[Advaita-l] Interacting with scholars
v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Thu Jan 26 16:38:02 CST 2017
Here is a preliminary list of scholars who can be interacted with for
genuine questions / doubts, etc. on topics of Advaita, Nyāya, Vyakaraṇa,
Dharma śāstra, etc.: I have also indicated the languages in which they can
be interacted with.
1. Krishnamurti Sastrigal, Chennai: Sanskrit, English, Tamil.
2. Goda Venkatesa Sastrigal, Chennai: Sanskrit, English, Tamil and
3. Mani Dravid Sastrigal, Chennai: Sanskrit,Tamil and Hindi.
4. Maheswaran Nambutiri, Chennai: Sanskrit, Tamil and Malayalam
5. Vijayaraghava Sastrigal, Chennai: Sanskrit and Tamil
6. Subrahmanyam Korada, Hyderabad: Sanskrit, English and Telugu
7. Ganesha Ishwara Bhatta, Sringeri: Sanskrit, Kannada
8. M.L.Narasimha Murthy, Tirupati: Sanskrit, English and Kannada
9. Anantha Sharma Bhuvanagiri, Bengaluru: Sanskrit and Kannada
10. Rajaram Shukla, Varanasi:Advaita, Nyaya: Sanskrit, Hindi and Marathi
11. Srihari Dhayagude, Chennai: Advaita, Nyaya: Sanskrit, Hindi and
12. Dendukuri Narayana Sarma, (Andhra): Advaita, Nyaya, Shrouta,
13. Anjaneyalu Sarma: Advaita, Vyakarana: Sanskrit, Telugu
14. Sripada Subrahmanyam Sastri: Advaita, Nyaya, Vyakarana: Sanskrit,
No.10 and 11 studied Advaitasiddhi under Sri Mani Dravid Sastrigal.
Almost all of the above scholars participate in the Mahaganapati Vākyartha
sadas at Sringeri every year.
There are other scholars who may not be Advaitins but experts in Nyaya,
Vyakarana, etc. residing in various locations. They too can be of use to
genuine seekers. For example, Sri Haridasa Bhattacharya, Sri
D.Prahladachar, etc.(of Bengaluru) are Dvaitins but can teach/clarify
doubts on Nyaya, etc. too.
Those who wish to get in touch with them must follow the general rules of
protocol, courtesy, etc. On first contact, introduce oneself in the proper
manner, find out when on any day they can be contacted for such
interactions and then proceed accordingly. It is possible that they are
already taking some classes online or in person and one can benefit from
If anyone feels the clarifications, etc. on any topic will be of interest
to the members of this forum, that can be shared here, without causing any
damage to the stature of the scholars.
I have with me the contact numbers of some of the above. Anyone truly
interested can contact me by my private email. I shall make efforts to get
the contact details of others.
Members here may also add names/details of scholars to the above list which
obviously is not exhaustive.
On Fri, Jan 20, 2017 at 8:55 AM, V Subrahmanian <v.subrahmanian at gmail.com>
> Dear Friends,
> In our journey on the path of Vedānta the need for committed study has
> been emphasized by the tradition handed down to us. The Upaniṣad itself
> teaches śravaṇam, mananam and nididhyasanam based on authoritative sources.
> It would benefit our quest much more if we, in the present day, inculcate
> the practice of being in touch with noted scholars. There are quite a
> number of such accomplished scholars today in India who are only too
> willing to help us by clarifying doubts, guiding us with the proper texts,
> etc. Even though some traditional scholars may not be very well versed in
> English, yet they can in some or the other way establish a dialogue with us
> if only we initiate it with them.
> Then, scholars there from all language backgrounds in India, both in the
> South and in the North. Thus Sanskrit, Hindi, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu,
> Marathi, etc. can be employed to converse with them. With telephone and
> email we can be in touch with them on topics of Vedanta, Samskrita, Nyaya,
> Just last week a friend of mine in Chennai spent hours over days with MM
> Sri Krishnamurti Sastrigal, taking his help in making corrections to a book
> the former has translated. Many others have consulted other scholars on
> various such purposes and benefited from the treasure house of knowledge
> that they are.
> I think we have to shed any inhibitions we might have and go all out to
> make the best use of their rich resources. We can collectively prepare a
> list of such scholars and their contact details and make that available to
> I request other members interested in this to come forward with whatever
> information they have to make this initiative a workable one.
> Thanks and regards
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