“Sri DesikaSeva”, a monthly magazine has been in forefront in spearheading the tenets of Hinduism particularly philosophy of Swami Ramanuja and Swami Vedanta Desika for decades. The magazine alongwith“Sri DesikaDarsana Diary”an yearly almanac have taken the ideals of Swami Desikan to nook and corner of the country due to tireless efforts of Sri ArasanipalaiNallur Seva Srinivasa Raghavarya Mahadesikan popularly known as Seva Swamy.
Sri Seva Swamy’s contributions were multifaceted. He built “Mani Mandapam – Hayagrivar Temple” in 1969, founded Sri Vedanta Desika Research Centre in 1994 to spearhead Swami DesikaSampradaya. He had written many books, articles and gave series of lectures to enrich and enlighten the readers and audience. He was reverentially called as “Seva Swamy” because of his selfless service through the magazine Sri DesikaSeva.
Sri Seva Swamy’s articles on various topics, question and answer columns, contributions from various scholars are immensely popular with the readers of the magazine. He was honoured with “Rashtrapathi Award” for his contribution to Sanskrit literature in 1992. When he passed away in 2001, The Hindu, a leading newspaper made a glowing tribute with an article titled “Tireless service to humanity”.
The magazine was relaunched in 2003 with aesthetic design and new contents. The magazine is being published by Seva Swamy Memorial Foundation, a charitable trust formed in memory of Sri Seva Swamy. Following his footsteps, the magazine carries articles on Hinduism by various scholars, educational pieces for youngsters and lots of interesting and useful materials.
In a mission to reach out our glorious culture and tradition to the next generation across the globe, the digital version of Sri DesikaSeva is being launched in April 2017. Digital version of the magazine will be uploaded in the website www.sevaonline.org. With this initiative, several activities are being planned for Sri Ramanuja’s 1000th year and Swami Desika’s 750th year in 2018. We request you to join this cultural mission to take forward our glorious legacy.
Please visit www.sevaonline.org or contact Sri DesikaSeva, No.10/2, Lakshmipuram 2nd street, Villivakkam, Chennai – 600049. Ph :044-26180481 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Courtesy: Sri Gandamani Swamy