonies. They often provide guidance on religious matters, conduct rituals, and offer advice on living in harmony with Dharma.

Sadhaks and Sadhvis

Sadhaks (male practitioners) and Sadhvis (female practitioners) who have dedicated their lives to spiritual practice and the worship of the Goddess can also offer counsel. Their advice is often based on personal experience and spiritual insights gained through their practices.

Devi: The Goddess

Devi, or the Great Goddess, encompasses various forms and aspects of feminine divinity in Hinduism. She is worshipped in many forms, including Durga, Parvati, Lakshmi, and Saraswati, each representing different attributes such as power, love, prosperity, and knowledge. Devi embodies the creative energy of the universe and the nurturing aspects of the divine.

Adi Shankaracharya (8th century CE)

A pivotal figure in the revival of Hinduism, he consolidated the doctrine of Advaita Vedanta, emphasizing non-dualism and the unity of the soul (Atman) with the ultimate reality (Brahman). He founded four monasteries (mathas) across India, which continue to play a significant role in Hindu religious life.

Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)

The leader of India’s non-violent independence movement against British rule was deeply influenced by Hindu principles, especially ahimsa (non-violence) and satyagraha (truth-force).