Mentors

We have registered with gratitude the guidance provided by the works of Mahavidwan Meenakshi Sundaram Pillai, U.Ve. Swaminathiar, Somasundara Naicker, Gnaniyaradigal, Maraimalaiadigal, Thiru. V. Kalyanasundaranar, Ma Balasubramaia Mudaliar, Ki.Va. Jagannathan, Na. Ra. Murugavel, K. Vellai Varananaar, K. Vachiravel Mudaliar, Kayapakkam Somasundaram Chettiar, J.M. Nallasamy Pillai, Thavathiru. Arumuga Navalar, Thavathiru Sundara Swamigal, Kundrakudi Adigalar, Mu. Arunachalam, Pa. Su. Mani, Giridhari Prasad, Rathinaa Navarathinam, Bhavani M. Kannapar, and Maa. Po. Sivagnanam. It is difficult to mention the contibution of contemporary scholars. The much valued thoughts and writings of 220 scholars have enriched the encyclopaedia. Their names and details of their contributions have been documented in this volume.

Felicitations

The patrons who have offered felicitations with their kind words include, Former Justice of the Supreme Court S. Natarajan, Dr. Justice AR. Lakshmanan, Dr. Na Mahalingam, Prof. Ku. Sundaramurthy, Former Director of the TN Archaeology Department Dr. R. Nagasamy, The patron of the Madurai Meenakshi Sundareswarar temple Karumuthu, T. Kannan, Prof. Dr. Gomathi Suryamurthy, Dr. Ve. Kanakasundaram and Judge of the Andhra High Court Raja. Elango.

Blessings by heads of Mutts

The copies of the encyclopaedia were sent to the heads of Mutts and Saivite masters. We received the blessings of Dharmapuram Aadhina Gurumaha Sannidhanam, one of the important Mutts of the Srikayilaya tradition in person. The other blessings received include that of Thiruvaavadu thurai Aadhinam, Thirupananthal Kasi Thirumadam, Kunrakudi Tiruvannamalai Aadhinam,Suryanar koil Aadhinam, Perumkulam Senkol Aadhinam, Kanchi Thondaimandala Aadhinam, Thirupugalur Velakuruchi Aadhinam, Kovai Perur Aadhinam, Kovai Kowmara Madalayam, Thavathiru Ratnagiri Balamuruganadimai, and Sripuram Narayaniamma.


Critical notes

We requested critical notes on the content of the encyclopaedia. Scholars who have sent in their suggestions include Prof. So. N. Kandaswamy, Pulavar Ko. Saarangapani, Vadalur Sanmarga Desikan Thavathiru Uooran Adigalar, Dr. Mu. Sivachandiran, Dr. C. Sivasankaran, Dr. S. Jagatrachagan, Solvendar Suke Sivam, Scholar from Srilanka Kambavaarithi E.Jayaraj, and Senthamil Puravalar. Era. Rajasekaran.


English Foreword

Each volume contains a English foreword, in an attempt to reach out to those living abroad, and those who are in India, but are more conversant in English than in Tamil. The contributors for the English foreword include Vice-Chancellor of the Madurai Kamarajar University Ku. Aaludaiyapillai, Dr. C.E. Suryamurthy, Saiva Siddhanta scholar T.N. Ramachandran, Ramanathan Palaniappan, Judge of the Madras High Court Ve. Ramasubramanian, Dr. Sudha Seshaiyyan, Former Vice-Chancellor, Alagappa University Dr. Radha Thyagarajan and Former President, Saiva Siddhanta Maha Samajam S. Thyagarajan.


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