Ramatirtha


Ramatirtha

biographical name

(born 1873, Miraliwala, Punjab province, India—died Oct. 17, 1906, Tehri, United Provinces of Agra and Oudh) Hindu religious leader. He was a professor of mathematics before a meeting with Vivekananda strengthened his desire to pursue a religious life. In 1901 he left his wife and children and went into seclusion in the Himalayas, and he later traveled to Japan and the U.S. He became known for his poetic manner of interpreting Vedanta and for his joyful approach to religious learning as a means to the liberation of the individual. He died by drowning in the Ganges.

Variants of RAMATIRTHA

Ramatirtha orig. Tirath Rama

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