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Sri Bamakepha Thakur

A divine madman (1837–1911)

Sri Bamakepha ThakurIt is thought that this picture is a copy from the wall of Sri Ramakrishna’s room at Dakshineswar

Bamakhepa Thakur was born Bamacharan Chattopadhyay on Shivaratri night near the pilgrimage place of Tarapith, Birbhum district West Bengal and he became popularly known as the “mad saint.”

His father was a professional singer of religious songs and Bamakhepa would often join him in his work. As a child he displayed unusual devotional tendencies to the goddess Tara, sometimes making clay images and crying uncontrollably when she didn’t answer him through the image. His unconventional behaviour was a worry to his mother and his neighbours, yet he came to be held in great reverence in

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Who Are The Saints?

A History of Saints around the world, in all faiths, cultures & communities

St. Therese of Lisieux

Sant in Sanskrit means a Sentient being who can go into deeper realm of his soul. In India a Sant is usually associated with an ascetic who is usually refrained from worldly affairs but a person with certain noble attributes can also be considered “Saintly”. Latin word Sentir, sentimento, Sentient also originates from Sant. SantAH also means serene and calm as an adjective or noun. Most derivatives of that have similar meanings eg. Shaant is Pacific and calm.

Santaap means one who feels the grief and heat of pain. Santulan is balancing ups and downs. Santosh means who can be content with

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