Trailanga Swami (reportedly 1607 – December 26, 1887 CE) was a great Hindu yogi and mystic famed for his spiritual powers. For most of his life he stayed in Varanasi, India. He is regarded by devotees as an incarnation of Shiva. Swami Ramakrishna referred to him as The Walking Shiva of Varanasi. According to some accounts, he lived a very long life of around 280 years. Trailanga Swami was also known as Telang Swami and Tailang Swami.
Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti is a Sikh festival that commemorates the birthday of Guru Gobind Singh (December 22, 1666 – October 7, 1708 CE), the tenth Guru of Sikhism. It is a religious celebration in which prayers for prosperity are offered. Hundreds thousands of devotees and pilgrims throng Amritsar’s Golden Temple. Guru Gobind Singh is revered as The Tenth Nanak, Sarbans Dani (The merciful donor, who sacrificed his all), Mard Agamra (A Man without any parallels) and Shah-e-Shahenshah (The Emperor of Emperors).
According to Gregorian Calendar Swami Vivekananda was born on January 12, 1863 into an aristocratic Bengali family of Calcutta. However, his birthday is celebrated according to Hindu calendar and this day is known as Swami Vivekananda Jayanti. In 1984 the government of India decided to observe Swami Vivekananda’s Gregorian date of birth as National Youth Day. Hence National Youth Day of India is celebrated each year on January 12 since 1985.
India observes Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti and pays tributes to the Father of the Nation on his 146th birth anniversary. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869. To celebrate Gandhi Jayanti we have compiled ten memorable tributes to Mahatma Gandhi by global leaders, and publish them as professionally designed Quote Arts.
Today is the 168th birth anniversary of Annie Besant, a prominent British socialist, theosophist, women’s rights activist, writer and orator. She was also supporter of Irish and Indian self-rule. Google on its search page has created Annie Besant’s doodle to pay tribute on her birthday.
Today is the 108th birth anniversary of RK Narayan, the famed Indian writer, best known for his works set in the fictional South Indian town of Malgudi. Google on its search page has created a doodle showcasing Malgudi Days to pay tribute to its creator RK Narayan on his birthday.
India observes Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti and pays tributes to the Father of the Nation on his 145th birth anniversary. To celebrate Gandhi Jayanti we have compiled ten memorable and inspiring quotes on different subjects from Mahatma Gandhi, and publish them as professionally designed Quote Arts.
Google’s sweet sixteenth birthday is being celebrated with an animated doodle on September 27, 2014. The interesting fact is that despite September 27 not being the date of the company’s incorporation, the first time Google created a doodle to celebrate its 4th birthday was on September 27, 2002. Since 2006, Google is celebrating its birthday on September 27 with a doodle every year.
Today is the 186th birth anniversary of Leo Tolstoy, the Russian novelist and philosopher. Google on its search page has created a captivating slideshow doodle showcasing his greatest works. On clicking the doodle, it takes the visitor to Google search result page for news on Leo Tolstoy.
Facebook is the world’s largest social network, with over 1.15 billion monthly active users. Facebook was founded by Mark Zuckerberg in February 2004. On February 4, 2014, Facebook celebrates its 10th birthday.