Honoring DR.N.S. Ramanuja Tacharya - The Chevalier - Govt. of France - 19th Nov 2012 4 PM @ Bharath

    *& Vainava Kural - Magazine,*
    *Chennai Kendra Coraially invite you for the felicitation of*
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    *MAHAMAHOPADHYA Professor DR.N.S. Ramanuja Tacharya (NSR Tatacharya)
    (Former Vice-chancellor, Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth, Tirupati) on his
    being conferred the Highest Civilian Award of "THE CHEVALIER� By the
    Government of France*
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    *Date: 19 November, Monday Tome: 4 p.m, *
    *Venue: Sri Venkata Auditorium, Bharathiya Vidhya Bhavan, East Mada Street
    , Mylapore,Chennai, *
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    *His Excellency Sri ESL Narasimhan - Governor, Andra Pradesh Preside over
    the function*
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    *Felicitations by: *
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    - *Sri N GOPALASWAMY , Former CEC, Government of India*

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    - *Sri S.SRIDHAR IAS,, Additional Chief Secretary and Secretary, Higher
    Education, Government of Tamil Nadu*
    - *Professor K.E.DEVANATHAN, HOD, Department of Visishtadvaita,

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    - *Professor N.VEEZHINATHAN Former Professor & HOD , Department of
    Sanskrit, University of Madras*

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    - *Sri N.VENKATANATHAN Vice-, President,Sundaram ClaytonLtd.,Chennai*

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    - *Sri SRINIVASAN SWAMI, MD, R K Swamy, BBDO Pvt. Ltd., Chennai*

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    *Speech by Professor DR.N.S.Ramanuja Tacharya (NSR Tatacharya)*
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    *Agenda: Prayer, Welcome Speech, Honouring Guests, Presiding Address *
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    *Highest Civilian award by French Govt given to an Indian Sanskrit Scholar*
    *Chevalier Award*
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    *Shri NS Ramanuja Thathachary (NSR Swamy) is awarded for his Immense
    Contribution to Sanskrit. He was awarded for his lucid commentary on the
    great Sanskrit Work - Shabda BodhaMimamsa*
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    *He has been conferred with the greatest award �Chevalier� from French
    Govt. He is only the fourth Indian to be conferred with this award. Dr.
    C.V. Raman, Dr. M.S. Subhalakshmi and Dr. Sivaji Ganesan were awarded this
    title earlier. He received this honor from the French Government for his
    mammoth contributions to Sanskrit Literature*
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    *NSR Swami is expert in Advaitham, Vishishtadvaitam and Dwaitam. Swami was
    the first Vice Chancellor of Rashtriya Samskrita Vidyapeeth, Tirupathi and
    currently emeritus Prof. in the French Institute of Indology, Pondicherry
    which is managed by Paris University , France .*
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    * He is one of the rarest sanskrit Scholar who has written commentaries on
    various works of the three philosophy (Dwaitham,Advaitham &
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    *He wrote a commentary in felicitous Sanskrit on the Panchalakshnana
    Gadadhari, Kanchi Periyavaal Senior Sage of Kanchi in 1981 when he was
    camping at Satara, after going through NSR Swamy work, Sage of Kanchi
    told �I am keeping my life long solely with the desire to see the
    commentaries of Tatacharya on the texts of Gadhadhari. If NSR Swami does
    not interpret these texts through his commentaries, they would, in course
    of time, cease to have anything but a matter of historical interest.� As
    graciously directed by him Tatacharya wrote commentaries on the Gadhadhari
    on the Vyadhikarana, Pakshata and Avayava.*
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    *Brief Introduction:*
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    *Write up by: Shri Dr. N. Veezhinathan *
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    *Navalpakkam Sri Ramanuja Tatacharya (DOB April 16, 1928) is one of the
    senior authorities in the fields of Nyaya, Vyakarana, Mimamsa and Vedanta.*
    *He hails from a village Navalpakkam in North Arcot District, Tamil Nadu
    renowned for its assiduous pursuit of studies in the Vedas and the Sastras
    and for devoted practice of their teachings.*
    *Being the illustrious son of an illustrious father, the late Krishnasvami
    Tatacharya, a doyen of Sanskrit learning, his study began under him and
    continued at Sri Venkateswara Oriental College in Tirupati, Sanskrit
    College in Sriperumbudur and Devanatha Tatacharya Swami and University of
    Madras .*
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    *By the age of 16 he became a full-fledged Naiyayika after which he
    attained proficiency in Vyakarana, Mimamsa and Vedanta effortlessly.*
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    *Tatacharya�s works can be classified under four heads: critical editions,
    commentaries, independent works, and research papers. His critical editions
    are: Tattvachintamani of Gangaesa with the commentary Prakasa of
    Rucidattamisra, and the two commentaries Nyayasikhamani of Ramakrishnananda
    and Tarkachudamani of Dharmarajadhvarindra on Prakasa. Jnapakasangraha of
    Nagesa is another significant critical edition. Among his commentaries are
    Balabodhini which is on the Panchalakshana Gadadhari, Vivarana, which is a
    commentary on the Vyadhikarana Gadadhari, Bhavabodhini on the Pakshata
    Gadadhari, Bhavadipika on the Avayava Gadadhari, Balapriya, a commentary on
    the Prakasika of Nilakantha on the Tarkasangraha Dipika of Annambhatta,
    Rajivollasa on the Dinakari on the Siddhanta Muktavali, Vivrti, a
    commentary on the text of Vyakarana entitled Jnapakasangraha of Nagesa,
    Bhagavadgunaratnapetika, which is a commentary on the
    Gopalasahasranamastotra, and Tatparyaprakasika, a lucid commentary on the
    Satadushani of Vedanta Desika.*
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    * His independent works are Pratyaksha- tattva- cintamani- vimarsa,
    Jnapakasangraha- parisishta, and Sabdabodhamimamsa. As honorary professor
    at the French Institute of Pondicherry he completed the project �An enquiry
    into Indian theories of verbal cognition� which was published in four
    volumes. His research papers are too many to be enumerated.*
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    *In recognition of his scholarship the President of India conferred the
    Certificate of Honour for Proficiency in Sanskrit on him and many religious
    institutions have honoured him with awards. His simple living, high
    thinking and austere habits have won the admiration of scholars. *
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    *To his credit Swami has been the recipient of many prestigious awards for
    his contributions to Sanskrit Literature mainly President Award for
    excellence in Sanskrit literature, Sri Vani Dalmia Alankar Award (first
    recipient), Mahamahopadyaya etc. All pitadhipathis of India have honoured
    NSR Swami.*
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    *As a jewel to his crown, the French Govt has announced the award of
    Chevalier to Swami for his contributions to Sanskrit Literate*
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