A Sage Par Excellence (Life Sketch of Sri Sacchidananda Shivabhinava Narasimha Bharati Mahaswamiji)

This book, A Sage Par Excellence which was released during the Centenary Celebration of Kalady, contains the life sketch of Sri Sacchidananda Shivabhinava Narasimha Bharati Mahaswamiji, the 33rd Jagadguru who adorned the throne of Transcendental Wisdom at Sringeri Sharada Peetham and who rediscovered Kalady, the birth place of Sri Adi Shankaracharya.

This book is available in Telugu version with title `Sri Sringeri Jagadguru Sri Sacchdananda Shivabhinava Narasimha Bharati Swamulavari Divya Charitramu’.

Language: English
Edition: I
Year of Publication: 2010
Published by: Vidya Bharati Press
ISBN : 978-81-910191-1-7
Pages: 185 pp+xiii
Bind: Paperback
Availability: In Stock

Synopsis :

The 33rd Acharya of the Peetham was an expert in Mantra-Shastra and an epitome of compassion. A life sketch of the Mahaswamiji was first published in Kannada by the Peetham in 1924. It was penned by Guruseva Praveena Sri Srikantha Shastri, the then Sarvadhikari of the Math, who had the fortune of serving the Mahaswamiji for many years. It is this work that forms the primary source of this book.
While compiling this book, excerpts from the abridged English translation,of the Tamil version of the aforesaid Kannada book, by Sri B.V. Kameshwara Iyer, titled `The life of Sri Jagadguru Sacchidananda Shivabhinava Narasimha Bharati Swami of Sringeri’ have been included.
It is Mahaswamiji who rediscovered the birth place of Sri Adi Shankaracharya at Kalady. It is only due to Mahaswamiji’s efforts we have with us the complete works of Adi Shankaracharya.
This book also contains a brief life sketch of the Mahaswamiji’s Guru in the beginning and contains the hymn Gurudvaya Abheda Anusandhanam, composed by His Holiness Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamiji. The hymn portrays the non-difference between Sri Adi Shankaracharya and Sri Sacchidananda Shivabhinava Narasimha Bharati Mahaswamiji.

Contents :
Parentage and early life
Sannyasa and Tutelage
First years of Incumbency
First Independent Tour
Second tour of the Mahaswamiji
Life at Sringeri
Preparations for the Kalady Consecration
On the way to Kalady
The great consecration at Kalady
Videhamukti
Greatness of the Jagadguru
Gurudvaya-Abheda-Anusandhanam
Sri Sacchidananda Shivabhinava Nrisimhabharati Ashthakam

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