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Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan
18,20,22, East Mada Street,
Chennai-600 004
Email: bhavan@chennaikendra.com
Website: bhavanschennai.org

The Bhavan's Chennai Kendra was established in 1958 with the blessings of Paramacharya, His Holiness Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi Swamigal of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam.
The activities of the Kendra are conducted in three different places in the city :
(1) Mylapore - Main Kendra Complex
(2) Kilpauk - Bhavan's Rajaji Vidyashram, a CBSE Senior Secondary School
(3) T.Nagar Sub-Centre

  • 500 students appeared for Bhavan's Saral Sanskrit Examinations and the Kendra is coaching candidates for the Dakshina Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha's Hindi examinations. The total number of candidates enrolled for the Hindi classes during the period April 2020 to March 2021 was 10.
  • The net Book Sales was Rs.7.82 lakhs and a total number of 155 Life Members were enrolled during the year 2020-21.
  • 140 students from49 schools were given Sri C. Subramaniam Award for Excellence in Character during the year.
  • Around 100 students were learning (on line) Fine Arts ( Music, Dance, Veena, Violin, Mridangam, Choral Music, Tabla and Keyboard ,Yoga, Bhajan etc.,) from the Kendra and T.Nagar Sub-Centre.
  • Religious Discourses by Brahmashri R. Rajagopal were held twice a week through online.
  • Sports and Cultural activities are also conducted at the Bhavan's Rajaji Vidyashram Complex.
  • The Annual Music Festival (Open Air) of 22days was held at Bhavan's Rajaji Vidyashram Complex,Kilpauk from 28.11.2020 to 19.12.2020. This Festival was inaugurated by Thiru. Banwarilal Purohitji, Hon'ble Governor of Tamilnadu and Vice-President, BharatiyaVidya Bhavan World-wide on 28thNovember 2020.
  • 173rd Saint Thiyagaraja Aradhana Celebration was held at Bhavan's Auditorium, Mylapore on 2nd February 2021.
  • Naatiya Nataka Vizha celebration was held at Bhavan's Auditorium Mylapore in association with IyalIsai Nataka Mandram on 22nd and 29th January 2021
  • Sri K.N.Ramaswamy, Director of the Kendra was awarded the "Kalaimamani" title theTamilnadu State's highest honour for promoting Art & Culture in a state function by the Chief Minister of Tamilnadu in the presence of Deputy Chief Minister. The Award consisted of a Gold Medal, a Shawl and a Citation.


  • 1. Dr.L.Lakshmanaswamy Mudaliyar -Former Vice Chancellor of Madras University
  • 2. Sri C.Subramaniam - Former Governor & Central Minister
  • 3. Justice Ismail - Judge Madras High Court
  • 4. Justice Sri Bakthavatsalam -Judge Madras/Bangalore High Court
  • 5. Sri V.R.Lakshminarayanan I.P.S -Former Director C.B.I. New Delhi
  • 6. Sri T.S.Krishnamurthy -Former Chief Election Commissioner

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R. Subramanian, a leading Chartered Accountant and Treasurer of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Chennai Kendra, passed away on April 5, 2023. He was 79.
Described as a visionary by his peers, seniors and industry leaders, he was known for his brilliant intellect, deep wisdom, pleasing personality and unending compassion for anyone who sought his help.
RS, as he was fondly known in personal and professional circles, was a rare combination of a successful professional, educationist, a custodian of the rich Vedic heritage and a committed family man.
Born in the 13th generation in the direct lineage of the late Appaya Deekshitar in Mannargudi, Thanjavur district, into a family of Vedic scholars, he qualified as a Chartered Accountant. After his finance and accounting career in New Delhi, he established his CA firm in 1974, and over the last 50 years trained and mentored several accounting and finance professionals.
He founded Akshar Arbol International School, a K-12 international school that follows the International Baccalaureate and Cambridge curricula with the intent of offering a high-quality and affordable international education.
Steeped in Indian values, RS served on the boards of several large corporations, educational institutions, chambers of commerce, government and regulatory policy committees, and NGOs contributing to the growth of numerous companies and influencing economic, industrial and social policy decisions.
He also managed the Mayuram Sri Ramanatha Deekshitar Trust and the Srimad Appaya Deekshitar Trust and built a corpus to support Veda patashalas, sanyasis and to provide rural community services.
He established the Jeevatma Kainkaryam Trust, on the advice of Kanchi Jagadguru Sri Chandrasekaraendra Saraswati, to perform the last rites and provide an honourable cremation of unclaimed dead bodies.
RS is survived by his wife Malathi Subramanian, son Gokul Dixit, daughters Priya Dixit and Prabha Dixit, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law and grandchildren.

Bhavan's Legendary Award presented to Vani Jairam

Tamil Nadu Governor R. N. Ravi presented the Bhavan's Legendary Award to the renowned playback singer Vani Jairam. In response to the felicitation, Ms. Jairam said she was honoured to receive such an award from an illustrious institution that was spreading the values of our culture. 
A portrait of Gnanamba and P. Obul Reddy was unveiled on the occasion.

Diwali Special Number Released

Diwali Special Number of Bhavan's Journal issue dated October 15, 2022 was released by the Hon'ble Governor of Tamil Nadu H.E. Sri R. N. Ravi on October 24, 2022. 
The Governor was also invited for Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's 147th Jayanti celebrations held on October 31, 2022.

Release of first copy of the BJ Annual Number

The First Copy of the BJ Annual Number was presented to Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan Governor of Telangana and Lt. General of Pondicherry in a function held at Chennai. She was extremely happy to see the cover page celebrating unsung women heroes. The Tamilnadu Governor, Shri R. N. Ravi was also presented a copy during a function held to commemorate the 150th Jayanti of Sri Aurobindo held at the Rajbhavan.

80th Birthday Celebrated

The Bhavan's Vice-President and Governor of Tamil Nadu Shri Banwarilal Purohit greeted the Kendra Director Shri K. N. Ramaswamy on the occasion of his 80th birthday.

  • Sri N. Ravi
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  • Sri K. Parasaran
    Vice Chairman
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  • Dr. Nalli Kuppuswamy Chetti
    Vice Chairman
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  • Sri R. Subramanian
    Hon. Treasurer
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  • Sri M. Murali
    Hon. Secretary
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  • K.N Ramaswamy
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