Scholar who was guru of gu­rus dead


Noted Vedic scholar Sri Nal­lan Chakravarthula Raghu­natha Charyulu passed away here at his res­i­dence at Shivana­gar, in Warangal, on Sat­ur­day. He was 94.

Peo­ple from dif­fer­ent walks of life, in­clud­ing mem­bers of Sri Vaish­nava com­mu­nity, adored him with great rev­er­ence. He was the men­tor of noted spir­i­tu­al­ist Chinna Jee­yar Swamy. Known for his author­ity on Vedic lit­er­a­ture and San­skrit lan­guage, Sri Raghu­natha Charyulu was re­spected across the coun­try. Ear­lier, dur­ing his 86th birth­day cel­e­bra­tion, the Swamy was taken in a pro­ces­sion on a ca­parisoned ele­phant, adorned with ‘Swar­nakankana’ (golden an­klet) by his ad­mir­ers in Chen­nai, Bengaluru and in Warangal too, his fol­low­ers or­gan­ised a trib­ute, by car­ry­ing him on ‘Brah­maratham.’

Scores of ad­mir­ers and fol­low­ers thronged his res­i­dence on Sat­ur­day to pay rich trib­utes.

Care­taker Chief Min­is­ter K. Chan­drasekhar Rao con­veyed deep con­do­lences on the demise of Sri Raghu­natha Charyulu. He stated that the seer’s demise is a great loss for the spir­i­tual world. The seer stood as a pil­lar of sup­port in pre­serv­ing Sri Vaish­nava tra­di­tion and moulded many Swami­jis, in­clud­ing Jee­yar Swamy in his men­tor­ship. Sri Nal­lan Chakravarthula Raghu­natha Charyulu

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