Anandamayi Ma

1896 - 1982

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Anandamayi Ma (born Nirmala Sundari; 30 April 1896 – 27 August 1982) was an Indian saint, teacher, and mystic. She was revered as an incarnation of Hindu goddess Durga. She was described by Sivananda Saraswati (of the Divine Life Society) as "la fleur la plus parfaite que le sol de l'Inde ait produite" [the most perfect flower the Indian soil has produced]. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Anandamayi Ma has received more than 902,883 page views. Her biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Anandamayi Ma is the 819th most popular philosopher (down from 805th in 2019), the 18th most popular biography from Bangladesh (down from 14th in 2019) and the most popular Bangladeshi Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Anandamayi Ma ranks 819 out of 1,267Before her are Michael Baius, Jakob Lorber, Gautama Maharishi, Liu Yuxi, Kazimierz Twardowski, and Yajnavalkya. After her are Cheng Hao, Nemesius, Karl Vogt, Ted Nelson, John Italus, and Kumārila Bhaṭṭa.

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Among people born in 1896, Anandamayi Ma ranks 116Before her are Boris Podolsky, Na Hye-sok, Eduardo Lonardi, Léonide Massine, Erich Hückel, and Fritz Heider. After her are Richard Heidrich, Carl Ludwig Siegel, Józef Czapski, Máté Zalka, Prince Wolfgang of Hesse, and Heimito von Doderer. Among people deceased in 1982, Anandamayi Ma ranks 105Before her are Anatoly Solonitsyn, Taisen Deshimaru, Marcel Camus, David Frankfurter, Abba P. Lerner, and Pavel Rotmistrov. After her are Eduard Tubin, Christian Ferras, John Cheever, Riccardo Paletti, Khalid al-Islambouli, and Hironori Ōtsuka.

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In Bangladesh

Among people born in Bangladesh, Anandamayi Ma ranks 18 out of 74Before her are Zillur Rahman (1929), Ziaur Rahman (1936), Chittaranjan Das (1869), Meghnad Saha (1893), Khawaja Nazimuddin (1894), and Iajuddin Ahmed (1931). After her are Bipin Chandra Pal (1858), Matsyendranatha (901), Tajuddin Ahmad (1925), Mahasweta Devi (1926), Shahabuddin Ahmed (1930), and Radhabinod Pal (1886).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In Bangladesh

Among philosophers born in Bangladesh, Anandamayi Ma ranks 1After her are Pritilata Waddedar (1911).