[Advaita-l] MULLAIVASAL HERITAGE TRUS
Jaldhar H. Vyas
jaldhar at braincells.com
Thu Dec 15 21:24:17 CST 2005
MULLAIVASAL HERITAGE TRUST
No 2, Sanskrit College Street, Mylapore Chennai 600 004.India
(Phone: 24984698, 52074402. email:sundararaman at eth.net)
Mullaivasal Heritage trust (MHT) was formed in the year 2000 to:
a) Publish books on Indian knowledge systems, culture and heritage and
make them available at reasonable cost;
b) record lectures on Indian Culture and Heritage including architectural
skills and archaeological sculptures, and establish library of recorded
lectures in audio cassettes and/or compact discs and provide access to
hear them; Establish and maintain library for preserving books on Indian
Culture and Heritage and lend them to students and any others interested.
c) Identify indigent scholars and honour them by giving them honourium for
giving lectures, writing monographs on Indian Culture and Heritage;
celebrate birthdays of scholars/mentors in order to promote Indian Culture
and heritage among student community, institute scholarships, fellowships
and endowments in respect of advancement in learning.
d) Identify branches of Indian knowledge systems which needs to be
preserved and propagated mainly by traditional means, establish
educational institution/s by providing infrastructure facilities for their
propagation, admit students by providing free or concessional boarding and
lodging facilities, in addition to providing scholarship to diligent and
/or intelligent students in respect of fees, hostel facilities and other
expenses for their study in Educational Institutions in India.
f) Identify poor children without distinction of caste, creed and sex and
provide assistance in respect of food, dress and reimburse educational
expenses. Identify poor unmarried girls without distinction of caste,
creed and sex and help the min respect of marriage expenses. Give
donations and financial assistance for relief of poor in distress due to
natural calamities like flood, earthquake, famine or pestilence.
g) Identify really needy people and provide them financial assistance
towards medical treatment. Give donations or financial assistance for
construction, running and maintenance of hospitals, dispensaries, primary
health centers, clinics or other institutions for providing medical relief
to the sick.
Dr R Krishnamurthy Sastrigal (RK) post doctorate from Madras University on
Indian Philosophy is the Managing Trustee. Besides undergoing traditional
training in completing Veda Adhyana he has studied under able teachers on
Mimamsa and Vedantha Sastra. He has been awarded titles of Veda
Bhashyarathnam, Advaithasiddhirathnakara and Vedantha Vibhushanam.
He retired as principal of Madras Sanskrit College Chennai India and has
set up a School for Vedantha Studies under traditional method under the
name and title Brahma Vidya Bhavanam. There are around 15 students who
have completed Veda Adyananam are studying Sastra under him presently as
day scholars. Arrangements have been made for hostel facilities for
outstation students. It is the intention of RK to bring out these wards as
erudite scholars on Advaitha Vedantha. While he would not like any
remuneration for himself it is his intention that these students are
financially rewarded annually based on their performance in order to
encourage them. He would welcome donations in this regard.
The other Trustees are as follows:
He is supported by his son Dr K Ramasubramaniam, a post doc on Theoretical
Physics who has also studied Vedantha under the able guidance of his
father. He has been awarded the title of Vedanta Vidwatpravara of Sringeri
Sri R Ramakrishnan, M.tech (IIT) son in law of Dr. R. Krishnamurthy
Sastrigal ,a computer expert is supporting the trust in respect of
The Trust has been registered with Indian Revenue Authorities and
donations are exempt under section 80G of Indian Income Tax Act.
Biography of Sri R. Krishnamurthy Sastrigal
RK is well respected in India for his erudite knowledge on
Advaithavedantha propounded by Sri Adisankara. He gives lectures on
Adisankara's works i.e. on Upanishads, Gita as well as prakarana
granthas(General advice to people) besides Brahma Suthra the magnum opus
of Indian Philosophy.
He presides over seminars conducted by other Schools i.e.Vishishtadvaitha
as well as Dvaitha and is well respected for his balanced approach on
account of his wide knowledge in other Schools.
RK's lectures in Tamil are digitally recorded and are available in Compact
Discs stored in MP3 format.A list of such recordings available are given
Interested students of Vedantha are requested to email:
sundararaman at eth.net
While the recordings are not priced, students are requested to donate
liberally to the noble cause of the Trust. The cheque may be drawn in
favour of Mullaivasal Heritage Trust.
A list of lectures by Sri R. Krishnamurthy Sastrigal with samples Can be found
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