Chinna Jeeyar

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Chinna Jeeyar
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Religion Hinduism
Order Jeeyar (Lion)[1]
Philosophy Vishishtadvaita
Personal
Nationality Indian
Born Narayana Charyulu[citation needed]
(1956-11-03) 3 November 1956 (age 60)
Arthamuru, East Godavari district, Andhra Pradesh
Guru Peddha Jeeyar[citation needed]

Chinna Jeeyar (born 3 November 1956) is an Indian Scholar known for his spiritual discourses on Sri Vaishnavism. He subscribes to Thenkalai tradition of Sri Vaishanvism. A biographical profile in India Today magazine described Chinna Jeeyar as a former atheist who was influenced by Marxist ideas, and it gave details of his personal characteristics and business and political connections. According to the article, Jeeyar operates science and technology colleges, and has several centers in the US. The article quotes Jeeyar as saying:

Earthquakes and tsunamis are symptomatic of the pain that we are causing to the Mother Earth[2]

Jeeyar was trained in the Vaishnava Tradition. At the age of 23 he took the oath to become an ascetic. He has been visiting the United States since 1994, where he taught a large amount of people. He has also visited London, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Canada, where he performed Yagnas for the benefit of the people.[3]

In December 2013, Jeeyar endorsed the Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) student organisation for instilling patriotism in students and encouraging them to learn about Indian culture. He claimed Indian culture would remain unchanged if students are acquainted with a comprehensive understanding of the country's history. He expressed the view that students play a critical role in a country's development.[4] Jeeyar was invited by the Government of Andhra Pradesh to assist in organising the Godavari Maha Pushkaram (river festivals) in July 2015.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ About Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji. chinnajeeyar.org
  2. ^ "Guru glamour on a new high". India Today. Retrieved 12 July 2015. 
  3. ^ "Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji". JETUSA. Retrieved 2017-01-15. 
  4. ^ "Students play vital role: Seer". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 12 July 2015. 
  5. ^ "Government Invites Chinna Jeeyar Swamy for Pushkarams". The New Indian Express. 25 May 2015. Retrieved 3 June 2015. 

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