Chevalier Award for Sri N S Ramanuja Tatachariar swami, Navalpakkam


Highest Civilian award by French Govt given to an Sri N S Ramanuja Tatachariar swami of Navalpakkam. NSR Swamy was awarded  for his Immense Contribution to Sanskrit.  NSR Swami 84, hails from Navalpakkam, a  village near Vandavasi, Thiruvannamalai District, Tamil Nadu. This award is equivalent to that of Bharat Ratna  in India.

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Article from The Hindu:

For Sanskrit scholar, small salary meant no distractions

A small, frail old man dressed in a Panchakacham and a blue shawl walked up to the dais and started an emotional speech in fluent Sanskrit. His voice trembled as he spoke, and yet there was no denying his command over the language as he described the various texts and commentaries he had written. He was none other than N.S. Ramanuja Tatacharya, who was awarded the Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur by the French Government this year.

Mr. Tatacharya is 81 years old and was born in Navalpakkam village in the North Arcot district in Tamil Nadu to U.Ve.N.S. Krishnaswamy Tatacharya and Rajalakshmi. He has 11 publications to his name, including Sankaravijaya of Vyasaala, Purusarthasudhanidhi of Sayana Madhava and Storarnava.

His original works include Vivriti – a commentary on Jnapaka Sangraha, Balabodhini – a commentary on the Pancalaksani Gadadhari (Nyaya) and Bhagavadgurunaratnapeetika – a commentary on the Gopalasahasranama. He is presently an honorary professor in the Department of Indology at the French Institute, Puducherry and working on Sabdabodha Mimamsa.

Talking about his works and his achievements at a felicitation function at Pondicherry University, he said one of the main reasons for his working so hard was that his salary did not compare to the kinds of salaries that people were drawing today. The money would have distracted him from doing any meaningful work, he said.

He also thanked his parents and teachers for making him who he was today.


  1. ஸ்வாமின்: உ.வே. ஸ்ரீ ராமானுஜ தாதாச்சர்ய ஸ்வாமிகளுக்கு விருது கிடைத்தது நமது வைஷ்ணவ சித்தாந்தத்துக்கே கிடைத்த விருதாக உள்ளது. ஸ்வாமிகள் இன்னும் பல ஆண்டுகள் வைஷ்ணவ சேவையில் இருக்க ஆசார்ய ன் அருள் புரியட்டும். ஸ்வாமிகளுக்கு எனது குடும்பத்தாரின் தண்டம் சமர்பித்தவிண்ணப்பங்கள். தாஸன் சடகோபன்

  2. This is a great thing for the entire Srivaishnava Community. We all prey Srimannarayana to give a healthy long life to Swamiji. I request all Srivaishnavas at this time to sing Azhawar Pasuram “THIRU PALLANDU” to Swamiji.

  3. A great sri Vasihanavite scholar belonging to Navalapkkam Tatacharya familyknown for their pious and relifious follwings of sri Ramanunja and Sri Vedantadesikan Sampradya. This is a great honour for not only the scholar but the whole Srivaishanvaite community.May lord Narayana give him long life to bless us all.

  4. Award will always go to the deserving persons. Sri.U.Ve.Swamy is such an intelligent, scholar in Veda as well as Shastram, apart from all, the humbleness and simplicity of Sri.U.Ve. Swamy is an additional Bhushanam. Sri.U.Ve. NSR swamy Tiruvaidgale sharanam.
    Dasan.Navalpakkam Pala Chakravarthi.

    • always foreigners andresearchers respect our vidvans.Only people with shallow knowledge and self given doctorates
      do not understand the greatness of others and indulge in negative practices.In tamilnadu all the posts of vice chancellors are auctioned as per newspaper reports
      How can we expect a better syllubus or correct lessons

  5. Navalpakkam NSR Swamy is incomparable. Swamy is expert in Advaitham, Visishtadwaitham and dwaitham . Besides He is the only one Authority in “SRI BHASHYAM ” Among all the Vaishnavaites vidhwans. At prsent Swamy is only authority in all 4 sastras Nyaya, Mimamsa , Vedanta, and Vyakarana.
    ” Porti Ugappathum Punthil kolvathum Satrallavo munnaM PETRATHERKE . Daasan Navalpakkam Swamy THIRUVADI PARTHA SARATHY TIRUVALLIKENI

  6. cont., of earlier

    Chevalier Dr. NSR SWAMY is aathmaguna paripoorner. And he is Incarnation of BHAGAVATH SRI BASHYAKARAR. Swamy is incomparable . Swamy is Expert in Nyaya, Vedanta, Mimamsa and Vyakarana also He is the only one Authority in ” Sri Bashyam ‘” among all the Sri Vaishnavites. ” pottri Ugappathum Punthiyul Kolvathum Pongu Pugazh Chaattruvadhum Sattrallavo Munnam Pettratherke.”

  7. Chevalier Dr NSR Swamy is the Incarnation of Bagavath Sri BASHYAKARAR . Aathmaguna Paripoorner .

    Navalpakkam De Aa . Yegyavarahathathachariyar swami thirucvadi partha sarathy daasan THIRUVALLIKENI.

  8. Chevalier Dr NSR Swamy is incarnation of Bhagavth Sri Bashyakarar . Aathmaguna Paripoorner. Sadagopa Sri Ramanujathathachariyar swami thiruvadigale sharanam.

  9. pOTrri Ugappathum Punthiyul kolvathum Ponghu PUGAZH cHattri valarpathum Sattrallavo Munnam Pettratherke. Navalpakkam NSR Swamy Thiruvadigale Sharanam. (Earlier there was liitle error in comment now it has been rectified)

  10. It is a great honour not only to him but to the entire family of vaishnavite in particular to his own family members. I am none other than his sister Mythili’s son. Need his blessings always. May your journey continues for many more years for the prolongation of samaskridhum.


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