Manjakkudi Rajagopala Sastrigal

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ajaysimha
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#1 Manjakkudi Rajagopala Sastrigal

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Hi Rasikas,

Heard about this upanyasakara " Sri Manjakkudi Rajagopala Sastrigal" .
that he would give such upanyasams which would not deviate from our Scriptures and
would collate stories and it's values beautifully.

could anybody share some info on bhagavtar

Can anyone share some uploads. internet doesn't have any of the upanyasams.

only the veda recital as invocation is available in the album
"Inde du sud : Anthologie de la musique classique - South India"

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#2 Re: Manjakkudi Rajagopala Sastrigal

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He was a family Priest to my Mothers side and has officiated a few samskaras , that I was a witness to in my young age. Later he withdrew into just consulting horoscopes. Likelihood of locating any recordings is slim within the people of my reach as I don't think any of the families could afford those recording equipment at that time.

I will still send a word to see if they can find someone.

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#3 Re: Manjakkudi Rajagopala Sastrigal

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I’ve heard him live many times at the kAtyAyini samEta jalakaNThESvara temple inside the IITM campus. He was unbelievable. He held people’s attention effortlessly!
One of the impressive “stories” he used to recount was manjaL mahimai (definitely not on the lines of the present-day craze for curcumin - 😜).

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#4 Re: Manjakkudi Rajagopala Sastrigal

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Ajay, not sure if you can understand tamizh, but I was listening to this video before I made my post and I continued after I made the above post and this appeared:

https://youtu.be/Mj8D0a6Zx4U?t=1872

And I am not a frequent listener of Sri Muralidhara svAmigal. So it seems mahans are blessing us. Kanchi Mahaperiyava had him do discourses on importance of pitR pUja (paying obeisance to one's ancestors regularly it seems!).

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#5 Re: Manjakkudi Rajagopala Sastrigal

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shankarank wrote: 17 Jul 2018, 07:39 He was a family Priest to my Mothers side and has officiated a few samskaras , that I was a witness to in my young age. Later he withdrew into just consulting horoscopes. Likelihood of locating any recordings is slim within the people of my reach as I don't think any of the families could afford those recording equipment at that time.

I will still send a word to see if they can find someone.
great to hear that you have a connection with Sastrigal.
also thanks for the info. eager to hear sastrigal's audios.

listened to the speech by respected muralidara swamigal ,
it was interesting to listen how Manjakudi sastrigal and TS Balakrishna Sastrigal showed their gurubakthi to kaanchi acharyal
(this must be a take back for all who listen to it)

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#6 Re: Manjakkudi Rajagopala Sastrigal

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rshankar wrote: 17 Jul 2018, 07:56 I’ve heard him live many times at the kAtyAyini samEta jalakaNThESvara temple inside the IITM campus. He was unbelievable. He held people’s attention effortlessly!
One of the impressive “stories” he used to recount was manjaL mahimai (definitely not on the lines of the present-day craze for curcumin - 😜).
I have read about the sastrigals take on "manjaL mahimai" was really awesome.
if you recollect anything. Could you post a small write-up on what is manjal mahimai.

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