Discourse on Sundara Kāṇḍa by Dr Prabhanjanacharya

Sundara Kanda (IAST: Sundara Kāṇḍa, lit. beautiful episode), is the fifth book in the Hindu epic, the Ramayana. The original Sundara Kanda is in Sanskrit and was composed by Valmiki, who was the first to scriptural record the Ramayana. Sundara Kanda is the only chapter of the Ramayana in which the hero is not Rama, but rather Hanuman. The work depicts the adventures of Hanuman and his selflessness, strength, and devotion to Rama are emphasized in the text. Hanuman was fondly called “Sundara” by his mother Anjani and Sage Valmiki chose this name over others as the Sundara Kanda is about Hanuman’s journey to Lanka.

Dr. Vyasanakere Prabhanjanacharya is one of the acknowledged leading Sanskrit scholars of the country. He is an exponent of the Dwaita school of Philosophy propounded by Sri Madhwacharya. He has written, edited, and published several books on Madhwa philosophy in many Indian languages and in English. He is the recipient of several titles and honours from National and International organizations.

He was the Chairman of the All India Madhwa Philosophical Conference held in Bangalore in 1994. He opted for voluntary retirement from his assignment as the Principal of a Government First Grade College to concentrate on his writing and research work. His books contain a wealth of information for both the layman and the researcher. He founded the Sri Jayatheertha Manuscript Library, which has some of the rare and hitherto unpublished works on Indian philosophy.

Sri Vyasa Madhwa Samshodhana Pratishthana, a trust formed by him, is dedicated to the propagation of Indian vedic tradition, culture and values. Discourses and publishing books through its publication wing Aitareya Prakashana are its major activities. In addition, it has taken up several relevant projects, which are aimed at helping retired scholars and students of vedanta. Please find the link for the sundarakhanda Discourses For More Discourses please visit

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