Sri Mani Dravid Sastrigal (43) is the grandson of the very widely known Sri Rajeswara Sastrigal of Varanasi, a pundit of great repute and Āstāna Vidvān of the King of Kasi. Sri Sastrigal studied under late Śāstraratnākara, Vedamūrti Brahmaśri Pranthiangarai Sri S. Subramania Sastrigal, Director of the Mahesh Research Institute, Varanasi and Editor of many standard Advaitic works. He also studied under Śāstraratnākara Sri S.R Krishnamurthy Sastrigal, Vedānta Professor of Madras Sanskrit College, Chennai.
Sri Mani Dravid Sastrigal, an erudite vidvan in Advaita Vedanta, has mastered Vyākaraṇa, Pūrva-mīmāṁsa and Nyāya(Tarka) also. He holds a Doctorate Degree in Indian Philosophy from Banaras Hindu University. He is presently a Professor at the Madras Sanskrit College. He is a regular participant in seminars and debates convened by various organisations throughout the country. He is held in high honour by the Maths of all the schools of Vedānta. It is no wonder that he is a never-to-be-missed invitee by the organizers of seminars of the different schools of Vedānta. More….