Nammazhwarum Desikanum – Adiyen’s upanyasam @ Ahobila mutt Tiruvallur

Adiyen’s Guru, Sri Sannidhi Srikaryam Swami felicitating adiyen after the upanyasam.

As a part of the 750th birth year celebrations of Swami Desikan @ Ahobila mutt, Tiruvallur, Adiyen was given a golden opportunity to deliver an upanyasam on the topic ‘Nammazwarum Desikanum’ today – Thanks to Sri. Purisai Jagan swami, agent Ahobila mutt, Tiruvallur. The quality of recording is not great as there was non-cooperation from mike box :-). Also adiyen had a sore throat. These two do not anyway correspond to the quality of the content though 🙂

The link to the recording is as below:




Upanyasam by Dr.S.Padmanabhan – part 3

The Srikaryam of Sri Ahobila mutt, Dr.S.Padmanabhan, delivered an upanyasam on the topic ‘Adhikara Sangraham’ @ Sri Ahobila mutt, Triplicane on 07th of April as part of the 750th birth anniversary celebrations of Swami Desika. This is the third part on the same topic – Adhikarasangraham of Swami Desika. The recordings of the first two parts are available in the website. The link to the 3rd part is as below:

A highlevel overview on darshanas in general

The Indian systems of philosophy are called as darshana – दर्शनम् in Sanskrit. The usual explanation given to the term darshana is दृश्यते अनेन इति दर्शनम् – The tattvas or principles of truth are seen or known through them, hence they are called darshanas. The eye and mirror are also called as darshanam in an ordinary sense as we see or know things through them. In this very short lecture, given to my students, a very high level overview of the astika (orthodox) and nastika (heterodox) darshanas is given with a special emphasis on Visistadvaita. The link to the lecture is –

Lecture on Upanayanam and Sandhyavandanam

This lecture on the importance of Upanayanam and Sandhyavandanam in English was delivered sometime in June 2017 at the house of Sri. S.Ranganathan  in Mandaveli, arranged especially for his grandson whose upanayanam was scheduled a week later. The brilliant young boy not only listened keenly but also participated in the lecture with his questions and answers to my questions which was very rewarding! The link to the lecture is –

Sanskrit Narratives – All India Radio (AIR) Broadcast

Sanskrit related narratives recordings from AIR Chennai

As a part of broadcasting of Sanskrit related narratives @ AIR, with my Guru’s recommendation, adiyen had an opportunity to talk on Stotraratna of Alavandar – recorded in two parts – during August 2017. The links are shared below: