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Shri Bannanje Govinda Acharya is a great scholar in Sanskrit & Kannada and contributed a lot to the literary world. He has done lots of research work in Vedic literature, authored many publications, taught & guided many research scholars. Here is a brief introduction about his achievements in Sanskrit literature, but there are many more things to add to this list.

Please visit the following site for more details about Shri Bannanje http://www.madhva.net/Bannanje/default.asp

There is an article published in Kannada at http://kannada.indiainfo.com/sahitya/nrikannada/bannanje1.html

Please visit the following link to know more about Shri Bannaje
( An interview with Shri Bannanje by Dr.Nataraj)
http://kannada.indiainfo.com/sahitya/nri/bannanje1.html

(Thanks to Kannada.indiainfo.com and the authors of above two articles)

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NAME :                                  BANNANJE GOVINDACHARYA
FULL ADDRESS:                   “ISHAVASYAM”, AMBALAPADY, UDUPI – 576103.
AGE  :                                    65 YEARS
SPECIALISED IN :                  VEDIC LITERATURE,
                                              UPANISHADS,
                                              VEDANTHA SPECIALLY TATVAVADA OF SHRI MADHWACHARYA.

NAMES OF TEACHERS :         TARKAKESARI (LATE) PADUMUNNUR NARAYANACHARYA
                                              SHRI VIDYAMANYA THIRTHA SWAMIJI OF PALIMARU  MATA
                                              SHRI VISHWESHATHIRTHA SWAMIJI OF PEJAWARA MATA.

 
ACHIEVEMENTS: 


INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS:  EDWIN GEROW OF USA
                                               ROBERT ZYDENBOSS OF NETHERLANDS.

PUBLICATIONS EDITED :

                                               WORKS OF MADHWA : THIS IS THE MONUMENTAL WORK, COMPRISING 2000 PAGES IN FIVE VOLUMES. FIRST TIME IN THE HISTORY OF MADHWA PHILOSOPHY THE AUTHENTIC READING OF MADHWA TEXTS THAT ARE FOUND IN THE MANUSCRIPTS OF SHRI HRISHIKESHA THIRTHA OF 13TH CENTURY, A DIRECT DISCIPLE OF SHRI MADHWA WERE, PUBLISHED IN THIS EDITION. DETAILED FOOTNOTES ARE GIVEN. TWO MORE WORKS OF MADHWA SO FAR UNKNOWN TO THE PUBLIC, VIZ., THITHINIRNAYA AND NYASA PADHATI, ARE DISCOVERED FOR THE FIRST TIME BY THE EDITOR AND INCLUDED IN THIS VOLUMINOUS PUBLICATION.

TRANSLATION OF MAJOR SANSKRIT WORKS INTO KANNADA :

# BANA BHATTANNA'S KADAMBARI
# KALIDASA'S SHAKUNTALA
# SHUDRAKA'S MRICHAKATIKA
# BHAVABHUTI'S UTTARAMACHARITA
# MAHASHWETA'S SANSKRIT STORIES IN KANNADA.
# SEVERAL SANSKRIT POEMS.

SHORT COMMENTARIES IN SANSKRIT FOR :

 # ANANDAMALA OF SHRI TRIVIKRAMARYA DASA
# VAYU STUTI OF SHRI TRIVIKRAMA PANDITA
# VISHNU STUTI OF SHRI TRIVIKRAMA PANDITA
# CHATURDASHASTOTRA – DIFFERENT STOTRAS IN SANSKRIT
# RAGHAVENDRA STOTRA
# JAYATHIRTHA STUTI
# VADA RATNAVALI OF SHRI VISHUDASACHARYA
(A PHILOSOPHICAL DIALECTICS IN SANSKRIT)
# SHORT COMMENTARIES FOR SIX UPANISHADS
WITH COMMENTARIES OF TRIVIKRAMARYA DASA

DETAILED COMMENTARIES IN SANSKRIT FOR:

 # TEEKA ON MAHABHARATA TATPARYA (YAMAKA BHARATHA) BY SHRI MADHWACHARYA
# TEEKA ON SHRI SUMADHWAVIJAYA OF NARAYANA PANDITA
# TIPPANI ON BHAGAVATA TATPARYA BY SHRI MADHWACHARYA

 TRANSLATION OF SANSKRIT TO KANNADA :

# PURUSHA-SUKTA
# SHRI SUKTA
# SHIVA STUTI, NARASHIMHA STUTI
# TALAVAKAROPANISHAT (KENO PANISHAT)
# KRISHNAMRITAMAHARNAVA OF SHRI MADHWACHARYA
# TANTRA-SARA-SANGRAHA OF SHRI MADHWACHARYA
# SANGRAHA-RAMAYANA OF SHRI NARAYANA PANDITACHARYA
# MADHWA RAMAYANA
# PARASHARA KANDA PARA TATTVA (KANNADA RENDERING OF SHRI VISHU PURANA)
# PRAMEYA NAVA MALIKA OF SHRI NARAYANA PANDITACHARYA
# ANU MADHWA CHARITA & SAMPRADAYA PADDHATI
# MANGALASHTAKA OF SHRI RAJARAJESHWARA YATI
# YAJNEEYA MANTROPANISHAT (ISHAVASYA)
# BHAGAVAT GITA
# ANANDA THIRTHARA BHAKTI GEETEGALU (KANNADA RENDERING OF SHRI MADHWA'S SANSKRIT DEVOTIONAL SONGS.)

SPECIAL CONTRIBUTION:

*MORE THAN 800 ARTICLES ON VARIOUS IMPORTANT ISSUES ARE PUBLISHED IN DIFFERENT BOOKS, JOURNALS AND AGAZINES.

RECOGNITION AND HONOURS ALREADY RECEIVED:

# STATE AWARD : CONFERRED BY THE GOVT OF KARNATAKA FOR THE MERITORIOUS SERVICE AND SCHOLARSHIP IN VEDIC ITERATURE AND PHILOSOPHY.

# FELLOWSHIP : CONFERRED BY ACADEMY OF GENERAL EDUCATION, MANIPAL FOR THE MERITORIOUS SERVICE AND CHOLARSHIP IN INDIAN RELIGION AND PHILOSOPHY.

#PRATIBHAMBUDHI : BY PUTTIGE MUTT AND PALIMAR MUTT SWAMIJI’S
# SHASTRA SAVYASACHI : BY AKHILA BHARATA MADHWA MAHA MANDALA, BANGALORE
# SHRI KRISHANUGRAHA PRASHASTHI : SHRI PERJAWARA SWAMIJI
# SAHITYA SARVABHOUMA : SARASWATA MAHA VISHWA VIDYALAYA, BANGALORE
# SAMSHODHANA VICHAKSHANA : BY SHRI ADMAR & SHRI PALIMAR MUTT
# PANDITA RATNA : BY PALIMAR MUTT SWAMIJI
# PANDITA SHIROMANI : BY PRATIBHA RANGA, SHIMOGA
# PANDITARATNA : BY DWARAKANATH SWAMJI OF PARTAGALI GOKARNA MUTT, GOA
# VIDYA VACHASPATI : BY SHRI ADMAR MUTT SWAMIJI, UPUDI
# VIDYA RATNAKARA : BY SHRI PALIMAR MUTT SWAMIJI

SPECIAL CONTRIBUTION TO POPULARISATION OF SANSKRIT LANGUAGE WITH DETAILS :

 * TRANSLATED MAJOR SANSKRIT WORKS OF BANA BHATTA, KALIDASA, SHUDRAKA AND BHAVA BHUTI TO KANNADA
 *CONTINIOUSLY GIVES LECTURES ON INDIAN PHILOSOPHY AND CUTURE ALL OVER INDIA.

CONFERENCE / POETIC SYMPOSIS / DEBATED ATTENDED:

 *PARTICIPATED IN WORLD CONFERENCE ON RELIGION & PEACE HELD IN PRINSTON USA IN 1979.
* PARTICIPATED IN WORLD SANSKRIT CONFERENCE IN DELHI IN 1980’S.
*WAS PRESIDENT TO SANSKRIT PARISHAT OF SOUTH CANARA.
* WAS PRESIDENT OF ALL INDIA MADHWA SAMMELANNA IN CHENNAI 1995.
*WAS PRESIDENT IN SAHITYA SAMMELANNA IN UDUPI 2001.
* PARTICIPATED IN NUMBER OF POETIC SYMPOSIS AND DEBATES.

        NUMBER OF STUDENTS WHO RECEIVED GUIDANCE IN RESEARCH : 5 STUDENTS
 
 
 

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