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Tribute to Dr. KS Narayanacharya by RK Bellur

November 26, 2021

Erudite scholar Sri KS Narayanacharya no more

I can still hear the powerful voice of Sri Acharya, chanting the below Sri Hayagreeva stotra, before his lecture:

श्रीमान् वेङ्कटनाथार्यः कवितार्किककेसरी ।
वेदान्ताचार्यवर्यो मे सन्निधत्तां सदा हृदि ॥
ज्ञानानन्द मयं देवं निर्मलस्फटिकाकृतिम् ।
आधारं सर्व विद्यानां हयग्रीवम् उपास्महे ॥

Shriman Venkatnarthaye Kavitakirkkesari
Vedantacharyavaryo me Sannidhatam sada Hradi |
jñānānanda mayaṁ devaṁ nirmalasphaṭikākṛtim |
ādhāraṁ sarva vidyānāṁ hayagrīvam upāsmahe || 1 ||

[Meditate upon the Supreme Being, Sri Hayagriva, the embodiment of knowledge. Sri Hayagriva is an integrated form of knowledge and bliss. The one with the face and neck of a horse and who has a radiant, sparkling body like a pure white crystal, he is the abode of all learning. He is the first God of all knowledge.]

Erudite scholar Sri KS Narayanacharya no more

November 26, 2021

ಕನ್ನಡ ಸಾರಸ್ವತ ಲೋಕದ ಹಿರಿಯ ವಿದ್ವಾಂಸ, ಭಾರತೀಯ ಸಂಸ್ಕೃತಿಯ ಪ್ರವಚನ ಹರಿಕಾರ ಡಾ.ಕೆ.ಎಸ್.ನಾರಾಯಣಾಚಾರ್ಯರು ಇಂದು ಪ್ರಾತಃಕಾಲ ಶ್ರೀಹರಿಯ ಚರಣ ಸೇರಿದರು. ರಾಮಾಯಣಸಹಸ್ರಶ್ರೀ, ಗೀತಾರತ್ನನಿಧಿ, ರಾಮಾಯಣ ಪಾತ್ರ ಪ್ರಪಂಚ,ಅಗಸ್ತ್ಯ, ಶ್ರೀಮಾತೇ ಕುಂತಿ ಕರೆದಾಗ, ಚಾಣಕ್ಯ ನೀತಿ ಸೂತ್ರಗಳು, ಶ್ರೀರಾಮಾವತಾರ ಸಂಪೂರ್ಣವಾದಾಗ, ವನದಲ್ಲಿ ಪಾಂಡವರು, ದಶಾವತಾರ ಇನ್ನು ಹಲವಾರು 100ಕ್ಕೂ ಹೆಚ್ಚು ಗ್ರಂಥಗಳನ್ನು ರಚಿಸಿರುವುದಲ್ಲದೇ ವಿವಿಧ ಪತ್ರಿಕೆ ಮತ್ತು ವಾರಪತ್ರಿಕೆಗಳಲ್ಲಿನ ಅಂಕಣ, ಬರಹಗಳು, ಪ್ರವಚನಗಳು ಮತ್ತು ವಿವಿಧ ಮಾಧ್ಯಮಗಳ ಚರ್ಚೆಯಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ನಮ್ಮ ನಾಡು, ನುಡಿ, ಸಂಸ್ಕೃತಿ, ಸಂಪ್ರದಾಯ ಮತ್ತು ಸಂಸ್ಕಾರಗಳ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಆಧಿಕಾರಯುತವಾಗಿ ಆರ್ಥಪೂರ್ಣ ವಿಷಯಗಳನ್ನು ಪ್ರತಿಪಾದಿಸುವ ನಡೆದಾಡುವ ವಿಶ್ವಕೋಶ ಎಂದೇ ಖ್ಯಾತರಾಗಿದ್ದ ಕನ್ನಡ, ಸಂಸ್ಕೃತ, ತಮಿಳು, ಇಂಗ್ಲೀಷ್ ಭಾಷಾ ಕೋವಿದರ ದೇಹಾಂತ್ಯವು ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯವಲಯಕ್ಕೆ ದುಃಖ ತಂದಿದೆ. ಅವರ ಕೃತಿಗಳ ಮೂಲಕ ಸದಾಕಾಲ ಅವರು ಅವರು ನನಪಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಉಳಿಯಲಿದ್ದಾರೆ.

ಆಚಾರ್ಯರಿಗೆ ಶಿರಸಾ ನಮಾಮಿ
ಮನಸಾ ಸ್ಮರಾಮಿ

ದುಃಖತೃಪ್ರ ಓದುಗ
ರಾಮಕೃಷ್ಣ ಬೆಳ್ಳೂರು

Foremost scholar of Indology ( author of 400+ books in Kannada & English ), Professor Dr. K.S. Narayanacharya, an erudite scholar of Ramayana no more.

Pravachanakalanidhi, Sri Ramayanacharya, Vedabhushana, Mahabharathacharya, Bhagavathacharya, Panditharaja Sriyutha Dr.K.S.Narayanacharya attained Acharyan Thiruvadi at 2:06 am 26-11-2021.

Sri Narayanacharya’s mastery over the religious texts and his sharp memory even at the age of 88 was mind-blowing. It was our sukrutha listening to the intricate details he gave about the Vedas, Puranas, Samhitas, Upanishads, Itihasa, Kavya, sacred scriptures, the mythological and historical characters between the lectures. The audience loved it when he connected the historical/ mythological events/ characters to contemporary events/ characters, esp. to politics.

Below message from Sri KSN’s family:
It is with the greatest regret * we are saddened to inform all his ardent followers that Acharyan Dr Ubhaya Vedanta Pravartakarar – KS Narayanacharya – our very beloved father attained Acharyan Thiruvadi. At 2:06 am 26-11-2021

K S NARAYANACHAR Family 😢😢😢🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

Below message from Sri Venkatesh, ardent follower of Acharya:

ಆಚಾರ್ಯರ ಕುಟುಂಬಕ್ಕೆ, ಶಿಷ್ಯ ವೃಂದ ಹಾಗೂ ಅಭಿಮಾನಿಗಳಿಗೆ ಭರಿಸಲಾಗದ ದುಃಖ‌. ಇಂದು ಶ್ರೀ ವೈಷ್ಣವ ಸಾರಸ್ವತ ಲೋಕದಲ್ಲಿ ಧ್ರುವತಾರೆ ಅಸ್ತಂಗತವಾಗಿ ದಾರಿ ತೋರಿಸುವ ದೀವಿಟಿಗೆ ನಂದಿಹೋದಂತಾಗಿದೆ. ಆದರೆ ಅವರು ನಮಗೆ ನೀಡುರುವ ಉಪನ್ಯಾಸಗಳು ಭಗವದ್ವಿಷಯ ಕಾಲಕ್ಷೇಪ ಗ್ರಂಥಗಳು ಮತ್ತು ರಾಷ್ಟ್ರೀಯ ವಿಚಾರಧಾರೆ ಅಪಾರವಾದ ಕೊಡುಗೆಗಳು ಅಜರಾಮರವಾಗಿ ಇರಲಿದೆ. ಅವರ ಅಗಲಿಕೆ ಸತ್ಸಂಪ್ರದಾಯಕ್ಕೆ ಭರಿಸಲಾಗದ ಅಪಾರವಾದ ನಷ್ಟ ಉಂಟಾಗಿದೆ. ಅಂತಿಮವಾಗಿ ಶ್ರೀಸೀತಾರಾಮ ಪಾದುಕಾ ಸೇವೆಯನ್ನು ಮಾಡುವ ಸಲುವಾಗಿ ಶಾಶ್ವತವಾಗಿ ಪರಂಧಾಮಕ್ಕೆ ಮರಳಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಅವರಿಗೆ ಇಹಲೋಕದಲ್ಲಿ ನಮ್ಮಂತಹ ಸಾಮಾನ್ಯ ಜನರಿಗೆ ಸನ್ಮಾರ್ಗ ತೋರಲೆಂದೇ ಈ ಧರೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಅವತರಿಸಿದ ಮಹೋನ್ನತ ವ್ಯಕ್ತಿತ್ವದ ಆಚಾರ್ಯರು. ಅದರಲ್ಲೂ ಸುಲಲಿತವಾದ ರಸದೌತಣವಾದ ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲಿ ಭಗವದ್ವಿಷಯ ಮೃಷ್ಟಾನ್ನದ ಭೋಜನದ ರುಚಿ ಯನ್ನು ನಮಗೆಲ್ಲ ತೋರಿಸಲೆಂದೇ ಈ ಧರೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಅವತರಿಸಿದ ನಿತ್ಯಸೂರಿಗಳು. ಅವರಗಲಿಕೆಯು ಇನ್ನು ಅನೇಕ ಕೃತಿಗಳ ಬರವಣಿಗೆ ಕೆಲಸಗಳು, ಉಪನ್ಯಾಸ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮಗಳು, ಮತ್ತು ಮುಖ್ಯವಾಗಿ ಅಂತಿಮವಾಗಿ ಅಯೋಧ್ಯೆ ಶ್ರೀ ರಾಮ ದೇಗುಲದ ಆವರಣದಲ್ಲಿ ಶ್ರೀರಾಮಾಯಣ ಪ್ರವಚನ ಕೇಳಲು ಕಾದಿದ್ದ ಶ್ರೀರಾಮಚಂದ್ರ ಸ್ವಾಮಿಗೂ ಪರಿವಾರದವರಿಗೂ ನಿರಾಸೆ ಮೂಡಿರುವುದರಲ್ಲಿ ಸಂದೇಹವೇ ಇಲ್ಲ. ಇದುವೇ ತುಂಬಲಾರದ ನಷ್ಟ.

Lecture on Gadya Traya by Dr.KS Narayanacharya (series-5)

April 2, 2016

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Lecture on Gadya Traya by Dr.KS Narayanacharya

August 7, 2015

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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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