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Re: TN of H.H. Rangapriya Mahadesikan Swamigal

From: Krishna Kalale (
Date: Wed Mar 11 1998 - 11:58:07 PST

Dear friends,

having benefitted enoromously from H.H Rangapriya swamy, I thought I would
add a few lines.  One should visit him definitely to get a feel for
calmness and at the same time worldly wise view points.  One person who
bridges the ancient orthodox system of philosophy and the turbulent modern
times with equal poise in dealing with both issues! This great person is a
"problem solver" by just his presence.  So many folks go to him with so
much on their minds and these problems disappear as irrelevant before even
they talk to him.

I wish I had the capacity to understand his message and follow a few of
them in my daily life.

My heartfelt pranamams

Krishna Kalale

At 06:05 AM 3/11/98 PST, muralidhar rangaswamy wrote:
>Dear Bhaktas,
>Maasi Makham is the tirunakshatram of H.H. Swami Rangapriya Mahadesikan 
>of Bangalore. I thought of sharing this information 
>on this forum since several members of our group are his 
>Shishyas or have been associated with him (formally and informally).
>H.H. Swami Rangapriya Mahadesikan is a an extremely learned scholar 
>in the three schools of philosophy. He is a recognized expert in 
>Yogabhyasa. His Asramam in Bangalore is called AshtAnga Yoga VigyAna 
>In his PurvAshrama, Swami served as the Chairman of the Sanskrit 
>Dept. at the National College, Basavanagudi. He was a model 
>instructor-extremely caring and concerned for his students in class-he 
>imparted pearls of wisdom about a number of issues in one-on-one 
>discussions outside the classroom. Adiyen has the good fortune of being 
>associated with Swamigal for more than twenty years. Swamigal has 
>written prolifically about our Sampradayam. His work on VishNu 
>Sahasranamam in the Bharata Darshanam is a masterpiece. The recently 
>Sandyavandanam book (by the Tillastana Swami Kaimkarya Sabha and 
>reprinted by Sri Ahobila Matham) contains an excellent foreward by 
>Swamigal in which he beautifully explains the significance of the three 
>Arghyams offered while performing Sandyavandanam. 
>His discourses are a pleasure to hear. Invariably, he has extremely 
>interesting anecdotes to narrate. He uses excellent analogies to 
>make a point. I am sure members of our group like Sri KrishNa KalaLe, 
>and Sri Tatachar who have been beneficiaries of his Pravachana Sevas 
>will vouch for this and have information to add on this subject. 
>During a recent visit to India, Adiyen was previleged to attend 
>Swami's morning Tiruvaradhanam at the Asramam on two occassions. 
>Following the Aradhanam, Swami gave an excellent Pravachana Seva  
>on Gadya Trayam for half an hour. All attendees were visibly moved 
>at the end of it. I wished that Swami kept on speaking 
>endlessly on this subject. Such was the interest he evoked.
>Swami Rangapriya Mahadesikan TiruvadigalE SharaNam,
>Muralidhar Rangaswamy 
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