was composed by His Holiness Chandrasekharendra Saraswati Swamy, the Sage
of Kanchi, Known to all Indians as the "Paramacharya". It was rendered
at the United Nations on Oct. 23, 1966 on the occasion of the UN day, by
Bharat Ratna Smt. M.S.Subbulakshmi.
The concert was recorded and made available for the public
through 33rpm disks. Considering the significance of its message and the
superb manner in which it was rendered, the Acharya site has decided to
provide audio clips of the benediction (from the original recording) for the benefit of the viewers.
mp3 format (~1900Kb)
Real Audio format(~1400Kb)
(1894-1994) was revered by people all over the world for the simplicity
in his life and his profound knowledge of virtually every subject of concern
to humanity. Very few had known about his deep and extensive knowledge
of linguistics and the importance of the subject in understanding the basis
of the scriptures of the country. He had mastery over several world languages
as well. His lucid presentation of linguistic aspects of Sanskrit, Tamil,
Telugu, Kannada, English, Greek etc., along with the connections to History,
Names of villages and places, etymology, was sheer joy to those who listened
to his discourses.
We have named
our Web site "Acharya" in honour of this great saint and scholar of India.
The IIT Madras project reflects in a small way, the harmony he stood for,
in bringing together the people of the country, in a manner that modern
science and technology blend appropriately with the great cultural heritage
and tradition of India.
In respect of
"Maitreem Bhajata", the three "da"s, damyata, datta and dayadhvam represent
qualities which humanity should nurture for ever. The greatness of this
concept is seen in T.S. Eliot's incorporation of the same in his monumental
work, "The waste land".