In the history of world, there have been some great saints who have preached the virtues of universal brotherhood, devotion and humanity, to bring about peace and happiness in lives of people. Saints from different religions have influenced lives of millions around the world.
Listed below are the top 10 most famous and greatest saints in world history:
10. Paul The Apostle
Paul the Apostle was the famous saint who taught the gospel of Christ to the world in the period of mid 30s to mid 50s. He played an important role in founding several churches in Europe and Asia Minor. He was also the author of most of the New Testament.
One of the first and greatest saints of Bhakti Movement in India was Ramananda, who lived during the 15th century. He was a worshipper of Lord Rama and preached love and universal brotherhood, without distinctions of cast, creed and sex. He had influenced Saint Kabir with his thoughts and preachings.
8. Mother Teresa
One of the greatest saints in the world, who lives in the hearts of millions even after her death, is Mother Teresa. She was a Catholic missionary, who dedicated her entire life for serving the poor, downtrodden and sick. She spent most of her life in India and was the founder of an organization called Missionaries of Charity. She was honored with Nobel Peace Prize, besides being given the title of “Blessed Teresa of Calcutta”.
Another great Indian saint was Mirabai, who was an ardent devotee of lord Krishna. Despite her birth and marriage in royal families, she led a simple and pious life devoted to Lord Krishna and composed devotional songs. She was engaged in religious pursuits, right from her childhood days.
A disciple of Ramananda, Saint Kabir was a weaver in Varanasi and influenced Bhakti Movement to a great extent with his religious writings. He preached equality of man and was against the wrong practices, prevalent in both Hinduism and Islam.