[Advaita-l] New member introduction: Ramesh Ramanan

Jagannathan Mahadevan jagan at ccwf.cc.utexas.edu
Sat Jan 21 18:22:53 CST 2006

Dear Ramesh,

I would like to bring to your attention about "Koviloor Matam" in Tamil
Nadu. It may be a good source of getting Tamil versions of works such as
VivekaChudamani etc. Their website (see below) gives contact information.

The Koviloor Adheenam is hailed as the first school to bring out Tamil
versions of texts such as Viveka Choodamani and also teach Vedanta in
Tamil. Although we are attached to the Kanchi Matam, I used to visit
Koviloor as I had stayed nearby in Karaikkudi.

Below is the link to their website and a quote from their website:


"The Koviloor Aadheenam highly deserves the merit of being called the
First School of systematic Vedantic Studies through the medium of Tamil.
It was the Koviloor Aadheenam that brought out for the first time the
authentic and undistorted Tamil versions of 14 important Vedantic Texts,
which include Vedanta Cudamani, Viveka Cudamani, Pancadasi, Bagavadgita
and Jnanavasishta. The teaching of Vedanta, which started with Sri
Andavar Swamigal, has been maintained in unbroken continuum."

Jagannathan Mahadevan,
Senior Reservoir Engineer
Petrotel Inc., Dallas, TX.

On Fri, 20 Jan 2006, Jaldhar H. Vyas wrote:

> I am a avid student of Sanskrit and advaita Vedanta. I am interested in
> obtaining Tamil translations of old Advaitic texts authored by Sri Adi
> Sankara and others. I am also interested in translating some of these
> texts myself and posting them online for the benefit of those who know
> Tamil and Sanskrit. I am currently employed with a private organization in
> Mumbai. My email address is rameshramanan at yahoo.co.uk
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