A book on Sri Adi Sankara by Sri Ra Ganapathi


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A book (in Tamil) that covers the life history of Adi Shankaracharya in detail, written by Sri.Ra.Ganapathy (the author who wrote or complied the seven volume “Deivathin Kural” books) was published as a book in 1962 with a Sri Mukham from Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Matam. The book has seen several reprints. One of the latest known edition came out in 1998 under the banner of Divya Vidya Trust.

Since the 1998 edition is not available for purchase now, a fresh reprint of the 1998 edition was brought out by Vidyuth Publications on June 17 2017.

This book can be purchased online through the following links.

India : https://www.instamojo.com/vidyuthpublications/–d0f9a/?ref=store

http://vidyuthpublications.com/browse-our-titles#!/ஐய-ஜய-சங்கர-ரா-கணபதி/p/88412074/category=0

I am not sure if this book is available in normal book stores in Chennai….I suggest the people behind this book to comment on this in the comments section.



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8 replies

  1. I have ordered the book in online and I got it today.
    After reading the book again, tears came from my eyes as if I got a treasure, since I have read about two decades ago and I used tell the story to my son daily while going to bed.

    Thanks to Sri Maheshji for sharing the wonderful information like this.

  2. I think this was the first work of Raa.Ganapathi.
    It was serialised in the thamizh magazine ‘Kalki’.
    Acharya’s Life History has been retold in simple Thamizh.

  3. The book is not available in book stores due to the higher commission rate asked by the book sellers. If anyone is unable to order online, please send an email to
    Vidyuthpublications@gmail.com and we will provide an alternative way to order the book.

    Karthik Jayaraman
    For VidyuthPublications

  4. Thanks Mahesh for sharing this:) It will be really helpful for many devotees if the publisher also reprints the following list of books on Mahaperiyava by Ra Ganapathy Mama:
    i) Sollin Selvar Kanchi Munivar
    ii) Karunai Kanchi Kanakatharai
    iii) Karunai Kadalil Sila Alaigal
    iv) Maithreem Bhajata
    v) Sankarar Engira Sangeetham
    vi) Navarathri Nayagi

    The above mentioned book are out of print/stock at the moment. Though they are available as a soft copy at Divya Vidya Trust’s website, there are lot of spelling mistakes and don’t let us enjoy the reading. Also nothing comes closer to read the material in hard copy format.

    I believe many devotees will have the same thought and would be very happy to buy these book if available in shops.

    Mahaperiyava Sharanam!!!

    Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara!!!

    • Plans are there to bring out other books of ra. Ganapathy mama. We are working with mama’s close relative(s) who are/were part of Divya Vidya trust to enable this. As you may understand, it involves time, money and ofcourse divine blessings. We hope we will be able to do it.

      Karthik jayaraman
      For Vidyuth Publications

      • Thank you so much Karthik for your response! Yes I can understand all the difficulties in bringing out such out of print books. I also pray to Mahaperiyava for all your efforts in bringing out these books.

        Mahaperiyava Sharanam!!!

        Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara!!!

  5. It will be a treasure to have this book. Is it possible to buy a number of copies from the publisher for Chicago devotees? Just a thought that may not be practical!

    • The intention of the reprint is to enable more devotees read this book across the world. Vidyuth publications will be able to get the books to chicago. If it is just couple of copies , you may order through the link provided in this post. If it is bulk order as you wished, please email at vidyuthpublications@gmail.com and we can get it to you.

      Thanks
      Karthik Jayaraman
      for Vidyuth Publications.

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