Swami Tapasyananda

Swami Tapasyananda (Born 1904 – Passed away 3 October 1991) was a senior monk of the Ramakrishna Mission. He was a disciple of Swami Shivananda, one of the eminent disciples of Sri Ramakrishna. He was a vice-president of the Ramakrishna Order from 1985-1991. He was an erudite scholar in Indian and Western philosophy and has written many books in English, including the translations of many scriptures. His translation of Bhagavata Purana in four volumes has been highly acclaimed in intellectual and devotional circles. He was the president of Ramakrishna Math, Chennai from 1971-1991. Maharaj was well known for his austere life and intuitive intellect. He was a prolific writer. Some of the books authored by him are listed below.

a) Sri Sarada Devi – The Holy Mother

b) Swami Vivekananda – His Life and Legacy

c) Swami Ramakrishnananda – The Apostle of Sri Ramakrishna to the South

d) Bhakti Schools of Vedanta

e) Srimad Bhagavata Volumes 1 – 4

f) Adhyatma Ramayana

g) Bhagavad Gita – The Scripture of Mankind