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Dr.KS Naranayacharya: Acharyabhinandana Samarambha invite

December 9, 2012

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Dr.KS Naranayacharya: Acharyabhinandana Samarambha invitation

ksnarayanacharya.com

Date:
December 9, Sunday

Time:
5pm onwards

Venue:
Mangala Mantapa Auditorium,
NMKRV College, III Block,
Jayanagar, Bangalore.

All are invited.

Sri KS Narayanacharya’s Website launched

September 24, 2012

All my friends who are interested in reading about Sri.KS Narayanacharya can now visit the newly launched website to know more about the great Acharya. The site has rare pictures, audio and video clips among other interesting details.

Link: SRI KS NARAYANACHARYA’S WEBSITE

Mahabharata Pravachana Maalike [Shanti Parva] by Sriyutha Dr.K.S.Narayanacharya

May 30, 2012


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Sri Vedantha Pracharini Sabha, Mysore takes great pleasure in informing you all about “Srimanmahabharata Pravachana Maalike – Shanti Parva” in 3 parts, to be rendered in kannada by sriyutha Dr. K.S.Narayanacharya, who is an erudite scholar in various languages and a very popular Pravachanakaara on Ramayana, Mahabharata, Bhagavadgita, Bhagawata and all the other Puraanaas.

This series is being arranged at Nadabrahma Sangeetha Sabha (K.Vasudevacharya Bhavana), JLB Road, Mysore.

Dates:
Part 1: 04th to 18th June, 2012.
Part 2: 04th to 18th July, 2012.
Part 3: 05th to 30th August, 2012.

Time: between 6.15 and 8.15 pm

Sri Vedantha Pracharini Sabha extends a very warm invitation to all of you to please bring your family and friends, attend the programme in large numbers and partake the Blessings of Lord Sri Krishna.

Day 1: Bhagavatha Pravachana Maalike [Ekadasha Skandha] by Sriyutha Dr.K.S.Narayanacharya

May 21, 2012


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Have attempted to write what little I could remember of the first day’s discourse here. Mahaneeyulaara manninchandi!

It is truly a refreshing experience attending the Pravachana Maalike (lecture series) on ‘Bhagavatha’ by the eminent scholar Sri KS Narayanacharya.

Sri Narayanacharya’s mastery over the religious texts and his sharp memory even at the age of 80 is mind-blowing. It is a pleasure listening to the intricate details he gives about the Vedas, Puranas, Samhitas, Upanishads, Itihasa, Kavya, sacred scriptures, the mythological and historical characters between the lectures. The audience love it when he connects the historical/ mythological events/ characters to contemporary events/ characters.

In today’s pravachana, the acharya told: a scholar who doesn’t prepare well before giving a lecture, and a listener who doesn’t brush up on what he has heard after the lecture, both are useless.

He told – Srimad Bhagavatham says that there are nine types of BHAKTI (Devotion) :

  • Shravana = hearing the name and glory of the deity
  • Kirtana = singing the praise of Lord
  • Smarana = thinking about the deity
  • Padasevena = Serving (worshipping) the feet of the Lord
  • Archana = homage to the Lord
  • Vandana = showing reverential obeisance to God
  • Dasya = servitude to God
  • Sakhyam = friendship towards or with God
  • Atmanivedanam = self-gift or offering one’s self to God, dedication of one’s own self

shrI vishhNostu shravane parIxidabhavat.h |
vaiyAsakiH kIrtane prahlAdassmaraNe ||
tadanghribhajane laxmiH pR^ithuH pUjane |
akrUrastvabhivandane kapipatirdAsye cha ||
sakhye.arjunaH sarvasvAtmanivedane |
balirabhUt.h kaivalyameshhAm phalam.h ||

  • shravana – parIxit
  • kIrtana – Shuka maharshhi
  • smaraNa – Prahlada
  • pAdasevana – Laxmi
  • archana – pR^ithu (king)
  • vandana – akrUra
  • dAsya – Hanuman
  • sakhya – Arjuna
  • Atmanivedana – Bali

There are many songs sung by Sri Purandara dAsaru & other HaridAsa koota who have sung on this Navavidha Bhakthi. ‘dAsanA mAdiko enna’ comes to mind immediately.

The acharya, in his inimitable style, singing and quoting from various sources like sarvajna, divya prabhandam, dasa sahitya…giving perfect examples, filled with humour, where ever necessary, narrated the instances of all these Bhaghavathas serving the lord & how they worshiped Sri Hari. Practically, in Kaliyuga, the only way possible to be devoted to Sri Hari is only by becoming a dAsa.

The manner in which he quotes from various books, shaastras, vedas… is simply amazing. I enjoy when he sings a few shlokas at the beginning of each lecture. He chooses rare raagas for each shloka to go with the meaning.

I feel really fortunate and blessed to have been attending Sri Narayanacharya’s lectures for sometime now. It is impossible to express in words the feelings one gets while listening to his lectures and reading his books.

May god’s grace be upon us!

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Discourse invite:

Bhagavatha Pravachana Maalike [Ekadasha Skandha] by Sriyutha Dr.K.S.Narayanacharya

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Bhagavatha Pravachana Maalike [Ekadasha Skandha] by Sriyutha Dr.K.S.Narayanacharya

May 17, 2012


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Pravachanakaararu:
Pravachanakalanidhi, Sri Ramayanacharya, Vedabhushana,
Mahabharathacharya, Bhagavathacharya, Panditharaja
Sriyutha
Dr.K.S.Narayanacharya

Discourse (in Kannada):
Bhagavatha Pravachana Maalike

(Ekadasha Skanda)

Venue:
Sri Venugopalaswamy Temple, 11th cross, Malleshwaram, Bengaluru – 560003.

Date:
May 21 to 30, 2012

Time:
6.15 to 8.15 pm

All are welcome.

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Mukunda Mala Pravachana by KS Narayanacharya

August 28, 2009

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Aside: This is the 500th post here.

70th Sri Rama Navami Music Festival by Sri Rama Seva Mandali

April 9, 2008


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Pravachana Kalanidhi Sri KS Narayanacharya

December 3, 2007

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It was truly a refreshing experience attending the Pravachana Maalike (lecture series) on ‘Sri Daya Shathaka’ and ‘Sri Nrsmhavatara’ by the eminent scholar Sri KS Narayanacharya over the last 20 days held at Sri Venugopala Krishnaswamy Devasthana, Malleswaram. The back-to-back lectures was really a boon to all the listeners. Sri Narayanacharya’s mastery over the religious texts and his sharp memory even at the age of 74 is amazing. It is a pleasure listening to the intricate details he gives about the Vedas, Puranas, Samhitas, Upanishads, Itihasa, Kavya, sacred scriptures, the mythological and historical characters between the lectures. The audience love it when he connects the historical/ mythological events/ characters to contemporary events/ characters.

Eg. 1: Hiranyaksha and Hiranyakashyapu were brothers in mythology who wanted to acquire land and get all the wealth and positions. We see two brothers in politics today going in the same line.

Eg. 2: Sages (Agastya and Vishwamitra come to mind immediately) in the puranas travelled all over the world. So why can not today’s sages travel too?

The manner in which he quotes from various books, shaastras, vedas… is simply mind-blowing. I enjoy when he sings a few shlokas at the beginning of each lecture. He chooses rare raagas for each shloka to go with the meaning.

I feel really fortunate and blessed to have been attending Sri Narayanacharya’s lectures for sometime now. It is impossible to express in words the feelings one gets while listening to his lectures and reading his books.

May god’s grace be upon us

Bellur Ramakrishna

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A list of few books authored by Sri KS Narayanacharya:

  1. Sri Ramayana Paatra Prapancha
  2. Sri Mahabharatha Paatra Prapancha
  3. Sri Ramanuja, Melukote and Srivaishnavism
  4. Rashtriya Chintanegalu matthu Paramarshegalu
  5. Insights into the Taittareeya Upanishad
  6. Semetic Challenges
  7. Dashavatara
  8. Fundamentalism vs Hinduism
  9. Aa 18 Dinagalu
  10. Sri Ramayanada Mahaprasangagalu
  11. Chanakya
  12. Sri Mahabharatha Kaala Nirnaya
  13. Relevance of Kautilya for Today
  14. Sri Aurobindo: Secularist? Or Nationalist?
  15. Uddhava Gita
  16. Samaja matthu Aadhyathmikarana
  17. Sri Krishnavatara (Purvardha matthu Uttarardha)
  18. Hindu Society and the Dynamics of Spiritual Evolution
  19. Tiruppavai (Ghantanada Vyakhyana)
  20. TS Eliot’s ‘The Waste Land’: Kavanadalli Bharathiya Tattva Shastra Prabhava
  21. Bharatha, Islam matthu Gandhi
  22. Draupadi-Satyabhama Samvada Swarasya
  23. Bharathiya Itihasa Puranagalu
  24. Sri Krishna matthu Mahabharatha Yuddha
  25. Kunthi Sthuthi
  26. Agastya
  27. Sri Krishnavatarada Koneya Ghaligegalu
  28. Veda Samskruthi Parichaya
  29. Sri Ramayana Sahasri – 1 to 5
  30. Sri Gitartha Ratnanidhi
  31. Srimad Ramayanada Mahavakyagalu
  32. Tat Tvam Asi & Neti Neti
  33. Visistadvaitha
  34. Nala Damayanthi
  35. Tiruvaimozhi (Bakula Parimala Vyakhyana) – 1 & 2
  36. Mahamathe Kunthi Kanderedaga
  37. Sri Lakshmi Soumya Keshavaswamy
  38. Sri Vyasa Sukti Sudha
  39. Tiruppavai (Subhodhini Sahita)
  40. Gopika Gitam
  41. Bendre Kavyadalli Aadhyatma Nele matthu Aarshadrishti
  42. Those 18 days – 1 & 2

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CD-DVD list of a few of Sri KS Narayanacharya’s lectures:

  1. Indina Jeevanada mele Mahabharathada Belaku – 1 to 3
  2. Srimad Bhagavadgita Gudartha Visheshagalu – 1 to 4
  3. Srimad Ramayanada Rasya Rahasyagalu – 1 to 7
  4. Veda Samskruthi Parichaya
  5. Srimad Valmiki Ramayana Pravachana Maale (Lectures series in Gokarna)
  6. Mahabharatha Pravachana – 1 to 7 CD/ 1 DVD (Lectures series in Sri Venugopala Krishnaswamy Devasthana, Malleswaram)
  7. Daya Shathakam (Lectures series in Sri Venugopala Krishnaswamy Devasthana, Malleswaram)

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About Blog Interview and Lecture Series

November 21, 2007

Hello Friends,
Hope you are all doing fine. I’m enjoying the blog hiatus.

Last weekend, yours truly was interviewed by a fellow blogger Ms. Poonam Sharma for the blog Being a Blogger (BaB). Answering the questions, I got nostalgic. It was nice to remember RwB‘s blog story.

Thanks Poonam, for a neatly formatted questionnaire and also for the interview.

Posting the link here for the benefit of my readers (thanks to my friends who have left a comment at BaB).

Over the last 10 days, I attended a lecture series on “Daya Shathaka” by the eminent scholar Sri KS Narayanacharya held at Sri Venugopalakrishnaswamy Devasthana, Malleswaram.

From November 25th to December 1st (6pm-8pm), he is starting another series on “Sri Nrsmhavatara” at the same venue. All are welcome. Kindly treat this as a personal invitation.

God bless us all 

Regards & take care

Bellur Ramakrishna

Blog Cartoon – 32

September 27, 2007

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Cartoon: RK

Also visit the Cartoon page on RwB.

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