Ever since the invaders took on destroying the culture and the integrity of this nation, several groups of extraordinary minds, saints and masters decided to re-establish the lost ancient knowledge! This movement began in South India from the Nayanars and Alvars and joined the Lingayaths, and then it spread to the northern part of this nation.

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When we see devotion, it has no religion as we see saint Kabir extensively took great responsibility to spread the movement. Saint Mirabai, kings like Chatrapathi Shivaji Maharaj, Sant Tukaram, Yogi Vemana, Pothuluri Veerabrahmendra Swami, Annamacharya, Palkuriki Somanatha, Bammera Pothana, Tyagaraja, all together conveyed the very same message. Rajput ruler and Saint Pipa clearly wrote it that none can negate:

Within the body is the god, within the body the temple,
within the body all the Jangamas
within the body the incense, the lamps and the food-offerings,
within the body, the puja leaves.

After searching so many lands,
I found the nine treasures within my body,
Now there will be no further going and coming,
I swear by Ram.

Viswanath Dasari