ಬೆಂಗಳೂರಿನ ಶಂಕರಮಠದಲ್ಲಿ ಶಿವಮಹಿಮ್ನಸ್ತೋತ್ರದ ಕುರಿತಾದ ಮಧುಸೂದನೀ ಟೀಕೆ ಅನುಸರಿಸಿ ಮಾಡಿದಂತಹ ವ್ಯಾಖ್ಯಾನ. ಟೀಕೆಯನ್ನು ಆದಷ್ಟು ಬಿಡದೆ, ಸಾಮಾನ್ಯರಿಗೆ ಕಷ್ಟವೆನಿಸಬಹುದಾದ ಟೀಕಾಭಾಗಗಳನ್ನು ಮಾತ್ರ ಬಿಟ್ಟು ವ್ಯಾಖ್ಯಾನ ಮಾಡಲಾಯಿತು. ವ್ಯಾಖ್ಯಾನ ಸರಣಿ ೧೧ ರಿಂದ ೧೬ ಡಿಸೆಂಬರ್ ೨೦೧೭ ವರೆಗೆ ನಡೆಯಿತು. ಇದರಲ್ಲಿ ಶಿವಮಹಿಮ್ನಸ್ತೋತ್ರದ ೧ ರಿಂದ ೭ ಶ್ಲೋಕದ ಟೀಕೆಯ ವ್ಯಾಖ್ಯಾನ ಮಾಡಲಾಯಿತು. Part of a series of talks delivered in sha~Nkara maTha, Bangalore on shivamahimnaH stotra. An effort was made to stick to madhusUdana sarasvatii svaamii's Tiikaa as far as possible omitting certain details which would have been heavy for common public.
The series of talks took place between 11 and 16 December 2017 and covers shlokas 1 to 7.
Learned readers may read an article by a scholar of our times, Dr. R. Ganesh (RG from here on) here. The title of the article is "The Hindu view on food and drink" and has been published in Indiafacts. As the article touches quite a few aspects spanning history, dharma etc., it is difficult to write a comprehensive response in the comments section.
A few disclaimers
Dr. Ganesh is a respected personal friend and I have benefited intellectually from his long but irregular association. The association is old enough for me to analyze his article's position vis a vis his positions about other issues that he has held in the past. To this extent, my judgment of RG and his article is coloured. Certain points of his article are analyzed here avoiding personalizing
the argument to the extent possible. This article is not about RG’s
scholarship for which he doesn't need any certificates.
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