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Svādhyāya: Studying our Holy Books- XII

Part 12 of series showing that the Hindu tradition lays great stress on the study of scriptures- svādhyāya.

Region-Wise Distribution of Hindu Sages, Saints, Scriptures, Languages and Holy Places

# REGION SAINTS, MUNIS, RISHIS, ACHARYAS SCRIPTURES LANGUAGES USED HOLY PLACES
1 Kashmir (India and Pakistan) Lalleshvari, Patanjali, Rishi Kashyapa Lalla-Vaakyaani, scriptures of Kashmir Shaivism, Yoga Vasishtha, several Pancharatra Samhitas and Shaiva Agamas, Bhringeesha Samhita, Nilamata Purana Sanskrit, Kashmiri Amarnath, Sharadi (in POK), Hari Parbat (in Shrinagar), Khir Bhawani, Varahamula (Baramulla), Martand sun temple in Anantanag
2 Punjab (India and Pakistan) Some Vedic Rishis, Namadev, Sikh Gurus, Swami Ramatirtha, Swami Virajananda Some Vedic scriptures, Vishnudharma Purana, Vishnudharmottara Purana, Shivadharma Purana, Samba Purana, Guru Granth Sahib Sanskrit, Sant Bhasha Katasraj (Pakistan), Chintapurni, Amritsar, Multan (Pakistan), Jalandhar
3 North Western Frontier Province (Pakistan) Some Vedic Rishis, Panini, Vaishampayana, Charaka Ashtadhyayi, Ayurvedic texts like Charaka Samhita and Bhela Samhita Sanskrit Pushkalavati (Peshawar)
4 Afghanistan Some Vedic Rishis Vyomavati on Vaisheshika Prashastapadabhashya

Hikayat of Nand Lal Goya (Sikhism)

Sanskrit

Persian (Hikayat only)

Ashamai temple close to Kabul

 

5 Jammu (India) Some Vedic Rishis, Banda Bairagi Vasuki Purana Sanskrit Vaishno Devi, Naga temple in Bhaderwah
6 Sindh (Pakistan) Some Vedic Rishis, Jhulelal, Sadhna, Devachandra Devala Smriti, Karavira Mahatmya Sanskrit Las Bela, Karavira (Sukkur), Indus river
7 Rajasthan (India) Some Vedic Rishis, Mirabai, Dhanna, Rampir, Pipa, Dadu, Guru Jambheshwar Sabrangi, other Bhakti works Hindi dialects Pushkar, Mt. Abu, Nathdwara
8 Haryana and Western Uttar Pradesh (India) Most Vedic Rishis, Gaudapadacharya, Surdas, Ghasidas Most Vedic Scriptures Sanskrit, Braj Mathura, Vrindavana, Kurukshetra, Pehowa, Garhmukteshwar, Yamuna River, Sarasvati River, Ganga River
9 Gujarat (India) Narsi Mehta, Jalaram Bapa, Prannath, Dayanand Saraswati, Mahatma Gandhi, Sant Morari Bapu Naagara Khanda of Skanda Mahapurana Sanskrit Dwaraka, Somanath, Dakor, Prabhasa, Palitana, Modhera, Narmada river
10 Maharashtra (India) Tukaram, Samartha Ramadasa, Jnaneshvara, Janabai, Namadev, Ekanath Jnaneshvari, Dasabodh, Abhangs of Tukaram Sanskrit, Maharashtri, Marathi Nashik, Trayambakeshwar, Ramtek, Bhimashankar, Paithan, Alandi, Pandharpur, Jejuri, Godavari river
11 Karnataka (India) Akka Mahadevi, Basavanna, Madhvacharya, Purandaradas, Kanakadas Basava Purana, Vachanas, Panchadashi and other works of Vidyaranya Swami etc. Sanskrit, Kannada Udipi, Shringeri, Kaveri river, Shravanabelagola, Gokarna
12 Kerala (India) Shankaracharya, Narayana Guru, Swami Chinmayananda, Mata Amritanandamayi (Ammachi) Narayaneeyam Sanskrit, English, Malayalam Thiruvananthapuram, Guruvayoor, Sabrimala
13 Tamil Nadu (India) Thiruvalluvar, Ramanujacharya, Alvars, Nayanmars, Tyagaraja, Muthuswami Dikshitar, Kamban, Ramana Maharshi, Swami Shivananda, Paramacharya Chandrashekharendra Saraswati (Kanchi Shankaracharya), Sri Sri Ravishankar Kural, Divyaprabandhams, Periya Puranam, works of Shrivaishnava saints, Advaita Vedantins etc., songs of Tyagararaja etc., Kamba Ramayana Tamil, Sanskrit, Manipravala Kanchi, Madurai, Rameshvaram, Tiruchi, Kanyakumari, Chidambaram, Thanjavur, Kumbhakonam, Kaveri river
14 Andhra Pradesh (India) Vallabhacharya, Ramanandacharya, Potana, Bhadrachalam Ramdas Works of Vallabhacharya, translations of Puranas into Telugu Sanskrit, Telugu Tirupati, Srisailam, Kalahasti, Bhadrachalam, Godavari river
15 Orissa (India) Jaidev, Atibadi Jagannatha Das, Bhima Boi, Abhirama Paramahamsa Agni Purana, Gita Govinda, Kapila Purana, portions of Brahma Purana Sanskrit Jagannath Puri, Ekamra
16 Chattisgarh (India) Dharma Das (Kabirpanthi), Guru Ghasidas (Satnami), Sant Parshuram (Ramanami) Guru Mahatmya of Dharma Das, writings of Ramnami, Satnami and Kabirpanthi sampradayas Hindi
17 Madhya Pradesh (India) Govindapadacharya, Vindhyavasin (Samkhya teacher), Angad Singh, Sri Singaji, Sena Matsya Purana, Reva Khanda and Sahyadri Khanda of Skanda Mahapurana Sanskrit Ujjain, Chitrakut, Omkareshwar, Amarkantak, Narmada River
18 W Bengal (India) Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, Vivekanand, Krttibasa, Matsyendranatha, Sri Aurobindo Kalki Upapurana, Devi Purana, Ramayana of Krttibasa Sanskrit Navadvip, Mayapur, Gangasagar, Ganga river
19 Bangladesh Ma Anandamoyi, Lokenath Brahmachari, Madhusudana Saraswati, Haridas Thakur Kriyayogasara Upapurana, Mahabhaagavata Upapurana Sanskrit Shrihatta (Sylhet), Tripura (Tipperah), Jessore
20 Assam (India) Shankara Deva, Madhabdeva, Palakapya Muni Kaalikaa Upapurana, works of Shankara Deva and his disciples (e.g., translation of Bhagavata Purana) Sanskrit

Assamese

Kamakhya
21 Jharkhand (India) Baba Baidyanath temple in Deoghar, Parasnatha (Jain)
22 Bihar (India) Yajnavalkya, several Jain Tirthankaras, Buddha, Mandana Mishra, Vachaspati Mishra,  scholars of Navya Nyaya school of philosophy, Vidyapati Portions of Shatapath Brahmana and Brihadaranyaka Upanishad, Garuda Purana, works of Navya Nyaya Sanskrit Gaya, Pavapuri (Jain)
23 Eastern Uttar Pradesh (India) Ramanandacharya, Tulsidas, Kabirdas, Ravidas Some Vedic scriptures, Ramacharitmanas, Bijak Sanskrit, Awadhi Varanasi, Allahabad (Prayag), Gorakhpur, Ayodhya
24 Nepal Buddha, Gorakhanatha, Vaishvanara Purana, Swayambhu Purana, Nepal Mahatmya of Skanda Purana Sanskrit, Nepali Pashupatinath, Lumbini (Buddhist), Shalagrama
25 Manipur (India) Manipura Purana Sanskrit, Meitei
26 Himachal Pradesh and Uttaranchal (India) Maandavya Rishi, Vasishtha Rishi, Swami Rama Vedanta Sutras Sanskrit Haridwar, Badrinath, Kedarnath, Naina Devi, Jwala Devi, Gangotri, Jamnotri, Rudraprayag, Uttarkashi, Ganga river, Yamuna river, Badarika Ashrama
27 Java and Bali (Indonesia) Javanese Brahmanda Purana, Ganapati Tattva, Brihaspati Tattva etc. Sansirit and Javanese Prambanan (Shiva Temple), Baisak in Bali
28 Arunachal Pradesh (India) Parashuram Tirtha
29 Tibet (China) Manasarovar and Mt Kailash
30 Baluchistan (Pakistan) Hinglaj Mata, Kali Mandir at Kalat
31 Sri Lanka Some Nayayanars, Arumuga Navalar, Siva Yogaswami Some Shaiva Siddhanta literature Sanskrit, Tamil Kataragama, Nallur Kandaswamy temple
32 Kampuchea Angkor Wat
33 Mauritius 13th Jyotirlinga
34 United States of America Paramahamsa Yogananda (migrated from India), Satguru Sivaya Subramaniaswami etc. Works of Hindu teachers based in the United States English Several prominent Hindu temples in various cities

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Vishal Agarwal is an independent scholar residing in Minneapolis (USA) with his wife, two children and a dog. He has authored one book and over fifteen book chapters and papers, some in peer reviewed journals, about ancient India and Hinduism. He and his wife founded the largest weekend school teaching Hinduism to students, and also a teenager organization to keep them engaged in Dharma. Vishal has participated in numerous interfaith forums, and has represented Hindus and Indians in school classrooms and in seminars. Vishal is the recipient of the Hindu American Foundation’s Dharma Seva Award (2010), the Global Hindu Academy’s Scholar award (2014) and service awards from the Hindu Society of Minnesota (2014 and 2015). He is very strongly engaged in the social and Dharmic activities of the Indian and Hindu communities of Minnesota, and has authored a series of ten textbooks for use in weekend Hindu schools by children from the ages 4-14. Professionally, Vishal is a biomedical Engineer with graduate degrees in Materials Engineering and Business Administration (MBA). His scientific and statistical training enables him to bring precision and a high level of rigor in his research – qualities that are very often missing in contemporary publications on Indology and in South Asian Studies.