Bhagavan Ramana: Kavyakanta Ganapati Muni

7 Nov

Kavya Kanta Ganapati Muni who had a great regard for Bhagavan and was in Tiruvannamalai for a long time. In later days, he moved to Nimpura, Kharagpur and spent his last days there.  On one particular day, Bhagavan Ramana came to know that it was Kavyakanta Ganapati Muni’s last day and since morning Bhagavan neither partook of any food nor allowed anyone else to eat. At about 5.00 PM that day he at last told everyone that Ganapati Muni is no longer in this world. Right after that, the news came from Nimpura that Kavyakanta Ganapati Muni has attained Siddhi.


206 Responses to “Bhagavan Ramana: Kavyakanta Ganapati Muni”

  1. pappu. vanamali February 24, 2009 at 10:58 am #

    I know that ganapati muni spent his lost days in Khargapur

    • Prasad August 8, 2014 at 7:59 am #

      Sorry for posting here: Vanamali garu: are you the son of Pappu Visalkka (we call her that way) she was a school teacher and her son was a councillor in VZM in 80s. If so we are related, I am the grand son of Tata Sanyasayya and son of TSN Somayaji – regards, Prasad Tata

  2. G.L.N.Murthy April 13, 2009 at 6:48 pm #

    Dear sir,I am surprised to see a Lahore connection to late Sri Kavyakantha VasishtaGanaathi Muni.I never came across such a connection in my research work on Kavyakantha.Probably I am the only one who is having an authoritative proof on the death of Late Kavyakantha. I am holding the photo of his mortal body surrounded by his son Mahadeva Sastry,and many other relatives and sishyas of Kavyakantha vasishta Ganapathi Muni.He died in Nimpura of Khargapur town in his small hut supposed to be his proposed Ashram.It was on 25-7-1936.Atelegram was sent immediately to Bhagawan Sri Ramana Maharshi-GLNMurthy

    • namadwaar April 23, 2009 at 3:27 am #

      thank you for your kind comment / correction. we stand corrected. It was Kharagpur.

    • sasidhar May 1, 2010 at 2:43 am #

      Dear My Murthyji,
      Its amazing to know that u r having the photo.
      We are working on Mahamuni Sri Ganapathi muni.
      Could u please forward the photo

    • N V Raman Murty July 12, 2011 at 11:46 am #

      Sri Murtygaru namaskarm
      I at raipur, am working on a writeup to be published shortly into a book on TAV Venkataraman of Kharagpur who was a disciple of Ganapati muni. The book iswritten by Sri R Vishweshwara Rao a disciple of Venkatarman. Any reminiscences of yours with late Venkataraman ( passed away last here in Raipur) are welcome with photo. For your information and if it serves any purpose, I would like to introduce myself as the youngest son of late Sri NK Vishwanadham of Stores Departmetn of SER Kgp, who was teh younger of the Nishtala Brothers.

    • lakshmi kishore December 9, 2012 at 2:37 pm #

      please send me ganapathi muni photos including the last mortal body photo thank u gln murthy

    • Ramesh Kumar Vadlamani April 26, 2014 at 11:07 am #

      Dear Sir,

      I don’t know how you all will take me, but if any one who is doing research on Nayana Garu/ Kavyakantha Ganapati Muni, then please do contact me.

      My name is Ramesh Kumar Vadlamani, I am grand son of Bhilai Mataji, who is follower of Ganapati Muni whom we call Ganapati Tatagaru, he gave mantra diksha to my grandmother(Mataji) and I am very fortune to say that me too have taken, I know many of you may think how it’s possible that I can explain you only when you meet either me or meet my grand mother.

      V.Ramesh Kumar

      • puttu kulkarni July 18, 2015 at 2:43 am #

        Dear Sir,Sanskrit copy is not available. Even it was not available. The printed copies were not sent to the market.

        You can get the xerox copy of the book. Regards Puttu

  3. c v mohan May 4, 2009 at 2:15 pm #

    i would like to know whether any memorial / samadhi exists at Nimpura where Sri Ganapathy Muni passes away

  4. G.L.N.Murhty December 23, 2009 at 2:13 pm #

    This is in reply to Sri C.V.Mohan’s above enquiry.There is no memorial or samadhi for this great yogi of India in Nimpura,Khargapur as the land acquired for his Ashram was later disposed off and this greatest intelectual and embodiment of knowledge itself died as ordinary,simple Brahmin in Grihastashrama wihtout discording his yajnopaveetha,without wearing Kaashaya and without getting any Deekshanama.Hence his mortal remains were consecrated on fire.Nothing remains there exccept a faded memory in some elite of the town-Murhty

    • sasidhar May 1, 2010 at 2:39 am #

      Great news to maha muni Kavyakantha ganapathi muni followers.
      A lot of work is done at Kaluvarai village, Near Bobbili, VijayanagaramDt., AP. which is the birth place of Ganapathi Muni where he lived.
      At this holy place a memorial and temple was built and lot of other activities are planned.
      Anyone interested can contact for more info.

      • Ramesh Kumar Vadlamani April 26, 2014 at 11:13 am #

        Yes sir we were part of that inauguration as it has been done under guidance of my grandmother (Mataji) who is shishya of Ganapati Muni.

        V.Ramesh Kumar

      • ayalasomayajula lakshmana murty December 6, 2014 at 11:25 pm #

        dear sasidhar, nice to hear about the ashramam at kalavarai. i would be very much interested to know more details, who has started ashramam etc. best regards, ayalasomayajula lakshmana murty. i am the grand son of ganapati muni.

      • Appalanarasayya Pappu(kameswara sarma) March 31, 2015 at 7:38 am #

        There is a correction regarding his birthplace.His birthplace is not kaluvarayi,but LOGISA agraharam 3 km from gajapatinagaram.His mother ,who happened to be from PAPPU family delivered this child at LOGISA This info was told told to me by my grandmother when she was alive in 1959.Early education was imparted by his grand father along with his cousins at LOGISA. GLNMurthy has photographs of the place.This is for your information and correction if required.This was even mentioned in the book NAYANA by Late guntur lakshmikantham garu

  5. K.N. Arun May 10, 2010 at 3:09 pm #

    Dear Shri Sasidhar and Shri Murthy ji,

    I am one of the grandsons of Sri Kalyanarama Sastri, who along with his elder brother Subramania Sastri alias Appu, were virtually brought up by Nayana (Kavyakantha Ganapati Muni). It is very heartening to know that you have been doing a lot of work on Nayana.
    I am too young to know either Nayana or even his son Mahadeva, but had the opportunity to spend some time with his daughter Vajramma, who had come for a brief stay in Bombay with my aunt, when I was a school boy and my father was working in Bombay.
    I also remember that once, during a visit to Madras in the late 1960s I had accompanied her to Mangadu (then a desolate little temple) and Tiruverkadu.
    However, my father Neelakant, has vivid recollections of Nayana.

    I have seen references to my grandfather and grand uncle Appu in some of the correspondences between Nayana and Maharishi, and also in Nayana’s biography written by Sri G Krishna

  6. GLN Murthy May 27, 2010 at 5:57 am #

    Dear Arun, glad to meet u on this site.Iam the brother of Dr Ganti Sreerama Murhty,who is responsible for singing the glory of this unsung Mahatma India has ever produced.My brother wrote many articles on this great Muni ,translated the novel, Satyaprabha in to English and edited many works of the muni in Telugu.The Muni’s birth centenary was celbrated in Anakaplli and many other centers..Brought out a centenary commemorative volume”Jayanthi” which is most sought after volume for all the followers of Ganapathimuni.He was doing a lot service to the muni until his death in nov 1990.Unfortunately we lost the manuscript of English biography of the Muni in the River floods of Sarada @Anakapalli,Vizag Dt when he was alive.
    What ever remained is I am preserving. I have actually done nothing but helping him in getting some material for “Jayanthi”.His last work of bringing out the Muni’s letters in print is still pending.I do not know where lies the original letters. However my brother copied them and I may soon publish them.There are somereferences in them about ur father and his brother Sri Appu gaaru.I hope that u have seen the Photo of the Muni with ur grand father and allthe members of the Muni,s family when they weere at Secundefrabad.Late Sri G.Krishna and my self actually wanted to locate ur family when we planned to conduct 125th birth day of the Muni.Ganapthi Muni gaaru died in 1936 and I will place the photos, which were presented to me by one of our relatives from Kargpur,(Now in Hyderabad) soon on the internet. -Blessings to u and ur family-Ganti Lakshmi Narasimha Murthy

  7. GLN Murthy May 27, 2010 at 6:18 am #

    Dear Arun, I am glad to meet u on this site.I have posted a reply just now.But it seems that it is not posted.Any way I am Murthy,brother of Dr Ganti Sreerama Murthy.DrG.Sreerama Murthy was responsible for singing the glory of the unsung Mahatma of our times.My contribution is nothing. I am collecting some material with a view to preserve them for posterity after the death fo my brother.As a part of ti I collected two rare photos of the MUNI ,one with his disciples @Khargapur and one of his mortal remains surrounded by family and friends.Soon I will place them on the internet. I hope that u got the photo of the family members of the Muni along with ur father and his brother and their families.I have seen the photo and still remember Sri Appu gaaru with black cap on his head and ur grand father and grand mother.Have u read “Nayana” in Telugu by Guntur Lakshmi kantham and “The glory of Ganapathi Muni” in English by Smt S.R.Leela? U may contact me over phone on 08026482744. My blessings to u and ur family-Murthy

    • Lalita Maruvada June 27, 2013 at 10:48 am #

      Hello Murthy Garu
      I am grand daughter of late Sri Mahavrathayajula Sankara Sarma. My grandfather was an ardent follower of Bhagwan Shri Ramana Mahrshi Garu. His home town is Kalavarai. I have been to Kalavarai few times in my childhood. I have few books written by my grandfather on Nayana Garu which I will like to upload online. Can you please guide me on this. Thank you

      • Lakshminarayana Murthy Ganti September 5, 2013 at 12:10 am #

        Dear Lalitha I am glad to note that your are the grand daughter of Sri Shankara sarmagaru.Are u in Vishakhapatnam?I knew shanker sharma garu well.How is Ramam and Ratnam.Please convey our blessings to them.tell them Ramani conveyed best wishes for them.In vishakhapatanam there are many who new how to upload the books. U may ask them to help-Bye-GANTI

  8. K.N. Arun May 29, 2010 at 5:37 am #

    Dear Sri Murthi

    Humble pranams. Thank you for responding to my post in this site. I am quite very thrilled to know that there are a lot of people like you who are doing their best to perpetuate the memory and teachings of Nayana.
    I have had the opportunity of seeing the photograph of Nayana with my grandfather Sri Kalyanarama Sastri and my grand uncle Appu sastri, which was published in Sri G Krishna garu’s biography of Nayana. My father, who was close to Sri Krishna garu, has a copy of that book. In fact, my parents have told that they have heard of lot of work being done in near Bobbili, though they did not know exactly where. I have also heard that thanks to Sri Kapali Sastri, the entire works of Nayana have been published in Pondicherry. I am planning to acquire them, if they are still available in print, during my next visit to Pondicherry.
    Just for your information, I have a copy of the 1931 edition of Gita Malika by Nayana, and every day recite the Indra gitam, Ganapathi gitam, Renuka Gitam and Ambika gitam. I and my family (my wife and son) also go to Renukambal temple at Padavedu every year. All of three brothers have Nayana’s picture in our puja.

    From what I have read about Nayana and heard about him from my parents, the 75th anniversary of his attaining moksha should be falling next year. If anything is being planned for the occasion, i would like to participate in it, contributing my mite in whatever way I can.

    thanking you for your blessings

  9. GLN Murthy May 30, 2010 at 3:32 pm #

    Dear Arun, Thanks for ur Reply.I am glad to note that ur bothers are still keeping the Photo of the” greatest Yogi”(refer article in Times fo Indiadt 17-11-2008.)of India in ur poojaas Iam doing..I am also doing the same thing as u .Daily Indrasahasram,Renukageetham parayanam and Indra Mantra Japam is done by me.Indramantram was given to me by Sri Yamijala Padnabha swamy,a direct disciple of Nayan gaaru.He wrote articles and books on Ganapathi muni in Telugu and translated umasahasram in to Telugu.In the above reply I want u to correct u on the works of Nayana gaaaru .One is regarding the works of Muni gaaru.All the manuscripts of the works of Muni gaaru was preserved by the family members of late Viswamitra, an advocate @ SIRSI near Gokarnam (Karnataka).He was one of the staunch devotees of Muni gaaru.His sons are still holding them and giving opportunity to see the works and copy them but never to give away to any other permanantly.My brother late Dr.Ganti Sree ramamurthy copied some works and later SriNatesan Iyer,who was the direct disciple of Munigaaru,living in Ramanashramam till his death copied them and brought out in Print in 11 volumes.Now they are available at Ramanashramam.Compete set costs around Rs1800..Kapalisashtry of Pondicherry was responsible for bringing out authentic biography of Nayanagaru in Sanskrit..Secondly Nayanagaaru’s birth and death anniversaries are regularly celebrated by Ramana Bhktha Mandali,Vaani nagar ,Malkajgiri ,Hyderabad.They have constructed a beutiful memorial for Munigaaru In Kalavarai(Refer Ramanamaharshi Heritage Kavyakantha will accept ur contributions gladly any donations..Whatever I do I do with my own funds to Munigaaru.I do nto know wher e you are living.If it is in Hyderabad u may meet many devotees of Nayana gaaru there.Blessings-Murthy.

    • sasidhar June 8, 2010 at 7:42 am #

      Dear Arun,

      Thanks for your reply. We are delighted to meet you and share the info about great saint Shri Ganapathi Muni garu. Here in Hyderabad Shri. Parashara M.Narasimhamam garu and his wife Smt.Ramana Putri garu are doing bhagavan’s satsangs since last 40 years and they are stanch devotees of Shri Nayana.
      They have started Shri Kavyakantha Ganapathi Muni Memorial & Heritage Trust and developed a kshetram at Kaluvarai Villege, Near Bobbili, Vijayanagaram Dist. They developed temples in the place where Shri Ganapathi muniji lived and renoved a well used by Shri Nayana and providing free protected drinking water to the people in that village since they dont have drinking water.
      They are doing selfless service on their own and I am occasionally joining them.
      Shri Narasimham garu can be contacted on 09490792340 or 040-65992340.
      I am also a stanch devotee of Sri.Nayana.
      I request all devotees of Shri Nayana to keep the works of Nayana alive online for devotees.
      I want to make a blog or site on this.
      Thanking you
      In bhagavans service

  10. bhagavathi rao May 31, 2010 at 11:31 am #

    dear murthy garu,

    i am grandson of sivaramasatry brother of ganapathi muni. i am pleased to note the work being done by you.

  11. GLN Murthy June 3, 2010 at 2:04 pm #

    Dear Bhagavathirao gaaru, glad to meet u.I am not doing anything constructive.I am trying to keep my late brother’s works on Kavyakantha alive in electronic media.I am doing it as a pastime.I think ur father died in Karnataka. I still remember how Ganapathi muni gaaru predicted his death on seeing his face.He was Muniigaaru’s beloved brother.Where are u now? Take one fo the several works or mantras fo Muni gaaru and u will be certainly protected.Ur’s faith fully -Ganti Lakshmi Narasimha Murhty

  12. pappu,vanamali June 12, 2010 at 10:11 am #

    My dear Aurna
    I am grand son of A.mahadev sastry ason of visalakshi daughter of mahadevasastry
    i amvery happy to know you that you are one of the branch of this family tree and let us have some discussion on that great man


    • K.N. Arun July 30, 2010 at 3:28 am #

      Dear Shri Vanamali,

      I am living in Chennai. So is my father, Neelakantan (Neelkant), who is the son of Kalyanarama Sastry.
      Please let me know more about yourself so that we can remain in touch.
      you can always contact me through my mobile 98401 05491.
      With regards

      K.N. Arun

    • Balaji Balu July 20, 2016 at 3:33 am #

      nice to see you pappu garu, I want to meet Ganapathi mun swami Ji present family members. can you please advice me .

  13. B.Srinivasan July 14, 2010 at 12:55 am #

    Om namo Narayanaya.
    I am very pleased to read all about Nayana. I read a TAMIL Book titled ‘Kavya Kanda Ganapati Muni’ authored by Krupakaran (Ramanashramam, Thiruvannamalai). I am an ardent admirer of Kavayakantha.
    I enquired about the collected works of Nayana. Arunachala Ashrama in the US is having the collected works. I enquited about Chandodharshan with Bharatiya Vidhya Bhavan. They said it is not available.
    We should not forget great souls like Nayana and we defenitely need to erect a memorial for Nayana.

  14. satyapraba July 14, 2010 at 10:21 am #

    I am satyapraba. I am searching for Kavyakanta Ganapathi muni’s novel Satyaprabha either in English or in Telugu. Can anyone please help me out?

  15. GLN Murthy July 14, 2010 at 6:11 am #

    Dear Srinivasan,
    I am Murthy from Banglore,I am surprised this morning when I opened my laptop for entering the data on Kavyakantha Vasisshta Ganapathi Muni’s Letters in telugu to his most beloved son (adopted)and his “Antevaasi”(a sishya who does every things for his Guru) Sri APPU sastry gaaru, a bank employee @ secuderabad , I found your message flashing on the screen.I do not think this is accidental but the grace of the great Muni is working behind it.I met Krupakaran in Hyderabad when he was a proffesor and was translating the data on the Muni in to Tamil. TheCollected works of Nayana (Sanskrit only) are availble with Ramanashram, Thiruvannamalai. Thanks to Late Natesan whose entire life was dedicated to Nayana’s works.Telugu collection as well as some important photos etc. are with me to be published.These were procured by my brother late Ganti Sreerama Murhty who spent half of his later life researching on Kavyakantha.As I was brought up by him from the age of five I want to make some squirall’s contribution to the cause of Srirama Murhty.As a part of it I started entering the data with me in to my laptop and forward it to all who are in need of it.I have already collected 25 Dwipada’s (Telugu poetry)form “Satya Prabha” a great historical,moral and ethical Novel (Not available in Print)ever written in Telugu by Kavyakantha(unfnished by the Muni and finished by his son Vasishta).This will be released on 17 th November , 132nd birth day fo the great Muni.ChandoDarshanam is not in print now.If u can wait for some time this work will be placed on internet for free down loading after discussing with the administrators of Telugu thesis .com.A memorial, it seems, already existing, in Kaluvarai village,Near Bobbili town of Vizianagaram district. I have not visited it after its inception but was informed by another devotee of the great Muni,Sri R.sreeraamulu of Secunderabad.If u want I can send u(free of cost )the English version of Satya Prabha,translated by my late brother,Dr.G.Srirama Murthy, which is as good as the Original.For any other information regarding the Muni u can depend on me.-ur’s friendly -Murthy

    • Kodandapani April 28, 2015 at 2:11 am #

      I am very glad that the services rendered by you to Ganapati Muni is invaluable. I am an ardent lover of his books read some of his books . In 1966 I read satyaprabha in telugu . After my retirement I tried to get the various books of NAYANA to read. But I have come across some parts of satyprabha in I am unable to get full book. Even i went to sunderayya kalakendra on 27-04-15. unfortunately it was closed.Please if you have dwipadas please send me to my email— yours friendly–Kodanda pani

      • lnmganti May 10, 2015 at 11:22 am #

        Sir where are you living?Please give your address for posting Telugu book “Satyaprabhanavalalo Dwipadalu.

  16. GLN Murthy July 14, 2010 at 1:36 pm #

    Dear SatyaPrabha, Glad to know you are ineterested in reading such great Novel.The Telugu version is almost extinct.I do not know where you are staying.One telugu copy published by visalandhara Publshers is available in Sri Puchalapalli sundarayya Library,Baghlingampally(Near Chikkadapalli Hyderabad.The English version of the book was written and published by my late brotherDR.Ganti Sreerama Murthy is available with me for free distribution as I am not interested in selling it after my bother ‘s death in 1990 november.Similarly his Gold medal winning thesis on the Poetry of Dylan Thomas is also available for free distribution. For free copies anybody may directly ring up my house at Bangalore 08026482744 or to my mobile No 9591360788-ur’s afriend in deed -Ganti Lakshmi Nara simha Murthy

    • HIRJI BHUDIA November 25, 2011 at 9:08 pm #

      Dear Sir. It just happen to see all coments while searching about Shri Ganapati Munis book in English, Hindi or Gujrati. Please let me know if you know any tranlated work. I can not under stand Sanskrit. I tried to call you on your cell and at your Banglore residance. I am in USA.

      • G.L.N.Murthy December 1, 2011 at 9:05 pm #

        Dear Hirji Bhudiaji, I am glad to know that ur interested in reading about the great may read his biography in English”Glory of VASISHTA GANAPATI” By smt S.R.Leela,published by Sri Aurabindo Kapali sastry institiute vedic culture # 109 8th B mainroad 4th Block Jayanagar kashyap Tel080646471.This is based on the autobiography of the Muni in Sanskrit’VASISHTA VAIBHAVAM’. published by his learned disciple Late Kapalisashtri in Sanskrit.A small book “Nayna” by G.Krishna in English is not available now in Market.The Muni’s magnum opus in sanskrit “Umasahasram” a poetic adoration of the vedic deity Uma was translated in to english by late M.S.Sarma of visakhapatnam.I think it is available in USA only.I do not know more about this english transltion.All the Muni’s works are transliterated in to English and not translated by late Natesan Iyer for Ramanashramam of Thiruvannamalai,Tamilnadu.U may try ur luck with the above publishers-ur’s friendly-Murthy

      • Hirji. December 1, 2011 at 9:10 pm #

        Thank you so much for your reply.

    • Vasishta November 12, 2012 at 3:06 pm #

      Dear Murthy Garu,
      I am really blessed seeing this block. I am great grand son of Nayana (Vasishta Mahadeva Shastry) currently in visakhapatnam. My father Ganapathy Shastry always use to take the Name of your brother (Dr. Ganti Sreerama Murthy). We have moved from Kharagpur to vizianagaram. The great Nayana’s padukas are workshipped in our house. My father is too old, but very eager to meet you all, if possible please call him (9492841184), I am seeing so many reputed persons from our family, but unfortunately does not know any body. Why cant we unite to sing the glory of Nayana and Ramana .

      Vasishta Shastry

      • Ramesh Kumar Vadlamani April 26, 2014 at 11:37 am #

        Dear sir,

        I am grandson of Bhilai Mataji, I know you father very well infact met him many times in Bhilai only during Guru Purnima function which we organise every year in month of July under guidance and blessing of my grandmother Bhilai Mataji.

        I have heard about you and very happy to personally contacting you in this forum.

        This year also we are organise Guru Purnima function where Padah Puja of Padakulu of Shri Nayana Garu will take please, please do come and bless us all.

        V.Ramesh Kumar

    • Suranarayan Patra October 20, 2013 at 2:57 am #

      Respected G L N Murthyjee,

      After reading Bhagavan Raman Maharshi I came to know about the great scholar and his first disciple Sri Ganapati Shastri. Since currently I am living at Medinipur (15kms. from Kharagpur) I rushed to Kharagpur to find out the Ashram he had established. But nobody could be able to give any information about this. I returned disappointed and since then searching for the place but of no avail. After reading these emails I could be able to piece together the lose threads and hopeful of contacting all the sources at Kharagpur to reach the holy Ashram. Since I am interested to read the English version of “Satyapravbha” I contacted you a few minutes back in your above mentioned mobile and land line numbers. But both the phones remained no reply. Will you please help me to get a copy of this great book? Looking forward to hear from you at the earliest.

  17. B.Srinivasan July 15, 2010 at 7:04 pm #

    Dear Murthyji,
    Your mail brought tears in my eyes. I never get tired reading about Nayana. I feel I had some past association with him indirectly. When I read about him, I am taken several years back, and feel a Prathyaksha presence of Muni, Sudhanva, Deivaratha, Kapali Sastri and all. My shashtanga namaskarams to all those holy men of yesteryears and today who still perpetuate the glory of great souls.
    I will be glad to receive an electronic copy of Sathyapraba and some historical photographs of Muni, which I will always cherish.
    (I don’t follow Telugu, but follow Tamil and English).
    Pranams to all.

  18. Srinivasan July 16, 2010 at 10:10 pm #

    Is there any Audio recording of Nayana’s stotrams and other works. I had a cassette of Uma Sahasram rendedred by M.P.Pandit.

  19. B.Srinivasan July 19, 2010 at 3:17 pm #

    Is there any audio format of Nayana’s works? I was having cassette of Uma Sahasram, rendered by MP Pandit. I bought it when I visited Aurobindo Ashram Pondicherry.
    Has his works been put to music and tune?

  20. satyapraba July 30, 2010 at 3:20 am #

    Hello Friend, GLN Murthy,

    I stay in Chennai. I am very glad to hear this. As my name is Sathyaprabha, I would like to know about “Veeranari Sathyaprabha”.


    • K.N. Arun July 30, 2010 at 3:32 am #

      Dear Satyaprabha,

      I am the grandson of Sri Kalyanarama Sastry, who along with his brother Appu Sastry was ‘adopted’ by Kavyakanta Ganapathi Muni.

      I am also living in Chennai. You can get in touch with me through my mobile phone number 98401 05491


      K.N. Arun

  21. A.NAGESWARA RAO September 29, 2010 at 6:42 pm #

    Hello Friends
    I happened to come across this sight and very happy to note the reverence to late Ganapathy Muni. I am also a devotee of great muni and keep his photo in the puja mandapam besides mahalakshmi simhasanam.
    Very happy to come across group of devotees.

    Pranamam to all.

  22. GLN Murthy October 2, 2010 at 1:52 am #

    Dear Nageswara Rao gaaru, I am glad to note that you are also one among the many devotees who perform puja to the geat Muni.Are u reciting any mantras or slokas of the Muni regularly.By the by are u havaing the works of the great Muni with u.If u do not have them, I can post u some of them free of cost.What is ur surname.My family name is Ganti.My Phone number is 08026482744.I have just now finished my work “collection of Dwipadas from the Muni’s Novel SatyaPrabha.It is slated for release on 17th November-ur’s firendly -Ganti Lakshmi Narasimha Murthy

    • sathyanarayan rao November 10, 2011 at 3:24 am #

      dear murthy garu,
      my self satyanarayan rao ,from tamilnadu ,,near tiruvannamalai,,a small devotee of bhagavan ramana.
      iam interested to know the works of ganapathi muni, please send me to my e mail address,if you are interested to help me. my mobile n0 09360416060.

      • G.L.N.Murthy July 9, 2012 at 8:47 pm #

        Dear Rao garu, I am glad to know that your near Thiruvannamalai.There are no such classification as small divotee or big one.It is Bhagavan’s view all are equal.You have not mentioned the language in which your interested in reading the works of Nayana garu.If it is in English it is within your reach at Ramanashramam Thiruvannamalai.If it is in Telugu certainly Iam going to help u a lot.Just now I arrived from courtalam.Soon I will talk to u over phone-Murthy

  23. V V Balakrishnan November 13, 2010 at 3:15 am #

    I am glad to have come across this site giving a lot of Information on the great Nayana,who was very dear to my father late venkatasubrahmanyan &late M C Subrahmanian founder of Public Health centre,Lakeview road,chennai.

    Respecting their wishes,we have been celebrating November 17th as his Jayanthi day at the Renukambal Temple at Padavedu,near Arni in Tamilnadu,with the kind co-operation of the temple authorities..For,here in the famous Renukambal temple,he has recited his most popular “Renuka Geetam”in praise of the most powerful presiding Deity of the temple.

    I must honestly express here,that my exposure to Nayana is limited to attending this function on every november 17th,since four years.This celebration was initiated by late M C Subrahmanian(affectionately addressed as MC) 20 years ago.

    He has passed on this legacy to C B Srinivasan, grand son of one Sadasiva Sastry,who has lived along with nayana in Tiruvannamalai .He happens to be my my brother in law at Arni,requesting him to continue,without much fanfare.

    Even he has passed away in 2009 and his wife(my elder sisterMrs.Shantha Srinivasan) continues the tradition.We the brothers of her only do the ‘squirril sahayam to this noble effort,by attending this function without fail every year

    As ordained by MC,nothing spectacular is done on the celebration.An abishekam is done toRenukambal and asthohra archana is done.Lalitha sahasra namam is chanted by those whoare present.After this we come out of the Gharba gruha and at the entrance a mable plaque of “Renuka Geetham” is installed.There on this day only Nayana’s photo is kept and an Ashtothra archana is performed.

    After thatNayana’s Renuka Geetam is recited and Maha prasad is distributed to those who attended and also Anna daanam is given to public.Since MC has desired that this annual celebration should always be on a low key,emphasising on as much less expense as possible.We strictly go by that advise.

    I would like to be in touch with all those who have some connection with Nayana and contribute my mite in a humble manner.I am based in Hyderabad.
    with warm feelings,
    V V Balakrishnan.

  24. Neel November 15, 2010 at 4:52 pm #

    Hi ,
    Does anyone have the time of birth of Ganapathi Muni. Just interested astrology wise. I am keen to see patterns for memory especially comparing with other personalities known for their memory like T Subba Row, Sarvepalli Radhkrishnan etc.

    The date of birth I have is Nov 17th, 1878 at Bobbili. Now I am looking for the time of birth and also any scanned horoscopes of him will be helpful to cross check.

    I also know he himself was an astrologer and has written a small work on it.Any links to that material is appreciated.


  25. G.L.N.Murthy January 11, 2011 at 7:19 am #

    Dear Ayyalasomyajuala chaandra sekhar , I know that our great Nayan’s biography is made as a serial and will be telecasted every sunday morning 10.3 a.m IST.I want to add here that it will be repeated every friday night 10.30p.m IST.By the by I want to know whether the great Muni is related to u?-Ganti Lakshmi Narsimha Murthy

  26. Chandra Sekhar Aisola January 27, 2011 at 6:17 am #

    Sri GLN Murthy Garu,
    Yes, he is releated to us, I am Great Grandson of Bhima Sastry, Bhima Sastry’s first Son is Chandra Sekharam garu and his first son is my father Late Prabhakar garu,

  27. G.L.N.Murthy January 27, 2011 at 12:37 pm #

    Dear Chandra Sekhar gaaru, I am very glad to note that you are very much related to the great Munigaaru. In this connection I add that Ganti vjarmma’s(daughter of the great Muni) grand son(Adibhatla Brigu maharshi) is my brother late Dr Ganti Sreerama Murthy’s third son -in-law.I do not know where u are but u may ring to me 080-26482744 for free books on the Muni or by the Muni.I have stepped in to the shoes of my brother and doing some servince in the cause of propagating the literature of the Kavyakantha-ur’s affectionately-Ganti Lakshmi Narasimha Murthy

  28. K.N. Arun January 28, 2011 at 2:05 am #

    Dear Chandrashekara garu

    Good to hear from one more relative of Nayana. I am the grandson of Sri Kalyanarama Sastri of Secunderabad, who along with his elder brother Appu, was brought up as foster sons by Nayana.
    I am based in Chennai and can be contacted on +91 98401 05491

    • Prasad August 8, 2014 at 8:18 am #

      Dear Mr. Arun: Pleasure talking with you n the phone my phone is 314-482-3465 and my e-mail is

  29. B.Srinivasan January 28, 2011 at 9:21 am #

    Om Namo Narayanaya!
    In one of the recent posts, it was mentioned that a tele-serial is being telecast on Nayana. Is anybody recording it so that it can be published in youtube?

  30. dr sharda ayalasomayajula January 29, 2011 at 3:04 am #

    Respected Sir,
    You are doing a great job. My regards to you. I am great grand daughter of sri Bhima Sastry who was Nayana’s elder brother. My childhood was spent listening to various anecdotes of Nayana told by my grandfather Sri Narasimha Murty, the various poetry written by him. how he defeated the great poetAmbikadutt at Benaras in extempore competition. It is great to know someone preserving his works so deligently. Regards from my whole family, we are eternally greatful to all of you.
    – Sharda

  31. G.L.N.Murthy January 31, 2011 at 1:43 am #

    Dear Sharada, I am glad to note that you are in the latest generation of Ayyalasomyajula clan, which was placed on the world map of ancient Rushees by the great Muni. I think I met ur grand father Narasimha Murthy gaaru in Hyderabad. He brought some manuscript of the great Muni copied by him in beautifull calligraphy.I would like to correct u about the great poet of west Bengal Ambikadatta of Nawadweepa. He was the President of Harisabha where all great schlors of India were testing thier knoledge of shastras and getting titels signed by him.When Ganapathi sastrigaaru also stood for the test at the age of 22 the president Ambikadatta was so irritated that he alone did not sign the title “kavyakantha” bestowed on him by 15 eminent scholors from length and breadth of India.14 have signed the document and I am having the printed copy of it in Bengali.Original may be with Purander.The Hari Sabha in Nawadweep,near Kolkatta still exists(150 years old )maintained by Chaitanya Mahaprabhu sihsyas.I visited it long back and got a photo of it.More in next mail-blessings-ur’s affecti0nately-Ganti Lakshmi Narasimha Murthy

    • ayalasomayajula lakshmana murty, kalavarai July 17, 2015 at 6:44 am #

      sir, my elder brother’s daughter Dr Sharada, referred as ayalasomayajula varaha narasimham, who never stayed at hyderabad – but all along was at kalavari was working as village munsiff. you had mistaken her grand father as narasimha murthy (whom i do not know). regards, ayalasomayala lakshmana murthy.

  32. SS March 22, 2011 at 10:46 am #

    Can anyoe please tell me where i can get an e version of the great Nayana’s biography.

  33. pappu.vanamali April 27, 2011 at 2:51 am #

    Dear Aruna
    You are invited to Bhubaneswar . please make it convinient to visit Bhubaneswar Capital of Orissa wherve Ganapatimuni had govt the blessings of Bubaneswari Please let me know more about you

    Vanamali Pappu

  34. pappu.vanamali April 27, 2011 at 2:53 am #

    I am gradson of a A.Mahadevasatry S/o Ganapatimuni want to more about you

    Vanamali Pappu

    • Ayalasomayajula krishnamurthy July 10, 2012 at 6:57 am #

      Dear Mr vanamali just i am going through the writeups of nayana I am the grandson of Bhimasastry the elder brother of nayana son varahanarasimaham of kalavarai my elder brother Mr Bhimasastry Dr sarada is his elder daughter in my family i am the yougest my name is krishna I am very glad that in this way we are unit and our vamsa vruksha is known to the universe … regards

  35. Chandra Sekhar Aisola June 16, 2011 at 4:37 am #

    Vanamali Garu, Nice to meet you all in the website it is really great pleasure to know so many family members after a long time, this to inform you all I am planning to visit Kalavarai this November 17 to participate in the Birthdya celebration of the great Ganapathi Muni at his birth place any any one intersted they can also plan we all can meet at that time and can exchange our ideal with one all.

    Chandra Sekhar Ayyalasomayajula

  36. G.L.N.Murthy June 16, 2011 at 12:30 pm #

    Dear Chandrasekhar, I am glad to note that ur planning to visit kalavarai, this November.I am not sure whether ur visitng the place to participate in a birth day function or u want to visit the birth place. I suggest that u may visit thebirth place of great Muni i.e Logisa Agraharam,3km from Gajapathinagaram.The room where the great Muni is still there and the villagers are quite happy to do something to convert in to a memorial.I have visited it a couple of months back.I will send u the photos to u fi u want to have a glance at it.U may also collect a free book on SatyaPrabha Novel titled “Satyaprabhanaaalo Dwipadalu” a collection made by me on the occassion of the Muni’s last birthday and distributd free to all in the marriage of elder son-ur’s Murthy Ganti

    • Ayalasomayajula krishnamurthy July 10, 2012 at 7:04 am #

      Shri GLN Murthy garu I am very much delighted to note that u r advising chandrasekhar to visit logisa, in my childhood days my nayanamma use to utter this village name logisa but i never visited this place, can u guide me where i can get the book that was written by the great legend NAYANA tatagaru .. regards

  37. Sai Varun June 16, 2011 at 11:39 pm #

    Dear Chandrasekharji,

    Thanks for your post. We are delighted to share the info about great saint Shri Ganapathi Muni garu. Here in Hyderabad Shri. Parashara M.Narasimhamam garu and his wife Smt.Ramana Putri garu are doing bhagavan’s satsangs since last 40 years and they are stanch devotees of Shri Nayana.
    They have started Shri Kavyakantha Ganapathi Muni Memorial & Heritage Trust and developed a Kshetram at Kaluvarai Villege, Near Bobbili, Vijayanagaram Dist. They developed temple in the place where Shri Ganapathi muniji lived and renoved a well used by Shri Nayana and providing free protected drinking water to the people in that village since they dont have drinking water.
    They are doing selfless service on their own and I am occasionally joining them.
    Shri Narasimham garu can be contacted on 09490792340 or 040-65992340.
    I am also a stanch devotee of Sri.Nayana.
    I request all devotees of Shri Nayana to keep the works of Nayana alive online for devotees.
    Thanking you
    In bhagavans service
    sasidhar bhargava
    Mob: 09030498415
    Ameya Digi Publishers

  38. Chandra Sekhar Aisola June 20, 2011 at 2:15 am #

    GLN MURTHY Garu,
    Thanks for your kind advise as you said to visit Logisa I have visited the place in several occassions as it belongs the native place of my Grandmother, Daughter-in-law of Bhima Sastry,
    but i have never visited the place Kalavarai, so that is the main idea of visiting it,
    and also request you to send me the photos, if you have soft copy it will be great so that we can share the same with others you can send the same, and at the same time from where i can get the novel SatyaPrabha Novel titled “Satyaprabhanaaalo Dwipadalu” i will be greatful if your provide me the details from where I can get.
    I am very much thankful to one and all for sharing the information.

    Chandra Sekhar Ayyalasomayajula

  39. Ravindra Kumar Mungamuru July 8, 2011 at 12:40 pm #

    the 75 th Aradhana of Kavyakanta Ganapathi muni is being celebrated on 25.07.2011 at Kalavarai,Bobbili,Andhra Pradesh .Planning to perform Indra Yagam and Asthavadhan and Release of souvenir at Ramana Ganapathi Memorial Hall,Kalavarai.
    for any information contact : 040-65992340.

    Ravindra Kumar Mungamuru

  40. Pappu Kapali August 19, 2011 at 11:24 am #

    Dear Mr. GLN Murty Garu,
    My name is Pappu. Kapali, eldest son of Smt. Pappu. Visalaksi, daughter of A. Mahadeva Sastry and Grand daughter of Kavyakantha Ganapati Muni. You mentioned that you have the authentic photograph of his mortal body surrounded by his son and other desciples. Is it possible to send a scanned copy of that photograph to me. I was born in Tanjavur, and I was named after Brahmarshi. T,V, Kapali Sastry who is the author of Vasista Vaibhavam. I will be ever obliged to you for the good deeds you are doing for the great muni.

  41. GLNMurthy August 19, 2011 at 7:34 pm #

    Dear Kapali, I am glad that u r interested in knowing more about ur great grand pa.ur father and mother visited me when I was in Hyderabad.I presented ur mother a copy the early edition of Ramana Gita.I was having at that time only small collection of books on Ramana and Ganapathi.your mother appreciated my collection.My wife knows you and your brother Vanamali.Regarding your request for a copy of the photo u will get it with my next book (Ganapathimuni’s letters) during November this year.Have you seen my first book,”Satyaprabha navalalo Dwipadalu”.which I am giving it free for all who are interested in the great Muni.If u post ur address I will send to u also.In that book I have written a line or two about Smt Visalakshi gaaru.Pl bear with me for a couple of months-urs in service of the Muni-Gant Lakshmi Narasimha Murthy

  42. Pappu Kapali August 19, 2011 at 10:46 pm #

    Dear Murty Garu, Thanks for the prompt reply. I find that you are in Bangalore. We have settled in Bangalore and stay in HAL 3rd stage. Our phone numbers are 080 41161958, +919448258830 and +919686519830. Yes I know about all those dwipadalu. I read them many times. Thanks
    with regards

  43. s.v.anbazhagan September 13, 2011 at 8:32 am #

    My humble pranaam to everyone.
    Recently i went to Girivalam.
    Prior to starting girivalam i visited Ramanaashram and bought some books.
    One of them is ‘Kavya Kanta Ganapathy Munivar’ by Dr. Kirubanandan. This is in Tamil.
    I am getting to know him for the first time, as part my inclination to know the people who were associated with Ramanashri.
    Today i picked up this book in the morning and finished in one go by evening!
    It was such an absorbing and satisfying reading.
    I am an ordinary person and belong to Scheduled Caste.
    What appeared to me is that he must be made known to wider public, especially for his divinity,versatility,energy,dedication to many causes and much more. He must be seen from various perspectives to realize solutions to our personal life and to social maladies.
    The book ‘Rashtra Nibhandham’ authored by him would be very relevant at present, i felt.
    I also felt that his views on untouchability also must be known to the victims and the perpetrators alike in order to make our society a little more harmonious.

    I found this site also make very valuable reading.
    I can only thank my time for having found this book and Ramanaashram for publishing it.
    i would like to get to know more about him and feel happy.

    With regards.


  44. Srinivasan September 13, 2011 at 4:31 pm #

    Om namo Narayanaya.
    Dear Sri Anbazhagan,
    It is only your poorva punniyam that has led you to enquire and read about Ganapati Muni. For him, there was no caste or creed. He is a pure Tapasvi who descended on earth as a Pramaanam (evidence) that our Vedic Rishis were real. I appreciate your interest and my best wishes that you make more people aware of our great people and their doctrines.

  45. G.L.N.Murthy September 22, 2011 at 8:32 am #

    Dear Sri Anbazhagan, Iam happy to note that u have read the Tamil version of “Nayna” translated by my firend Dr.Kripanandam.I think today is the auspecious day as the great Muni’s efforts have come to frution.In this connection I would like to inform theat the Great Muni was also presided over the “Harijana Mahasabha wing ” of Andhra Mahasabha general body meetings.There are some more facts which i will let u know later as am now busy at Somanath temple (Gujarat) and it is Harathi time at the temple.Great that ur a learned friend of ours-Murthy

  46. S.V.Anbazhagan September 24, 2011 at 11:59 am #

    Many thanks, Sri GLNMurthy .
    It is very kind of you to spare your precious time to add the note above.

    In continuation, i hope it may not be seen inappropriate, if i bring the following points to your considered attention.
    Vyakti Vikas Kendra,Bangalore, india has published a small book, “The Heritage of Dalits” in the year 2001.
    The topic is initiated in the book by an essay under the title “Sri Sri Ravishankar Speaks”.

    In the Preface it is said:
    “In the pages that follow, you will discover so many noble souls who have worked to eliminate discrimination in society.
    Very little is known to the public about the sacrifices made by these personalities, who were least interested in publicity for themselves and in politicising their social work. They have no political agenda, no commercial interest; all that they wished was to uplift human values which keep slipping again and again in the world.Therefore, it is only fair for us to remember and acknowledge their efforts to reform the society from time to time.”

    Further it is said:
    “To eliminate discrimination, we need to work from two directions:
    1.To educate the upper castes on human values and scriptural injunctions and illuminate the fact that our scriptures neither sanction nor subscribe to any inhuman attitude.
    2.To make the lower castes aware that their self-dignity springs from within and that access to wisdom is their birthright, thereby establishing self-confidence and a sense of equality in their consciousness.”

    It is in this background that Tapasvi Ganapathy Muni’s speeches and writings against untouchability gains importance, i felt.

    As a first step i was wondering whether i would be able to get a copy of his speeches and writings on the above topic , either in Sanskrit itself or an English translation of them. On perusal of the same, Vyakti Vikas Kendra may be informed include a write-up on his contribution in the next edition of the book mentioned above.

    Reading them may lead to some further action with the good wishes of all devotees and the Tapaswi, i hope.

    I am actually a samaanyan; not a scholar, not a devotee, but merely a thinker on the topic, getting to nknow certain personalities and certain perspectives for the first time. My suggestion may please be considered with this in view for its significance.

    With sincere regards,


  47. S.V.Anbazhagan September 24, 2011 at 12:02 pm #

    A small correction:
    Vyakti Vikas Kendra, Bangalore, India


  48. GLNMurthy September 28, 2011 at 9:33 am #

    Dear Anbazhagan,Just now I returned from my pilgrimage tour to Dwaraka etc.It is true that little is known about the great people who worked for the amelioration of the society.Their altruistic lives are nearly forgotten.One such personality is great Ganapathimuni garu.In this connection I would like to inform you that the “Muni” title was given to Sri Ganapathi Sastry garu,by Sri Bhagayareddy garu,a leader of the down trodden people of Hyderabad.He offered “Brhma Radham” to Sri Ganapathi Sastry garu.Unfortunately none of the speaches of the” Muni” was recorded even though he was the president of the congress reception commitee in Tiruvannamalai,and attended Belgaum congress general body and spoke at length in Sanskrit.It will be a great help even if we get the synopisis of the speaches-ur’s friendly Murthy

  49. S.V.Anbazhagan September 28, 2011 at 10:04 pm #

    Sri.GLN Murthy Iyya,
    many thanks for your reply.
    i consider it unfortunate that his views on an important social topic still relevant to our country is not traceable.
    at least one of his writings, namely “Panchajanacharcha” must be available.
    i will search.

    Thanks once again and with regards,

  50. V V Balakrishnan October 29, 2011 at 6:02 am #

    DearSri.GLN Murthy as well as all our friends interested in our Nayana and living near chennai:


    As has been the practice for the past 21 years this year also we will be celebrating the Jayanthi of Kavyakanta Ganapathi muni at Padaiveedu, Renukambal temple on 17th November,2011.

    The celebration starts at 8.00. A.M with the abishekam for the Deity,followed by archana.Then,an archana with an ashtothra is chanted for the Nayana’s photo,kept in front of the place where his RenukaGeetam is inscribed on the wall.

    We disburse after chanting the Renuka Gheetam by those who have assembled after the distribution of the prasadam .If permitted by the temple authorities, Annadaanam is to be organised for poor people of the area, after the function.

    Since the practice has been to organise the function with all sincerity, in a simple manner,expending limited resource only,as desired by MC Subrahmanian,we shun pomp and publicity which may mar the solemnity of the occasion.

    We will be happy to have you in our midst on this occasion and you can get in touch with us at any time.I live in Hyderabad and any of you interested may contact me through my mobile phone.

    with warm feelings,

    Mobile :919849054860.

  51. murthypgkpgk murthy November 13, 2011 at 9:12 am #

    I am enriched after reading the chain of correspondence on NAYANA GARU.
    I will procure some literature and further enrich myself.

    • G.L.N.Murthy November 14, 2011 at 3:13 am #

      Dear Murthy garu I am glad that u want to enrich yourself with the biography of Nayana garu. I will be giving u the material whatever available with me free of cost.Nayana’s bust sized photo I have given it free to all participants in his 120th birth day celebrations and I am glad to give it to all those who require it. similarly whatever literature is there I am offering it free. Always in the service of the great Muni-Murthy

      • Prasad August 8, 2014 at 9:16 am #

        Dear Sri Murthi Garu: Can you please give me your contact details via e-mail to Regards, Prasad Tata (have some beerkaya peechu relationship with Kalavarai-Bommikapadu along with Ayyalasomayajula and Karra proprieter clan)

  52. G.L.N.Murthy December 2, 2011 at 12:36 pm #

    Dear Bhudiaji, Glad to note that you are interested in reading about Ganapathi Muni.Majority of the books are available in Sanskrit or Telugu.The Muni’s biography is however available in English and Tamil apart from Telugu.The English version is based on the Muni’s Autobiography in Sanskrit.The Englsih book is titled “Glory of Vsishsta Ganapati bu Smt S.R.Leela.It was published by Aurabindo kapali Institute of Vedic culture ,Jaynagar, Banglore.Another small bok was by Late G.Krishna which is not available now.The Muni’s magnum opus “Umasahasram” was in English,I heard like that,written by Late M.S,Sharma and is available in USA only. I have not seen the book nor I do not know anything more-ur’s friendly-Murthy

  53. B.SRINIVASAN December 9, 2011 at 8:10 pm #

    Om Namo Narayanaya.
    Dear Sir,
    I am now reading for the 2nd time (Dr.Krupanandan’s Tamil Book) on Nayana. Meanwhile, I just downloaded from the internet, Nayana’s biography by Dr.G.Krishna. This book is available for free download from the internet. I want to ask a few questions: a) Dr. Krupanandan’s book’s cover page contains Nayana’s photo in a sitting posture. Is it his real photo? b) Dr.Krishna’s book contains a few photos, but they are not legible. Are there any other photos of Nayana available, other than the ones available in the internet?.

    I WILL BE EVER INDEBTED IF SOME ONE COULD SHARE WITH ME OTHER PHOTOS OF NAYANA. I can maintain complete confidentiality if required.

    Om Namo Narayanaya.

    Yours Sincerely,

    • G.L.N.Murthy December 13, 2011 at 12:19 am #

      Dear Srinivasan, I am glad that ur have downloaded Sri G.Krishna’s “Nayana”. Whatever photo of Nayana” Publsihed with his name printed as Nayana or Ganapthimuni or kavyakantha were all original photos of Nayana only.Kripanandam’s book or G.Krishna’s Book or S.R.Leela’s Book or any book on Nayana contains all the photos which are in circulation from a long time.Nobody can dare publish any other photo of Nayana with the name of Nayana.Only authenticated photo of him is with his signature in Telugu,All others are taken by variuos others at different timesWhat more authenticity u want.if u have in mind any other photos which are not yet published it is for the person who posses them to publish at the appropriate scuh photo u missed to see it when I last brought it to Padaiveedu on 17-11-2011.U might have heard of Nayna’s works in sanskrit were held in lock and key at Sirsi by the sons of Late viswamitra, a disciple of Nayana.All great people have gone there to see and copy it if they want. Viswamitra’s sons never publshed any works of Nayana.That being the case why for a photo or two people are in hurry to see them which will see the light of the day when it is supposed to.Whatever photos of Nayana available are in black and white only.Whatever available in colour are very recently added colours to old photo only.
      u may write to me regarding any other clarification-Murthy

  54. kirti January 7, 2012 at 8:59 am #

    its really amazing to see this blogpost.
    i am really proud of the fact that i am a descendant of this great Man.
    i am the grand daughter of Ganaputi Muni’s son A.Sridhar.
    I and my mother are very delighted to see this 🙂 its all very exciting.
    I read Satyaprabha and i would say its as amazing and eloquent as the Mahabharata 🙂
    thanks 🙂

    • B.SRINIVASAN January 9, 2012 at 1:35 am #

      Dear Madam,
      Welcome to this group. You have not stated your full name, for the benefit of others. Once again, welcome and best wishes.

      • K N Arun January 9, 2012 at 2:16 am #


        can you please let us know your full name and also where you are? Also some more details about you and your family will be helpful in people like me to network with the descendants of Nayana.

        As the previous entries in the blogs would have showed, I am the grandson of Kalyanarama Sastri, who alongwith his elder brother Subramania Sastri alias Appu, had been brought up by Nayana. There is even a picture of Nayana with Vajramma, Mahadeva alongwith my grandfather and grand uncle and his family

        KN Arun

      • kirti February 6, 2012 at 11:16 am #

        hello again.
        my full name is Nemani Srimani Kirti.
        I live in Karagpur as my father works here in IIT Kharagpur.
        My mother N.Aparna is as i mentioned, the grand-daughter of Ganapati Muni.
        And my own grandfather A.Sridhar now lives in Mumbai. if you want you can see his writings in his blog
        I myself blog too, though in English. Poetry is my passion.
        my blog is at
        It is a great pleasure to be here. thanks!

  55. m.anandakumar January 20, 2012 at 10:37 am #

    dear sri murthy garu,
    iam mokshagundam anandakumar working as senior manager indian overseas bank hindupur now.unfortunately i lost acopy of the great novel sathyaprabha
    some 25 yrs back.since then iam trying to get a copy of the same.iam happy to hear that you are having some works of provide acopy of the iam staying near blore plprovide your address so that ican collect in person if necessary.
    thanking you

    • G.L.N.Murthy February 7, 2012 at 9:01 pm #

      Dear Anandakumar garu.Thank you for your mail.There are two copies of the novel available in entire Andhrapradesh.One is with the grand son of Ganapathmuni’s brother.The second one is with P.Sundarayya Library,chikkdapalli Hyderabad.Iam having the xerox copy of the Serialized version In Andhraparabha weekly of 1964.You are welcome to receive the copy at any time and take a xerox of it. Now u may download the Novel from the e-paper which is serializing since october 2011.I would like to print it again in the coming years.Phone number 26482744-Murthy

  56. Puttu Kulkarni , Hegde-Kumta-581 330 Karnatak January 30, 2012 at 11:12 am #

    I am translating the work of Bharat Charitra Pariks to Kannada. (0% oe work is already completed.

    I received the copy of the said book from Dr Shastri of Kulavae (Sirsi_Uttara Kannada)
    Karnatak, Kavyakantha Ganapti muni lived there and wrote :Bharat Charitra Pariksha” in this vilage.

    If you are interested in Kannada translation , I will send the same thru this web.


    • G.L.N.Murthy February 7, 2012 at 8:51 pm #

      Dear Kulkarni, Congratulations. you have done a good work.It is good that you have translated Bharataha charitrapariksha in to Kannada.If you know Telugu you may translate it into Telugu also.I would like to visit you when I visit sirsi next time.regards-Murthy

      • Puttu Kulkarni February 9, 2012 at 2:49 am #

        Dear Sri Murthy,

        Thanks for the wishing. You are always welcome to this place. My village is HEGDE-Kumta . 5 km from Kumta town. My mother tongue is Kannada . I have no linkage with Telugu language. I can translate to English or Hindi only.

  57. Suryanarayana Murthy Ayyalasomayajula February 1, 2012 at 2:04 am #

    Pranaams to all..

    I am Surya NArayana Murthy Ayyalasomayajula from Vakkalanka village of East Godavari. I happened to know the linkage of Ayyalasomayajula clan to ganapati Muni and felt proud about that. As a co-incidence our family (my great grandfather learnt SrinVidya from Ayyalasomayajula Satyanarayana – who has brought it from Varanasi under upadesam) also knows Sri Vidya and as times have passed it is getting dwindled.

    Anyway glad to know about this blog. My mother’s surname is ‘pappu’ of visweswara agraharam near amalapuram.

    • G.L.N.Murthy February 1, 2012 at 12:00 pm #

      Dear suryanarayana Murthy garu, welcome to the blog.Ayyalasomayajula clan is one of the important family in the Dravidian community of Andhra Brahmins.Kavyakantha vasishta Ganapati muni was born in that clan that was well versed with Sir Vidya.Ganapthi muni was the first person to learn Taravidya from the sourh and he introduced it to the South Indians.Many are his achievements in the field of Mantra and Tantra.As u know that Ayyalasomayajula family in particular and Dravidian community in general are proud of the greatest yogi ever produced by India-Ganti Lakshmi Narasimha Murthy

      • MIRLE KARTHIK February 7, 2012 at 1:36 am #

        Dear Sr Murthy Garu, It was by sheer chance that I stumbled upon this blog. I am greatly devoted to Nayana Garu and mentally prostrate at his lotus feet everyday. I am an Engineer by profession and a freelance writer for Deccan Herald newspaper. I write on spirituality, philosophy, carnatic music, general articles etc. I had written an article for the Oasis Column of Deccan Herald on Ganapati Muni Garu sometime ago. There was nothing new or exceptional in it. Just a small article of about 450 words. I plan to write more on his works. My mind is always engaged in matters spiritual and noble souls. I try to read, assimilate and write as much as my time permits to.

      • G.L.N..Murthy February 8, 2012 at 2:19 am #

        Dear Karthik, It is nto by chance but by grace of Bhaagavan Ramana and Ganapathimuni such things happen.It is nice to have u on this blog. u may continue to write on Ganapathimuni.I will be extending my help whatever way possible-Murthy

  58. Puttu Kulkarni , Hegde-Kumta-581 330 Karnatak February 1, 2012 at 5:40 am #

    Bharat Charitra pariksha is a research work about the period of Mahabharat. The event of Rigved Samhita (War between Kutsa and Shusna, and the role of Indra at that time)
    was the base for Karna-Arjuna war. However the orivginal story was set back and Mahabharat’s events gained the popularity .
    In this book , Ganapati Muni , clerly mentioned the particulars about the events from Rigveda.

    I am translating the same to Kannada language and the translation work is completed now.

    Puttu Kulkarni

  59. B.SRINIVASAN February 8, 2012 at 1:51 pm #

    Om Namo Narayanaya.
    Dear Puttu Kulkarni,
    I am excited to learn that you have rendered in Kannada, Nayana’s Bharat Charitra Pariksha. For lack of original knowledge in Telegu / Kannada, I will not be able to read it. An English Translation will be highly helpful. Meanwhile, I was doing some independent research on the historicity of Mahabharata war. I retrieved from internet an old book by Pandit Kota Venkatachelam. The name of the book is Age of Mahabharata War (published in 1959). He clearly points out the age is about 3138 BC. In this book, he strongly defends this date and criticizes European and psedo-scholars who fix the date between 900-1500 BC, just to tarnish the historicity of our great Dharma.
    I want to know, does Nayana indicate any date or period of the Mahabharat War and if so what is it? I request you to do a free rendering in English of Nayana’s treatise on Mahabharatha.
    Thank You.

    • G.L.N..Murthy February 8, 2012 at 11:37 pm #

      Dear Srinivasan, I do not whether u have read the centenary commemorative volume of Kavykantha vasishta Ganapthi Muni brought out by my late brother Dr.Ganti sreerama Murthy,retired principal,, Anakapalii. Andhrapradesh,during the Muni’s centenary @Anakaplli,in 1978.He founded “Kavykantha Bharathi” @ Anakapalli in Andhrapradesh.He brought out some books written by Nayna and out of print at that time.He also brought out the above commemorative volume which gives a birds eye view of the versatile personality of Kavyakantha.I have distributed all the volumes to the devotees free of cost between 2000-2010.That volume contains an article of my late brother “The contribution of Ganapathimuni to the vedic studies”.In that article my brother has written that Ganapathi muni fixed the date of Mahabharatha war 138 generations before Maurya Chandragupta.This was calculated on astronomical acounts given in Maha Bharatha, Bhagavatha purana.The date tallies with the date given by Magasthanese in his Indica. you may refer Bharatha Rahasyam lectures given by kavyakantha at the invitation of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishna (when he was the vice chanceler of the Andhra University in 1934.My brothers contribution was in 1978.u may now refer to the recent volume nine of “Collective works of Ganapathimuni” edited by late Natessn Ayyer for Ramanashramam Thiruvannamalai 2007.This is as far as Ganapathimuni concerned.Fixing of date of Mahabharatha has a lot of literature.Any way u may take it as 7000 years back to our generation as far as Kavyakantha is concerned-Murthy

  60. Puttu Kulkarni February 9, 2012 at 2:42 am #

    Dear Srinivasan,

    It is pleasure to exchange the ideas about the writings of Ganapatimuni. Bharat Chartra pariksha written by him in a small forest village (KULAVE) near Sirsi of Karnatak state. He delivered the lectures on the same topic in Walter of Andhra during 1930-31.Fortunately the book published by a devotee and printed in Banaras. (Kashi)

    He clearly mentioned the period of Mahabharata in the chapter of YUGAVICAR. I will try to translate to English and present the same thru this site.

    My village is so near to Gokarna -where Ganapati muni stayed some period and shifted to upper Ghat area due to the climatic condition of this coastal area.

    The devotees of Ganapati muni in upper Ghat section of Uttara Kannada (Karnatak State ) have been arranging function every year in remembrance of Ganapati muni and Indra Yajna.

    I received a copy of Bharat Charitra Pariksha from the family member of that village Kulave, and tried to translate to my mother tongue Kannada.

    Any how , I will send the English translations of the concerned chapters of Bharat Charitra Pariksha and the period of Mahabharata War and other.

  61. Chandra Sekhar February 20, 2012 at 4:38 am #

    Pranam!! to all family members watching this blog,

    Really it is great to see so many members joining this blog day to day,
    Recently MAA TV has aired an Programme on “Ramana Thathavam” in the morning at 8.30am which was told by Changanti Koteshwara Rao which was seen/heard many all over AndhraPradesh /India and the programme received tremendous response, I came to know the same can be downloaded from U tube which is available on the net anyone interested they can go through the same.

    Chandra Sekhar Ayyalasomayajula

    • G.L.N.Murthy April 12, 2012 at 12:20 am #

      Dear Chandrasekhar <glad tht u heard Brhmasri Chaganti Koteswara rao.His web site is Chaganti .net.There are many other things that can be downloaded free from his site-Murthy

  62. Puttu Kulkarni Hegde-Kumta-581 330 February 23, 2012 at 11:23 am #

    Dear Srinivasan,

    Pl find the following about Bharat Charitra pariksha of KavyaKantha Vasistha Ganapati Muni;

    When the calculation of Day and Night was based on 6 hours system, the duration of Yugas was 12000 yrs. At the same time “Ushas Time” calculation was in 5 hours system. There was a system of classification of 5 days of 25 noon and 25 nights. As per this system Treta is 1000 years. Dvapara is 1000 years. Kruta -5000 yrs and Kaliyuga – 5000 yrs. (Total 12000 years)

    It is already accepted that Treta and Dvapara are Sandhya yugas. So Kruta and Kaliyuga are now important to calculate the period. The same matter is already discussed in Mahabharata as “ Sandhya –Sandhyaamsh”subject.

    Aitreya Brahman (before Mahabharata period) tells this “Kalih shyano bhavati samjeehastu Dvaparh”

    Amarasimha clearly mentioned that , this difference between Manava Vrsha and Divya Varsha as “Manvantaram tu divyaanaam yugaanam eka saptatih”. It shows that Divyatva is not for the calculation of the period.

    Bhagavt Purana and other Puranas mixed this Divya varsha and Manava Varsha .It was considered as Pancha samvatsrara system. “ Chandram preetyam Souram divyam ’ is is the best indicator to know this clearly. Divya varsha calculation system might be the hypothesis of Souti Muni (Period ; After King Ashok). If it is considered the calculation of the yugas as per this Bhagavata puruna and the writings of Souti Muni , then it is not possible to prove the period of Mahabharata War at the beginning of Kaliyuga itself.

    Even Vishnu Purana also considered this matter in360 calculation system. As per this calculation the duration of Kaliyuga will be 1200 yrs. With all this analyzing, it is considered that , Kaliyuga is already completed it’s tenure during 1898 vikarini Samvatsra..

    Acharya Varhamihir mentioned inhis “Pancha Siddhantika”, “ Ravi-Shasinoh pamcha yugam varshaani Pitamahopadisthani”. He mentioned about Pitamaha Siddhanata”. But it is not available. At the same time Romaka Siddhanata tells about the “Sun and Moon Siddhanata” of 2850 years calculation system. However this is most advanced than Vedanta Jyotishya.

    Even in Siddhanta or Surya Siddhanta , there is no indication about the classification of Yugas. But the writings after 5th century(AD) gave more importance about this Divya varsha and tried to glorify the situation.

    If we consider the Bhagavat Purana as the base for the calculation of the years of Yuga, it may not possible to reach the goal. Either Vasistha Muni or any other scholars , till trying to solve this “Unsolved Problem”

    If anybody known about “Daksha Siddhanta ’ , “Pitamaha Siddhanta’’ can support to get the conclusion.

    Bhagavat Purana itself is the main reason for all these confusions about the period of Yugas.

    Bhagavat Purana and other Puranas mixed this Manushya Varsha and Divya Varsha.and i led to this confusion. Divya varsha might be the imagination of Souti Muni.His period is already considered during the period of Ashok-Chandragupat Mourya tenure.
    This calculation is fully based on the calculation of the period as per Chandramana (introduced thru Yavan Jyotishya system from Shaka Brahmanas). This system considers the first nakshatra is Ashwini.

    But Vasistha Ganapti Muni mentioned the events of Mahabharat of Souti Muni was based on the events of Smhita period. Souti Muni converted it into Purana (Mahabharat ) and glorified the period and also the personality of Krishna (Bhagavat ).This Bharat Charitra pariksha is in Sanskrit published during 1971. and the same matter was presented by Ganapati Muni at Walter (Andhra) during 1931-32.

    I don’t know whether the published book reached the market or not . Only a few copies(3-4 copies) are available with his close-relative. All other books (495 copies might be hidden some where.

    Since 2000 I have been searching this . In the biography of Ganapati Muni also it is considered that , the book (Bharat Charitra pariksha is not completed and not published!!)

    He compares the personalities of Samhita period and Mahabharat personalities.
    Sushna or Sushrava of samhita period is Karna in Mahabharat
    Kutsa or Etasha or Phalguni of Samhita is Arjuna in Mahabharat
    Vajri or Indra of that period is Sri Krishna in Mahabharat

    And also he clearly mentioned the calculation of the Yuga period based on the other system than Bhagavat Purana.

    Acharya Varhamihir wrote in his famous book “ Pancha siddhantika” about the other scholors 1) Latadeva 2) Latachaarya 3) Simhacharya 4) Arybhata 5) Pryadumna and 6) Vijayanandi.
    However these all famous personalities were before Mahabharat (written by Souti Muni). We don’t know what was the system for the calculation of the period at that time . If it is possible to search the workings of these personalities, it may help us to solve this problem.

    —— Puttu Kulkarni

    • K N Arun March 17, 2012 at 12:01 am #

      Dear All,
      I have created a page on Kavyakantha Ganapati Muni on Facebook to try and bring in more followers and devotees of Nayana into the fold. May I request all those who are already on Facebook to go to the page Kavyakantha Ganapati Muni and click on the button ‘Like’ and start posting your comments, insights, anecdotes and queries about this great Tapasvin. If you are not on Facebook, I would request you to sign up at least for Nayana’s sake.
      And Murthy garu thank you so much for your encouragement

      K.N. Arun

      • Shreenath November 1, 2012 at 7:35 pm #

        Dear Shri Arun,
        I clicked that downloadable on facebook to download a copy of ‘Nayana’ but once it goes to google, I don’t seem to find a link to download the pdf copy. I might be making some mistakes. I would appreciate it you guide me through getting a copy of that book.
        Thank you in advance

    • Shreenath November 1, 2012 at 7:33 pm #

      Dear Sri Kulkarni( and Sri Srinivasan)
      Thank you for a sharing info regarding Mahamuni’s work Bharata Charitra Pariksha. You got my attention when I read the duration of different yugas. As a kid I was always told that Kaliyuga was of 432,000 years duration.
      Long ago, I read Autobiography of a yogi by Shri Yogananda and in it(page 193) he mentions in a foot note regarding duration of yugas as explained in his Guru’s(Shri Yukteshwar) book The Holy Science. I ended up buying Holy Science too back then and there’s a detailed explanation of Yuga calculation from shri Yukteshwar. His interpretation of four slokas from Manusamhita made sense to me. The confusion I have in my mind is what I see in our planet today. While we have witnessed an exponential explosion in evolution through technological advances since the dawn of industrial revolution, we also have witnessed the other end of the spectrum in terms of human behavior…World Wars, Corruption, Terrorism…you name it. Perhaps, us humans have the natural tendency to focus on the bad/negative and magnify it while whatever good has been happening around us…….have been forgotten quickly. Perhaps if we look at the big picture in terms of movement from yuga to yuga and the enormity of Time since the dawn of creation, these past 500 years or even the 5 thousand odd years after the departure of Lord Krishna, perhaps is nothing but a small capsule.
      Anyway, according to Yukteshwarji’s interpretation of those four slokas from Manusamhita….starting with,
      “Chaturyaahu sahasraani varshaanantu krutam yugam………………..”
      Satya/Kruta yuga is 4800 years including 4000 years(plus 400+400 years each for yuga sandhi), Treta is 3600 years(including 300 + 300 years), Dwapara is 2400(including 200+200 for sandhi) and Kali 1200(including 100 +100).
      I have studied sanskrit for 3 years in addition to high school and pre university but it’s not enough for me to decipher the intricate meanings of these slokas.

      If you can get hold of a copy of Manusamhita and HOly science I suppose you could compare to your interpretation of Mahamuniji’s treatise. If I get some time, I could try scanning a copy of those four pages or so from Holy Science and email it to you. I suppose you can find a copy of Holy Science at Gangaram’s or Sapna bookstore in Bengaluru.

      I thought you might like this information so I decided to share it with you.

      As to Mahamuniji,
      A few years back I had gone back home(Sagar) and as usual visited my best friend’s house in a village nearby. His mother began talking to me about the great Mahamuni. I’m not sure whether she is related to the late Shri Viswamitra but she did mention that a lot of mahamuniji’s manuscripts were with his family. Her son happened to be studying astrology and was studying Mahamuni’s astrology book. I suppose it was translated to english or Kannada by someone. Being obsessed with adhyatma as a kid, it got my attention and I enquired more and more. About three years ago there was another website which was selling individual volumes of Mahamuniji’s works but now I don’t seem to find it. Perhaps anyone who contributes to this website might shed some light into individual volumes. I recall some of them had been translated into english.

      Warm Regards

      • Puttu Kulkarni November 2, 2012 at 7:41 am #

        Dear Shrinath,

        Thanks for the information. I have the copy of “An Autobiography of Yogi”.However, the calculation system of “The period” is based on the Solar period and considered with the Human years. So , the difference is quite natural.

        Kavyakantha Muni and Maharshi Shri Aurabindo tells the same idea. The information about the matter is written in Poetry “Savitri” in metaphoric manner and the same is explained with the details in Bharat Chritra pariksha by Muni.

        It is great pleasure to receive the copy of the Manusamhita and HOly science from you. I am a resident of a tiny forest village in coastal belt of Kumta and it may not possible to get all books . Any how I will try to get the same . If I received early , I will inform .

        I have an idea to translate the same Bharat Charitra pariksha in Englishalso. Now I am busy intranslating Savitri in to Kannada (ILike Mandakranta CHandas) . The first part is already completed.

        Waiting for your voice.

        Puttu Kulkarni

      • Shreenath November 2, 2012 at 9:21 am #

        Dear Kulkarniji,
        Thank you for a detailed response. I intend to spend sometime scanning those initial pages pertaining to astrology in Shri Yukteshwar’s book. I don’t have manusamhita. If you have had a chance you could also check out another book by an IAS officer and author from AP. His name is Veda Vyas and he wrote a book called Astronomical Dating of the Mahabharata War. He also wrote another book called Pracheena Bhagavad Gita which has an additional 45 or so verses which were lost(that’s what the author claims).
        How did you end up in a small place like Hegde after being in Dharwar. I suppose you know a few people in nearby villages. I have lots of friends and some distant relatives in Haldipura, Navilgon, Murur, etc.
        Warm Regards

      • puttu kulkarni November 3, 2012 at 5:31 am #

        Dear Shri  Shrinath, I am from Ranebennur not from Dharwad. I am working here since 1984. Now my residential place is Anakemane-Mururu -Tq;Kumta. (No contamination by microwave facilities.).  I have a copy of Shri Vedavyas of Andhrapradess and the book is providing the details about the date and the period of Sri Krishna only.

        However Vasistha Ganapati Muni writes about the deviation of the culture thru the imposing of “Chandra Vamsha and the ideology of Chandra cuklture”. Even the same matter is researched by Shri Sham. Ba. Joshi. Sri Aurabindo mentions the same matter in his Comment on Rigveda.Savitri explains the same matter. But the language and the symbolic representation in yogic language in English is challenging the present era.  It is the necessity of the present to attend the comparative study of Ramana Maharshi, Sri Aurabindo, Kavyakantha Muni and Sham Bha Joshi and even to the extent Satyakama (even though he is linkled with Shakti cult) .  This requires a team work.  It seems that , you are so familiar with this area. I know some personalities in this area and I have been contributing the articles to the local magazines(Nagarika from Honavar, Lokadhavani from Sirsi and some others.) I will try to get the copy of Manusamhita and inform you soon. Regards Puttu Kulkarni—

  63. G.L.N..Murthy February 25, 2012 at 12:17 am #

    Dear Kuklkarni sir, Bharatha charitra Pariskha was published in Devanagari by one Mr Aryasomayajual Madhukeswara Rao of Vizianagaram 1n 1971 with the help of Vidwan Ganapthi Bhatt Hasangi.But Sri Ganapathi Bhatt died before it’s publication and his son Sri Ramakrishna Bhatt has born the cost of printing.The book was printed @ Varanasi.Late Madhukeswara rao was the relative of Sri Kavykantha and devoted most of the life for propagating the works of Nayana From Nepal to Kanyakumari. He has donated books of Nayana to Tribhuvan Univarsity ,Khatmandu and Belgaum university, Karnataka also.He presented many copies of Bharatha charitra pariksha to many sanskrit scholars.One such book is with me presented to Sri P.Lakshmana Murhty ,A close friend of my brother late Dr Ganti Sreerama Murthy, retired principal , Anakapalli, Andhraparadesh.He gave that copy to my brother for Kavyakantha centenary@ Anakaplli.The book was never marketed.But He might have distributed to many libraries and sanskrit pandits in Andhraparadesh-Murthy

    • Puttu Kulakrni February 25, 2012 at 7:50 am #

      Dear Sri Murthy,

      Thanks for the information. I have received one copy from Dr.Shastry of Kuluve village in Sirsi taluk of Karnatak. Dr Shastry is in 80+. He old that , this Book is written by Ganapatimuni when he stayed in his house at Kuluve.

      My place is Hegde-Kumta (30 km from Gokarna)
      Every year tha said shastry family is arranging Indra Yajna and the other rituals as per the writings of Ganapatimuni.

      I tried to translate it to kannada. Kannada work is completed , A local Kannada weekly”Dhyeyanistha Patrakarta”from Sirsi is publsihing in its coloum since Oct 2010 . Now I am translating to English also. In the mean while I come with several friends and followers of Ganapati muni.

      Een though Ganapati muni stayed here (Gokarna and Kuluva of Uttara Kannada) , there is no particulars about thiswork. One book in Kannada clearly mentioned that Bharat Charitra Pariksha is nopt completed and it is not published also. After reading this writing . i decided to transl;ate the work .

      I will send some pages in English translation, if you permit me to do so.


      Puttu Kulkarni

      • G.L.N..Murthy February 25, 2012 at 12:28 pm #

        Dear sri Kulkarniji,Thank u for ur mail.I am delighted to know that you are translating the book into English.welcome .Please let me know when it is completed.I have visited Gokarnam long back and visited the house where Kavyakantha lived.I visited Sirsi and met Viswamitra’s son and his wife.His wife told me that Kavyakantha dictated her “Jayagauri jayagauri geetham ” on her request in her own house.I have visited Gibb’s high school where Kavyakantha gave lectures in sanskrit and attracted many Sanskrit scholars like Sundara Pandit,M.P.Pandit etc. At that tome I visited swarnavali sankara math also where kavyakantha helped Gangaredhrendra s
        Saraswathi the previous pontiff of the math. some how I missed to see kukluve and kumta.In october I asked one of my friends @ Tennis from kumta to take me to kumta.He said he will take me later. But we never met again.Soon I will visit u .Please convey my regards to sashtrigal.Actually all important books based on veda and vedanta written by Kavykantha took their genesis at Gokarnam,Sirsi,Kuluve,Kumta etc.You need nto send me individual pages of translation. I will be coming there to collect them soon as there is a bus to Kumta,Kuluve and gokarnam starting at my house FF-3 Srisairamresidency,9th main in Vijaya Bank Layout,Bannerghatta Road Banglore -76.Thanking u-Murthy

      • K.N. Arun February 26, 2012 at 11:42 pm #

        Dear Kulkarni ji,

        It is a world of strange coincidences that we live in or may be it is the will of Kavyakantha Ganapathi Muni, known to us as Nayana.

        As some other followers of this blog know, my grandfather Kalyanarama Sastry and grand uncle Subramania Sastry alias Appu Sastry were adoptive sons of Nayana and had for long lived in Secunderabad.

        The coincidence here is that my wife hails from Mangalore region and their family temple is the Katyayani-Baneshwar temple at Aversa, which is less than 20 km from Gokarna. In fact, I have been to Aversa several times, the last time being in January 2011. During that trip I had also visited Gokarna, but for some reason or the other, I could not try and seek out the place where Nayana stayed. Nor did I realise at that time the Sirsi, where he spent a lot of time, was also in that region.

        There are so many things, that I am now learning about Nayana, especially about his links with Kumta, which I have passed by during my visits to Aversa.

        I would very much like to meet you and all others you have mentioned during my next visit to Aversa, which may possibly in December this year.

        Hoping to meet you in person later this year and learning more about my adoptive great grandfather.

        K.N. Arun (chennai)
        Mob: +91 98401 05491

      • G.L.N..Murthy February 27, 2012 at 12:21 am #

        Dear Kalyan,Gokarnam and near by places are great importance in the life of Ganapathi Muni.Actually a book can be written about his stay at Gokarna.I suggest u may visit Gokarna in November this year.There @sirsi Viswamitra’s sons and other disciples of Nayana celebrate the birthday of Nayana every year-Murthy

  64. SISTA SARMA February 26, 2012 at 9:12 am #


    • G.L.N.Murthy April 12, 2012 at 12:51 am #

      Dear Sri sharma garu, I am seing ur mail today only.I do not know how i missed it.I got some photos of Nayana and I can upload them.But this is not a website/blog exclusively for Nayana.It is not etiquette to write/publish material as if it is our own blog/site on other’s sites.We have accidentally started this communication process and it is going on well.It does not mean that we have to take liberties with the owners of the site.If u want photos u may write ur adress in my email address.I will send them to u free of cost.In the alternative u may wait some more time until Mr Arun develops his site on Nayana and u may get everything on that-Murthy

  65. Puttu Kulkarni February 26, 2012 at 10:32 am #

    Dear Sri Murthy,

    My name is Puttu Kulkarni

    I am working here Since 1984.

    Dr Ganapati Shastry also worked some time here(coastal area) . hence I had a chance to meet him and discussed about the work of Sri Ganapati

    I will inform you about the English translation. Kannada manuscript is ready. If you are familier with Kannada , pl find a few pages in attachement.

    Hitendra -son of Dr Ganapati Shastry is working in Bangalore. I will inform him to contact you.


    Puttu Kulkarni

  66. Puttu Kulkarni , Hegde-Kumta-581 330 Karnatak February 27, 2012 at 10:49 am #

    Dear K N Arun,

    Thanks for the information.
    Really it is a coincidence . I received the copy of Bharat Charitra pariksha from Dr.Ganapati Shastri of Kulve vilage of Sirsi taluk.

    I am from Dharwad district. Since 1984 I am working here. Now I am 50 +.

    Dr Shastri informed me about the book and some particulars about the book. Since 2003-4 I have been treing to translate to my mother tongue Kannada.

    The matter of the book and its contens (Veda,Samhita, Vyakarana,Jyotishya,History, Linguistic subjects and several other subject. ) I tried to collect more information in connection of this work . Unfortunately , there is/was no chance toget the particulars here. Any how Dr Shastri helped me by providing the xerox copy of Bharat Charitra pariksa>

    I am so happy to know about the name and other family members of Sri Kavyakantha .

    after completition of Kannada translation , i will start The English translation work.
    However everything is the blessings of Sri Kavyakantha GanaptiMuni and the eternal divine .
    Puttu Kulkarni

  67. Maruvada Gouri Sankara Murthy S/o Sri M.Venkata Chayanulu March 1, 2012 at 12:37 am #

    I am delighted to stumble upon this exchange of communications between the
    devotees of the Kavyakantha.who was one of the leading lights of our community-the others, to name a few, being S/ Sri Adibhatla Narayana Das, Adibhatla Ramamurthy Sastry,Peri Kasinadha Sastry,and Tata Subbaraya.Sastry. I would like to know if there is any biography more authentic than “Nayana” by Sri Gunturu
    Lakshmi kantham. Biographies in Telugu are rare and my father`s boigraphy of his maternal uncle Narayana Das,I dare say,is amongst the best ever.Incidentally,I have
    acopy of “Umasahasram”with its translation in English by the late Sri Mahavratayajula Sankara sarma.

    • G.L.N.Murthy April 12, 2012 at 1:05 am #

      Dear Gowri shanker, glad that u have seen this blog/site which is offering yoeman services in the cause of propagating about Nayana and his literautre.There is no better or authentic biography on Nayana in Telug than the one written by late Guntur Lakshmikantham garu.Ur father’s book on Adibatla Narayanadas is one of the best books I read on Adibhatla Narayna das garu.Adibhatla,Ayyalasomayajula, Tata and Ganti(My father late Suryanarayana sastry) were contemporaries at Vizianagarm.We are really proud of them-Ganti L.N.Murthy

    • Ganesh September 1, 2013 at 12:03 am #

      Hari om n Namaskar

      i would appreciate if i can have a copy of the english translation of ‘umasahasram;.

  68. Vijji March 18, 2012 at 12:38 pm #

    Hello any one of you esteemed selves

    I have been trying to get the telugu version of Nayana written by Guntur Lakshmikantam for my mother-in-law but in vain. It was available in the ashram website until recently but it wouldn’t accept credit cards from abroad. By the time I got around to getting someone from family to do that it has disappeared from the online book store.

    I would be most grateful if you can give me some information regarding the availability etc of this book.


  69. G.L.N.Murthy March 21, 2012 at 2:13 am #

    Dear Vijji garu, There are some more people like you waitng for copies of “Nayana”.The book is out of print now.we have to wait for the next print form the publishers Sri J,g.K.Murhty,Chennai.Till then u amy try with second hand book shops or some friends who are owning a copy fo it-Murthy

    • K.N. Arun March 21, 2012 at 3:35 am #

      To all devotees of Kavyakantha Ganapati Muni

      The book ‘Nayana’ by G. Krishna is available as e-bbok in PDF format. It can be downloaded. I have posted the link on the Kavyakantha Ganapati Muni page that I have created on Facebook.

      K.N. Arun

  70. Vijji April 4, 2012 at 2:15 pm #

    Thank you both. Would the Telugu version be available in the PDF format?

  71. Puttu Kulkarni , Hegde0-Kumta-581330 April 11, 2012 at 11:03 pm #

    Dwar Murthy,

    Would you support me to publish the English version of “Bharat Charitra pariksha” of Kavyakantha Ganapatimuni ? ( either thru this web or in book format )

    _Puttu Kulkarni

    • G.L.N.Murthy July 9, 2012 at 8:36 pm #

      Dear Hegde ji , Do not worry. I will be doing the needful in october this year-Murthy

  72. B.SRINIVASAN April 16, 2012 at 1:30 pm #

    Om Namo Narayanaya.
    I am happy to inform that I recently bought the ‘Collected Works of Ganapati Muni’. It consists of 12 volumes including the Purna novel. I consider that this is the best ever cause for which I spent something on. I thank all the visible and invisible instruments who were responsible for bringing out the work in the Print format (CD format is also available). I am eagerly waiting for any commentaries on any of Nayana’s works.
    I am also looking forward to the English version of Nayana’s Bharata Charitra (if it is available)

    • G.L.N.Murthy April 17, 2012 at 1:30 am #

      Dear srinivasan, Glad that u have purchased all the volumes of collected works of Nayana. It is worth investing in such a priceless treasure offered at thrtow away prices.Nayna’s Bharatha charitrapariksha will be ready soon at Kumta, where the work is in progress.commentaries on works of Nayana were once available in Telugu,written abd published by his biographer late G.Lakshmikantham.Now they are also out of print and not available in market.However some copies may be avalable in libraires in A.P..However Saddarshanbhasyam and Umasahsram are vailble in Market as they wer published in the last decade-Murthy

      • VDVG Srinivas July 5, 2012 at 11:09 am #

        Sri Murthy Garu,
        I am Srinivas (Hyderabad), MICO Layout, Bangalore. Very happy to see you here, wanted to meet you.
        my mail ID is, please respond so that I can give you my telephone number

      • G.L.N.Murthy July 9, 2012 at 8:26 pm #

        Dear Srinivas, Iam glad to see ur mail.I just now arrived at Banglore from a sojourn to Courtalam and coimbatore. I am also staying near your house. U may visit me before 23rd as I will not be available in India for a couple of months.

  73. B.SRINIVASAN May 6, 2012 at 6:35 pm #

    Om Namo Narayanaya.
    In this Chithirai month, we read about several incidents of Chariot Festivals in various temples. There are a few incidents where the Chariot had broken down and the axel got broken. In one such incident recently, a few people died. All these events do not augur well for the society.
    I am reminded of one incident of Nayana’s connection with Thiruvannamalai Chariot Festival. During the festival, the temple chariot refused to move, inspite of several people pulling it. That night, the Nayana had a dream about this incident and he was urged to visit the Chariot site. Immediately Nayana went to the see the Chariot and people narrated about its refusal to move. Nayana prayed to Shiva and after a few minutes, the chariot started rolling.
    When will we get such a leading light like Nayana?

  74. Puttu Kulkarni Hegde-Kumta May 19, 2012 at 4:08 am #

    Dear Sri G L N Murthy,

    Translation of Bharath Charitra pariksha into Kannada is completed.

    Kavyakantha is known to a few in this area , hence there is no support to publish the same book .Any how it is available in soft copy thru email.

    Translation to English is continued,

    If any devotee is known both Kannada and Telugu can translate to Telugu . It may help to all devotees and the relatives of Kavyakantha Muni.

    Kavyakantha is considered as Guru of Maharshi Daivaraat of Gokarna. Daivaraat’s family members are in Ashokavana of Gokarna. This Ashokvana is a branch of Sri Rmachandrapur Math .

    I am searching the links about the conflicts between Surya Siddhanta and Chandra Parampara. Kavyakantha Muni clearly showed the way how this Surya Siddhanata is cornered and the deviation led us the present clumsy situation in tradition and the culture also.


    Puttu Kulkarni

    • G.L.N.Murthy July 9, 2012 at 8:34 pm #

      Dear Hegde ji I do not how I missed this mail from u.Probably during the period when my computer was damaged beyond repair. I have just now seen it.U need not worry.Iam here to help u whatever way u require.The translation of Bharatha CharitraPariskha should see the light of the day one day.I will not be available in India from 23rd.However I will be visit u immediately when I return back-Murthy

      • Puttu Kulkaarni July 9, 2012 at 9:45 pm #

        Dear Shri Murthy,

        Thanks for the supporting words. Now I am translating Savitri of Shri Aurabindo into Kannada (in Poetry).”Lokadhwani” -.


        Puttu Kulkarni

      • G.L.N.Murthy July 10, 2012 at 12:09 am #

        Very good Hegdeji.Pl keep it up.I am happy that you are translating “Savitri”. of Sri Aurabindo.My late brother Dr.Ganti Sreerama Murthy translated Matrutatwa Prakasika in to Telugu.(The original was not available completely).Whatever available was translated. you may contact Dr. Prema Nandakumar before translating Savitri so that her guidance willbe usefull to you-Murthy

      • Puttu Kulkaarni July 10, 2012 at 11:13 am #

        Dear Sri Murthy,

        Could you pl send me the email of Dr.Prema nandakumar?

        Waiting for your voice.


        Puttu Kulkarni

      • G.L.N.Murthy July 10, 2012 at 8:51 pm #

        Dear Kulkarniji, I do not know any particulars of Dr.Prema Nandkumar.All I knew is she daughter of late Dr.K.R.Srinivasa Iyengar,guru of my late brother.She appreciated a collection fo Telugu devotional songs Book “Bhakthi Gana Lahari”. brought out by me on behalf of my wife. She was in Arabindo Ashramam and written many books.U may write a post card to her house address North mada street Sreerangam(Tamilnadu). u may get reply and she will be very much delighted to write to u-Murthy

  75. Chandra Sekhar May 28, 2012 at 6:26 am #

    Hi Arun,
    When the exclusive website is going to be ready on Ganapathi Muni as I came to know you are working hard on that, we are very anxious to see the same, as it will be very useful for the coming generations.
    And also in the Month of February I have visited Kalvarai Village where the Memorial was built and we had very great time spent there for half day, I came to know they are planning to install the statue of Gamapathi Muni in the month of November might be on 17th November, so we all can plan for the great day to meet one another on the auspicous day.
    Pranams to all
    Ayyalasomayajula ChandraSekhar

    • K N Arun June 3, 2012 at 1:58 am #

      Dear Chandrasekhar
      I am sorry there has been a slight misundestanding. What I have created is a page on Facebook, which if you are on Facebook. Howeve, due to a small error, it is in the name of Kvyakantha Ganapathi Muni. (pl note that I forgot to type the letter A in Kavyakantha).

      I request all our friends and devotees of Nayana look up the Facebook page and contribute your thoughts experiences , if any



      • Ayalasomayajula krishnamurthy July 10, 2012 at 7:13 am #

        Dear Mr Arun Ji let me introduce myself as one of the Ganapathymunic family member My name is Krishnamurthy father Varahanarasimham grandfather Bhimasastry elder brother of Nayana Tatagaru, if u have any photovisuals in yr album kindly send to e mail id for which i will be glad and thanks to u regards

      • lakshmi kishore February 23, 2013 at 4:56 pm #

        any one on this blog please send me all available photos of ganapati muni garu my id is

  76. A Sridhar July 31, 2012 at 2:22 am #

    Dear Mr Arun Ji let me introduce myself as one of the Ganapathymunic family member My name is ayalasomayajula sridhar father of Shivaram grand father of Bhimasastry elder brother of Nayana Tatagaru,
    If you have any information about his forthcoming programmes at Kalavarai, please send it so that I will attend during this year. Also please send a photo to keep in my home.

  77. Mrs.Nirmala August 10, 2012 at 9:41 am #

    Respected sir,
    Pranaams to all. I have recently read MAHA TAPASVI life story of shri Kavyakantha Ganapati Muni and really wished I had darshan of him , but I was 75 years late. But I thank Shri.A.V.Ramana garu for translating the book written by Smt.Sonti Anasuyamma. I could visualize some of the events clearly and enjoyed reading experiences of all the great people like Shri Ramana Maharshi . Once again Regards to all,
    Thanking you,

  78. Shreenath November 1, 2012 at 4:21 pm #

    Dear Mr. Kulkarni,
    Namaskara! I would like a copy of your kannada translation of HH Shri Ganapati Muni. Thank you so much

    • Puttu Kulkarni November 2, 2012 at 7:50 am #

      Dear Shrinath ,

      My work iis not published in book pattern. However , the local weeky paper “Dhyeyanistha patrakarta” from Sirsi , published in it’s weekly editions (Since 2010-2012 May)

      If it is possible to publish the same book , I will send to you.

      puttu Kulkarni

      • Shreenath November 2, 2012 at 9:14 am #

        Dear Kulkarni,
        Could you please email me a copy of whatever you have? I suppose they are multiple files in Kannada. I think the person you met at Kuluve might be a close relative of my friend’s mother.
        Warm Regards

      • puttu kulkarni November 3, 2012 at 5:37 am #

        Dear Shri Shrinath The particular person is working as a doctor in Kulve and also in Sirsi. Now he is 80+.His name is Dr. Ganapati Shastri. His father was the friend of Ganap[ati Muni. Maharshi Daivarata from Gokarana was his Father -in-Law.  I will send some parts of translated work soon. Would you please send me your email id? RegardsPuttu Kulkarni

      • Shreenath November 5, 2012 at 7:30 am #

        Dear Kulkarniji,

  79. B.SRINIVASAN November 1, 2012 at 4:45 pm #

    Om Namo Narayanaya.
    Dear Sri Kulkarni,
    Can I have a copy of your English rendition of Nayana”s Bharatha Charitra? Have you made a Transliteration or Translation? Is the Original in Telugu or Sanskrit? Are you thinking of publishing it? I can help with some funds if needed. If you are willing to make it public, you can make a PDF and upload in scribd. I am eager to read it.
    thank you

    • Puttu Kulkarni November 2, 2012 at 7:47 am #

      Dear Sri Srinivasan,

      Thanks for the information.

      My work is Translation not transliteration.

      Originally it is in Sanskrit. I have completed Kannada translation and now I have been translating the same to English also.

      If you are familiar with Kannada , please inform me , I will send the same.

      • Puttu Kulkarni June 16, 2013 at 11:52 pm #

        Dear Srinivas,

        It is a pleasure to exchange the news about the publication of Bharat Charitra Pariksha ” in Kannada . It wiil be published in vol1 and vol 2.

        A devotee of Ganapati Muni agreed to publish it.

        I will inform the releasing date soon.

        Puttu Kulkarni

      • SRINIVASAN June 23, 2013 at 1:04 am #

        Dear Puttu Kulkarni,
        It is heartening to note that your Kannada translation of Nayana’s work on ‘MAHA BHARATA CHARITRA’ which is a research treatise, is being published. Our best wishes. If the English translation is complete, can you please share it either in scribd or send a pdf copy to my email.
        Best wishes.

  80. Chandra Sekhar November 2, 2012 at 2:11 am #

    December 2012.

    Lord Skanda and Lord Ganesha took birth on The earth in 20th century as Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi and Ganapati Muni to bring peace and prosperity to the mankind with their presence and their teachings. Kaluvarai (Bobbili(M),Vizianagaram District) is a hallowed spot where in the great Kavya Kanta was born.

    Sri Ramana Maharshi Heritage and Vasista Ganapati Muni Memorial Trust under the leadership of Parasra M. Narasimham a dynamic worker in Ramana Movement took upon the responsibility of making Kaluvarai a divine Kshetra with the untiring efforts of the trust laying foundation of a memorial hall was done in December 2004. The Memorial Hall is ready by 25th July 2009. Large pictures of Bhagavan, Nayana and Arunachala Lingam were placed in the hall and daily worship is being done with occasional special pujas and important festivals.

    A novel feature of Kaluvarai is Installation of Ramana Ganapati Mineral water plant which is catering to the needs of the village with the supply of protected Drinking water.

    Recent development and memorable occasion is the installation of life size Archanamoorthi of Bhagavan & Nayana in the Memorial hall for the devotees to worship with devotion.

    Three days program is planned as laid here under.

    Devotees should not miss this momentous occasion.

    The trust has also constructed cottages for the benefit of devotees coming from far of places.

    The trust expects to do much more expansion programs with the patronage of staunch devotees.
    Hi all,
    3 Days
    3 Days installation Program

    4th December, 2012

    2.00 p.m — Procession of Idols from Bobbli to Kaluvarai.
    4.30 p.m — Ganapati Puja, Mandaparadhana, Homam , Jalaavasam and Dhanya
    Avasam (Keeping Idols in Water and Paddy)

    5th December, 2012

    07.00 a.m — Nitya Puja , Abhishekam Ksheera avasam (Keeping Idols in Milk)
    10.00 a.m – Parayana of Nayanas’ works Indrani Saptashati, Umasahasram, Renuka
    12.30 p.m – Maha Prasadam.
    04.00 p.m – Mandaparadhana Homam, Pushpa avasam and Phala avasam (Keeping
    Idols in Flower and Fruits)
    05.00 p.m – Discourses on Bhagavan and Nayana.

    Cultural Program – Bharatanatyam and Songs by Devotees.

    6th December, 2012

    05.30 a.m – Pratishta of Bhagavan and Nayana Idols.
    07.00 a.m – Nitya puja and Rudrabhishekam.
    10.00 a.m – Discourses on Bhagavan and Nayana.
    12.30 a.m – Maha Prasadam.

    • B.SRINIVASAN February 23, 2013 at 7:52 pm #

      Om Namo Narayanaya.
      Dear Chandrasekhar,
      Is it possible to post some pictures of the Nayana memorial at Kaluvarai. I am very eager to see the life size potraits of Maharishi and Nayana. Any youtube video will also be very good.

  81. Mohandass February 20, 2013 at 8:20 am #

    From: Dr.S.Mohandass ( A Bhagavan Devotee from Tamil Nadu)
    I am very happy to note that there is a memorial for Ganapathy Muni. Amazing, I read several books and articles related to Bhagavan and I am much inspired by the wisdom and knowledge of Sri Ganapathy ma muni. Kindly let me know how to reach the ‘Kaluvarai” by road or train. If we are blessed to see that (The Ramana devotees of Pollachi, Tamil Nadu) then it may be great moment for us.

    Dr.S.Mohandass, Tamil Nadu

    • sekhar February 21, 2013 at 6:40 am #

      Mr. Mohandas you can reach Vizag or Vijayanagaram Rly. station and from there you can find No. of Buses to Bobbili get down at Bobbili and you can go to Kalvuarai in a share auto whey they charge you Rs. 7/- per head and also you can find No. of local busses from Bobbili bus stand towards Kalvurai even you can stay there they have constructed rooms to stay near the Asharam for devotees coming from outside and also food will be arranged on prior intimation.

  82. Mohandass February 24, 2013 at 10:12 am #

    Dear Sekhar, Thank you very much for your valuable information. We will plan for a trip based on your information. It is a great surprise for us to know that there is adequate facilities to stay.


    • sekhar March 5, 2013 at 6:45 am #

      Dear All
      Please find enclosed the Invitation for Mahasivaratri Sahasra Kalasabhishekam function starts at 6.45 Am on 10th March 2013 at Arunachala Ramana Ganapathi Ashram,Kaluvarai,Bobbili,Vijayanagaram District.
      All the Devotees are requested to enroll their Names by paying Rs 151/-(One Hundred and Fifty one only) for Mahanyasa Poorvaka Rudrabhishekam along with Gothram. Please provide your complete residential address with pin code & Phone Number to ensure receipt of Prasadam/Vibhudi.
      Devotees can sponsor for the following Abhishekam Materials/ Liquids/Juices which are charged separately and obtain the Receipt.
      S.NO Type of Material Amount in Rs
      1 Milk & Curd Rs 5000-00
      2 Honey Rs 5000-00
      3 Tender Coconut Water Rs 1500-00
      4 Fruits Rs 1500-00
      5 Flowers Rs 1500-00
      6 Vibhudi Rs 1500-00
      7 Sugar Cane Jucie Rs 1200-00
      8 Other Puja Materials Rs 1200-00
      9 Sugar Rs 1000-00
      10 Sugandham Materials Rs 750-00

      Contributions may be sent by means of DD/Cheque in favor of
      “Ramana Maharshi Heritage and Vasista Ganapathi Muni Memorial Trust. Hyderabad.
      For Online Transfer : State Bank of India,
      Anandbagh Branch
      Malkajgiri, Hyderabad -500047.

      Account Number: – 30694064506.
      IFSC Code: – SBI N 0010097.
      Donations are invited from the Devotees to help the trust for charitable Activities for the Poor & Needy.
      The Cheque /DDs may be send to below address:-
      The President
      “Ramana Maharshi Heritage and Vasista Ganapathi Muni Memorial Trust.
      30-276/13/25,opp PB DAV Model School, Old Safilguda,Hydearbad-500 056.
      Phone: – 040-65992340/9490792340.

      Donations to the Trust are exempted from Income Tax under 80 G.

  83. raghukumar April 24, 2013 at 1:16 pm #

    sri kn arun
    i am raghu kumar pappu 4th son of smit.pappu visalakshi grand dsughter of sri ganapati muni.i am residing in vizianagaram my phone no. is 9494165395

  84. naresh June 27, 2013 at 1:45 am #

    sri gurubyo namaha
    sri sri kavya kanta ganapathi muni great rishi, serial has been made by SRI VENKATESWARA BHAKTI CHANNEL. you can watch it on every wednesday 9.30pm.

  85. Dr.S.Mohandass July 17, 2013 at 6:25 am #

    Om namo baghavade Sri Ramanaya!

    Hello Mr.Ragu, It is very happy to See the great grand son of Kavyakandar on the blog. Wish you all the best. Mohandass, Pollachi

    It is very happy to see the great grand son of kavyakandar! Wish you all the best!

    • raghu September 5, 2013 at 12:04 pm #

      thank you very much sir
      want to know your residence sir
      iam living in vizianagram sir

  86. balaji October 19, 2013 at 11:56 pm #

    is there a english/tamil translation work on ‘uma sahasram’?

    • G.LakshminaryanaMurthy January 9, 2014 at 12:32 pm #

      I think there is one English translation from one Late M.S.sarma for this umasahasram. I have not yet seen this but heard that he sold it USA-Ganti

  87. JVS Lakshmi November 7, 2013 at 1:12 am #

    I am happy to inform you that NAYANA – Telugu Biography of Kavyakanta Vasishta Ganapati Muni written by Sri. Gunturu Lakshmikantam has been reprinted and is available now.

    Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi Himself ordained and Blessed Sri.Gunturu Lakshmikantam, to research and write the biography of Ganapati Muni.

    Sri.Gunturu Lakshmikantam travelled to several places and had the opportunity to meet several disciples of Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi and contemporaries of the Muni and collected the material required to write this book. Thus came about this voluminous book, the first and the most authentic and detailed biography of the Muni.

    Blessed by Bhagavan Himself, this book was first published in 1958 and later on saw several reprints. Sri. Gunturu Lakshmikantam translated and printed several works of Muni from Sanskrit to Telugu.

    • JVS Lakshmi November 13, 2013 at 6:00 am #

      నాయన – శ్రీ కావ్యకంఠ వాసిష్ఠ గణపతిముని జీవిత చరిత్ర-దీనిని రచించిన వారు శ్రీ గుంటూరు లక్ష్మికాంతము గారు.
      నాయన – భగవాన్ శ్రీ రమణ మహర్షి గారి ముఖ్య శిష్యులలో ప్రధమముగా చెప్పుకోవలసిన వారు.
      శ్రీ కావ్యకంఠ వాసిష్ఠ గణపతిముని 17-11-1878 లో జన్మించిరి.
      వీరు తమ పదియేండ్ల వయసు నందే తెలుగు, సంస్కృత భాషలందును, వేదములు, తర్క శాస్త్రము, గణిత శాస్త్రము, జ్యోతిష శాస్త్రము మరియు ఆయుర్వేదము నందు అసమాన ప్రతిభ చూపినారు.
      వీరి యొక్క వాక్చాతుర్యము, సంస్కృత భాషా ప్రావీణ్యము మరియు అన్ని శాస్త్రములందును విశేష ప్రతిభతో – నవద్వీప మందు విద్వత్పరీక్ష లందు పాల్గొని ‘కావ్యకంఠ’ బిరుదమును పొందిరి.
      వివిధ ప్రదేశములలో తపస్సు ఆచరించి మంత్ర సిద్ది పొందినారు.
      అయినను ఇంకా సంతృప్తి పడక – ఈశ్వర ప్రేరణమున, అరుణాచలము (తిరువన్నామలై) లో, 18-11-1907 న బ్రాహ్మణ స్వామిని (వేంకటరామన్) కలిసి ‘……. తపస్సాధన స్వరూపము కొఱకు అర్ధించుచు మిమ్ములను శరణువేడుచున్నాను…. ‘ అని తమిళ భాషలో అడిగిరి. అప్పటిదాకా పెక్కు సంవత్సరములు మౌనముగా వున్న బ్రాహ్మణ స్వామి:

      1. ” ‘నేను, నే’ ననునది యెచ్చటనుండి వచ్చుచున్నదో విచారించినయెడల, అది ఉదయించు స్థలమందే లీనమగును. అదియే తపస్సు.

      2. జపము చేయునప్పుడు మంత్రనాద మెచ్చటనుండి యుదయించు చున్నదని పరికించినచొ, అది యుధ్భవించు స్థలమందు పరికించు మనస్సు లీనమగును. అదియే తపము.” అని మితాక్షరములతొ తమ ఉపదేశవాణిని తమిళ భాషలో వెలువడిరి.
      గణపతిముని వేంకటరామన్ అను నామమమును ‘రమణ’ అని మార్చి, ‘భగవాన్ శ్రీ రమణ మహర్షి’ అను పూర్ణ నామమును సమకూర్చి, ‘శ్రీ రమణపంచక’ మను శ్లోక రత్నములను అప్పటికప్పుడు కూర్చి రమణుని హస్తమందుంచి ‘మీరిది స్వీకరించి నన్ను ఆశిర్వదింతురు గాక’ అని పలికెను.
      ‘సరే, నాయనా’ యని రమణుడు దానిని స్వీకరించెను.
      అప్పటినుండి బ్రాహ్మణ స్వామి భగవాన్ శ్రీ రమణ మహర్షి గాను, కావ్యకంఠ వాసిష్ఠ గణపతిముని నాయన గాను పిలువబడుచుండిరి. జగత్ప్రసిద్దులయిరి.
      తదుపరి గణపతి ముని భగవాన్ శ్రీ రమణ మహర్షి అనుగ్రహము వలన చూత గుహలో కపాల భేద సిద్ధి పొందిరి (1922 వేసవి).
      గణపతిముని ఉమా సహస్రము, శ్రీ రమణ గీత, శ్రీ రమణ చత్వరిమ్సత్, ఇంద్రాణి సప్తశతీ, మహా విద్యాది సూత్రావళి, గీతమాల, విశ్వమీమాంస, మొదలగు గ్రంధములను రచించెను. మరియు భగవాన్ శ్రీ రమణ మహర్షి సంస్కృతములో రచించిన ‘ఉపదేససారము’ నకు వ్యాఖ్యానము రచించిరి.
      ‘నాయన’ అను ప్రియ నామముతో ప్రకాశించిన శ్రీ కావ్యకంఠ వాసిష్ఠ గణపతి ముని 25-07-1936న తమ భౌతిక శరీరమును వీడిరి. ఈ దివ్యపురుషుని భౌతిక దేహమంతరించినను, తన గ్రంధములందు బోధరూపమున ప్రకాశించుచున్నారు.

      నాయన కలకత్తా కి 24-11-34 న వచ్చి శ్రీ గుంటూరు లక్ష్మికాంతము గారి ఇంట్లో బస చేసితిరి. వీరి ఆదరాభిమానములకు సంతసించి, నాయన షుమారు ఒకటిన్నర సంవత్సరములు కలకత్తా లో వీరి దగ్గర వుండిరి. ఆ సమయములో ప్రతిరోజూ నాయన వీరికి అనేక ముఖ్య విషయములను బోధించెడివారు.. ముఖ్యముగా లక్ష్మికాంతము గారి కోరిక మేర నాయన గారు స్వయముగా తమ జీవిత చరిత్ర, ఉమా సహస్రము నకు అర్ధము మరియు వ్యాఖ్యానము,ఇంద్రాణి సప్తశతీ యొక్క అర్ధము మరియు వ్యాఖ్యానము, విశ్వమీమాంస వివరణము, మొదలగు విషయములు బోధించిరి. గణపతి ముని గారు (వీరనారి సత్యప్రభ అను కథను) ‘పూర్ణ’ అని సంస్కృత భాష యందు వ్రాసి, ‘పూర్ణ’ అని తెలుగులో వ్రాసిరి. (ఈ కథను భారతి పత్రికలో అచ్చు వేసిరి).
      గణపతిముని నిర్యాణము తరువాత గుంటూరు లక్ష్మికాంతము గారు తరచూ భగవాన్ శ్రీ రమణ మహర్షి యొద్దకు వచ్చుచుండెడి వారు.

      భగవాన్ శ్రీ రమణ మహర్షి స్వయముగా లక్ష్మికాంతమును ఆశీర్వదించి, పలు వ్యక్తులను కలిసి నిజ నిర్ధాణము చేసుకొని, ఈ జీవిత చరిత్రను వ్రాయమని ఆదేశించిరి. ఈ జీవిత చరిత్ర మొదట 1958 లోను, తదుపరి 1964,1998,2001 మరియు 2013 ప్రచురింపబడినది.

  88. B.SRINIVASAN November 23, 2013 at 12:55 am #

    Dear Lakshmiji,
    It is heartening to note that NAYANA (Gunturu Lakshmikantham’s book on Nayana) has been reprinted in Telugu. Can you mention the publication details?

    Dr. Krishna’s book on NAYANA (available freely) also requires REPRINT with complete proof-reading and with more pictures. Do you know if any effort is underway on this?

    I would like have a copy of the souvenir book, “JAYANTHI”, which was published as Kavyakantha Ganapati Muni’s centenary publication. I am very interested to read the English articles contained therein. (I don’t follow Telugu or Sanskrit).

    Best Regards.

    • JVS Lakshmi November 25, 2013 at 9:41 am #

      Dear Sri Srinivasan,

      Thank you so much for your enquiries.

      “NAYANA” – Telugu Biography of Kavyakanta Vasishta Ganapati Muni written by Sri. Gunturu Lakshmikantam has been reprinted and is available now.

      First published in 1958 and reprinted in 1964 (when Sri. Gunturu Lakshmikantam was alive),1998, 2001 and 2013. I would like to mention that nothing has been edited since the 1964 edition.

      Copies can be ordered at

      Yes, Dr. Krishna’s book on “NAYANA” requires reprint. I am not aware of any effort is being put in for reprint.

      Regarding “JAYANTHI”, which was published as Kavyakantha Ganapati Muni’s centenary publication- I think Sri. G.L.N.Murthy can help you.

      Kindest Regards,

      J Kumar
      for JVS Lakshmi

  89. AYALASOMAYAJULA VENKATA SUBRAMANYAM January 25, 2014 at 10:55 pm #

    Most Respected G L N Murthy garu, My name is Ayyalasomayajula venkata subramanyam, My mothers father name is late Nookala suryanarayana Murthy garu, was resident of Gandhi nagaram, and my father was late Shri Ayalasomayajula Subba Rao garu was also student of your elder brother shri Ganti Srirama murthy garu at AMAL colleage I was born in Anakapalli, when I saw one of the articles of your brother shri Ganti srirama murthy garu, I was thrilled, to see the article. I wish to know the contents of the book which was translated by your brother in English satya prabha.

    • Lakshminaryanamurhty Ganti January 26, 2014 at 12:25 pm #

      Glad to meet u Sri Subrahmanyam garu. l know Nookala babu garu when he was at Gandhinagaram. He was our neighbour .I think there were seven Nookala brothers.My name is Narsu.where are you now.Surely I will send you a copy of English translation of SATYAPRABHA by my brother.You may follwome on facebook with my name Ganti Lakshminarayna Murthy

      • j ravi kumar March 26, 2014 at 5:39 am #

        I am ravi, follower of ramana bhagavan.I am reading MAHA TAPASVI
        life story of KAVYAKANTHA GANAPATHI MUNI.I would like to know where can i get the english version of the books related to works of muni.can anyone share information with me.

      • ayalasomayajula venkat subramanyam April 14, 2014 at 8:41 am #

        Revered G L N Murthy garu, My apologies for not seeing the message you have responded on January 26 2014, Nookala babu ie my grand father passed away in 1992 at Hyderabad, His son Nanaji also is presently at Hyderabad, sorry to say I have lost my father shri subbarao garu who has retired from SBI in the year 1st December 2012 , at age of 67 due to massive heart attack. I am presently working with AXIS BANK LTD in internal audit department, presently residing in Marredpally secundrabad. Recently I have performed my son chiranjeevi Mahadevan upanayanam. only Dhanam and subbulu ie Dr subramanyam of Nookala babu brothers are surviving and are at Visakahapatnam.

      • Lakshminaryanamurhty Ganti April 20, 2014 at 10:18 am #

        Dear Subrahmanyam garu,glad to know that ur the grand son fo Nookalababugaru.I came back week days back from Maredpally where there is my son’s own house which was painted after4years and now ready for giving it for rent.My wife is starting now from maredpally and reach Banglaore tomorrow morning, I retired as inspector in canarabank and I am living with my second son at Banglore.your welcome here at any time my phone number is 26482744 -Ganti

  90. ayalasomayajula venkat subramanyam April 25, 2014 at 3:25 pm #

    revered ganti murthy garu, thankq very much for your invitation, I will be calling over phone for now

    thanks and regards

    a v subramanyam

  91. Puttu Kulkarni June 7, 2014 at 5:51 am #

    Dear All,

    It is immense pleasure to inform about the publication of Bharat Charitra Pariksha in Kannada language. I need your co-operaration for this venture. I have a [lan to publish in in Two volumes.

    Volume No 1 will discuss about he first part of Original Sanskrit .


    Puttu Kulkarni
    Hegde-Kumta -581330

    • Puttu Kulkarni July 14, 2014 at 6:25 am #

      Bharat Charitra pariksha Vol No 1 (Kannada translation) is available now. I have been translating the same to English also.

      This is for your kind information.


      Puttu Kulkarni

      • Murthy Ganti July 14, 2014 at 12:48 pm #

        Very glad to note that Bharatcharitra is now available in Kannada.I am now in USA.When I come back to India Iwill certainly meet you.Nayana’s Telugu letters also ready in print awaiting release in November.

  92. KVS Prakasarao August 5, 2014 at 8:18 pm #

    KVS Prakasarao
    I just happened to see this blog page.I have a deep interest in Vsistha kavyakantha Ganapti muni. Recently I happened to read a book entitled Tantric yoga and the wisdom
    goddesses by Dr David Frawley( Pandit Vamadeva Sastry).This book was dedicated by
    the author to the great Kanyakantha Ganapati Muni. I append below a part of dedication-
    “DEDICATION- To the great modern seer Kavyakantha Ganapati Muni,whose wealth of
    spiritual knowledge written in the most pure Sanskrit verses has hardly been yet touched-
    a Vedic,vedantic, and tantric teacher and practitioner of the highest order”
    The book was first published in 19994 in USA by Moson Publishing,P>O Box 21713
    Salt Lake City, Utah 84121-0713 .
    I am now in USA but will reach Visakhapatnam in 3rd week of this month.I would like to
    acquire some books by Sri Ganaopati Muni.
    Regads to all.

    • JVS Lakshmi August 8, 2014 at 10:15 am #

      Dear Sri Prakasarao garu,

      “NAYANA” – Telugu Biography of Kavyakanta Vasishta Ganapati Muni written by Sri. Gunturu Lakshmikantam has been reprinted and is available now.

      First published in 1958 and reprinted in 1964 (when Sri. Gunturu Lakshmikantam was alive),1998, 2001 and 2013. I would like to mention that nothing has been edited since the 1964 edition.

      Copies can be ordered at

      Kind regards ,

      J Kumar
      Son of JVS Lakshmi

      నాయన – శ్రీ కావ్యకంఠ వాసిష్ఠ గణపతిముని జీవిత చరిత్ర-దీనిని రచించిన వారు శ్రీ గుంటూరు లక్ష్మికాంతము గారు.
      నాయన – భగవాన్ శ్రీ రమణ మహర్షి గారి ముఖ్య శిష్యులలో ప్రధమముగా చెప్పుకోవలసిన వారు.
      శ్రీ కావ్యకంఠ వాసిష్ఠ గణపతిముని 17-11-1878 లో జన్మించిరి.
      వీరు తమ పదియేండ్ల వయసు నందే తెలుగు, సంస్కృత భాషలందును, వేదములు, తర్క శాస్త్రము, గణిత శాస్త్రము, జ్యోతిష శాస్త్రము మరియు ఆయుర్వేదము నందు అసమాన ప్రతిభ చూపినారు.
      వీరి యొక్క వాక్చాతుర్యము, సంస్కృత భాషా ప్రావీణ్యము మరియు అన్ని శాస్త్రములందును విశేష ప్రతిభతో – నవద్వీప మందు విద్వత్పరీక్ష లందు పాల్గొని ‘కావ్యకంఠ’ బిరుదమును పొందిరి.
      వివిధ ప్రదేశములలో తపస్సు ఆచరించి మంత్ర సిద్ది పొందినారు.
      అయినను ఇంకా సంతృప్తి పడక – ఈశ్వర ప్రేరణమున, అరుణాచలము (తిరువన్నామలై) లో, 18-11-1907 న బ్రాహ్మణ స్వామిని (వేంకటరామన్) కలిసి ‘……. తపస్సాధన స్వరూపము కొఱకు అర్ధించుచు మిమ్ములను శరణువేడుచున్నాను…. ‘ అని తమిళ భాషలో అడిగిరి. అప్పటిదాకా పెక్కు సంవత్సరములు మౌనముగా వున్న బ్రాహ్మణ స్వామి:

      1. ” ‘నేను, నే’ ననునది యెచ్చటనుండి వచ్చుచున్నదో విచారించినయెడల, అది ఉదయించు స్థలమందే లీనమగును. అదియే తపస్సు.

      2. జపము చేయునప్పుడు మంత్రనాద మెచ్చటనుండి యుదయించు చున్నదని పరికించినచొ, అది యుధ్భవించు స్థలమందు పరికించు మనస్సు లీనమగును. అదియే తపము.” అని మితాక్షరములతొ తమ ఉపదేశవాణిని తమిళ భాషలో వెలువడిరి.
      గణపతిముని వేంకటరామన్ అను నామమమును ‘రమణ’ అని మార్చి, ‘భగవాన్ శ్రీ రమణ మహర్షి’ అను పూర్ణ నామమును సమకూర్చి, ‘శ్రీ రమణపంచక’ మను శ్లోక రత్నములను అప్పటికప్పుడు కూర్చి రమణుని హస్తమందుంచి ‘మీరిది స్వీకరించి నన్ను ఆశిర్వదింతురు గాక’ అని పలికెను.
      ‘సరే, నాయనా’ యని రమణుడు దానిని స్వీకరించెను.
      అప్పటినుండి బ్రాహ్మణ స్వామి భగవాన్ శ్రీ రమణ మహర్షి గాను, కావ్యకంఠ వాసిష్ఠ గణపతిముని నాయన గాను పిలువబడుచుండిరి. జగత్ప్రసిద్దులయిరి.
      తదుపరి గణపతి ముని భగవాన్ శ్రీ రమణ మహర్షి అనుగ్రహము వలన చూత గుహలో కపాల భేద సిద్ధి పొందిరి (1922 వేసవి).
      గణపతిముని ఉమా సహస్రము, శ్రీ రమణ గీత, శ్రీ రమణ చత్వరిమ్సత్, ఇంద్రాణి సప్తశతీ, మహా విద్యాది సూత్రావళి, గీతమాల, విశ్వమీమాంస, మొదలగు గ్రంధములను రచించెను. మరియు భగవాన్ శ్రీ రమణ మహర్షి సంస్కృతములో రచించిన ‘ఉపదేససారము’ నకు వ్యాఖ్యానము రచించిరి.
      ‘నాయన’ అను ప్రియ నామముతో ప్రకాశించిన శ్రీ కావ్యకంఠ వాసిష్ఠ గణపతి ముని 25-07-1936న తమ భౌతిక శరీరమును వీడిరి. ఈ దివ్యపురుషుని భౌతిక దేహమంతరించినను, తన గ్రంధములందు బోధరూపమున ప్రకాశించుచున్నారు.

      నాయన కలకత్తా కి 24-11-34 న వచ్చి శ్రీ గుంటూరు లక్ష్మికాంతము గారి ఇంట్లో బస చేసితిరి. వీరి ఆదరాభిమానములకు సంతసించి, నాయన షుమారు ఒకటిన్నర సంవత్సరములు కలకత్తా లో వీరి దగ్గర వుండిరి. ఆ సమయములో ప్రతిరోజూ నాయన వీరికి అనేక ముఖ్య విషయములను బోధించెడివారు.. ముఖ్యముగా లక్ష్మికాంతము గారి కోరిక మేర నాయన గారు స్వయముగా తమ జీవిత చరిత్ర, ఉమా సహస్రము నకు అర్ధము మరియు వ్యాఖ్యానము,ఇంద్రాణి సప్తశతీ యొక్క అర్ధము మరియు వ్యాఖ్యానము, విశ్వమీమాంస వివరణము, మొదలగు విషయములు బోధించిరి. గణపతి ముని గారు (వీరనారి సత్యప్రభ అను కథను) ‘పూర్ణ’ అని సంస్కృత భాష యందు వ్రాసి, ‘పూర్ణ’ అని తెలుగులో వ్రాసిరి. (ఈ కథను భారతి పత్రికలో అచ్చు వేసిరి).
      గణపతిముని నిర్యాణము తరువాత గుంటూరు లక్ష్మికాంతము గారు తరచూ భగవాన్ శ్రీ రమణ మహర్షి యొద్దకు వచ్చుచుండెడి వారు.

      భగవాన్ శ్రీ రమణ మహర్షి స్వయముగా లక్ష్మికాంతమును ఆశీర్వదించి, పలు వ్యక్తులను కలిసి నిజ నిర్ధాణము చేసుకొని, ఈ జీవిత చరిత్రను వ్రాయమని ఆదేశించిరి. ఈ జీవిత చరిత్ర మొదట 1958 లోను, తదుపరి 1964,1998,2001 మరియు 2013 ప్రచురింపబడినది.

  93. AYYALASOMAYAJULA CHANDRA SEKHAR August 27, 2014 at 1:26 am #

    We are developing a library in Ramana Ganapthi Ashram in Kalavarai.
    We are in process of collecting the books on Ganapathi Muni and Ganapathi Muni works.
    If any devotee have the books or his works please send them to the following address and if you cannot spare the book its himble request to arrange send the Xerox of the same
    The aim is to develop a centralised Library in Ramana Ganpathi Muni Ashram Kalavarai the birth place of Ganapathi Muni so that the devotees visiting the Ashram can make use of the books.
    Please extend your participation in this object and aim.

    • G.L.N.Murthy November 12, 2015 at 11:24 am #

      Sri kavyakantha vasishta Ganapathi Muni’s books in Sanskrit were printed and published by Sri Ramanashramam,?Thiruvannamalai(Tamilnadu)in 11volumes.Why can’t you purchase a set of it and keep in the Library.Many individuals have purchased the sets.

  94. belowthevindhyas K.N. Arun September 15, 2014 at 3:25 am #

    Dear All,

    This is just to remind you (and inform those who do not know) that I have created a page on Facebook on Nayana.
    It can be accessed at

    I would be grateful, if you join me in this effort to take Nayana to a larger audience, by visiting the page and posting your thoughts and information on Nayana.

    K.N. Arun

    • Surya Ayalasomayajula October 27, 2015 at 9:51 am #

      Dear all

      My name is Surya Ayalasomayajula, Grand son of Sri Ramamurthy of Challapeta, near Parvathipuram. I am in the process of creating a family tree. I learned that Aysolla family was split across different agraharams. I do not know all of them. I learned that some of my great great grand fathers settled down in Chandakapeta and kalava rai, It is also possible my understanding may be wrong. None of the family members from my father-side are alive to guide me to expand the family tree that I am creating. I seek your help in this regard. Please visit and create your family tree. It is possible that we may be connected somewhere somehow. Also, it is possible that I am related to Sri Ganapati Muni garu somewhere. I seek your help to solve this puzzle.

  95. Puttu Kulkarni November 4, 2014 at 7:05 am #

    AT Kulave-Vasisthashrama
    Date; 14/15 Nov 2014
    KULAVE – a tiny forest village near Sirsi (Karnataka State)- where Kavyakantha Muni stayed a few months /year here , and wrote several books/strotras also.

    He started Indra Yajna ( Projected by Maharshi Daivarata of Gokarna) as per the advise of Daivarata . Hosmane family at Kulave village have been continuing the same tradition since that date . This Hosmane family –originally from gokarna ,migrated to the upper ghat section the same district. This Yajna will be conducted regularly on Asthami of kartika bahula masa. This year this auspicious day is 14/15 Nove 2014 .
    The Yajna rituals will be ;
    Morning ; Indra Yajna
    Evening ; 1)Asthavadana Pooja of Paduka of Vasistha Muni
    2) Recitation of Strotra written by Kavyakantha Muni
    1) Geeta Mala Program;
    a) Indra geeta b) Vayu Geeta c)Yoga Geeta d)Guru Geeta
    and other .

    This Hosmane family is near relative of maharshi Daivarata , and all family members of Maharshi Daivaraata and friends of Vasistha Muni will gather for this occasion. Veda vidvana Samba Dixit and his elder brother were guiding the occasion. Now their sons/grandsons are continuing the tradition.

    Please inform the same to all,


    Puttu Kulkarni

  96. Puttu Kulkarni November 14, 2014 at 6:27 am #

    Bharat Charitra Pariksha of Kavyakantha Muni , now translated into Kannada language , will be released on 25th November 2014 at SIRSI -Karnataka.

  97. Puttu Kulkarni November 22, 2014 at 7:02 am #

    Bharat Charitra Pariksha “(Translatedd into Kannada by Puttu Kulkarni)will be released on 30th Nov 2014 at NAYANA Sabhanagana ,Devikere SIRSI (Uttara Kannada) Karnataka ; Time 10-30 am Guests; Dr.Ganapati Shastri Kulve / Dr. Chintamani Kodlekere/ Dr.M D Naik Kumta/ Dr. K V Shivaram/Sri Rohidas Nayak/. Regards.

  98. Puttu Kulkarni December 2, 2014 at 12:49 am #

    Bharat Charitra pariksha translated into Kannada (Vol No 1) is now available. Total chapter discussed in this Vol No 1 is 22. Remaining chapters and Note will be published in Vol 2 soon. This is for your kind information. —–Regards

    Puttu Kulkarni

    • B.SRINIVASAN December 2, 2014 at 9:26 pm #

      Dear Sri Kulkarni,
      I am very glad to learn about the Kannada Translation of Nayana’s book on Bharata Charitra.

      Is there an English Version available?
      Thank You

      • Puttu Kulkarni December 3, 2014 at 6:01 am #

        Dear Sri Shrinivas,

        Thanks for the greetings. I am attending the English translation also. I will inform soon.


        Puttu Kulkarni

  99. Puttu Kulkarni December 4, 2014 at 12:58 am #


    ಕಾವ್ಯಕಂಠ ವಾಸಿಷ್ಠ ಗಣಪತಿಮುನಿಗಳ “ಭಾರತ ಚರಿತ್ರ ಪರೀಕ್ಷಾ” ಗ್ರಂಥವು ಇಲ್ಲಿಯವರೆಗೂ ಸಂಸ್ಕ್ರದಲ್ಲಿಯೂ ಲಭ್ಯವಿರಲಿಲ್ಲ. ಇದೀಗ ಆ ಗ್ರಂಥವು ಕನ್ನಡಕ್ಕೆ ತರ್ಜುಮೆಯಾಗಿದೆ. ಉತ್ತರ ಕನ್ನಡ ಜಿಲ್ಲಾ ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯ ಪರಿಷತ್ತು ಈ ಅಪರೂಪದ ಗ್ರಂಥವನ್ನು ಪ್ರಕಟಪಡಿಸಿದೆ.

    ಋಗ್ವೇದದ ಬಗೆಗೆ ಒಂದು ನೂತನ ಅರ್ಥವನ್ನು ಹಾಗೂ ಮಹಾಭಾರತವು ನಿಜವಾಗಿಯೂ ವೇದಕಾಲದಲ್ಲಿ ನಡೆದಿತ್ತು ಎನ್ನುವದನ್ನು ಪುರಾವಿಸುವ ಻ಅಪರೂಪದ ದಾಖಲಾತಿಗಳೊಂದಿಗೆ , ಈ ಗ್ರಂಥ ಮೂಲದಲ್ಲಿ ರಚಿತವಾಗಿದೆ.

    ಇದೀಗ ಗ್ರಂಥದ ಪ್ರಥಮ ಸಂಪುಟ ಮಾರಾಟಕ್ಕೆ ಲಭ್ಯವಿದೆ.

    ಅನುವಾದಕರು ; ಪುಟ್ಟು ಕುಲಕರ್ಣಿ (ಸೌಂದರ್ಯ ಲಹರೀ ಅನುವಾದಕರು)
    ಸಂಪುಟ ‘1
    ಪುಟಗಳು ; 180
    ಬೆಲೆ; ರೂ 225
    ಮಾರಾಟಗಾರರಿಗೆ ಡಿಸ್ಕೌಂಟ ನಿಯಮಾನುಸಾರ ಇರುತ್ತದೆ.

    ಈ ಪುಸ್ಕದ ಮಾರಾಟಕ್ಕೆ ತಮ್ಮಿಂದ ಸಹಕಾರ ನಿರೀಕ್ಷಿಸುತ್ತೇವೆ.

    ಉತ್ರರ ಕನ್ನಡ ಜಿಲ್ಲಾ ಕನ್ನಡ ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯ ಪರಿಷತ್ತು
    ದೂರವಾಣಿ; 9448774920

  100. ramana murthy December 31, 2014 at 9:39 am #

    I am devotee of goddess renuka and fond of ganapathi muni books

  101. Maitreyi May 28, 2015 at 10:46 am #

    The link below has English translation of entire Umasaharam by Kavyakantha Ganapati Muni.

  102. Satya May 31, 2015 at 12:08 pm #


    Namskaram. Where can i get Sanskrit copy of “Bharat Charitra Pariksha”?

    Satya G

    • Puttu Kulkarni November 12, 2015 at 1:11 am #

      Bharat Charitra pariksha , published during 1970, and a few copies were delivered to only a few persons and universities. I received the xerox copy of the original book from the devotee of Kavyakantha Ganapati muni at Kulve- village of Sirsi(Karnataka) . I have no idea , whether this Sanskrit book is reprinted or not.

      Pl contact Rmanashrama of Aurnachala to get the details about the book of Ganapatimuni.

      • G.L.N.Murthy November 12, 2015 at 11:21 am #

        Dear sir , regarding the query on Bharatha Chaitra Pareeksha of Sri Ganapathimuni I wouldlike to inform you that it was originally printed in sanskrit by one of the relatives of the Muni by name Sri Aryasomayajula Madhkeswara rao of Vizianagaram in 1971.It is true that very few copies were printed and only sankrit scholars were given  some copies in 1971.Now the Ramanashramam Thiruvannamali published all the sanskrit works of Ganapathimuni in 11 volumes and volume 9 is completely dedicated to Bharatha charitra Pareeksha of Ganapathimuni.

  103. Puttu Kulkarni November 9, 2015 at 6:07 am #

    Kavyakantha VAsistha ganapati Muni function on 3rd December 2015, at KULVE_SIRSI_KARNATAKA.

    I will update the details soon.

    Puttu Kulkarni

    • Murthy Ganti November 9, 2015 at 7:21 am #

      Dear sir, Sri Kavyakantha’s personal letters in Telugu are now in book as “Lekhallo Nayana”written by my late brotherDr.Ganti Sreerama Murthy.Now the book will be released on 18th November at Lalitha peetham,Visakhapatnam by HH sri Sidheswarananda Bharathi Swamy of Courthalam peetham,Tamilnadu.Everybody is hereby Invited for this programme.

  104. Puttu Kulkarni November 27, 2015 at 4:17 am #

    Now I am translating Sri Aurabinod’s “Savitri” into Kannada poetry. Book 1 is completed , will try to publish the same with the original English and Kannada with commentary Please find a few lines;

    .ಸಾವಿತ್ರಿ -(ಮುಂದುವರೆದುದು)
    ದಳ 1 ಕಣ 4 (ಇ)
    ಚಿದ್ಬ್ರಹ್ಮನವನು ನಮ್ಮಲ್ಲಿ ನಿತ್ಯ ಪ್ರಚ್ಛನ್ನವಾಸ ಮಾಡಿ
    ತನ್ನದೇ ಶಕ್ತಿ ಜೊತೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಸತತ ಕಣ್ಣು-ಮುಚ್ಚಾಲೆಯಾಡಿ;
    ಪ್ರಕೃತಿಯಾ ದ್ರವ್ಯ ಕಾರಕಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಬಲು ಮಂದ ಮಂದ್ರದಲ್ಲಿ,
    ಚಲಿಸುತ್ತ ಬರುವ ಗಾಢ-ಗೂಢದಲಿ ಆ ಗುಹ್ಯ ದೇವನಿಲ್ಲಿ . //1//

    ಈ ಅಂತರಾತ್ಮ ತಾನಂತರಸ್ಥ ವಾಸಕೆನೆ ಮನುಜನಲ್ಲಿ
    ತನ್ನ ನೆಲೆಗಾಗಿ ತನ್ನದೇ ಮನೆಯ ರೂಪದಲಿ ನೆಲೆಸಿ ಇಲ್ಲಿ;
    ತನ್ನ ಕ್ರೀಡೆಗಳ ಅವಕಾಶಕಾಗಿ ಈ ಲೋಕ ಸೃಷ್ಟಿ-ಲೀಲೆ ,
    ಮಾಬಲದ ಅವನ ಕಾರ್ಯಗಳಿಗಾಗಿ ವಿಸ್ತಾರ ಮಲ್ಲ-ಶಾಲೆ //2//

    ಸರ್ವಜ್ಞನಾಗಿಯೂ ನಮ್ಮೆದೆಯ ಘನದ ತಮದ ಸ್ಥಿತಿಯನೊಪ್ಪಿ
    ದೇವತ್ವ ಅವನು, ಜೀವ-ಜಂತು ಜೊತೆ ಮನುಜ ರೂಪಗಳನಪ್ಪಿ ;
    ಅನಂತಾನಂತ , ವಿಧಿಲಿಖಿತ ಜೊತೆಗೆ ಕಾಲಕ್ಕೆ ಇವನನುಜ್ಞೆ
    ಅಮರತ್ವವವನು , ಮರ್ತ್ಯಜೀವನದ ವಿಭ್ರಮದಿ ನಿತ್ಯ ಸಂಜ್ಞೆ // 3//
    ಆ ಅವಿದ್ಯೆಯಾ ತೆರೆತೆರೆಯ ಮಧ್ಯೆ ಸಾಹಸದಿ ತೊಡಗಿಕೊಂಡು
    ಸರ್ವಾತ್ಮಭಾವ ಸರ್ವಚಿನ್ಮಯದಿ ಪರಿಪೂರ್ಣವಾಗಲೆಂದು ,
    ಆ ಚಿರದ ದಿವ್ಯ ಆನಂದವದುವು ಧರಿಸುತಲಿ ಸರ್ವ ಜೀವ
    ನಿಃಸಂಜ್ಞ ಸ್ಥಿತಿಯ ಗತಿಯೆಡೆಗೆ ಗಮನವಿರುವಂತೆ ವಿಶ್ವ-ಭಾವ . //4//

    ದ್ವಂದ್ವ-ಸಂಘರ್ಷ ಜೊತೆಗೆ ವೇದನೆಯ ಜಗದಿ ಅವತಾರಗೊಂಡು ,
    ದುಃಖ-ದುಮ್ಮಾನ ಸುಖದ – ಸಂಮಾನ ವಸ್ತರದೊಲು ಧರಿಸುವಂದು
    ಮತ್ತೆ ಅನುಭವದ ರಸದ ರೂಪಣೆಗೆ ಮಾದಕದ ದ್ರವ್ಯ-ಸಾರ
    ಅವನೀಗ ಅದನೆ ತಾ ಸವಿಯುತಿರುವ ತುಂಬಲೆನೆ ಜಗವ ಪೂರ . //5//

    ಗರ್ಭ-ಗರ್ಭದಲಿ ಆಗರ್ಭಗೂಢದಗಾಧದ ವಲಯಗಳಲಿ
    ಧೀಮಂತ ಭೂಮ-ಭೂಮಗಳು ವಿಶ್ವದೋತ್ತೀರ್ಣ ಋತದಿ ಅಲ್ಲಿ
    ನಿಯತಿಗೊಳ್ಳುವಲಿ ನಿಯಮ ರೂಪಿಸುವ ತಾಣದಲಿ ಇರುವ ಅವನು
    ಪೂರ್ವ ದೃಷ್ಟಾರ ಪೂರ್ವ ಚಿತಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಪಥದಲ್ಲಿ ಸಾಗುತಿಹನು , //6//

    ನಮ್ಮಂತರಾಳದಾಂತರ್ಯದಲ್ಲಿ ಸ್ಥಿತದ ಘನತೆ ಘನದಲ್ಲಿ
    ಅವ್ಯಕ್ತವಾಗಿ ಅಧಿಚೇತವಾದ ಆರ್ಣವದ ಆಳಗಳಲಿ
    ಅವನೀಗ ಅದನೆ ತನ್ನ ನೆಲೆಯಾಗಿ ಆಧರಿಸಿಕೊಂಡು ನಿಂದು
    ಸೃಷ್ಟಾರನಾಗಿ ತನ್ನಲ್ಲೆ ತಾನು ವಿಕಸನಕೆ ರೂಪುಗೊಂಡು , //7//

    ಉಜ್ವಲದ ಭವ್ಯ ಮಂಡಲದ ಕಾಂತಿ ಪುಂಜಗಳ ಜ್ಯೋತಿ ಈತ
    ಆ ರೂಪ-ಕಾಂತಿ –ಭಾವದಾವರ್ತ ಏಕ , ಏಕಾಂಗಿಯಾಗಿ ಈತ ,
    ಅವ ಶಕ್ತನಹುದು ಜೊತೆ ಶಕ್ತಿಯಹುದು ಬ್ರಹ್ಮಾಂಡವಾಗಿ ಸತತ
    ಅದ್ಭುತದ ಉದಯ ಆ ವಿಶ್ವ ಹೃದಯ ಅದ್ವೈತನಾಗಿ ಈತ . //8//

    ಆ ನಿರ್ವಿಶೇಷ ಅದು ನಿರ್ವಿಕಲ್ಪ ಆಕಾಶದಿಂದ ಅತ್ತ ,
    ಆ ಪೂರ್ಣವೀಗ ಆಕಾರರಹಿತ ನಿರ್ದ್ವಂದ್ವವಾಗಿ ಚಿತ್ತ,
    ಆ ತಾಣದಲ್ಲಿ ನಿಃಸ್ಸಂಗಿ ಪರಮ ಘನಶೂನ್ಯ ಸ್ಥಿತದ ಹಂತ
    ಅವನ ಆ ಶಬ್ದಮುಗ್ಧ ಶಕ್ತಿಯಲಿ ಪುಟಗೊಳುವ ಅವನನಂತ //9//

    ಲಕ್ಷಣದ ಕವಚ ತಾನಿರದೆ ಅವಳು ನಿರ್ಲಿಪ್ತ ವಾಸ ತಾಣ
    ರೂಪಧಾರಣೆಯ ವ್ಯಾಪ ಹೊಂದಿರದ ಅಪರೂಪ ಮೌನ ತಾಣ
    ಸಂಚಲನವಿರದ ಘನಶಾಂತದಲ್ಲಿ ಅವಳ ಸುಷುಪ್ತಿ ನಿದ್ರೆ
    ಕಾಲಕಾಲದಲು ಕಾಲದಿಂದಲೇ ರಕ್ಷಣೆಯ ಕವಚ ಭದ್ರೆ , //10//

    ಆನಂದಬ್ರಹ್ಮ ಸಾನಂದವಾಗಿ ತನ್ಮಯದಿ ಏಕವಾದ
    ಅವನ ಆ ನಿತ್ಯ ಏಕೈಕ ಶೌರ್ಯದನುಪಾಖ್ಯ ರೂಪವಾದ.
    ಆ ನಿರ್ವಿಶೇಷ, ಅದು ಪೂರ್ಣವೀಗ , ನಿರ್ದ್ವಂದ್ವವಾಗಿ ಇಲ್ಲಿ
    ಅವಕಾಶದಲ್ಲಿ ಅವನೀಗ ಬಂದ ನಿರ್ಮಾಯ ಮೌನದಲ್ಲಿ ; //11//

    ಏಕೈಕವಾದ ಆ ಆತ್ಮದಿಂದ ಅಗಣಿತದ ಮೂರ್ತಿಗಳನು
    ಅವನೀಗ ರೂಪುಗೊಳಿಸುತಲಿ ಅವಕೆ ಚೈತನ್ಯ ತುಂಬುತಿಹನು ;
    ತನ್ನ ಆ ಭೂಮಬ್ರಹ್ಮಾಂಡದಲ್ಲಿ ನಿಃಸ್ಸಂಗಿ ಇದ್ದ ತೆರದಿ ,
    ಈ ಸರ್ವ ಮೂರ್ತರೂಪದಲು ಅವನು ಸ್ಪಂದಿಸುವ ನಿತ್ಯ ಮುದದಿ //12//

    ಆಕಾಶವವನು ಅವಕಾಶವವನು ನಭೋಮಂಡಲದ ವ್ಯಾಪ್ತಿ ಅವನು
    ಮಹಾಕಾಶಕೂ ಪರಮದಾಧಾರ ಪರಿಣಾಮ ಸ್ವತಃ ತಾನು ;
    ಮತ್ತೆ ಜೊತೆಗಲ್ಲಿ ಕಾಲ ತಾನಾಗಿ ಕಾಲಾತ್ಮ ಅವನೆ ಆಗಿ
    ಕಾಲೋಪಹಿತದಿ ಕಾಲಕಲನದಲಿ ಚೇತನ-ವಿಭೂತಿಯಾಗಿ //13//

    ಆ ನಿರ್ವಿಶೇಷ, ಪರಿಪೂರ್ಣವೀಗ , ಬಾಧನೆಯು ಇರದ ಮುಕ್ತ ,
    ನಮ್ಮಂತರಾಳದಲ್ಲವನು, ಗೂಢ ನಮ್ಮಂತರಾತ್ಮ , ಶಕ್ತ ,
    ನಮ್ಮ ನ್ಯೂನತೆಯ ಬಾಹ್ಯಕವಚವನು ಊಹನೆಗೆ ಗಣಿಸಿಕೊಂಡು ,
    ಈ ರಕ್ತ-ಮಾಂಸ-ರಜ್ಜು-ಸ್ನಾಯುಗಳ ಸಂಲಗ್ನ ದೇಹ ಕಂಡು , //14//

    ತನ್ನ ನೆಲೆಗಾಗಿ ಸೂಕ್ತ ತಾಣವಿದು , ನಿರ್ಧರಿಸಿ , ವಾಸಗೊಂಡು ,
    ಅದು ತನ್ನದೆಂದು ತಾನರಿತು ಆ ಬಿಡಾರದಲಿ ಉಳಿದುಕೊಂಡು ,
    ಅವನ ಪ್ರತಿಮೆಯದು ಮನುಜ ಮಾನಕದ ಎಲ್ಲೆಯಲಿ ರೂಪುಗೊಂಡು
    ಅದು ಅವನ ದಿವ್ಯ-ಪರಿಮಾಣದಲ್ಲಿ , ನಾವಾಗ ಉದಿತಗೊಂಡು ; //15//
    (– ಇನ್ನೂ ಇದೆ )

    -ಪುಟ್ಟು ಕುಲಕರ್ಣಿ
    ಚಿದ್ಬ್ರಹ್ಮ ; Master of Existence
    ಪ್ರಚ್ಛನ್ನ ; Lurk
    ಅಂತರಸ್ಥ ; Immanent
    ಸರ್ವ ಚಿನ್ಮಯ ; All-Conscious
    ಚಿರದ-ದಿವ್ಯ-ಆನಂದ ; All -Blissful
    ನಿಃಸಂಜ್ಞ ; Insensible

  105. madhavharsha August 14, 2016 at 11:35 am #

    Endharo Mahanubhavulu Andhariki Vandanamulu_/\_
    Namaste to all the blessed people.
    Could somebody Please interpret the following dream that i had 2 days back.
    Nayana Vashishta Ganapathi Muni Garu was holding my hand and we were going around the Arunachala. Nayana garu was saying something to me but I couldn’t understand anything since the dream was very vague.
    Could somebody Please help me understand the significance of this vision


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