Introduction to Nyaya, Mimamsa and Vedanta (Tamil)

  • Course level: Beginner


Tutor: Velukkudi Sri U. Ve. Ranganathan Swamy

Language: Tamil

This course will give the learner clarity in the basic tenets of these 3 Shastrams.

  • Nyaya – The study of logic and epistemology
  • Mimamsa – The science of critical investigation
  • Vedanta – The logical investigation of the Supreme

This will enable the student to pursue further study of analytical texts about Vedanta.

Course start date: 04/06/2020

Duration: One year course / 100 hours (2 hrs every weekend)

For further clarifications regarding this course, please send an email to elearning@velukkudi.tv


  • By dedicating just a few hours every week, you can achieve great intellectual clarity regarding Philosophical concepts and align your mind with the teachings of the Vedas.
  • நீங்கள் வாரத்திற்கு சில மணி நேரம் மட்டும் ஒதுக்கி, ஆன்மிகத்தில் தெளிவான புரிதலைப் பெற்று, வேதங்களின் உபதேசங்களோடு இணைந்து வாழலாம்

Topics for this course

96 Lessons100h

Section 1: Nyaya Shastram

Nyaya Lesson 1: Vedas and Vedangas1:15:34
Nyaya Lesson 2: Vidya Sthanams1:04:34
Nyaya Lesson 3: Significance of Nyaya1:06:51
Nyaya Lesson 4: History of Nyaya55:00
Nyaya Lesson 5: The Approach in Nyāya1:00:22
Nyaya Lesson 6: The Seven Padarthas1:04:36
Nyaya Lesson 7: Classification of Padarthas – Part 1 – Dravyam Guna Karma53:30
Nyaya Lesson 8: Classification of Padarthas – Part 2 – Samanyam1:05:54
Nyaya Lesson 9: Classification of Padarthas – Part 3 – Visesa1:10:43
Nyaya Lesson 10: Classification of Padarthas – Part 4 – Samavaya and Abhava1:04:35
Nyaya Lesson 11: Question and Answer – 11:26:36
Nyaya Lesson 12: Quiz 1 – First Ten Lessons Recap Quiz
Nyaya Lesson 13: Dravyams – Prthivi1:05:20
Nyaya Lesson 14: Dravyams – Jalam Tejas Vayu1:10:32
Nyaya Lesson 15: Avayavam and Avayavi1:19:20
Nyaya Lesson 16: Dravyams – Akasha Kaala Dik1:16:53
Nyaya Lesson 17: Dravyams – Atma1:15:48
Nyaya Lesson 18: Dravyams – Atma and Manas1:16:30
Nyaya Lesson 19: Gunas – Rupam to Samkhya1:06:29
Nyaya Lesson 20: Gunas – Parimana to Shabda54:35
Nyaya Lesson 21: Gunas – Buddhi1:02:51
Nyaya Lesson 22: Sukham to Abhava1:01:40
Nyaya Lesson 23: Question and Answer – 259:42
Nyaya Lesson 24: Quiz 2 – Lessons 13 to 22 Recap Quiz
Nyaya Lesson 25: Pramanam1:18:28
Nyaya Lesson 26: Pratyaksham1:10:51
Nyaya Lesson 27: Anumanam – An Introduction1:06:06
Nyaya Lesson 28: Anumanam – Types and Defects1:36:52
Nyaya Lesson 29: Upamanam and Shabda1:10:06
Nyaya Lesson 30: Requirements of Shabda Pramanam1:13:48
Nyaya Lesson 31: Samsara and Mukti1:07:58
Nyaya Lesson 32: Special Live Program1:26:54
Nyaya Lesson 33: Quiz 3 – Lessons 25 to 31 Recap Quiz

Section 2: Mimamsa

Section 3: Vedanta

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The links for Mimamsa or Naya sashtra is not working.

Also I have been charged twice for stotrams but unable to access the content of stotrams. Please resolve these issue or issue with refund.

This was one of unique courses i have attended so far. Thanks for conducting such classes.

Hare Krsna Prabhuji!!!
It was a blessings to learn such a important knowledge of Nyaya, Mimamsa & Vedanta.
It was not possible for any working professional to get this knowledge unless it was through medium. Also if it was provided it was not possible to understand its true meaning of the knowledge. Only because of the blessings of Krsna and endeavor of Ranganathan Swami we have got this opportunity to learn this.
Thank you swamiji, all volunteers and all vaishnavas to make this a grand success.
All glories to Guru & Gauranga.... Hare Krsna!!!

Swami has designed this course keeping in mind the beginners level. This course was able to generate curiousity and interest to pursue advanced studies in these Sastra while at the same time not overwhelming them. The entire Sastra is also nicely encapsulated in well paced chapters. Dhanyavadah to Swami & his team for their efforts

Swamy... Thank you very much for trying to explain difficult concepts in an easy way and for taking so much efforts in designing such a great course... My namaskaram to you.... May God shower his choicest blessings on you and your family

The year long Nyaya, Mimamsa and Vedanta course is an introductory pathway in understanding deeper concepts of the Vedic philosophies of Sanatana Dharma. Regardless of one's age, one must attend this course to strengthen our faith ,realization and understanding of the Brahman. Younger population will especially appreciate the critical and logical reasoning in these philosophies and will develop interest in learning further about them thus enriching their spiritual knowledge.
The structure of the course is designed in a very thoughtful manner- Karma Vicharam prior to performing Brahma Vicharam. Therefore, it is important to understand Nyaya/ Mimamsa before delving into Vedanta.
The reading materials need a special mention. Swami Ranganathan has taken great efforts to compile and translate the Sanskrit verses into readable Tamil and English without diluting the meaning. The learner will not have any language gaps in understanding the otherwise complex concepts.
In this day and age, we not only have to defend and protect Sanatana Dharma but also have the duty of understanding our Dharma ourselves and to lead a way of life that is mentioned in the Vedas. This course will definitely pave way for clear thinking , understand the purpose of life / creation and most importantly , have stronger faith in Paramatma and in bringing ourselves closer to Him.
Finally, a mention about the Guru. A simple Thank you will not suffice for the time and efforts that Swami Ranganathan has taken in the last one plus year to make these Sastrams approachable for common people like me. He has passed on the knowledge that he has obtained from his Gurus and explained in the simplest of terms for everyone to understand. I pray to Sriman Narayana that his service to the Sampradaya should continue and benefit many people.
Vidhya Srinivasan.

I just completed listening to the last lecture on Vedanta. Ranganathan Swami has done a wonderful job to expose us to Nyaya, Mimansa and Vedanta. He is slow enough for anyone to understand the deep meaning in these Darshanas. The examples, sometimes the repetitions and the summary help ensuring that we have understood the tatwams in these great texts. I pray that he takes up other similar topics complementing his father Krishnan Swami in exposing the Srivaishnava community to the great wealth left by our purvacharyas.

Namaskaram swamy, I am a new student for this course, It is really good, will it be available in future even after the course is done .

வேதசாஸ்திரப் பாடங்கள் மிக அருமையாக விளக்கப்பட்டுள்ளது பல புதிய கருத்துக்களை எளிமையாகவும் கூறியுள்ளீர்கள் உதாரணத்திற்கு மூன்று குணங்களை விளக்கும் போது ரஜஸ் என்பது தாமஸத்தையோ அல்லது சாத்வீகத்தையோ ஊக்குவிக்கக்கூடியது என்பதெல்லாம் இப்போது புதிதாகத் தெரிந்து கொண்ட விஷயங்கள்
குறிப்பாக இன்று 29 வது பாடத்தில்
அறிவு, அறியப்படும் பொருள், அறிபவன் or அறிவாளி (நியாய சாஸ்திரம்)
கானல்நீர், கிளிஞ்சல் - வெள்ளி விளக்கங்கள், பிரதிநிதி நியாயம்,
பஞ்சீகரணம் (Mixing)
இறுதியாக ஞானம் அனைத்தும் யதார்த்தம், உண்மையானது தான்
அதனால் வரும் விளைவுகள் அனைத்தும் மிகச் சிறப்பாக எளிமையாக விளக்கப்பட்டுள்ளது
இன்னும் மீமாம்சயில் சுமார் 20 பாடங்கள் கே ட்கவே
ண்டியிருக்கிறது ஒரு நாளைக்கு இரண்டு பாடங்கள் என்று Intensive ஆக எடுத்து முடித்துவிட இருக்கிறேன்
நியாச சாஸ்திரத்திற்கு தாங்கள் Pen drive பதிவு கொடுத்த போது வாங்கியுள்ளேன் அது போல மீமாம்சை வேதாந்த சாதஸ்திரங்களுக்கும் ஏற்பாடு செய்தாள் பின்னர் இந்த பாடங்களை கேட்க நலமாக இருக்கும்
தங்களுக்கு என் பனிவான வணக்கத்தை நன்றிகளை தெரிவித்துக் கொள்கிறேன்

கே ஆர் கோதண்டராமன்

Classes were very useful to what is what.

Nyaya and mimansa courses were very well explained. It is very intersting to understand the methodology of performing yagas and the methodology of understanding the Vedic statements. I very much look forward to attend the vedanta course and many more courses taught by velukkudi Ranganathan Swamy.

Why there are no lessons from April 16th. Vedhanta lesson 16. I just wanted to get it clarified whether I have not received or you have not posted. Normally you announce everything meticulously. Please grace your reply. Namaste.

Very systematically presented summary of all the three shastras Nyaya Mimasa and Vedanta

Attempting Quiz is very interesting & at the same time it helps me to know my level of understanding & to know my improvement in the subject from the beginning. May I know why there is no Quiz for the lessons 22-28 in Mimamsa
Adiyen, Komala Rangamanii

Lesson 1 of Vedhantha listened from Sri Velukkudi U.Ve. Krishnan Swamy and prepared a hand out for the same. If it is acceptable after review, can we use the same as hand out for Lesson 1? If it is not to the mark, kindly pardon me. Kindly advise me how to send the pdf to you.
Ramadurai - 98424 25135

Namaskarams sir.
I used to simply chant Narayaneeyam.sahasra namams, devi mahatmyam, sundara khandam etc. But i really didn't understand what Vedas and upangas are
Your lessons are so designed that even people without knowing Sanskrit could understand easily. Also it is so interesting and makes me wait for the new lessons.
Would request you to start advance courses as well sir . Thanks for everything with folded hands. And seek your blessings for gaining more knowledge

Completed, very great effort

Namasakarm Swamy
It was a wonderful course
Kindly arrange receipts for my two donations.
Also certificate is a good idea...is this being sent by email?


This course is very useful,

ரொம்ப பிரமாதமான பாட திட்டம்
நான்முழுமையாக அநுபவிக்கிறேன். எனக்கு வயது 88 ஆகிறது. அடுத்த பாடம் அதாவது வேதாந்தா பாடம் வரவில்லையே் எப்பொழுது கிடைக்கும். நீங்கள் நீடூழி வாழ வேண்டும் என்று எல்லாம்வல்ல இரைவனை பிரார்த்திக்கிறேன் நன்றி வணக்கம்🙏🙏🙏💐💐💐
கமலா ரங்கநாதன்

Super classes !

Adiyean dhasan swami. Acharyar thiruvadikalae saranam

adiyen swamy

very clear, hard subject explained in simple way, easy to understand, powerpoint presentations are excellent. Feeling very blessed to learn this. Dhanyasmi

Namaskaram Swami
Blessed to do this course.Well explained. Thank you.
Raji Anand

Namaskaram - Rangathan Swamy brings in phenomenal lucidity and clarity to a very complex subject. Like a true teacher, he is inspiring the learners to strive more and learn better. The way the course has been structured is brilliant - videos, hand-outs, detailed explanation with examples and followed by questions in the form of quiz reflects the level of commitment to the cause. Icing on the cake is the way Q&A is enabled within the modules and hats-off to him for answering those questions promptly and clearly. He also picks "pick of the questions" from the learners and share it for the larger benefit. In all just too good.

Namamskaram, Swami. Adiyen Ramanujam. all classes give me abundant knowledge on these saastras, I have completed upto Mimamsa class 3 and downloded the text content for lesson 4 and 5. I am not finding the lecture video for these two lessons 4 and 5 of Mimamsa. Please clarify. Also please let me know the doubt clearing procedure.

Namaskaram 🙏🏻

Adiyen just completed lessons of Nyaya sasthram. Thanks for teaching us. For offering Guru Dhakshana, Adiyen got your account number and bank details from this website. But adiyen doesn’t know Account Holder name. Can you please share it so I can add beneficiary in my account and transfer? Sorry for the trouble 🙏🏻 Adiyen email is mrspriya@gmail.com 🙏🏻

The contents , course design, explanations and delivery are simply superb. It is easy to follow and brings in clarity. Shri. U. Ve. Velukkudi Ranganathan swami has taken so much pain to ensure this benefits several people and it is our blessings to be a beneficiary. Thanks swamin and namaskarams. Hope many more learn this even from recorded content.

Excellent course. I use the learnings from here to teach concepts, to my school going children.

It is blessing to hear such a lucid and detailed explanation of Nyaya Sastrams. Very interesting and indepth analysis of each component. Adiyen feels very happy to be part of this programme. Thank you

Very nice presentation....

The tutorial is so good. Thank you very much for such initiatives.

Hi Swamy,

Namaskarams. This course contents is great and thanks a lot to provide this kind of e-learning facility.

Namaskaram Swamin!
Adiyen --am unable to understand the answer for question no 20--second quiz--though only in the fifth attempt I was able to get the answer but still Adiyen not convinced. Kindly clarify my doubt..Namaskaram

அடியேன், வகுப்புகள. தொடரலையா? எனக்கு கிடைக்கலையா, வேதாந்த பாடம் 16 க்குப்பின் வரலை

execellent teaching

Adiyen Ramanuja Dasan.🙏🙏🙏🙏

I enrolled in Nyayam and Meemamsai on line class with trepidation, because of my very limited knowledge of Sanskrit language and feared that I would be out of depth with the classes. Sri Ranganathan Swami has allayed that anxiety by the methodical manner in which he teaches elucidating the fundamentals and unraveling the mystique and the sheer beauty of Sanskrit language along the way. I have been in awe of at the etymological contribution of Sanskrit to other languages, including Western languages. His classes invoke further fervor to look eagerly forward to next session to learn more.

The pedagogic tools provided are pragmatic. Sri. Ranganathan Swami provides opportunities to ask questions and clarify doubts. Tests are challenging; yet it helps to appraise our progress. They are not punitive Rubicon cul de sacs as they are offered for retake, providing opportunities to rectify, learn from our errors and eventually enhance our knowledge basis.

Thank you,
Saraswathy Rajagopalan

பரிணாமம் (வளர்ச்சி)!!!

ரொம்பவும் நன்றி ஸ்வாமி , Quiz தமிழிலும் print கொடுத்ததற்கு 🙏🙏
Jayasree Santhanam.

Swamy, is teaching us with lot of patience and explaining very well.. cannot express my gratitude in words.. blessed we are.. Thank you

adiyen, one year is over now.v v useful class.now adiyen is able to understand swami s kalakshepams in a far better way.danyosmi

I am learning the course.
Thanks to Swamy,Its easy to understand the concepts.

Perumaal Thiruvadigale Saranam.

The course was very informative and in detailed. U. Ve Ranganatha Swamy explanation is very easy to understand.

Hare Krishna,

Pranams to the feet of Guru Acharya and Lord Sri Krishna,

It is only through the blessings of guru Sri Velukkudi Krishnan Swamy Guru Maharaj, and Lord Sri Krishna Himself, that I am able to undergo this sacred course.

Our guru Sri U.Ve Ranganatha Swamy Guruji is an enlightened soul, possessing exhaustive knowledge of the subject, and is amazingly articulate. The lessons that deal with complex concepts are broken down into easily understandable elements, ably supported by the well-organized handouts. The examples used are closer to our daily life, and helps relate to them easily.

Courses like these are the need of the hour, now more than it ever was. I did not have the opportunity of learning this invaluable, timeless Vedic knowledge during my younger days. I'm glad I am able to do it now by your blessings. Please continue conducting such courses, and help me, and millions of other seekers, taste the nectar of Vedanta.

Eternally indebted,

Your Servant

Adiyen Ramanuja Dasan, I am so glad that I have joined this course. Though its very hard subjest, Swami's explanation is very simple to understand and creating interest to study further. The handbook is very good with the examples. Thank you So much, Adiyen, Deepa Janardhan

We are all blessed to learn this important and specialized subject through learned scholar “ Swamy” .

It is well structured to understand easily to everyone who are not familiarized with Vedanta subjects and in very well manner presented . Materials and teaching is really superb , beyond the word of expression .

Sadagopan, Thenthiruperai


It was very clear and elucidating. The examples were well chosen. The handout material was very useful. The illustrations in the handouts were very explanatory. The learning happened in graded steps. Prior information was recycled with new information. Recapitulation was very systematically done. The quiz was helpful in self-assessment. Look forward to the next section.

Good teacher. Explains the concepts with repeated examples for us to grasp. The pace of teaching is very leisurely.

தேர்வு தாள் தமிழில் கொடுக்கப்பட வேண்டும்

Adiyen, has been listening to Sri Velukkudi Krishnan Swami's Upanyasams since last Margazhi (2019) after a visit to Thirukkurugur, and had the good fortune to meet Swami in person and do sevai as also to contribute to Sangathamizh calendar. Since then following Swami's many Upanyasams. It is indeed great pleasure to now listen to Swamy's son, Sri Velukkudi Ranganathan Swami, who is so erudite and eloquent at this age, truly establishing the stamp of authority of Velukkudi Swami paramparai, and his explanations and dissertations are crystal clear and pedantic in this Nyaya Shastram class. He is not only Ubhaya Vedanta scholar but also equally scholarly in modern science and English language so his reach can be even much wider globally and benefit the whole world with his lectures and classes. Look forward to more of his English Upanyasams and classes too. In the meanwhile, really enjoying this Nyaya, Meemansa and Vedanta classes

தெளிவான விளக்கங்கள். முறை யான திருப்புதல்கள். Recollect செய்து சொல் வதுதான் சிரமமாக உள்ளது. Eagarly waiting for the quiz

Vedanta classes are excellent. Thanks a lot. However, kindly also reply to the Q&A in a timely way as it is very critical for our மனனம். Thanks

In lesson 10 handout, the words इह घटो अस्ति should be replaced by इह पटो अस्ति

Feel Absolutely blessed to have enrolled into this course.

Excellent course and excellent Guru .
Like father, like son.

Easy to follow the concept with the examples given by the teacher, also the way of explanation makes learning easier.

Excellent presentation and explanation of the concepts.
Dhanyosmi 🙏

This is a boon for anyone with an interest to know the basics of our Sastras. So far we have been wanting to learn the basics but did not know where to reach or how to reach. This is now coming in a platter to your home at the convenience of your time. It is only prudent to make the best use of this learning under the able tutelage of Sri Velukkudi Ranganathan Swami. We can confidently say, 'Like father, like Son'! Adiyen

Swamy is teaching very very simple, lucid and understandable manner, inspite of the fact that the same definitions/examples are repeated. Everybody including layman like me can easily understand the contents of the course and grasp it as early as possible. Dhanyosmi Swamy- Adiyen Ramanuja Dasan

I am getting interested due to lucid and effective presentation by the guru. Thanks.

I joined the course with self-doubt (Whether I will be able to understand these or Do i have the capability to grasp what's been taught) and that has disappeared now. The course has been defined in simple structure and the explanations given by the swami is also very detailed and easily understandable. Both the video and the PDF are really useful in understanding the subject and got me the sincerity/keenness which is required. Hope the remaining lessons to be like this only and also hope to gain the knowledge as per the course material and purpose.

Thanks much for taking your time on this important initiative. My father and I are listening to this regularly and find it extremely useful. Really delighted and proud to see how big our forefathers thought about this world and life.

Swami, your teaching is very good and easy to understand. Thanks again for all your time and efforts on this initiative

It was clear and easy to understand


This course is very illuminative. He explains everything very well, repeats it so that it soaks in and reviews it to help clarify. I am anticipating that I will have a good, clear understanding of these 3 schools when the course is completed. I look forward to future lessons.
I do wish there would be a way for foreign residents to contribute via a credit card. I have no bank account in India, and have no desire to make a Bank rich by paying hefty transfer fees!

இது போன்ற ஞானப் பொக்கிஷங்கள் நம் ஸநாதந தர்ம சாஸ்திரத்தில் உள்ளது அதீத ஆஸ்சர்யத்தை ஏற்படுத்துகிறது.
ஸ்வாமியின் விஸேஷ வம்சாவளி வந்த வாக்சாதுர்யம் இவ்விஷய விஸேஷத்திற்கு மெருகூட்டுகிறது.


தாஸன் ராகவன்

Fortunate to listen to the lectures by Velukkudi Sri U.Ve. Ranganathan Swamy. Though belated, I feel I am blessed to listen to this wonderful Lectures . After listening to these ,I feel so energetic and elated. The way swamy explains make the lecture more interesting. My Gratitude and Namaskarangal to Swamy and kudos to the team which has made this on line course with the write ups etc .

Adiyen bhagyam to join in this course . swami thirukumarar is teaching Very nicely ... clearly.. and slowly... ... adiyen able to follow each and every lesson ...... adiyen need to understand the lesson s with acharyan anugraham.. adiyen dasan

தெளிவுடன் கூறுதல், விளக்கிக்கூறுதல், உதாரணத்துடன் கூறுதல், சுருக்கிக்கூறுதல் (summarize), மறுபடியும் ஞாபகப்படுத்துதல் (revise/iterate) போன்ற கற்பித்தலின் லக்ஷணங்களை கொண்டதாக உள்ளது தங்களது வகுப்புகள். நன்றிகள் மற்றும் நமஸ்காரங்கள்.

Absolutely a brilliant teacher! Vande guru paramparam.

Shree Gurubhyo Namaha..Excellent Standard. Clarity is too good. Taking time to explain things even to the last person. Privileged and blessed younger generation to follow his teaching and enjoy the benefits. Dhanyosmi

Adiyen, Namaskaram,

The course has been designed to suit the needs of the beginners and Swamy explains the same very well.

The examples that are being quoted are easily understandable. Appreciate and would like to submit my humble pranama to all those who are involved in this project.

Wishing you all the very best to continue to enlighten the souls.

The content is very clear and the instructor explains using simple examples to ensure that all of us can understand the details. Really informative and cannot wait for the next lesson.

Swamy Namaskaram. The course content and explanation of swamy is excellent. We are blessed to know about our shastrams , heartfelt thanks .
Swamy , just to notify you that, Lesson 6 video is the repeat of Lesson 4 video (History of Nyayam). Were as the tittle of Lesson 5 is Approach in Nyayam but its video content seems to be of Lesson 6 (Seven Padarthas). Not sure adiyen have mistaken it. Kindly review and if it so, could you kindly post the correct one. Thank you .

Very nice and interesting. Dhanyosmi

For a totally uninitiated student, I find the introductory sessions very interesting. Ofcourse, I needed to revise atleast twice...and everytime I discovered a new learning. I pray Bhagwan Sri Krishna continue to Grace your efforts.
One request- can you make these videos available offline, allow download or provide as DVDs, because in my opinion freshers will need frequent reference to these wonderful lectures. Namasthe !!

Pranams to Swami
A great opportunity to learn rare sastrarthams in most simple and compact way

Understanding 6th lesson on padarthas was tough to assimilate. Only suggesting that the duration can be reduced for better receptivity and capture, coupled with slowing down the speed of delivery

First 2 lessons were very interesting and crystal clear. Thanks a lot🙏

Excellent coaching.Very pleasing voice.

ஸ்ரீ: ஸ்ருதி,ஸ்ம்ருதி பற்றிய அடிப்படை விஷயங்களை தெரிந்து கொள்ள பேருதவியாக இருக்கிறது. தலையல்லால் கைமாறிலேனே!!!!

Beginners Cannot expect more than this - wonderful presentation and supportive PDFs

Pranams and May your tribe increase

Am just 5 hours old in this course and the course covered thus far leaves me with lot of learning takeaways and triggers more appetite to learn - consciously be aware - and practice what our scriptures spelt out.

Many many thanks to the course content, prowess of the faculty and yeoman service in bringing us to the radar of self awareness and our vastly lineage.

Looking forward for the classes to come in future weeks.

ஸ்வாமி சன்னிதியில் அடியேன் ரஞ்சனி ராமானுஜ தாசி அநேக தண்டன் சமர்ப்பித்துச் செய்யும் விண்ணப்பம். கடந்த மூன்று மாதங்களாக தேவரீருடைய நியாய சாஸ்த்திர வகுப்புகளை கேட்டு வருகிறேன்.

கேட்கக் கேட்க கற்பதற்கு எத்தனை இருக்கிறது என்ற மலைப்பு ஏற்படுகிறது. புதிய பாடம் என்கிற அயர்ச்சி தெரியாமல் தேவரீர் மிக எளிதாகப் புரிந்து கொள்ளும்படி ஒவ்வொரு வாரமும் உரைகளை சொல்லி வருகிறீர்கள். உங்களது முயற்சி மிகவும் போற்றத்தக்கது.

ஒரே ஒரு விஷயம்: கற்பிப்பவருக்கும் கற்பவர்களுக்கும் இடையே இருக்கும் இடைவெளி குறைந்தால் நன்றாக இருக்கும். வாரத்தில் இரண்டு நாட்கள் கேட்கிறோம். பிறகு தேவரீருக்கும் எங்களுக்கும் எந்தவிதத் தொடர்பும் இருப்பதில்லை. கேள்விகள் கேட்டால் பதில் தருகிறீர்கள். எனக்கு அப்படிக் கேள்விகள் கேட்பதற்கும் தெரியவில்லை. தேவரீர் ஒரு வாரம் பலர் கேட்ட கேள்விகளுக்கு பதிலும் சொன்னீர்கள். கேள்வி கேட்டவர்களுக்கு பதில் கிடைத்திருக்கும். என்னைப் போன்றவர்களுக்கு அதுவும் ஒரு வாரப் பாடம் என்ற அளவிலேயே இருந்தது.

அடியேன் இன்னும் இரண்டு வகுப்புகள் சேர்ந்திருக்கிறேன். இரண்டுமே ஆன்லைன் வகுப்புகள் தாம். இரண்டும் நேரலை வகுப்புகள்.

இவை எப்படி நடக்கின்றன என்று சிறிய உதாரணம் சொல்லுகிறேன். ஒரு வகுப்பு மதியம் 2 to 2.45 நடக்கிறது. Zoom இல் நடப்பதால் ஸ்வாமியை நாங்கள் பார்க்கலாம். அவரும் எங்களைப் பார்க்கலாம். இந்த வகுப்பிக்கென்று ஒரு வாட்ஸப் குழு இருக்கிறது. அந்தக் குழுவை ஒரு study group ஆக வைத்திருக்கிறோம். ஸ்வாமி சொல்லித் தந்ததை அன்றோ அல்லது அடுத்த நாளோ எங்களுக்குப் புரிந்த வகையில் எழுதி குழுவில் போடுவோம். மொத்தம் 3 குழுக்கள். ஒரு குழுவில் பகிரப் படுவதை மற்ற குழுக்களிலும் பகிர்ந்து கொள்ளுவோம். தினமும் எல்லோரையும் பார்ப்பதால் அது ஆன்லைன் வகுப்பு என்ற எண்ணமே தோன்றாது.

இன்னொரு வகுப்பு இரவு 7.30 to 8.30 வரை. இதில் யாரும் யாரையும் பார்க்க முடியாது. ஆனாலும் ஸ்வாமி விளக்கிக் கொண்டே வரும்போது (திவ்யப் பிரபந்த வகுப்பு இது) எங்களுக்குத் தெரிந்த தொடர்புடைய பாசுரங்களை மெசேஜ் ஆகப் போடுவோம். எல்லா மெசேஜ்களையும் ஸ்வாமி படிப்பார். ரொம்பவும் பாராட்டுவார். மிகவும் உற்சாகமாக இருக்கும். 12 வகுப்புகள் நடக்கும். 8 வது வகுப்பிலிருந்து quiz time என்று ஒன்று நடக்கும். இதுவரை நடந்த பாடங்களிலிருந்து கேள்விகள் கேட்பார் ஸ்வாமி. எங்களது சொந்த வாக்கியங்களில் பதில் எழுதுவோம். நாங்கள் ஸ்வாமி சொல்லித் தருவதை எத்தனை தூரம் புரிந்து கொண்டிருக்கிறோம் என்று எங்கள் பதில்களில் தெரிந்துவிடும். பதில்கள் திருப்திகரமாக இல்லையென்றால் மறுபடியும் விளக்குவார். சரியான பதில் கொடுத்துவிட்டால் ரொம்பவும் உற்சாகப் படுத்துவார்.

தயவு செய்து இது போல ஏதாவது செய்யுங்கள். ஒரு குழு ஏற்படுத்துங்கள். எங்களுக்குள் நாங்கள் புரியாததை விவாதித்துத் தெரிந்து கொள்ளுகிறோம். இப்போது எங்களுடன் யார் படிக்கிறார்கள் என்பதே தெரியவில்லை. ஏதோ தனிமையில் படிப்பது போல இருக்கிறது.

இந்த யோசனையை வேறு யாராவது கொடுத்திருக்கிறார்களா என்று தெரியவில்லை. அதேபோல வாட்ஸப் குழு இருக்கிறதா என்றும் தெரியவில்லை. இருந்தால் தெரிவியுங்கள்.

நிறைய பயன் பெற வேண்டும் என்ற உந்துதலின் பேரிலேயே இதை எழுதுகிறேன். தவறாக நினைக்க வேண்டாம். தவறு என்று தோன்றினால் மன்னித்து விடுங்கள்.


ரஞ்சனி ராமானுஜ தாஸி


I have completed two lessons in this course. These lessons are well structured and Sri U. Ve. Ranganathan Swamy's elucidation has been great. Blessed to be his online student on this course.

With Best Regards,
Visvanathan N

Very nicely presented
We are hearing and making notes

Thank you for this wonderful effort

Adian naamam Bhushnakumar, class are good.
Thanks to you provide these opportunities

Srimathe Ramanujaya Namaha, Srimathe Nigamantha Maha Desikaya Namaha, Srimathe Rangaramanuja Mahadesikaya Namaha, Srimathe Varaha Maha Desikaya Namaha. Swami romba nalla course, adiyen will surely utilize this opportunity to learn the basics. Dhanyosmi, Adiyen. Very nicely presented by U.Ve. Ranganatha Swami, romba nalla irukku.

Very nicely made

Adiyen is learning/ hearing about these topics for the first time, although had interest to learn, did not have a proper starting point. This course has given me the chance to learn about the intricate and yet elaborate aspects of our sanatana Dharma and the basis for its unshakable philosophical prowess. Swamin Velukkudi Shri U.Ve. Ranganathan is doing us all a favor by taking the initiative to spread the glories of our dharma by giving such learning content available for all. We should partake in this mission and learn as much and also spread the knowledge to many.

Miga arumai!! Negizhnden, thodarnthu katrukolla sankalpam aagi vittadhu! Sri gurubyo namaha

Excellent ji. Lucid explanation and easy to understand delivery .Many thanks and Namaskara:

நமஸ்காரம் ஸ்வாமி
சமஸ்கிருத ஞானமோ, வேதம், வேதாந்த,இதிகாச, புராண ஞானமோ இல்லாத அடியவளுக்கு இப்பாட திட்டம் மிகுந்த பயனாக உள்ளது. அடியவள் 8 ம் வகுப்பு படிக்கும் போது 4 வேதங்கள் யாவை அப்படின்னு 2 மதிப்பெண் வினாவில் கேட்டனர், அப்போது என் மனதில் எழுந்த அவா அவற்றை கற்க வேண்டும் என்று இன்று அது நிறைவேற தொடங்கி உள்ளது. மிக்க நன்றி ஸ்வாமி. அடியவள் தொடர்ந்து பயில ஆச்சாரியர் ஆசிகளை யாசிக்கிரேன்.

Very nice. Has a same ability and knowledge of Father. I haven't got the opportunity to listen to his grandfather's speach. I am impressed. The gods grace is seen in his face. May God bless him with all the grace and aasirwadam. Dasan . From Dubai.

இந்த பாடத்திட்டமானது, சனாதன தர்மத்தின் அடிப்படை விஷயங்ங்களை, வயது வித்தியாசம் தடையாக இல்லாமல் அனைத்து மட்டத்திலும் உள்ள ஆஸ்திகர்கள் எளிதில் புரிந்துகொள்ளும் விதமாக வடிவமைக்கப்பட்டுள்ளது. உ.வே. ரங்கனாதன் ஸ்வாமி, அவர் திருத்தகப்பனார் உ.வே. க்ருஷ்ணன் ஸ்வாமியின் வழியிலே பொறுமையாக பாடங்களை அருளப்பண்ணுகிறார். அடியேன் இதில் சேர்ந்து தன்யனானேன்.

"மகன் தந்தைக்கு ஆற்றும் உதவி "இவன் தந்தை என்நோற்றான் கொள்" எனும் சொல்."

இந்த குறளுக்கு ஏற்ப மற்ற துறைகளை தவிர்த்து தங்கள் திரு பாட்டனார் மற்றும் திரு தகப்பனார் வழியில் தங்களின் இந்த ஆன்மீக பிரவேசம் மிக்க மகிழ்ச்சி அளிக்கிறது.

தங்கள் திரு பாட்டனார் திரும்பி வந்து உபதேசிப்பது போல் உள்ளது.

இது அடியார்களாகிய நாங்கள் பெற்ற பாக்யம்.

தங்கள் ஆன்மீக சேவை சிறக்க இறைவனை பிரார்த்தித்து விடைபெறுகிறேன்.


Very Intersting; very tough topics explained in simple phrases and ensuring a keen listening and lucid understanding. I am very fortunate to the part of this program.

Thank you for providing us with this opportunity. The introductory part and the explanations are great. Looking forward to the next session.

Swami's explanations and examples are very lucid and easy to understand and his matery on the contents is evident from the flow.
I have one humble request to make:

Recaps/ repetitions are good to reinforce the learning, but if they are too frequent, then the listener can tend to lose interest / attention. (It can even be taken to insult the intelligence of the learners).
If anyone wants to review, s/he can always go back and see again.
Hence, kindly provide the summary at the end, rather than summing up with every additional point.

My humble suggestion please. Otherwise, i find the subject interesting and useful

Audio quality is superb pl keep it up . Very informative educative and easy to follow up

Swamy,how to donate for this.can i send through venpani?

great Explanation and eye opener of Sastram details

Explanations given were easy to understand. Examples given helped in understanding the concept.

excellent clarity, very simple explaining methods, good study materials, very interesting going indeed anathakoti pranamangal:
for eg the roles of vedaangas explicitly brought, similarly in lesson three why "vyatherekamana arthangal" -why it is vogue--on account of dhars'anam-tripthiyai

Yesterdays programme good effort adiyen, but one request adiyen the chat should be muted( except for the admin), in such public programme, the attention is drawn against the speakers sometimes.

Quiz was truly professional. Great efforts adiyen. I did not expect that the quiz in parambaryam studies can also be made so professional mulitple choice. Mananiraivu, adiyen, anathakoti pranamangal.


todays class was very excellent does not mean others not so
devareer evvalavu sramappattulleer enbadu puriharadu
emperuman and acharyan paripoorna anugraham iruppadu ullankai naellikkaniyahum

swamin pramanattirkku devareer eduttukkonda s'ramam no equals adiyen
sreeman narayanan devarrerku ella kshemangalaiyum anugrahikkavendumai asmath swarccha moorthy yai prartikkiren veru kaimaru kangilen adiyen

Well designed course. Easily understandable. I bow before you acharya and your acharyas to make this happen. Detailing and summary of the topics covered in the video helps a lot and reminds what all we learnt at the end of the session. The handouts are really helpful. further, follow up and frequent help and assistance from Prema madam helsp a lot. touching ppl through social media is really great. Radhe Krishna !

Wonder why no lessons for this weekend?

Acharyar Thiruvadigale Saranam!
Ended the first two lessons with the great satisfaction of spending the time worthwhile. Nicely rendered by Sri Velukkudi Ranganathan Swamy. Eagerly waiting for the oncoming lessons. Hare Krishna!

thank you god.....

Excellent discourse with slides. Any body can understand the Veras from his discourse.
Looking forward to hear more from swamy.

The continuous use of Tamil without the mix of any other language is indeed commendable! Swami is very crisp and delivers the matter to the point and at the same time on clear, understandable phrases. It's a bhAgyam to be learning from Swami _/\_

Srimathe Ramanujaya Namaha!!!

நமது சனாதன தர்மம் அடியேனைப்போல் சீலமில்லாச் சிரியனுக்கும் சென்றடைய உதவியாக இருக்கும் பாடம், அதன் சரியான புரிதலுக்கு ஊன்றுகோல். தக்க சமயத்தில் இந்த வகுப்பு ஆரம்பிக்கப்பட்டுள்ளது. அடியேன் ஸ்ரீநாத் இராமானுஜ தாசன். திருக்கோவலூர்.

Shri Gurubhyo Namaha. Namaskaram.
It is a blessing for us to understand Vedantham from the convenience of our home. May Lord Hayagreevar bless everyone to complete this course successfully and implement the same in their lives.

Can you please upload the next sessio? Thank you so much for your effort and time

Namaskaram.... It is amazing and in spoon feeding form...very much interesting...🙏🙏🙏

Fantastic presentation.. Lucid explanation of the relevance and standing of Vedas.. In a very simple language... Privileged to be a part of this course..It is nothing but Azhwar Acharya Emberumaanar grace that we get such scholars to present such difficult concepts in a simple way..

It is interesting to listen various new informations about our Sanatana Dharma. Buy knowing this one can try to understand the Brahman as well as one can be proud about the profound knowledge of our ancestors. Thankyou Sri Ranganathan Swamy for explaining this is in a simple understandable way...

Excellent lectures.Remember seeing you as a child in Chicago.You are continuing the tradition of your great ancestors.
Listened to your lectures twice, want to listen once more and take notes.Fully packed with information and I am excited and look forward to the upcoming lessons.
Thank you for your wonderful service and may Lord shower you with the very best.May you live long, may many benefit from this and may the society become more educated.
Please do start courses targeting young children, we have to catch them young."Catch them young" is a phrase used in churches to bring and save children in Christianity.Christianity is dying in the west and they want to propogate the religion to the east aggressively.
Having a curriculum that would run simultaneously with the school year, separated gradewise, Ramayana for first and second grades, bhagavatham for third and fourth, Mahabharata for 5 and 6 and Bhagavad Gita for 7-10.I am sure there are lots of children in the US who will be interested doing it online.Children develop critical thinking skills from 7-10 grade and we should have everything covered by then.
I live in Dallas and can volunteer at any level.
Sorry for the long post.

Jayanthi Raghunath

Scholarly teaching, thought provoking complex topics made easy by Acharya.
Many many thanks Acharya. Namaskarams

Arumai.Anantha koti Namaskarangal.

Great Work...
Especially for explanation and study materials

Thankyou Velukkudi Sri U.Ve. Ranganathan swami for making the course easy to understand and for igniting the interest to learn more in upcoming lessons. Pdf file enclosed along with the course is very useful to comprehend. Above all, listening to your discourse was same as that of listening to our Swamigal. Thankyou, swami.

Adiyen swami.

ஆச்சாரியார் அவர்களுக்கு சாஷ்டாங்க நமஸ்காரம்.

முதல் இரண்டு பகுதியிலும் நன்றாக புரியும் வகையில் உள்ளது.

சிறு விண்ணப்பம், 20-30 நிமிட காணொளியாக இருந்தால் மேலும் சிறப்பாக அமையும். இடைவெளி விட்டு கேட்க வசதியாக இருக்கும். மேலும் mobileல் பார்ப்பதால் வேறு தொலைபேசி அழைப்புகளில் காணொளி நின்று விடுகிறது. ஆகவே 20-25 நிமிடம் கொண்டு இருந்தால் நலமாக இருக்கும்.

தாங்களின் இந்த உன்னத சேவை என்னை போன்றவர்களுக்கு பெரும் பாக்கியம்.

அடியேன் வணக்கத்தை ஏற்றுக்கொள்ளவும்.


அருமை. தெளிவான விளக்கம்.மிக்க நன்றி.

Hari om ji Vanakkam migaarumai
🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏om Namasivaya Thiruchitrambalam

Namaskarams to Swami Ranganathan ji, We are so blessed and gifted to learn this from you, You are explaining the most difficult concepts in very simple and understandable way. Your flow of explaining how Vedas originated, their importance and they ways how we need to explore and exponent Veda Matha and connecting them is very very good and simply superb. You are doing this grate service to the world for free, I fully bow on your feet and your Velukkudi Paramparyam. Kindly seeking your Asseervadhams to understand parabrahammam and grow in our spiritual search till the end of this course and beyond our life. This experience it self is brammanandham.

Swamy teaching was very lucid and interesting
Thank you

Great start! Simple to follow.


Swami request devareer to include gowthamar nyaya sootras 5 adhyayams and any one small vyakyanam in our course so that we can get covered the most important meanings

Namaskaram Swami,

I am Nehruraj from Chennai. The introduction to Veda course lessons are arranged very simple and understandable to ordinary people. The examples mentioned during the briefing of the lesson is very interesting and useful.

The supporting hand book Provided for every lesson is useful.
I consider it is my privilege to enroll in this Veda introduction course.

Very good explanation and teaching

Swamy, Dhanyosmi for a Great Initiative and a well timed one. Need of the hour to learn the great Values of our vidhya paramaparai. Kodanukodi Namasakarangal for a brilliantly packed course content and excellant teaching. Adiyen Dasan.

Request to come up with a course on SriBhasyam as well in the near future.

Adiyen Dasan.

Gurupio Namaha. Excellent. Very simple to understand. With the blessings of Acharyian I should continue to listen the remaining lessons without any break.

Very nicely explained. Thank you very much

Streamlined presentation, crystal clear explanation.... Feeling blessed to have gotten this opportunity 🙏
Every hour is only getting more and more interesting (Jul 1, 2020)

Very beautfully paced and insightful. For a person with a very basic knowledge of conversational Tamil, the lecture was 99% understandable. The explanation of Nirukta was especially a new experience, I never understood what it really meant till now

அடியேனின் நமஸ்காரங்கள்

அற்புதம் ஸ்வாமிஜி 🙏

Ranganathan swami's explanation is as engaging as Velukkudi Swami. Wonderful, really excited about this course.

At lesson-2, I am already feeling the quality, depth and ease-of-understanding of the course. I appreciate all who worked hard to develop this course. Thank you again and regards.

Very nice! I repeatedly had a feeling that I had missed out on learning vetham. This course is much needed for most of us.

Namaskaram. The programme is very very nice. Thank you for providing me this opportunity. The explanations are very simple and clear. Thank you very much

Extremely nice explanation of samayam. Very good way to see commonality among substances and how to view super set and sub set of commonality.

So far I attended to the first lesson by Tutor: Velukkudi Sri U. Ve. Ranganathan Swamy. The presentation was excellent and highly informative.

Fentasic discourse.both pdf audio


A grand opening by the Grace of Almighty.
Handling the complex subjects very confidently without any hurdles.
Good expressions with clarity , flow with substance.
Able to understand both the lessons easily.
I feel that we are Blessed.
Ranganatha Swamykku Chuthi podungo.
G V Srinivasan
2. Very Very interesting. More interesting than a Thodarkadhai. Feeling Grateful to Bhagawan and both Velukkudi Swamies.

listened to Velukkudi Chinna Swami's(Ch Swami) first lecture on Mimamsa... Interesting one!

Ch Swami brought clearly the Divine Order called Vedas; the steps Old seers had devised (vedanga) to learn ,who cannot just learn by listening( + uru) from a teacher the Vedas. recognizing the letter/ word , its meaning,pronunciation, the anga dealing with how to do a karma,were covered by Ch Swami. Further,

As I understood!***

What do we imagine by the word " BRAHMA"? ( used in the context to the Creator) Some "huge thing, to say!
Ch S said Niruktam , one of the Vedanga- which gives out meaning to difficult words, beyond the reach of vyakarna,, says Brahma , by it self not only signifies its greatness but includes the meaning that is also capable of making others also great! INTERESTING , na?

I could have not imagined that in my wildest dream! Not only you grow but make also others grow to the same level ! What a divine quality in Brahma

Namaskaram. We are grateful for making us understand nyaya shastram. May kindly provide us at the end of this part or whole course, with any digital format of lessons along with printed book for future reading/ listening numerous times and also to safeguard the learnt with us, only if this suggestion is found alright. We would happily contribute towards this invaluable. Adiyen Ramanujadasan.


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