Sri Mani Manjari of Sri Narayana Panditacharya




Sri Narayana Panditacharya’s ‘Mani Manjari’ is a work of 301 slokas divided into eight chapters. Traditionally, it is the first text taught to Madhvas. It is among the three works on Sri Madhvacharya – Sri Hari Vayustuti and Sri Sumadhva Vijaya, being the other two – that has had a long tradition of being recited with devotion among orthodox Madhva circles. According to Dr. BNK Sharma, it is an essential prologue to Sri Sumadhva Vijaya. In the collection of essays on Sri Sumadhva Vijaya by Sixteen Eminent Scholars, released in Srirangam in late sixties, Sri Narayana Panditacharya is mentioned as amsha of Sri Subramanya, though no pramanas are given.

The first two chapters deal with Creation and Ramayana. The third and fourth chapter deal with Krishnavatara. The fifth chapter deals with ascent of Buddhism and early days of Advaita. The sixth chapter deals with the birth of Adi Sankara…

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The Vimanika Shastra- AS IT IS








by Maharshi Bharadwaaja


Propounded by Venerable SUBBARAYA SHASTRY


Translated into English and Edited, Printed and Published by G.R. JOSYER








Maharshi Bharadwaaja’s






Maharshi Bharadwaaja:


I make obeisance to the Divine Being, who is visible on the crest of the Vedas, who is the fountain of eternal bliss, and whose abode is reached by Vimaanas or Aeroplanes. Having studied the Shaastraas or sciences propounded by previous men of science to the best of my ability, for the benefit of mankind, I shall deal with the science of Aeronautics, which is the essence of the Vedas, which will be a source of joy and benefit to humanity, which will facilitate comfortable travel in the sky from world to world, in eight chapters, consisting of 100 topics…

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Vanaras (not monkey) of Ramayan decoded

Vanaras and Hanuman were not monkeys but advanced civilized race that was going down as new humans evolving. Western confused Hindus.


The world of plants is central to the Ramayana, and this Indian pre-historical book written in long poem describes several trees and plants that are geographically accurate, and even today, the plants that are described are found growing in the exact locations all over India where Valmiki, author of the Ramayana, has placed them. It is both geographically and botanically correct.

Mr. M. Amerthalingam, botanist with the C.P.R. Environmental Education Centre, Chennai, presented the paper, “Plant Diversity in the Valmiki Ramayana” at the February 2013 Conference on The Ramayana in Literature, Society, and the Arts. The proceedings have recently been published. Dr. P. Sudhakar, the co-author*, was invaluable in tracing the botanical and modern names for several of the plant species, which are named in Sanskrit. Valmiki Ramayana is replete with superb descriptions of nature’s glory. It hinges on two major events, namely Rama’s fourteen year exile in the forests…

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