Alasinga Perumal: An Illustrious Disciple of Swami Vivekananda
By Swami Sunirmalananda, 342 Pages, Hardcover.
Here is a story of an extraordinary individual whose legendary dedication and commitment, and devotion to his Guru are and everlasting source of inspiration and strength.
Alsinga Perumal (1865-1909) was a disciple of Swami Vivekananda. He played a pivotal role in Swamiji's going to the West and also helped materialize many of Swamiji's ideas regarding starting of Ramakrishna Movement in India. Hailing from an orthodox background, he was born in Chikkamagalur in Karnataka and later, after many ups and downs in life, shifted to Madras where he taught in a college. He met Swamiji in 1892 when he latter visited Madras as a wandering monk, Swamiji addressed many of his letters to Alsinga and had much appreciation for Alsinga's selfless and pure character.