Saturday, July 20, 2013

Hindu Dharma - Teachings of Paramacharya Sri Sri Chandrashekharendra Saraswati, 68th Shankaracharya of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham

Dear Divine Souls,

"Hindu Dharma" is a book published by Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan which contains English translation of two volumes of 7 volume Tamil Book "Deivatthin Kural"; which is a collection of invaluable and engrossing speeches of Sri Sri Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi MahaSwamiji. The teachings are Traditional yet modern and practically applicable, explained in simple and lucid language. They are extracted from discourses given by Paramacharya from 1907 to 1994 in Tamil and recorded by Shri Ra. Ganapati.
Paramacharya, as Swamiji is fondly called, is considered as an authority on almost all spiritual matters was 68th Shankaracharya of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham. Paramacharya became Shankaracharya at the age of 13.

Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham is not established by Adi Shankaracharya (Adi Shankara) or by his disciples. Infact the matha is much older. Adi Shankara, a master of mantra vidya and Sri Yantra sAdhanA,  re-consecrated Sri Yantra of Maa KAmAkhyAdevi (Kamakhyadevi) of Kamakoti Matha. Adi Shankara was also seated on the sarvajna Peetham of Kamakoti Math. Hence this matt is also adhering to Adi Shankara tradition and has unbroken successors upto the current 69th Swami Jayendra Saraswati.

Under the Dasanami order of sanyasins, there are two types of Saraswati-s - Ananda and Indra.

e.g. with the present name would be

Swami Chandrashekhara (Indra) Saraswati
Swami Chandrashekhara (Ananda) Saraswati

When words in bracket are joined together with name it forms

Swami Chandrashekharendra Saraswati
Swami Chandrashekharaananda Saraswati

(Indra)-Saraswati belongs to Kamakoti Math.

To check about the topics covered, please refer to Online version here. 

Book Details:

Though Online version is good for searching, better have a hard copy of such a Gem. 

Book Title    : Hindu Dharma - The Universal Way Of Life
Published by  : Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan (Bhavan's Book University)
Type          : Hard Bound
Pages         : 828
Language      : English
Cost(in India): Rs. 700.00 i.e. Rupees Seven Hundred Only (as on May 2013)
Edition       : 2008


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