Pravachana Kalanidhi Sri KS Narayanacharya

December 3, 2007

Collage: RK

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


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


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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23 Responses to “Pravachana Kalanidhi Sri KS Narayanacharya”

  1. TSSM Says:


    That was a nice article on KS N.
    Are you back after the hiatus?
    If so, welcome back.

  2. rk Says:

    namaskara saar.
    thanks for those words!
    hiatus innu nadeethide.

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  5. Veena Says:

    Glad to know that you attended KSN’s pravachana…These days its a fortune to get a chance to attend such sessions ..

    Nice to see the list of books.. I own Dashavathara, ramayanada maha prasangagaLu and aa hadinentu dinagaLu.. Need to buy the rest..

    Those examples were timely.. 🙂 🙂

  6. fun facts Says:

    Please oh please keep writing! Your articles are wonderful!

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  8. RK,

    So, you are redifining hiatus in your own way, huh? 😉

    As always, nice and varied topics….

  9. Great! I should try to attend these sessions with my mother in future, she loves it. Kindly don’t forget to send a invite.

    Thanks 🙂

  10. Sanjay M Says:

    hi Bellur his face in the picture looks so affectionate and good humored, Im sure his talks wouldve been lovely. Please let me know in advance if you come across news of his talks in future or any url where I can check for it. Thanks, Sanjay

  11. santhosh Says:

    Yes even i also have heard few of his Pravachana on Mahabharatha. Its an excellent and thrilling one to listen to his pravachana.

  12. Prithvi Says:

    Hi All,

    Could anyone let me know if there are any pravachanas of Vid KS Narayanacharya in the near future. I have been looking to attend his live sessions since a long time but havent been fortunate so far.

  13. rk Says:

    hi prithvi,
    will surely let you know when the next discourse of Sri KSN is held in bangalore.
    best wishes

  14. narasimha prasad Says:

    Dear Ramki ,

    Could you tell me if there were any recordings done on the lecture series of Dr Nararayanacharya on the ‘Sri Daya Shathaka’ and ‘Sri Nrsmhavatara’.

    Also could you kindly let me know of any other lecture series in future ?

    Thank you

    Warm Regards,


  15. rk Says:

    Dear Narasimha Prasad,

    “Sri Daya Shataka” CDs were released when “Sri Nrsmhavatara” discourse began. So these are available. “Sri Nrsmhavatara” was being recorded too. Will let you know the CD details very soon, and about the future discourses as and when i get to know the details.

    Take care and regards

  16. narasimha prasad Says:

    Thank you ,

    I’m looking forward to buy the CDs and attend discourses.

  17. Mayura Says:

    Hi Bellur,

    Nice article. Can you please tell me where I can buy the CDs/cassettes of Sri Narayanacharya. I live in the US and am deprived of this fine opportunity to attend the lecture series in person. Can you please help.

    Thanks and regards,


  18. rk Says:

    Dear Mayura,
    Welcome to RwB. Thank you for dropping a comment.

    Sri KS Narayanacharya’s books are available at:

    Sahitya Bhandara (Bangalore):
    Jangamamestri Galli, Balepet, Bangalore 560053.
    Tel: 080-22877618
    Mobile: 9449695586

    Sahitya Bhandara (Hubli):
    Contact Sri Subramanya
    Tel: 0836-2367676

    CDs and DVDs of the lectures available at the following addresses:

    Gokhale Institute of Public Affairs
    Bull Temple Road, Narasimharaja Colony
    Bangalore – 560019
    Phone: 080-26613148

    KS Badarinath
    27, Srushti Dhama Apartments
    5th cross, AECS layout
    Bangalore 560094
    Mob: 9448000202

    Extremely sorry for responding this late.

  19. avant garde Says:

    if one were same as God or part of God, i wonder why we need pravachana? that beats me.

  20. chethan Says:

    hi, could you please let me know, if i will be able to buy any of KSNs books online.if no, please help me with the address and oblege.. thank you

  21. Srihari SR Says:

    Pravachana on Mukunda Mala by Dr KS Narayanacharya:
    Venue: Sai Mandir, Malleswaram
    Date: 04-09-2009 to 14-9-2009

  22. Deshpande Nagaraja Malebennur Says:

    Namaskaara RK,

    Tammalli Shri K.S. Narayanacharyara Phone No. athava e-mail address iddare kodtira ??


    Nagaraja M.D.

  23. vijayanarasimha Says:

    Namaskara Mahatmarige, i have heard all the pravachanas of Sri KSN thanks for enlightening me, please can i get information of future pravachanas, dates and venue

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