Mahatma Letter to Govindacharya - LMW 1 No. 57

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Written by: Narayan
Received by: A. Govindacharya
Sent via: unknown 
Written on: 24 April 1883
Received on: April 1883
Other dates: unknown
Sent from: Tzigadze
Received at: Dobbspett, near Bangalore
Via: unknown

This letter is Letter No. 57 in Letters from the Masters of the Wisdom, First Series. Mahatma Narayan writes a brief greeting to A. Govindacharya.[1] In editions 1945-1974, before the First Series was resequenced in 1988, this was called Letter 44.

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Page 1 transcription, image, and notes

To A.G. – as a guide for his lectures; with my blessings that he may the more effectually work for the regeneration of his fallen mother – India.


[signature in unknown script]

24 Apr. 1883



  • Dobbspet is near Bangalore.

Context and background

Mr. Jinarajadasa provided these notes about this letter and the previous one:

The recipient is probably Alkondavilli Govindacharya. Dobbspet is near Bangalore. He was a distinguished Tamil scholar and wrote several books. His most important work was an English translation of the Bhagavad Gita with the commentary of Shri Rāmānujāchārya.[2]

Physical description of letter

The location of the original letter is not known.

Publication history

This letter was not published in the early editions of Letters from the Masters of the Wisdom, First Series. It first appeared as Letter 44 in the 1945 edition, and was renamed as Letter 57 when the First Series was resequenced in 1988.

Commentary about this letter

Additional resources


  1. C. Jinarajadasa, Letters from the Masters of the Wisdom, First Series (Adyar, Chennai, India: Theosophical Publishing House, 2011), 120, 170-171.
  2. C. Jinarajadasa, 170-171.