Monday, June 10, 2013

Greatness of Sri. U.Ve. NSR Swami

Dear All,
The greatness of our Sampradaya and the Acharyas are endless. Today a great day being the Tirunakshatram day of HH Srimad Srimushnam Srimad Andavan and Sri. U.Ve. N.S. Ramanuja thathacharya the living legend. It is very rare to see such Jnana anushtana sadacharyan now a days. It is our bhagyam for our life during their time. The Chronological detail has been published in a Srivaishnava egroup and adiyen would like to record in adiyen's blog alos. The author Sri. Sudarsan is the younger brother of our beloved friend and active Muscat Srivaishnavar Pucheri Sri. Prasanna Venkatesan. The detail is given below.

"MahamahopAdyAyA" "ChatusshAstra mahAvidvAn" "Chevalier" Dr N.S.RAmAnuja ThAthAchArya swAmi needs no introduction. Swami's name and fame are vishvavikhyAtam, but they are no match to SwAmi's jnAnam, anushtAnam and atma gunams. It would be beyond comprehension of minds, forget description by words. Swami's lifesketch and contribution to the fields of shAstras and sampradAyam would serve as an inspiration to all.
Following sthAlipulAka nyayam, just a few incidents/achievements from Swami's divya charitram would convey Swami's greatness:
- Swami did the kalakshepams of all sampradAya granthams under Sri.Nrisimha tAtayArya mahadeshikan (famously known as PerumAl koil Swami), Sri.U.Ve.Ayya DevanAthAchArya Swami of Navalpakkam, his own father Sri U.Ve.Krishna ThAthAchArya and other eminent scholars.
- NSR Swami is a master in all 4 major shAstras - tarka, vyAkarana, mImAmsa and vedAnta. Swami has qualified the nyAya siromani with Gold medal in 1948. VyAkarana siromani in 1952, vedAnta Siromani in 1954 and mImAmsa siromani in 1964, all in first class
- NSR Swami qualified the Tamil Vidwan and Hindi Vidwan by passing the exams in 1955 and 1950 respectively.
- NSR Swami obtained the Doctorate (vidya varidhi) from Kasi SampUrnAnandA samskrita university in 1973.
- NSR Swami is one of rarest scholar par excellence who has the rare cpaacity of writing masterpieces in all these four subjects together. Even including earlier century, there are only 4 or 5 scholars who had this rare talent.
- NSR Swami is also one of the rarest sanskrit scholar to have written commentaries on various works of three philosophies - Dwaita, Advaita and VisistAdvaita
Amongst many lifetime achievements of Swami, the following deserves to be specially mentioned:
1. More than 60 valuable research articles
2. More than 10 republished books
3. More than a dozen publications from palmleaf manuscripts
4. More than ten commendable commentaries to terse books of sastras
5. Four research monographs apart from all the above
6. More than 100 hundred students who have later become great scholars
7. About 30 students who have received PhD degree under his guidance
8. Hindreds of Vidwat Sadas where he was honoured with highest esteem.
There are several titles (innumerable literally) bestowed on NSR Swami. But the eminent 12 are as below:
1970 - Title "Tarka Vachaspati" honoured by Sri Raghavendra Mutt Mantralayam
1986 - President of India Certificate of Honors for Sanskrit Scholars
1991 - Title "Desika Darshana Choodamani" honoured by Sri Poundareekapuram Andavan Ashramam, Srirangam
1992 - Title "Pandita Ratnam" honoured by Sri Parakala Matham, Mysore
1994 - First Recipient of prestigeous Shreevani Alankaran from Dalmia Trust
1996 - Title "MahamahopAdyAya" honoured by Rashtriya Samskrita Vidyapeet, Tirupati
2000 - Title "Vachaspati" by K.K.Birla Foundation
2001 - Title "Shastra Nidhi" by Pejawar Mutt, Udupi
2004 - Title "Sarvatantra Vachaspati" by Srirangam Srimad Andavan
2006 - Title "Darsana Kalanidhi" by Sanskrit College, Mylapore
2008 - Title "Naanaa Saastra Dyumani" by Sri Ahobila Matham
2012 - French Government adorns Swami with the Prestigious Chevalier Award - for Swamis work "Pratyaksha-tattwa-cintamani vimarsha", a master piece work and lucid commentary on Shabda bodha mimamsa.
  • The video of Srimad Andavan speaking on Dr NSR Swami and Dr NSR Swami's contribution to shastram and sampradayam as "unparallelled" and "na bhavishyati" can be seen in
After seeing all these, one can only amaze and pray with folded hands in front of Swami's jnAnam, anushThAnam, vairagyam and atma gunams. Having said about Swami in detail, one would not need any elaboration to speak of Swami's writings.
As a token of gratitude and celebration for Swami having been awarded the Chevalier title, Swami's sishya Sri.N.S.Jagannathan has collected Swami's articles in tamil written over various occasions over several decades and published as a single souvenir. This book has 28 scintillating marvels in the form of Swami's nectarine outpourings including swami's research on various topics including - vedantha, acharya gunAnubhavam (esp Swami's anubhavam with Srimad Thirukkudanthai Andavan and Srimad Srimushnam Andavan), siddhantham, anushthAnam (especially a recent article comparing olden days and present day practicalities), esoteric truths and azhwar's anubhavams with relevent pramanams from shruti, smritis, purvacharya srisuktis. Especially the article "DharmabhuthajnAnam-Some Questions and Answers" would be a literal feast to bhagawathas who have underwent Srimad Rahasyatraya sAram , sribhashya kalakshepams.
This souvenir also has a detailed account of NSR Swami's Divya Charitram with thaniyan and meanings, which would serve as an inspiration to all and would make us proud that we too get to live in this century with Sri NSR Swami.
The book is moderately priced at Rs.100 and would be a valuable treasure for all time.
People interested in getting a copy of this treasure can contact:
  1. Sri.N.S.Jagannathan
8/13, Ganapathy Mudali Street
Triplicane, Chennai-600005
Phone: 044-28444271
  1. Sri. Achutharaman @ or at +91-9341270559, Bangalore
  2. Adiyen @ or at +91-9731633664, Bangalore/Chennai
PS: Copies of this book and "Bhagawatha Rasam" by Navalpakkam Vasudevachar Swami would be available with adiyen for sale in Andavan Ashramam, Chennai on June 10th 2013, Vaikasi Thiruvadirai, Thirunakshatram of Srimad Srimushnam Andavan.
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