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Swami Tapasyananda

Swami Tapasyananda was a senior monk of the Ramakrishna Mission. He was a disciple of Swami Shivanandaji Maharaj, one of the eminent disciples of Sri Ramakrishna.[1] The Swami was a vice-president of the Ramakrishna Order from 1985-1991. He was an erudite scholar in Indian and Western philosophy. He has to his credit many books in English, including the translations of many scriptures. His translation of Bhagavata Purana in four volumes has been highly acclaimed in intellectual and devotional circles. He was the president of Ramakrishna Math, Chennai from 1971-1991. Swamiji was well-known for his austere life and intuitive intellect. He was a prolific writer. Some of the books authored by him are listed below. He translated a lot of Hindu classics into English from original Sanskrit.


  1. ^ Ali, Mumtaz (2005). Jewel in the Lotus: Deeper Aspects of Hinduism. BookNetIndia. ISBN 9788182600225.  


  • Srimad Bhagavata - 4 volumes (Original Sanskrit with English Translation) ISBN 81-7823-046-1
  • Adhyatma Ramayana: The Spiritual Version of the Rama Saga (Original Sanskrit with English Translation) ISBN 81-7120-004-4
  • Bhakti Schools of Vedanta ISBN 81-7120-226-8
  • Sri Sarada Devi, the Holy Mother
  • Sri Sarada Devi, the holy mother: Her life and conversations
  • Sri Lalita Sahasranama: The Text, Transliteration and English Translation ISBN 81-7823-099-2
  • Srimad-Bhagavad-Gita ISBN 0-7025-0113-1
  • Sundarakandam of Srimad Valmiki Ramayana ISBN 81-7120-333-7
  • Narayaneeyam : Bhagavata condensed ISBN 81-7120-419-8
  • Saundarya-lahari of Sri Sankaracarya : with text and translation, and notes based on Laksmidhara's commentary ISBN 81-7120-244-6
  • The philosophical and religious lectures of Swami Vivekananda
  • The four yogas of Swami Vivekananda ISBN 0-7025-0180-8
  • Bhakti ratnavali, or, A necklace of devotional gems : an anthology from Bhagavata ISBN 81-7120-224-1
  • Swami Ramakrishnananda : the apostle of Sri Ramakrishna to the South
  • Sri Vishnu Sahasranama as per Shankara's commentary
  • Sivananda Lahari of Shankara
  • Prashnottara-ratna-malika of Shankara
  • Laghu-Vasudeva-Mananam
  • For Enquirers about Ramakrishna Math and Mission


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