composing work done by Sri. D. Baba and his assistant, Madras
deserves wide publicity and God's munificient benediction, and I add
my own for their enviable progress. Above all, I owe my genuine
thanks to many, like the Adviser of Central Library Dr. Ravula
Suryanarayana Murthy garu, and Prof & Head of the Dept. of Far
East Studies, Dr. A. Lakshmana Chetty garu and the librarians of S.V.
University, Local Regional Library, Oriental Research Institute for
their willing cooperation and timely assistance. And to Mr. N.R.
Raaghavan Garu, the amiable and efficient Manager, India Book Distributors,
Anna Salai, Madras for infusing new courage in addition to
acquainting me with most essential entrepreneurial skill to making
this enticing and purposeful, salable and profitable, without which
this would not appear as it is, and beckon attention. His refined
sense of religiosity and abundant magnanimity merit soulful
obeisance. Finally I owe my wholehearted gratitude to Mr. R.
Muthukumaraswamy, the Managing Director, The South India Saiva
Siddhanta Works publishing Society, Alwarpet, Madras, for breathing
life into this by supplying the right literature, at the right time
for the right cause. His munificent assurance and ebullient
dynamism, filling my being remained with me till laying down the
pen. I express my genuine gratefulness again for fortification of