No 2, Sanskrit College Street, Mylapore Chennai 600 004.India
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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 honourarium 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 Adhyayana he has studied under able teachers on Mimamsa and Vedanta Sastra. He has been awarded titles of Veda Bhashyaratnam, Advaitasiddhiratnakara and Vedanta Vibhushanam.
He retired as principal of Madras Sanskrit College Chennai India and has set up a School for Vedanta Studies under traditional method under the name and title Brahma Vidya Bhavanam. There are around 15 students who have completed Veda Adhyananam 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 Advaita Vedanta. 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 Vedanta under the able guidance of his father. He has been awarded the title of Vedanta Vidwatpravara of Sringeri Mutt .
Sri R Ramakrishnan, M.tech (IIT) son in law of Dr. R. Krishnamurthy Sastrigal ,a computer expert is supporting the trust in respect of technical issues.
The Trust has been registered with Indian Revenue Authorities and donations are exempt under section 80G of Indian Income Tax Act.
RK is well respected in India for his erudite knowledge on Advaita vedanta 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 Sutra the magnum opus of Indian Philosophy.
He presides over seminars conducted by other Schools i.e.Vishishtadvaita as well as Dvaita 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 separately.
Interested students of Vedanta are requested to email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Click here for a list of lectures by Sri R. Krishnamurthy Sastrigal with samples.
The Trust also makes available the lectures of Sri Mani Dravid Sastri. Click here for his web page.