Upanyasam on Swami Desika’s Devaperumal Anubhavam @ Sri Desika Sabha, Mumbai

Adiyen being honoured by Sri U Ve Saranathachar Swami and Sri Govindachar Swami, Mumbai

It was adiyen’s atyanta bhagyam to have got the opportunity to render a three day upanyasam on Swami Desikan’s anubhavam of Devaperumal at Sri Desika Sabha, Mumbai. It was the krupa of adiyen’s acharyan Sri U Ve Dr.S.Padmanabhachariar and his elder brother Sri U.Ve.Saranathachariar that this opportunity came by. The recordings of the 2 hour a day – three day upanyasam is available in the following links.

Day 1 https://drive.google.com/open?id=1mDZioyZOYsADivhOzkfWCCl9ZtnykJ1C

Day 2 https://drive.google.com/open?id=1mHrLTjhahhU5zC6Ngl6RRcdcfuWOSnLx

Day 3 https://drive.google.com/open?id=1fiHnDKw9Am7v6b5Me6j94lIYBiRIt-QX



Sorpozhivu / Upanyasam on the topic ‘udalum uyirum’ @ Coimbatore

Adiyen was fortunate to get an opportunity to render a sorpozhivu (speech in Tamil) on the topic ‘udalum uyirum’ or the ‘shareera-aatma’ bhava of Vishishtadvaita philosophy during the 26th annual day celebrations and 10th Srivaishnava maanaadu (conference) of Thirumal Thondar Kulam organisation of Coimbatore.

One should visit Coimbatore to see in person and experience the Srivaishnava lakshanam exhibited by the hundreds of Ramanuja Dasas who are a part of the Thirumal thondar kulam. The astikyam and bhagavatha seshatvam of the srivaishnavas over there is amazing.

Acharya krupa got me this opportunity.

The link to the audio recording of the upanyasam is as below.




Sri Ramanuja Jayanthi Upanyasam @ Secunderabad

Adiyen had the opportunity to render a 9 day upanyasam @ Keyes High School, West Marredpally, Secunderabad. Sri Desika Sabha, Secunderabad had organised the upanyasam and adiyen extends anantha koti dhanyavathangal to the Sabha – especially to Sri Navalpakkam Seshadri Swami who had approached adiyen with the opportunity (Sri Navalpakkam Vasudevachar gracefully recommended adiyen’s name; adiyen’s anatha koti dhanyavathangal to him).

The audio recordings were uploaded to YouTube by Sri Veeravalli Raghunathan Swami (US). Adiyen’s anatha koti dhanyavathangal to that Swami as well for his self-less kainkarya to the srivaishnava sampradaya at large.

Adiyen was overwhelmed by the hospitality extended by the Srivaishnavas of Bhagyanagaram (Secunderabad). My namaskarams to them (especially to Smt and Sri Vasupradha Ranganathan dampati and their son Dharaneedharan for hosting adiyen during the stay)

the link to the youtube videos is given as below:

Emberumanaar darshanam was the topic for first three days, Sri Yatiraja Vaibhavam for the next three days and Sri Ramanuja Nootrantathi along with Sri Yatiraja Saptati for the remaining days.



Upanyasam on Amrtaasvaadini rahasyangal @ Sri Poundareekapuram Andavan Ashram, Srirangam by Dr.Sreeram Jaganathan on 27-04-2019

It was sheer grace of Acharyas that adiyen was commanded by H.H.Poundareekapuram Andavan (Paravakkottai Chinnandavan) to render an upanyasam on Amrtaasvaadini rahasyangal on Sri Nigamanta Mahadesikan on the 27th of April 2019. With the training and blessings of adiyen’s kalakshepa acharyan Dr.S.Padmanabhachariar (Srikaryam, Sri Ahobila mutt), the upanyasam went off well at the Ashram of H.H.Srimad Andavan which was followed by a splendid darshan of Rangarajan on Hamsa vahanam! Adiyen’s Mahabhagyam. The upanyasam gave adiyen an opportunity to learn something.

H.H.Srimad Andavan gracefully sat through the entire upanyasam

The link to the recorded audio of the upanyasam is as below





Upanyasam on Virataparva by Dr.Sreeram Jaganathan @ Choolaimedu Sri Prasanna Venkatesa Temple

Adiyen is indebted to Sriman.Srikant Sampathkumar of Choolaimedu for giving an opportunity to render an upanyasam on the topic ‘Virataparva’ on 10th of March 2019 between 4.30 pm and 6 pm @ Sri Prasanna Venkatesa Perumal koil on Choolaimedu High road. The topic is huge and the time was limited. Hence adiyen had to rush with the Sanskrit verses. This was the first time on this topic. Could be improved next time though. Overall it was a great opportunity to go through the wonderful Virata parva. The Satsangha led  by Sriman Srikant is doing wonderful kainkarya at this temple.

The link to the upanyasam is as below:





TiruppAvai Upanyasam by Dr.Sreeram Jaganathan Setlur @ Vedanta Sabha, Choolaimedu 2018

TiruppAvai UpanyAsam @ Sri Vedanta Sabha, Choolaimedu, Margazhi 2018-2019

With Acharya krupa adiyen is rendering maiden UpanyAsam on TiruppAvai @ Sri Vedanta Sabha, Choolaimedu (23/8, Shankarapuram 3rd street, Choolaimedu, Chennai – 94) on the following dates 23rd, 29th, 30th of December 2018, 5th, 6th, 13th and 14th of January 2019. I am grateful to Dr.D.P.Kannan Swami for recommending me, a novice in the field.

23/12/2018 was the beginning and adiyen could cover just the avatArikai and the meaning of the first pAsuram.

The link to the audio recording of the 1st session in which the introduction and the meaning of the 1st pAsuram were covered is as follows.


The link to the second session on 29/12/2018 in which the meanings from the 2nd pAsuram to the 5th pAsuram were covered is as follows


The link to the third session on 30/12/2018 in which the meanings from the 6th pAsuram to the 10th pAsuram were covered is as follows


The link to the fourth session on 05/01/2019 in which the meanings from the 11th pAsuram to the 15th pAsuram were covered as follows


The link to the fifth session on 06/01/2019 in which the meanings from the 16th pAsuram to the 20th pAsuram were covered as follows


The link to the sixth session on 13-01-2019 in which the meanings of the 7 pasurams from 21st to 27th were covered is


The link to the 7th and final concluding part of the upanysam is shared in the below link.

I should admit that the presence of my Guru U.Ve.Dr.S.Padmanabhachariar (Srikaryam, Sri Ahobila mutt) and Sri.U.Ve.Villivalam Raghu Swami (Aaradhakar, Sri Ahobila mutt) made me a bit nervous and I chose to rush through it so as not to make them wait for long!


Adiyen considers it a big fortune that both the vidvans appreciated adiyen’s upanyasam and the link to that audio is as below – My guru has spoken first followed by Sri Raghu Swami.


Adiyen expresses profuse thanks to Sri Vedanta Sabha and Dr.D.P.Kannan for the opportunity.



Dr.S.Padmanabhachariar’s Upanyasam on Godastuti at Desikan Thirumaligai, Thiruvahindrapuram

U.Ve Devanarvilagam Paruthipattu Vangipuram Dr.S.Padmanabhachariar rendering Upanyasam at Desikan Thirumaligai, Thrivahindrapuram

As a part of the ongoing celebrations of the 750th birth anniversary of Swami Desika the astikas of Thiruvahindrapuram had invited Sri.U.Ve.Dr.S Padmanabhachariar, Srikaryam of Sri Ahobila mutt on the 15th of August 2018, to deliver an upanyasam on Sri Godastuti, an excellent stuti on Goda piratti by Swami Desikan.



A view from the entrance of Sri Vedanta Desika Thirumaligai at Thiruvahindrapuram

The recording is not of a much sophisticated quality as it was an open ambience and also it rained heavily in the middle.

Swami has verily nicely given the gist of each of the 29 verses in the given one hour 15 minutes duration.

The link to the recording of the upanyasam is as below:


It was a memorable experience for adiyen to have had darshan of Lord Devanathan and his consort Hemambujavalli Thayar, Lord Hayagreevan and Swami Desika in the presence of adiyen’s Guru after the upanyasam was over.