Our Spiritual Guru
Dr. R.Rangan is a unique man of wisdom and simplicity. He was awarded Yoga-vidya-varidhi (a doctoral degree in Yoga from SVYASA, Bangalore). He also has a master’s degree of management from SIMS, Pune. He is a master of Vedas, Vedic Sanskrit, Upanishads and epics. His main inspiration is Sri Rama, whom he calls as his friend, philosopher and guide. His other great inspirations include his father, Sri Sri Krishnapremi swamigal, Sri Ranganatha Aiyer (also called as Sri Ramayana mama), Sri Shankara, Sri Ramanuja, Sri Madhva, Sri Ramananda, Sri Ramakrishna, Swami Vivekananda, Sri Ramana Maharshi, Sri Aurobindo, Dr. H.R. Nagendra, Sri Satyanaranayana shastri and last but not the least Sri Samartha Ramdas. He studied intensely all these philosophers.
Dr. Rangan teaches the essence of Dharma the True Vision of Dharmic Life…in a wonderful and engaging way …reawakening the soul of India in the modern age.!
He learnt Advaita-Vedanta in a traditional way from Sri Shivaramakrishna Shastri. Then he learnt the texts of Vishishtadvaita and Dvaita schools by himself out of interest. He learnt Vyakarana and Sahitya from Sri Tirumalachari, Srirangam. He learnt Bhakti-shastras like Bhagavatam from Sri Sri Krishnapremi swamigal, Sri Balakrishnashastri and Sri Hariji, Srirangam. Ramayana is his very nature. He is a great poet who composed seven thousand verses in samskrit even at the age of thirteen. He also composed beautiful poems in Tamil and English. He has authored several books related to the insights in Vedas and Ramayana giving their meaning and practicality for the present age. He translated Shankara bhashya of Bramhasutras in Tamil at the age of eighteen. He wrote a commentary of Bhagavad Gita synthesizing the commentaries of Shankara, Ramanuja and Madhva at the age of twenty eight. He did translation for various Vedic Mantras.
He has written a commentary of Brahmasutra in Samskrit. Uniqueness of this commentary is that it is based on Rig-Veda and Ramayana, while other commentaries are based mainly on Upanishads. He wrote thousands of research articles on Ramayana, Mahabharata, Vedas, Vedanta and Yoga before the age of twenty seven. He has published papers related to traditional Vedic education in International journal of Yoga. His articles were published by few spiritual and cultural magazines like Yoga-sudha, Bhagavata-Dharmam, Amman-Darshanam, Tattvaloka, Svadeshi and so on. He established a big study circle of Ramayana (Rama-kudumbam), while he was an under graduate. His concentration and memory are so powerful that he could memorize all the eight major Upanishads and most of the slokas of Ramayana at the age of sixteen.
He is an expert in narrating Ramayana in a beautiful way which enthralls thousands of people. Therefore Tirukkovilur Jiyar Swamigal awarded him a title “Rama-kathamrita-varshi”. Dr. R.Rangan’s admirers include scientists, sociologists, psychologists, spiritualists and philanthropists. He could discover various concepts by observing the nature by the deep meditation. He is the one who developed Dharma model through which the concept of Dharma can be explored, understood and practiced in a systematic way. He is a consultant in various movements like SVYASA, Bangalore, Brahmasabha, Chennai and Akhila-Bharata-Sadhusamajam, New Delhi. He is the founder president of Webolim (Web of Life Makers) which spreads the values of Vedas and usage of Vedic values in every day life. He conducts Vedic workshops in various places in India and abroad. He delivers discourses on Vedas, Vedanta and epics in many places and presented papers in various international Vedic conferences.
He established two Ashrams Mythilla, Bengaluru and Sita Vallabh Kunj, Ayodhya. He runs two Gurukulas Shruti Ram Gurukulam, BengaluruandVidhyavathi Gurukulam, Ayodhya.