We deeply appreciate Dr. S.R. Leela, Chief Translator, and Dr. Jayanthi Manohar, Cotranslator and their dedicated and scholarly efforts in translating the Magnum Opus Umasaharam. Without their enthusiasm, and dedication, this translation would not have been accomplished. Dr. Leela tirelessly coordinated, and directed translations. We cannot thank enough of these translators and their patience and affection by putting up with constant bombardment of emails and phone calls. We humbly bow to them and Goddess Saraswati manifested in them in living form.
We sincerely acknowledge Ramanashram, Dr. S.P. Pani, and Dr. Sampadananda Mishra for their gracious permission to include copyrighted paragraphs from Complete Works of Kavyakantha Vasishtha Ganapati Muni (Reference 4). They also granted initial permission at the onset of Umasahsram translation. We greatly appreciate their encouragement and continued support.
We also acknowledge Mr. Sharada Prasad Principal at Srivani School, Bangalore, and his wife, Nalini, who introduced us to Shatavadhani Dr. R Ganesh who in turn recommended Dr. Leela for translation project. Mr. Prasad also coordinated first meeting with Dr. Leela in early 2010.
Our thanks are due to Dr. Sunder Hattangadi for providing additional proofreading support.
We sincerely thank volunteers at sanskritdocuments.org and surasa.net websites for their encouragement, timely support, and hosting the ebook online.
We are humbled and offer our obeisance with utmost gratitude to Divine Mother, all the Gurus, and Acharyas for their boundless blessings for this project.
Daksha and Pradip Dalal
April 14, 2014