S.N.Sastri born on June, 27th, 1922, is
a former member of the Indian Revenue Service. He retired as
Member, Central Board of Direct Taxes, Government of
in June, 1980.
He is an ardent devotee of Mahakavi Sri Neelakanta Dikshitar and
has been of great help to the Mahakavi
Neelakanta Dikshitar Foundation in many ways. Jointly with
the late Sri P.S.Krishnan, he translated into English, "ANADASAGARASTAVAM
Mahakavi Neelakanta Dikshitar published by the
Foundation. He was also of very valuable help in
publishing "CAHANDEE RAHASYAM" AND "SIVALEELARNAVAM"
also published by the Foundation. We are indeed very happy
to host his works in our website "www.palamadai.in."
studied Vedanta in Chennai in the
traditional way under two eminent
scholars, Dr. Goda Venkateswara Sastrigal and Dr. R. Krishnamurthi
Sastrigal, former principal of the Madras Sanskrit College.
He has authored the following
1. Commentary in English on Narayaneeyam, a devotional work in Sanskrit
by the devotee-poet Melpathur Narayana Bhattatiri who lived in Kerala in
the 16th century A.D-- Published by Central Chinmaya Mission Trust,
Mumbai- 72. Contains the slokas in Devanagari script, word-by-word
meaning, and detailed explanatory notes. Available at all the
centres of Chinmaya Mission all over the world.
2. Commentary in English on Satasloki of Sri Adi Sankaracharya--
Published by the author.
3. Commentary in English on Hastamalakiyam of Hastamalaka, one of the
four disciples of Sri Adi Sankara-- Published by the author.
4. English translation of Siddhantabindu of Madhusudana Sarasvati,
published by Adi Sankara Advaita Research Centre, Chennai. Books
2, 3 and 4 can be had from
Jayalakshmi Indological Book House, 6, Appar Swamy Koil Street, (opp.
Sanskrit College), Mylapore, Chennai- 600 004. Tel: 24990539.
He edited the English translation of a monumental commentary in
Malayalam on Narayaneeyam, published by The Bhaktaranjini Trust,
He translated into English a work in Sanskrit, “Ishtasiddhivivaranam-
A critical study” by Dr. R. Krishnamurthi Sastrigal. It has been
published by Adi Sankara Advaita Research Centre, Chennai.
He has written articles on Vedantic topics which have been published in
Some of the articles written by him are being posted on this website.
Shri S.N.Sastri can be contacted at