Swami Tapasyananda (Ramakrishna Mission)

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Swami Tapasyananda

Swami Tapasyananda was a senior monk of the Ramakrishna Mission. He was a disciple of Swami Shivananda, one of the eminent disciples of Sri Ramakrishna.[1] The Swami was a vice-president of the Ramakrishna Order from 1985-1991. He was an erudite scholar in Indian and Western philosophy.[citation needed] He has to his credit many books in English, including the translations of many scriptures. His translation of Bhagavata Purana in four volumes has been highly acclaimed in intellectual and devotional circles.[citation needed] He was the president of Ramakrishna Math, Chennai from 1971-1991. Swamiji was well known for his austere life and intuitive intellect. He was a prolific writer. Some of the books authored by him are listed below. He translated many Hindu classics into English from original Sanskrit.[citation needed]



  • Sri Ramakrishna: Life and Teachings
  • Sri Sarada Devi: Life and Teachings
  • Swami Vivekananda: His Life and Legacy
  • Sri Sarada Devi, The Holy Mother
  • Swami Ramakrishnananda : the apostle of Sri Ramakrishna to the South


  • Bhakti Schools of Vedanta ISBN 81-7120-226-8
  • The four yogas of Swami Vivekananda ISBN 0-7025-0180-8
  • The Nationalistic and Religious Lectures of Swami Vivekananda
  • The philosophical and religious lectures of Swami Vivekananda
  • For Enquirers about Ramakrishna Math and Mission
  • Spiritual Quest
  • Sri Ramakrishna's Thought on Man, World and God


  • Srimad Bhagavata; The Holy Book of God - 4 volumes (Original Sanskrit with English Translation) ISBN 81-7823-046-1
  • Srimad Bhagavad Gita (Economy Edition)
  • Bhagavad Gita (Pocket Edition)
  • Adhyatma Ramayana: The Spiritual Version of the Rama Saga (Original Sanskrit with English Translation) ISBN 81-7120-004-4
  • Sundarakandam of Srimad Valmiki Ramayana ISBN 81-7120-333-7
  • Narayaneeyam : Bhagavata condensed ISBN 81-7120-419-8
  • Bhakti ratnavali, or, A necklace of devotional gems : an anthology from Bhagavata ISBN 81-7120-224-1
  • Sri Vishnu Sahasranama as per Shankara's commentary
  • Sri Lalita Sahasranama: The Text, Transliteration and English Translation ISBN 81-7823-099-2
  • Saundarya-lahari of Sri Sankaracarya : with text and translation, and notes based on Laksmidhara's commentary ISBN 81-7120-244-6
  • Sivananda Lahari of Shankara
  • Aratrika Hymns and Ramnam
  • Stotranjali
  • Sankara Digvijaya
  • Kaplilopadesha
  • Prashnottara-ratna-malika of Shankara
  • Laghu-Vasudeva-Mananam


  1. ^ Ali, Mumtaz (2005). Jewel in the Lotus: Deeper Aspects of Hinduism. BookNetIndia. ISBN 978-81-8260-022-5.

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