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New Book: TANTRA SARA SANGRAHA(Part 1) by KK Nagar Madhwa Sangha

Hare Srinivasa,

Sri Jayatheerthara Aradhana was celebrated by K K Nagar Madhwacharya Seva Sangha in a grand manner as usual in Dharmaprakash on 8th August. Both the Pejavar Swamijis graced the event and lot of devotees from Chennai participated and were blessed.  Sri Kapilachar, Sri Kurnool Srinivasachar and Sri G P Nagarajachar gave inspiring pravachanas followed by Anugraha Bhashana by both the Swamijis. Sri Pejavar Swamiji while inviting all the devotees to Udupi during the paryaya also extended a special invite to the organizers for conducting the next year’s Aradhana at Udupi in the sacred sannidhana of Lord Sri Krishna.

Pejavar Swamijis

As you know, KK Nagar Madhwa Sangha has been doing a great service to our Madhwa community by several means – one of the prominent activity is the publication of great Madhwa Granthas and Stotras in multiple languages every year. So far they have published 20 such books for our benefit. This year the Sangha brought out “TANTRA SARA SANGRAHA” which is one of the Sarva Moola Granthas written by Sriman Madhwacharyaru. The first volume contains the translations of first two chapters with 94 verses is published this year. The second volume intended to be out next year will cover the remaining 2 chapters with 308 verses. Shlokas are in Sanskrit, English and Tamil and brief summary is given in English and Tamil languages. Chrompet Sri R Sridharan has done the translation work with excellent notes both in English and Tamil.  


Tantra Saara Sangrahah is condensed adaptation of an earlier work by name Tantrasaara written by Sri Vedavyaasaru. It is an Aagama work. In this rare work, Sr Madhwacharyaru has elaborated the chanting of Ashta Mahaa Mantraas, efficacy of other Mahaa Mantraas, Establishment of idols in temples, the details of temple construction, Pooja procedures and practical rites. This book is a compendium of Maadhva ritualisms and rites. This Tantrasaara is valuable work which everyone should at least read once. Sri Madhwaru himself has told that by mere reading this text alone will give all benefits to the readers. Suppose readers indulge in practising what is told, will definitely get all the benefits without any doubt. 


Granthoyam Paatha Maatrena Saklaa BheeshtaSiddhidah |

Kimu Jnaana danushthanadu Bhayasmaat Punah Kimu||


Price: Rs. 100/-

Copies can be had from:-

Sri Madhvacharya Seva Sangha Trust,

1395, 31st Street, 6th Sector,

K. K. Nagar, Chennai – 600078.

Ph: 044 – 24740049

|| Sri Krishnarpanamasthu ||


New Book: ADHIKA MAASA in Tamil

Hare Srinivasa,

Adhika Masa  New Book in Tamil

The countdown for the Auspicious ADHIKA MASA is over and it is starting on Wednesday 17-June. When the devotees are making sure one last time that everything is available  and all set for the parva kala, here comes one good news – A new book in Tamil is released for the benefit of the devotees and this is a Tamil Translation of the Kannada book published by Dr. Sri Vyasanakare Prabhanjanacharya. The Tamil translation of this must have book is done by Smt. G K Chandrika. This book includes Sankalpa Mantra, Masa Mahatmyam, Daana details & relevant Stotras as well. We are indeed thankful to the author and publishers for making this Tamil version available to us at the right time and it will be very useful to us in our anushtaana during the next one month.

Dr. Vyasanakare Prabhanjanacharya

Price: Rs. 35 /- only.

For your copies and more details, please contact at this Phone Number: 99405 08876

|| Sri Krishnarpanamasthu ||

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 ||