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Dr. R Ranganji

Our Guru

Dr R. Ranganji is a unique man of wisdom and simplicity. He has been awarded the doctoral degree “Yoga-vidya-varidhi” in Yoga from SVYASA, Bangalore. Graduated with a master’s degree in management from SIMS, Pune, he is a man well-versed in Advaita-Vedanta, Vyakarana, Sahitya, Vishishtadvaita, and Dvaita. From a young age, he has been interested in Sanathana Dharma and has thus taken a keen interest in Ramayana. An ardent devotee of lord Sri Rama, he sees Lord Rama as the source of inspiration. He delivers discourses on the scriptures like Vedas, Mahabharata, Gita, Upanishads, and Yoga sutra in India and overseas. He is an expert in narrating the Ramayana in a way that enthrals thousands.. Tirukkovilur Jiyar Swamigal awarded him the title “Rama Kathamruta Varshi”.

He is an avid poet who composed 7,000 in Sanskrit at the age of 13. He translated the Shankara Bhashya on Bramhasutras in Tamil at the age of 18 and wrote a commentary on the Bhagavad Gita, synthesising the commentaries of Shankara, Ramanuja, and Madhva at the age of 28. He has written his own commentary or “Bhashya ” on the Brahmasutra in Sanskrit – its unique characteristic is that it is based on Rig-Veda and Ramayana, while other commentaries are based on Upanishads. 

His papers related to traditional Vedic education have been published in the International Journal of Yoga. His articles are published in spiritual and cultural magazines like Yoga-Sudha, Bhagavatha-Dharmam, Amman-Darshanam, Tattvaloka, Svadeshi, and others. He is a consultant in movements like SVYASA, Bangalore, Brahmasabha, Chennai, and Akhila-Bharata-Sadhusamajam, New Delhi.

Dr R. Ranganji is the author of several books including ‘What is Dharma?’, ‘Darshan’, ‘Veda – my passion’, and ‘Ramayana insights’ in English and ‘Maraiyin Marai Porul’ and ‘Thozhil Dharmam’ in Tamil. All these books are about Dharma, Veda, and Ramayana. //Link to these books, wherever appropriate//

His magnum opus is the voluminous “The Ramayana of Valmiki”. The first six books contain the original epic with an English translation and the next four encompass the research dealing with the comparative study of various readings and re-writings of the epic. His other magnum opus is “Dhvani Dipika”, a commentary of Rig Veda in Sanskrit offering the esoteric or spiritual interpretations of Rig Vedic mantras. He has developed and patented the Dharma model, through which the concept of Dharma can be explored, understood, and practised systematically.

He is the founder and president of WEBOLIM (Web of Life Makers) which is an organisation he established when he was an undergraduate. WEBOLIM or “Rama Kutumbam”, as it is fondly called, is an organisation that motivates people to live a Dharmic lifestyle based on the human values found in Ramayana and the Vedas. It conducts dozes of Ramayana classes worldwide offline and online. Dr R. Ranganji has also established the Shruti Rama Gurukulam and Sita Lakshmi Gurukulam in Bangalore and Vedavati Gurukulam in Ayodhya. His Ashrams include the Valmiki Ashrama in Bangalore and Sitavallabh Kunj in Ayodhya