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Sriman Mahabharata Tatparya Nirnaya – Vol. 10 by Sri R.Sridharan

Hare Srinivasa, 

As you all are aware Chrompet Sri R Sridharan, Managing Trustee of Chrompet Maadhwa Seva Charitable Trust is doing yeoman service to Madhwa community by coming up with the Acharya’s Magnum Opus Sriman Mahabharata Tatparya Nirnaya in Tamil for the benefit of Madhwas in Tamilnadu. Sri R Sridharan has been carrying out the first-of-its-kind, gigantic task of translating the entire Sriman Mahabharata Tatparya Nirnaya of Sri Madhvacharyaru in Tamil in ten volumes.

This work of Acharya is a magnificent work containing more than 5200 verses in Sanskrit. It is an epitome of Bharatha and serves as an encyclopedia of Madhva Premeyas. Being an important work of Sarva Moola Shastra, it dispels all doubts in scriptural literature. In fact Srimadhacharya concludes at the close of this work that he composed it under the instructions of Lord Narayana himself. This unique Tamil translation carries original slokas in Devanagari and Tamil scripts, translations and exhaustive notes with elucidatory explanations. This work is being published as a Seva to Lord Vayudeva without any pecuniary motive. The tenth volume was released recently by Sri C K Ramamurthy, Editor, English Tatvavada Magazine on 04-Oct-14 at Chrompet Sri Raghavendra Swamy Brindavana.

This work is being authored by renowned Madhwa Scholar and Managing Trustee of the Trust, Shri. R.Sridharan. Sridharan is very simple and unassuming. He is a profound scholar in Madhva Philosophy, Dasa Sahitya, a study of Dasas and their works, is his specialized field of study.  He has established a reference library of his own. He has been honoured with many titles and awards like ‘Dasa Sahitya Seva Rathna‘, ‘Chrompet Rathna‘, ‘Dhruva‘, awarded by renowned personalities. He has also written/has been writing articles for many years in the popular spiritual magazines like Tamil Tathva Vaada, Sri Sudha and Guru Sarvabhouma.

Thus far, nine volumes have already been published and the Tenth one(576 pages) was released recently. The Tenth part contains the shlokas of the 29th, 30th and 31st Adhyayas from the MBTN. This great series will see 2 more volumes as per the author.

As we don’t have a translation of this great work by Acharya in Tamil, the Madhwa community (who doesn’t know to read Kannada) is highly indebted to Sri Sridharan and CMSCT for their great effort in this regard.


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Rs. 200 (Two Hundred Only)

Copies can be had from:


Managing Trustee

Chromepet Maadhva Seva Charitable Trust,

2/14, School Street, Radha Nagar, Chromepet,

CHENNAI – 600 044.

Ph: 044 – 2265 1964 | 99628 43593

Sri N Srinivasan, Selaiyur – Ph: 98840 57790

Sri V Vijendra Rao, T Nagar – Ph: 044 – 2815 6392

Please CLICK HERE to visit the website of Chrompet Maadhva Seva Charitable Trust.

||  Sri Krishnarpanamastu  ||


Saligrama Mahima – Tamil Book

Hare Srinivasa,

When it comes to our daily anushtana, Sandhyavandana and Gayatri Japa comes very first and these are a MUST-DO task for everyone(Purusharu). Lot of emphasis is there in our puranas and shastras and without these any other satkarma done like pooja, parayana and homa will not yield any results. Next in the mandatory list comes the Devara Pooja or Saligrama Pooja. Doing Saligrama pooja is vey sacred thing and one should be fortunate and blessed to have got the opportunity to touch the Saligrama daily for offering our pooja. You can find lot of quotes/notes and books stressing the importance of Saligrama pooja and as we all know, the sannithya of Sri Mahavishnu is always present here and no avahana is required. If 16 Saligramas are present in any house, then it is called a “Kshetra”. Our one and only Jagadguru Sriman Madhwacharyaru has dedicated few shlokas on the significance of Saligrama pooja in His “Sri Krishnamrutha Maharnava” where He says :-

” Those who touch the Shaligrama Shila everyday, even the Gods desire to touch the hands of such people ”















At this point we need to remember with Shastanga Namaskarams and regards to Vidwan Kumbakonam Sri M Rama Rao. It is only because of his book “Devapooja Paddhati” released many many years back in Tamil, today Saligrama pooja is happening in many Madhva homes in TN. In this regard Sri V Ragothaman has done a great deed by sending one pdf book in Tamil on “Saligrama Mahima” by Sri Ramachandra Sharma to our Madhwa mailing lists recently.

Please click on the link/image below to view/download the book in Tamil. Many thanks to Sri Ragothaman for sending the scanned version of this old book(Treasure) to the group in the larger interest of devotees.

|| Sri Krishnarpanamastu ||

Sthree Dharma – Tamil Book available

Hare Srinivasa,

As announced earlier, Sthree Dharma reprint copies received and available for sale now at Tamil Tathva Vaadha Office, Srirangam. This reprint was considered by the Tamil Tathva Vaadha editor Smt. Saraswathy Sripathy due to the repeated requests from the readers. Needless to add this is a MUST-HAVE book in all our Madhwa homes and you have the details of all the habba\vratha anushatana that needs to be observed through the year compiled in this book for ready reference.


Price: Rs. 400 (2 Parts)

Those who are interested, please contact TTV Srirangam office directly @ 0431-2436502 for getting your copies.

|| Sri Krishnarpanamastu ||





Sthree Dharma Tamil Book Reprint

Hare Srinivasa,

With the start of the new Jaya year, we have some good news coming from Srirangam. As you all know that Tamil Tathva Vaadha editor Smt. Saraswathy Sripathy has compiled and released “Sthree Dharma” Tamil book in 2009, which was a big success and was sought after by the Tamil readers and all the copies got exhausted in short time. Please CLICK HERE to view an earlier article in this blog on this book. Since then, there have been requests for fresh copies from many readers and they have been communicating this need through the TTV representatives and to TTV office directly. TTV Editor has now decided to reprint both the parts of Sthree Dharma book to benefit our readers in their anushtaana.

You can see the announcement in April issue of Tamil Tathva Vaada, wherein the procedure to get the book is given. Also please note, for those who register their copies before 1st May, the price of both the parts is only Rs.350/-. The cost of the books will be Rs. 400 from next month. In both cases Courier charges as applicable. The book will be released during June 2014. Devotees are requested to make use of this opportunity and kindly confirm their requirements at once. Please call @ 0431-2436502 for more details.

|| Sri Krishnarpanamastu ||




New Book: Devapuja Paddhati in Tamil and English

Hare Srinivasa!

Devapuja Paddhati,

(With Shlokas & Instructions in Sanskrit & Tamil)

I am pleased to write a brief note here on the new books released by Gopalacharya Janma Shatamanotsava Samiti, Chennai. As you are aware, this samiti has already published many books including “Mantra Stotra Mala”, Narayana Varma and Sundara Kanda. The Mantra Stotra Mala book along with the Audio CD is very popular and has reached lot of our madhwa homes. Recently the samiti has released a new book “Devapuja Paddhati” in English and Tamil. This is a translation of the original book “POOJA RAHASYA” in Kannada by Sri Vidyasimhacharya, Mumbai.

The above book is translated in Two languages:

In English –

Devapuja Paddhati by Prof. P Venkataramana Rao, Chennai

Pages: 254 Price : Rs.150

In Tamil –

Devapuja Paddhati by Smt. Chandrika Ramprasad, Chennai

Pages: 278 Price : Rs.150

Contents of the book:-

Sanskrit in Frist 50 Pages –

First 50 pages contain Sanskrit Portions in both the books. The items are:

Narayana Japa-Krama,



Deva Puja Paddhati (in 20 Pages),

Vaiswa-Deva & Baliharana,

Hastodaka Methods and Procedures,


Transliteration upto Page 119

The same above Mantras are transliterated in English and Tamil in respective books up to Page 119.

Full Translation till the End

Translation with detailed explanations are given under the heading “POOJA RAHASYA” in rest of the pages. Charts and diagrams are given with explanation in English and Tamil respectively. This book will be very useful to the English knowing devout Madhwas. Similarly in Tamil version too, there are several charts attached and though the matter discussed is very tough to comprehend, one will be able to easily understand the Tamil translation and follow. It is doubtful that if we have any other book ever released under the heading “Devara Pooja” with so many details like this.

Rs. 150/- (Rupees One Hundred and Fifty only)

Copies can be had from:

Ananda Teertha Vidyalaya,

(Gopolacharya Vidyapeetha)

30/15, Raja Hanumantha Street,


CHENNAI 600 005

Ph: 044 – 28443661

Sri R Murali

New No. 8 (Old No.30) Vasudevapuram,

Ice House,


CHENNAI 600 005.

Ph: 9952099223, 044 – 28443387


|| Sri Krishnarpanamastu ||

New Book: YUGADI to YUGADI. Our Kula Dharma in Tamil by Srimushnam Sri V Nagarajachar

Hare Srinivasa!

As you all know Srimushnam Sri V Nagarajachar has been doing yeoman service to our Madhwa community by several means and the monthly Tamil magazine “Sri Sudha” for which he is the managing editor, is very popular among the Madhwa folks in TN. He has now compiled a new book in Tamil by name


Our Kula Dharmam,

All the Pujas during the year.

This is a MUST HAVE book in all our homes and is a handbook/reference book of all the festivals, pujas, vrathas, procedures that one needs to follow in the year. Here is a gist of the contents from the book…..

1. Book contains 432 pages.

2. All important functions, Snana Vidhi, Thulasi pooja, Gopichandana dharana,

Gayathri Manthra Japa etc., from Chaithra sukla paksha Prathama to Palguna krishnapaksha Amavasya.

3. Apart from the above important yathigalus Punya Dhina, Anushtana Vrathas, Upavaasathigalu etc.,

4. For e.g. if you open CHAITHRA Masa, you will see the following…..

(a)Yugadi Habba, (b)Panchanga sravana, (c)Gowri Thrithiya (d) Masthya Jayanthi (e)Sri Panchami

(f)Sri Rama navami (g)Dhamana Utsava (h)Chithra Pournami (i) Vaisaka Snana (j) Daily Snana Sankalpa etc..

Likewise for all other eleven months till next Yugadi. Apart from this you will find notes and important messages on

(1) Somavara Amavasya Aswatha Pooja

(2) Chandramana/Sowramana

(3) Navaratri Kolu

(4) Adhikamasa

(5) Grahana Anushtaaana

(6) Forms for recording Family details and names for Tharpana etc.,

The book has got Sanskrit/Tamil Shlokas of important pujas. The author concludes with “this book is very important not only for you but for your family. Hence, please purchase and give it as gift during “VIVAHA time”. As he has rightly mentioned, this book is like a “Devara Deepa” for our house and will be certainly of help to all of us in our nithya anushtaana.

Price:  Rs. 200/- (Rupees Two Hundred only)

 (Courier charges: Rs. 40 for TN | Rs. 80 for other States)

Copies can be had from:

V Nagarajachar

10, S.R. Extn. 3rd Street,

Malligaipoo Agraharam,


Ph: 9486165309

Lakshmi Ragothaman

35/2 Arimuthu Achari Street,


CHENNAI 600 005.

Ph: 9940479673


Few copies of the book are also available in Yathi Thraya Sannidhana, SRS Mutt, Nanganallur, Chennai -61 Ph: 22671575.

|| Sri Krishnarpanamastu ||

New Book – VISHWESHA CHANDRIKA – Collection of 80 Upanyasa by Sri Pejawar Swamiji

Hare Srinivasa, 

Like every year the annual Tula Masa Sapta Prakara Pradakshina Sabha event organized by Tamil Tathva Vaada in Srirangam was held in a grand manner this year during Nov 1 week. Though many devotees from several places participated, the usual crowd was not to be seen. But those present were lucky ones to witness Samasthana pooja by Sri Pejawar and Sri Palimar swamijis and got an opportunity to listen to Anugraha Bhashana by Swamijis, Pravachanas by various pundits and the discussion on “Rishi Panchami” on the last day was enlightening to everyone. The veena recital by Koralahalli Sri Srinivasachar mesmerized the devotees and left asking for more. His Veena recital was too good and it looked to me as a vocal concert rather than an instrumental concert that evening. Srimushnam Sri V Nagarajachar was felicitated by Sri Pejawar Swamiji and honoured with “KULA DHARMA KAINKARYA BHOOSANA” award for his selfless long service to our community.

Sri Pejawar Swamiji’s Sahasra Chandra Darshana Celebrations was also observed during this Tula Masa Sapta Prakara Pradakshina event. The highlight of the event was the release of a new book in Tamil “VISHWESHA CHANDRIKA” – A collection of 80 Upanyasas on Ramayana, Bharatha, Bhagavata and Adyatmika Sandeshas by the most revered Sri Vishwesha Theertha Swmaiji of Sri Pejavar Mutt, Udupi. Swamiji’s sandhesha have come in Kannda and Tamil Tathva Vaada magazines for long time. Tamil Tathva Vaada editor Smt. Saraswathy Sripathy has compiled them and came up with the idea of publishing them in a separate book for the benefit of our community and offering it at the lotus feet of the Swamiji as a mark of our respect during the Sahasra Chandra Darshana Celebrations.

This book is a must have one in our Madhwa homes. Our Swamiji has given classic examples and quotes from the epics and puranas in his sandeshas making it simple and at the same time thought provoking for the listeners. Swamiji has the knack of putting his messages across in a gentle and at the same time impactful way, such that one who listens will start adhering to what our Swamiji has said. It is our fortune and blessings of our forefathers that we live in the same period as Pejavar Sripadaru. A few generations later, we would be counted as blessed to have seen and hear him personally the way today we consider the people who had the good fortune to personally see and listen to Rayuru and Vadirajaru and such great yatis!!

Another important thing here is, the forewords for this book written by many scholars and pundits on their experience with the Pejawar Swamiji in “Nanu nodida Swamiji” (Naan Kanda Swamiji – in Tamil). They are Sri Prahaladachar, Sri Haridas bhat, Sri Nagasampige, Sri B N Vijayeendrachar and Sri Praveenachar. Reading to these notes makes us wonder what a great Swamiji he is and our respect and regards for Sri Pejawar Swamiji increases manifold.

Copies of this book can be had from:

  1. Tamil Tathva Vada office, # 33 Varithi Nagar, Srirangam, Trichy -6. Ph: 0431 – 2436502
  2. Sri Praveen Achar, Sri Krishna Sri Raghavendra Swamy Mutt, T Nagar, Chennai-17. Ph: 044-28156286
  3. Sri Krishna Mandira, Sunkuwar Street, Triplicane, Chennai-5. Ph: 044-28446546

Price :  Rs. 30 /-

Before I conclude just want to add, there is one Shloka in Madhwa Vijaya and this is one of the important shlokas in entire Madhwa Vijaya. This text is hand-written by Acharya Madhwaru himself to his shisyas before leaving to upper badari for meeting Sri Vedavyasa Devaru. He was still under the mouna vratha & therefore expressed the below message in writing. On the eve of his departure to the higher Badari, he left a golden message to his disciples which, every one of us should inscribe in our hearts & cherish as an invaluable treasure:

nedRishaM sthalamalaM shamalaghnaM nAsya tIrtha salilasya samaM vAH |

nAsti viShNu sadRishaM nanu daivaM nAsmadukti sadR^ishaM hitarUpam.h || 6.47 ||

“There is no other holy place equal to Badarikasharama in destroying all sins, no other sacred river equal to Ganga, no other supreme Lord equal to Sri Narayana & no other friendly advice (hita vachana) equal to mine, so beneficial to mankind” (verse 47).

I want to add: Similarly to take us all through the Sadhana Marga of our Acharyaru and uplift us, there is one and only Sri Pejawar Vishwesha Theertha Swamiji and no one else!!!

|| Sri Krishnarpanamastu ||