Author: Gurudev Tapovanam
Translator(s)/ Edito: Swami Chinmayananda
Publisher: Chinmaya Mission Trust
ISBN/UPC (if available): B0001
Hymn to the Lord of Badri is a rare work of artistic elegance, of Philosophical depths and of emotional beauty. It is the joyous adorations of a divine heart of love, pouring itself out in ecstasy the blissful inspiration of its subjective spiritual experience. The Hymn is at once a summary of the Highest Truth, as discussed in our Upanishads, and a lyrical song of flooded love.
In these hundred stanzas Gurudev, Sri Swami Tapovanam, has painted vividly both the theory of Vedanta and the technique of realizing the Truth. He has discussed it in four sections (stabakam). Swami Tapovanam, the Glory of the Himalayas (Himavat-Vibhooti), wrote these stanzas during one of his visits to the pilgrim-centre, Badrinath, when he stayed these for the season. This Garland of Hymns written in four sections, each containing twenty-five stanzas discusses Superimposition (Adhyaropa), Negation (Apavada), Spiritual Practices (Sadhana), and Reward (Phalam).