Sri Dehaleesha Stuti – meaning with emphasis on Sanskrit

Vamana transforming in to Trivikrama in the fingers of Sri Keshav

Sri Dehaleesha Stuti, consisting of 28 verses is a beautiful piece of poetry on Sri Dehaleesha, the presiding deity of Thirukovalur located on the scenic banks of Pennaiyaar. The right leg of the Emberumaan goes up to the space while his left leg is well placed on the earth. The usual places of his conch and discus are also interchanged. This is the kshetra wherein the Emberumaan rejoicing in the very close company of the first three Alwars – Poigai Alwar, Bhudat Alwar and Peyalwar, blessed them and made them sing the first three thiruvanthathis out of the unbound bhakti towards Him.

Besides narrating the scenic beauty of the place, the birth of Ganga, the coming together of the three Alwars on a rainy night in a dehali (threshold of a house) and the divine leela of Emberumaan with them, the transformation of Vamana in to Trivikrama etc, Desika very nicely discusses the aspects of prapatti and the outlook of a prapanna in general.

The meanings of the verses have been rendered in Tamil with a special focus on Sanskrit (to help beginners) and the recordings are shared in parts in the following links,

Introduction and the first six verses

verses 7 to 12

verses 13 to 18

verses 19 to 24

verses 25 to 28

Acharya Krupa



Srimad Bhagavad Gita lecture 65 (final in the series) by Dr.Sreeram Jaganathan Setlur

With the krupa of adiyen’s Kalakshepa Acharyan Paruthipattu Devanarvilagam Vangipuram Dr.S.Padmanabhachariar, the weekly lecture series of the Gita Bhashya of Bhagavad Ramanuja has been completed today (24-09-2019) that began sometime in the first week of November 2017.

In this lecture the meanings of the verses from 65th to the final (78th) verse have been covered. Also, the meanings of the verses from 23rd to the 32nd (final) of Gitartha Sangraha of Srimad Yamunacharya were also shared.

Participants of the lecure along with adiyen (plus Sri Ranganathan who took the photo)

The link to the audio recording of final session of lecture series is as below

Srimate Ramanujaya namah



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

Day 2

Day 3



Srimad Bhagavad Gita lecture 59 by Dr.Sreeram Jaganathan Setlur

The audio link to the 59th part of the lecture by Adiyen on Sri Ramanuja’s bhashya on the Bhagavad Gita is as below – The meaning of the verses from the 17th to the 28th verse, the last one of the 17th chapter were covered and the introduction and meaning of the 1st verse of the 18th chapter were also covered in this lecture. The 22nd verse of Gitartha Sangraha was also discussed.

The link is as below: