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Lecture in English on Saranagati Gadyam

From: Mani Varadarajan (
Date: Wed Aug 08 2001 - 13:46:22 PDT

 -- SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH --


We are honored to announce the next telephone discourse by
Vedanta Vidvan, Sri U.Ve. N.S. Anantha Rangacharya Swami, 
the renowned octogenarian scholar of Indian Philosophy.

At the request of several listeners, Dr. NSA will speak
in English about Sri Ramanuja's 'Saranagati Gadya', 
as seen by all the major commentators -- Sri Periya-vaaccaan
Pillai, Sri Sudarsana Suri, and Sri Vedanta Desika.  This
is an outstanding opportunity to listen to a seasoned
lecturer expound on the inner meaning of this most moving
of devotional poems.

Please visit the Web page below to get details on the
lecture.  For those without Web access, send email to
Krishna Kalale (

   Title: Sri Ramanuja's Lyric of Surrender --
          Sarangati Gadya and Its Commentaries
   Date: August 18, 2001 (Saturday night US time)
   Time: 6:30 pm Pacific / 9:30 pm Eastern
           (Singapore: 9:30 am Sunday
            Sydney, Australia: 11:30 am Sunday)
   Donation: $8
   Language: English

   Web Page for more info:

   To register, visit:

Organizers: Krishna Kalale (
            Nagu Satyan    (

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You need not have listened to the earlier lectures to understand
this lecture. Each lecture is quite self-contained.  All are

in the spirit of service,
Krishna Kalale


Dr. Anantha Rangacharya studied Vedanta in the
traditional manner at the feet of Vedanta Vidvan, Vedanta Sarajna
Sri U.Ve. Krishna Tatacharya Swami. He received the B.A. (Hons),
B.T., and Ph.D. degrees from Mysore University. For many years he
was Principal of Maharaja's Sanskrit College, Mysore. He is well
known for his deep study of all the major philosophers of Vedanta
and for his unbiased, lucid presentation of the shastras.

He has authored over 100 books on Vedanta in both English and
Kannada, including translations of the principal Upanishads,
detailed expositions of the commentaries of Sri Ramanuja, the
Tiruvaymoli of Sri Nammalvar, and many other works of both popular
and scholarly interest. He is a tireless lecturer and has
conducted traditional kAlakshepam in English, Tamil, and Kannada 
without a break for many years in Bangalore. 

He has the distinct honor of lecturing on all seven schools of Vedanta
at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, including teaching the works of 
Sri Sankaracharya four times, a feat rarely matched by scholars 
of any background.

It is our good fortune that Dr. Anantha Rangacharya has agreed to
give us this lecture in English. Everyone should make use of this
opportunity to listen to this octogenarian master of philosophy.

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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