Mahavidvan Perukaranai Madabushi Chakravarthyachariar Swamy is today among the few outstanding exponents of Vishishtadvaitha
philosophy established and propagated by Shri Ramanuja who upheld the primacy of Vedas and refuted successfully the prevalent
materialistic and nithilistic schools of thought. With a Nyaya Siromani from
the Samskrit University Tirupathi in the year 1944, Swamy specialized in Tarka, Vedanta and Sahitya under eminent teachers
like Shri Uttamur Viraraghavacharyar, Shri Neelameghacharyar, Shri D.T. Thathacharyar Swamy and Shri Ramanatha Sastrigal. The culminating tutelage in Shastras came about under the 42nd Pontiff of Shri Ahobila
Mutt lasting for over six years. Swamy has worked as a teacher for a few years
and served also as Principal of Maduranthakam Samskrit College. He was an examiner
and an active participant in several Vidvat Sadas for many years. He has authored
several works in both Samskrit and Tamil and has guided and is still guiding a number of students in research and higher studies. His discourses on Shri Bhashya, Shrimad Rahasyathraya Sara, Shrimad Ramayana and Tiruppavai
veritably feast the mind and the spirit of one and all. Among the many honours
and titles conferred on him unsought, the title of Sara Saragna (Commander of quintessential knowledge) awarded by the 42nd
Pontiff Shri Ahobila Mutt is the one he cherishes most, coming as it did from an esteemed scholar-saint of the last century. He is also an Asthana Vidvan of Shri
The Sribhashyachandrika, a Sanskrit commentary on Sribhashya is his magnum opus reflecting as it does to many subtle
nuances and implication learnt from Shri Alaghiasingar (42) during the Kalakshepa periods.
His Tamil commentary on Tiruppavai is an exhaustive treatise which is a boon not only to first-time learners but also
to the many exponents of Tiruppavai, particularly during the December-January season every year.
Swamy, 86, is presently
at Shri Vedantha Desika Bhavanam, 27 Venkatesa Agraharam, Mylapore, Chennai 600004.
His lectures and discourses at the Bhavanam attract people, both young and old, who seek the verities of true knowledge,
the riches of the mind and the solace of the spirit. Despite his deep scholarship,
Swamy has a unique and simple way of imparting instruction to people at all levels.
He lives a simple, detached and austere life, unmindful of the worldly riches.
There is, indeed, a singular appropriateness about the Swamy living and teaching now in the Bhavanam named after the
great scholar Shri Vedanta Desika, who was as much known for his utter simplicity and detachment as for his deep and abiding