13, మే 2011, శుక్రవారం

మేడసాని మోహన్ DR. MEDASANI MOHAN


ALL ABOUT DR. MEDASANI MOHAN, A GREAT AVADHANI
             Dr. Medasani Mohan acquired an unique place in the filed of “Avadhana” and earned a good name as the most intellectual in and abroad.  He is the blessed son of his parents late Sri Medasani Ayyanna Naidu and Smt. Lakshmamma, born on 19.04.1955 in Nadimpalli Village, Chandragiri Mandal Chittoor District, Andhra Pradesh.  Right from his 8th standard itself, he evinced lot of interest towards learning of Telugu and Sanskrit literature.  He took spiritual initiation from his sacred ascetic guru (Avadutha) by name ‘SIVA NANDA MOUNI’. While studying, he practiced the Yoga of meditation and gradually improved his power of Retention.  At the age of 15 itself, he performed ‘Asthavadhanam’ most effortlessly and got appreciation from the great Pandits.  In the year 1978, he did his M.A. Telugu literature with 1st class from Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati.  Later, he completed Ph.D from Madras University, Chennai by submitting thesis on  “Annamacharya Bhasha Visleshana” containing 1435 pages.
 
            At present, he is working as a Director Annamacharya Project, a prestigious and globally famous Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams Tirupati.  He is endowed with the task of propagating of a great spiritual message of “Annamayyas’ devotional Keethanas to reach public at village and capital level of the Nation in a planed and most efficient manner.
About Mohan:
He is the blessed son of his parents late Sri Medasani Ayyanna Naidu and Smt. Lakshmamma, born on 19.04.1955 in Nadimpalli Village, Chandragiri Mandal Chittoor District, Andhra Pradesh, India, and got married in the year 1986, with M. Arunajyothi and is blessed with a son (M. Siva Teja) and a daughter (M. Himabala).

Educational Qualifications:
In the year 1978, he did his M.A. Telugu literature with 1st class from Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati.  Later, he completed Ph.D from Madras University, Chennai by submitting thesis on  “Annamacharya Bhasha Visleshana” containing 1435 pages.

Occupation:
At present, he is working as a Director Annamacharya Project, a prestigious and globally famous Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams Tirupati.  He is endowed with the task of propagating of a great spiritual message of “Annamayyas’ devotional Keethanas to reach public at village and capital level of the Nation in a planed and most efficient manner
Apart from above he also working as Director for following:
  • Alwar Divya Prabandha Project,
  • Srimad Bhagavatha Project, Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams
  • Asthana Pandit of Ahobila Mutt.
Publications:
  • A Critical Edition of Sringara Dandakamu of Peda Thirumalacharyudu” – Published by Annamacharya    Project, T.T.Devasthanams, Tirupati.
  • Edited the Centenary Souvenir of Sri Veturi Prabhakara Sastry – Published by T.T.Devasthanams, Tirupati.
  • Edited the Centenary Souvenir of Sri Rallapalli Anantha Krishna Sarma – Published by T.T.Devasthanams, Tirupati.
  • “Geethapadmamu” (Poetry) – Published by Himabala Publications, Tirupati.
  • “Avadhana Mississippi” – Published by Himabala Publications, Tirupati.
  • “Sathavadhana Sanchika of Guntur” - Published by Sreenadha Peethamu, Guntur.
  • “Sathavadhana Sanchika of Vijayawada” – Published by Brahmaiah & Co., Vijayawada.
  •   Number of Essays in Andhra Prabha, Andhra Jyothi, etc.,
  • “ Purushothama Chakravarthi – Telugu prosodic poetic text, containing 700 stanzes.
  • “Sri Venkatachala Mahthyam” – Published by T.T.D., Tirupati.
  •  Prepared Prefaces (Analytical/Critical introductory essays) for 2 volumes of Annamacharya Keerthans.
Unpublished Works: (Manuscripts ready for printing)
  • Thallapaka Bhagavathamu (Life Stories) of thallapaka Annamacharya and others poets.
  • Muddupaluka   - A historical novel life sketch of Nandi Thimmana
Awarded Titles from various Institutions & Famous Scholars :
 Balavadhani
 Conferred by the temple authorities of Sri Kalyana Venkateswara Swam of
 Srinivasamangapuram through Sri T.Koteshwara Rao, Retired Professor of
 Telugu, Sri Krishna Devaraya University, Ananthapur.
Sahajavadhani
            Conferred by Besant Theosophical college of Madanapalle through professor
            (Retd.) Diwakarla Venkatavadhani – Osmania University, Hyderabad.
Avadhana Rathna
Conferred by the “ANDHRA BHASHABHI VARDHINI” of Presidency College,
Madras through Sri Rangabhashyam, I.A.S., the then Director,” Higher
Education, Tamil Nadu.
Avadhana Kesari 
Conferred by Rotary club of Madanapalli.
Avadhana Saptha sapthi 
Conferred on the eve of performing at  Christ College, Bangalore through
ellala Seshadri Kavi.
Avadhana Saraswathi           
Conferred by Nellore Literary Association, through Dr.Marupuru Kodanda
Rama Reddi.
           Avadhana Chakravarthy        
           Conferred by Academy of Fine Arts, Tirupati and T.T.Devasthanams.
           Sathavadhana Saravabhouma                
           Conferred by Rasabharathi, Vijayawada.
           Sathavadhana Keerthi Koumudi     
           Conferred by Koumudi parishad, Vijayanagaram.
           Avadhana Kala Thapaswai
           Conferred by Soujamya Academy kakinada, Vijayanagaram.
           Avadhana Kaladhara    
           Conferred by Natasamakhya, Venkatagiri,
           Vagdevi Varaputhra     
           Conferred by Lalitha Kalaparishad, Ananthapur.
           Saraswathi Sathputra           
Conferred by Madras Telugu Abhyudaya Samajam, Madras.
           Acharya 
           Conferred by Telugu Assoiation of Cleave Land, U.S.A. 1991.
           Avadhana Jagadeka Samrat                     
           Conferred by Kavisimha Kasipathi,  Peetam, Macharla.
           Kavitha Gangothri        
           Conferred by Sri Data Peetham of Mysore, Karnataka.
           Viswavadhani               
           TELUGU ASSOCIATION OF BOMBAY.
           Dharana Kalahnidhi     
           Conferred by International Acult Academy.
           Avadhana Krishipandit          
           Conferred by Literary Livers of A.G. Palli, Chittoor District, A.P.
           Sarasavadhana Saraswathi
           Conferred by Andhra Geervena Peetham, Kovvuru.     
           Sahasravadhana Brahma
           Conferred by Sri Venkateswara Rasagna Samkhya.
           Mahasahasravadhana   Sthapanacharya  
           Awarded by Parakala Mut, Mysore.
           Avadhana Kavitha Pithamaha        
           Conferred by Siddhartha Kalapeetam, Vijayawada.
           Apurva Pancha Sahasra Avadhana Sarva Bhouma
           Rasamayi, Hyderabad.
Awards Conferred:       
  • Yarlagadda Rajyalakshmi Venkanna Award of 1987, Madras.
  •  Special award of Academy of Fine Arts, through President of India, 1987
  •  Jayacees State Award of 1990
  •  Best performance award of Telugu Association of North America, 1989.
  •  Madras Telugu Academy Award of 1992.
  • Telugu Talli Award of TANA, 1993
  • Yarlagadda Rajyalakshmi Venkanna Kalapeetham National Award, 1994.
  • Telugu University Prathibha Puraskaram, 1995
  • Paidi Lakshmayya Kalapeetham Puraskaram, 1995
  • Kaviraju Puraskaram, 1996
  • "Best Personality Puraskaram from “Hosuru Telugu Samithi – Tamilnadu – 1998.
  • Millinium Awards from various Associations/Organizations – During 2000 & 2003.
  • Doma Venkataswamy Guptha Puraskaram at Proddutur.
  • Ashtadiggaja Award – Rasamayi, Hyderabad
Some Special Honours :
Swarna Kankanam
  From Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams and Academy of Fine Arts, 1985.
Sri Venkateshwara Gold Dollar
  From T.T.Devathanams, 1983.
Swarna Haram
  From Rasabharathi, Vijayawada (1986),(1993)
 Swarnabhishekam
  At Palamaner (1985), Vijayawada (1986) Macherla. (1987), Hyderabad(2007) and at A.G. Palli, (2007). Chittoor Dist.
 Swarna Gandapenderam
  At Ananathapur (1989)
 Swarna Kankanam
  At Siddendra Kalakshethra Kuchipudi.
 Sandal Wood Sword” 
  By Academy of Fine Arts, 1987.
 Silver Sword
  At Vijayanagaram (1988)
 Suvarna Sreechakra Kankanam”(1991).
  Bio-Data got recorded in Biographic Institute of U.S.A. Texas.
  Bio-Data published in the Directory of Asia who and who Published in New Delhi.
 Suvarna Anguliga Sathkaram
  from Number of organizations.
 Swarna Kankanam
   by “Soundarya lahari” Vizag – 2004. 
  Swarna Gandapenderam
  Hyderabad etc.,
Details of Performances:
  • Performed More than 600 Ashtavadhanam (All over India and Abroad)Performed 18 Dwigunitha Avadhanams
  • Performed 20 Chathurgunitha Avadhanams
  • Performed 1 Shadgunitha Asthavadanam (For the First time In the History of Telugu Literature)
  • Performed 1 Dasagunitha Asthavadhanam (For the first in The History of Telugu Literature) 
  • Performed 1 Shodasa Gunitha Asthavadhanam (For the First time in the History of Telugu Literature.)
  • Performed 1”Sahasranadhanam” for the first time in History of Literature – During 1996.
  • Performed “Apurva Pancha Sahasravadhanam” at Hyderabad – 2007.
  • Astavadhanams performed all over India and abroad i.e., at England, United States of America and Canada
  • Got invitation from TANA (U.S.A) for four times discourses (i.e., in 1989 and 1991) and  performed Astavadhanams at :
    •  London, (2)New York, (3) New Jercy, (4) Jackson M.s., Atlanta, (5) Hontsville AL, (6) Nashville LS, (7) Houston, (8) Atlanta, (9)Losangles,(10)Sanfransisco, (11) Chicago, (12) Detroit, (13) Saint Louis, (14) Columbus, (15) Cleave Land, (16) Washington, (17) Beston, (18) Toranto (Canada) and (19) Ottawa (Canada) (20) Birimingham (U.K) (21) Wales (U.K.) (22) Nattingham (U.K.)
  •  Rendered Literary discourses in Singapore – 2006 Performed Sampoorna Sathavadhanams at : (1) Tirupati, (2) Choudepalli, (3) Vijayawada, (4) Tanuku, (5) Visakhapatnam, (6)Vijayanagaram (7) Guntur, (8) Hyderabad, (9) Ananthapur and (10) Bombay and again at Hyderabad 1993 in which the then Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Sriman P.V. Narasimha Rao participated as Pruchaka, during 1993.
Honors along with Blessing got from:
  • His Holiness Sri Sri Sri Sivnanda Mounaswamy at the age of 12. This Swamiji initiated Traditional spiritual meditation.
  • His Holiness Sri Sri Sri Ganapathi Sachidananda Swamy of Mysore Dattapeetham.
  • His Holiness Sri Sri Sri Jayendra Saraswathi and Vijayendra Saraswathi of Kanchipuram.
  • His Holiness Srimannarayana Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji of Seethanagaram.
  • His Holiness Srivan Sathagopa Narayana Yathindra Mahadesikan Swami 45th Ahobil Mutt Jeer.
  • H.H. Vidyananda Swamy of Erpedu Vyasasramam.
  • His Holiness Abhinava Vageesa Parakala Swamy, Parakal Mutt.
  • H.H. Vidyaprasasamdagiri Swamy of Sukabrahmasramam, Srikalahasthi.
  • H.H. Viswayogi Viswamiji, Guntur Viswamandir.
  • Sri Sri Sri Vijayeswari Mathaji, Penchlakona.
  • Sri Sri Sri Bandlamamba Rajamathadevi.
  • H.H. Paramarthananda Swamiji of Ramakrishna Mutt (Hyderabad)
Participated as a Resource Person in Academic Staff College, S.V. University and other Indian Universities and delivered number of lectures about Indian Culture/Philosophy/Literature.

Number of times interviewed in All India Radio/Doordarsan of Hyderabad, Madras, Astavadhanams, Sathavadhanams Telecasted.

Participations in Seminars:
  • Participated in National Seminar on Bhakthi Cult, conducted by Telugu University, Hyderabad and presented a research paper on Annamacharya Bhavukatha.
  • Participated in the International Yoga seminar held at Tirupati and presented a research papar on “Dharana Yoga”.
  • Participated in the International Datta conference held at Dattapeetham, Mysore and performed Asthavadhanam.
  • Participated in the International Seminar of Hindi held at Tirupati – 1998.
  • Participated in the International Seminar on Medieval Bhakthi Cult held at Mumbai, Ananthacharya Institute.
  • Conducted as Convener of National Seminars on behalf of  T.T. Devasthanams, Tirupati. In  Coordination with various universities in India, and delivered keynote address.
  • Conducted “Srimadbhagavatha Sapthahams” at the following places. (Detailed Narrative renderings of durational episodes from “Srimadbhagavatha for one week.
    1. Sri Ramakrishna mutt (During 1998 and 2004).
    2. Annamacharya Kalamandiram – Tirupati (During 1998 – 2004).
    3. Sivaramakrishna Kalakshethram – Vijayawada.
    4. Sri Ramakrishna Seva Samithi – Tanuku.
    5. Kalabharati – Vizag.
    6. Sri Saibaba Temple – Vizag.
    7. Annamayya Bhaktha Mandali – Nellore.
    8. Sri Venkateswara Bhaktha Mandali – Nellore.
    9. Sri Anjaneyaswamy Temple Bairagipatteda, Tirupati.
    10. Vikasatharangani – Vatticherukuru, Guntur (Dist.,) A.P.,
    11. Academy of fine Arts – Tirupati.
    12. Sri Balaji Temple Devotees – Chicago(U.S.A).
    13. Detroit Telugu Association – Detroit (U.S.A).
    14. Telugu Kalasamithi – New Jery (U.S.A).
    15. Hindu Telugu – Saint Lonis (U.S.A).
    16. Judicial Officers Association – Tirupati.
    17. Lalitha Kalaparishad – Ananthapur. – etc., places.
“Srimad Ramayana Navahams” conducted at the many places. (detailed narrative renderings of devotional episodes from Sri   Valmiki Ramayana and other Ramayanas for nine days:
Served as “Officer on Special duty” at Sri Venkateswara (Balaji) Temple of Greater Chicago(U.S.A) for 80 days during 2003 and conducted number of Hindu Dharmic programmes at Several cities in united states, on deputation from T.T.D., Tirupati.
a.                  Sri Ramakrishna Math – Hyderabad.
b.                  Sivaramakrishna Kalakshethram – Vijayawada.
c.                  Kalabharathi / Somdaryalahari – Vizag.
d.                  Siddhartha Kalapeetham – Vijayawada – etc., places.
 “Sreekrishna Katha Vaibhavam” discounces i.e. the entire lagends of Sri Krishnavathara, from Srimadbhagavatham” and “Mahabharatham” nine days conducted at the many places.
“M.Phil” degree Awarded to a candidate by Potti Sreeramula Telugu University, Hyderabad who undertook research analysis, an “Purushothamachakravarthi” Composed by Dr. Medasani Mohan.

 “Ph.D” degree Awarded to a candidate by Sri Padmavathi Mahila University, who undertook research  analysis about 
  life and works of Dr. Medasani Mohan.

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