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  Adyar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Adyar or Adayar is a large locality in south Chennai (previously Madras).
It is bounded by the Buckingham Canal to the west, Tiruvanmiyur to the south, and Besant Nagar to the east.
Adyar is noted for housing the Theosophical Society, which provides a calm environment along the south bank of the river for quiet contemplation on comparative religion.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Adyar   (223 words)

 Theosophical Society Adyar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Theosophical Survey of India, or Theosophy Society - Adyar is a successor organization to the original Theosophical Society founded by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky and others in 1875.
Adyar, an area of Chennai where its headquarters is located, traces its beginnings to 1895 and the Theosophical Society faction headed by Henry Steel Olcott and Annie Besant after the faction led by William Quan Judge left to form its own organization.
The presidents of the Theosophical Society - Adyar have included Annie Besant, N.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Theosophical_Society_Adyar   (438 words)

 Theosophy article: "A Puzzle from Adyar" by Blavatsky
Therefore the degree of her sympathies with the "Theosophical Society and Adyar" depends upon the degree of the loyalty of that Society to the C
Adyar is the present Headquarters of the Society, because these "Headquarters are wherever the President is," as stated in the rules.
Owing to such undignified quibbles, Adyar and especially the Theosophist are fast becoming the laughing stock of Theosophists themselves as well as of their enemies; the bushels of letters received by me to that effect, being a good proof of it.
www.blavatsky.net /blavatsky/arts/PuzzleFromAdyar.htm   (1687 words)

 The Hindu : Down by the Adyar
It is these backwaters that are called Adyar Creek, distinct from the Adyar River and its broad estuary with narrow mouth perpetually silted due to the sand bank created by the currents ever since the Harbour's groynes were built.
The Adyar Estuary, with its remaining islands and mangrove stands on the southern bank, is an area that offers river, marsh, woods, backwaters, islets, sea and open ground which have at times hosted over 150 species of birds as well as small wildlife, including jackals, foxes, wild cats, snakes and other reptiles.
The `Battle of the Adyar River' fought in October 1746 in the shallows of Quibble Island, between a few hundred French-led Indian s(i)pahis with cannon and thousands of indisciplined forces of the Nawab of Arcot rallying to the support of the British ousted from Fort St. George, ended in the rout of the latter.
www.hinduonnet.com /thehindu/mp/2002/10/02/stories/2002100200140300.htm   (1009 words)

 Theosophical Society in America   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Adyar is a suburb at the southern extremity, through which a small stream finds its way to the sea, and just before it reaches the beach spreads out into a broad shallow expanse of water, beside which the Theosophical house stands in extensive grounds.
The Headquarters of the [Theosophical] Society in India are in a suburb of Madras called Adyar, so named from the Adyar river [which] runs past the building, washes, indeed, the base of the wide piazza at the back.
One evening, shortly after my arrival at Adyar, some letters were being sent by Chelas to their Masters, and I was permitted to enter the "Occult Room" and see the process going on.
www.theosophical.org /theosophy/books/esotericworld/chapter12   (5386 words)

Adyar is one of the topics in focus at Global Oneness.
Adyar A suburb of Madras, India, where Blavatsky and Colonel Olcott established the headquarters of the Theosophical Society in 1883.
Adyar: Hindu Sanskrit Dictionary on Taimni, I. Taimni, I. : A professor of chemistry in India.
www.experiencefestival.com /adyar   (490 words)

 Sanctuary for Body and Mind
The headquarters of the Theosophical Society at Adyar are situated in a charming locale from where a path passing through a coconut grove leads to the sea across a wide stretch of sandy beach where the Adyar river pours into the Bay of Bengal.
Annie Besant became President in 1907, members of the Society were encouraged to build themselves houses and live in them whenever they visited Adyar, on the understanding that in their absence, she could dispose of the accommodation as she chose, and that on their deaths, the buildings became the property of the Society.
The Adyar complex is surrounded by institutions which should be of interest to the visitor.
www.indiaprofile.com /destinations/theosophicalsociety.htm   (1012 words)

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The Adyar creek is of a tidal type and a part of the natural estuarine ecosystem located right in the heart of the city.
The Adyar creek is a typical example of a degrading wetland.
Although pollution in the Adyar Creek is not as severe as in the other waterways of the city, it is enough to affect the biodiversity of the area which is fast dwindling.
www.exnora.org /adyar.htm   (5687 words)

 Adyar History
Adyar has a long and checkered history.Infact it grew with the inception of the Theosophical Society which was started by Madame Blavatsky.
It was and is one of the posh schools in Adyar.
ave you realised how useful the Adyar Bridge is?It practically connects Adyar to the rest of the city.But there was a time when there was no bridge!The Adyar river was used as a waterway(which is a far cry form its persent form!).boats were used to travel to places like Kotturpuram and the like.
www.geocities.com /Eureka/Concourse/9845/history.htm   (584 words)

 Adyar Bookstore   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Run by the Theosophical Society, Adyar started off as a place to buy the works of the late 19th century mystic Madame Balvatsky and those of her friends.
It was at Adyar that I first encountered the work of the American transpersonal psychologist Ken Wilber.
Adyar is not your average run-of-the-mill new-age haven for tarot card readers and astrologers.
www.dillgroup.ucsf.edu /~bosco/adyar.html   (359 words)

 H. P. Blavatsky and the Theosophical Movement - Chapter 23
Besant settled in India, where she devoted her tremendous energy to the development of the Adyar Society, temporarily depleted by the loss of support from the richer and more vigorous American Section and of so many active lodges and members in other countries.
Annie Besant was elected president of the Theosophical Society (with headquarters at Adyar) in succession to H. Olcott, and she soon initiated certain changes in policy.
Although this activity was personal and not connected with the Theosophical Society (Adyar) as such, the public found it difficult to distinguish between her political and her theosophical work, owing to her prominence in both.
www.theosociety.org /pasadena/hpb-tm/hpbtm-23.htm   (4174 words)

 The Hindu : Tamil Nadu / Chennai News : A breather for the Adyar estuary
The Hindu : Tamil Nadu / Chennai News : A breather for the Adyar estuary
CHENNAI: The High Court may have handed out a lifeline to the battered Adyar estuary by ruling against sand quarrying and unauthorised structures, but unless drastic remediation measures are put in place, the city may have already lost one of its last surviving ecosystems, environmentalists say.
The ecosystem, comprising both the creek and the estuary, is too precious for the city to lose not just because of its biodiversity richness but also because the Adyar is both a floodwater carrier and a groundwater recharger.
www.thehindu.com /2005/10/31/stories/2005103106660500.htm   (557 words)

 Singara Chennai - Adyar
Adyar - it was on the banks of this river that a handful of French-trained troops stopped the Nawab's army, thus demonstrating the strength of the Raj.
But the present day Adyar river has nothing in common with the fast flowing river of the olden days.
It later became the Adyar Club and still later, the Madras Club.
www.chennaionline.com /toursntravel/singaarachennai/adyar.asp   (419 words)

 Theosophical Chronology
The selection of dates is based on my attempt to understand the stresses that Annie Besant must have been under during her presidency of the Theosophical Society (Adyar).
Leadbeater is advised to leave the Theosophical Society (Adyar) after charges of immorality which are based on teaching boys to masturbate.
Rudolf Steiner is expelled from the Theosophical Society (Adyar), because he refuses to have as members of his German section, people who are also members of the "Order of the Star of the East".
www.katinkahesselink.net /his/chronol.htm   (657 words)

The youth have got together for a showdown with vested interests that are trying to push the Adyar Creek, its surrounding wetlands and supportive eco-system into the past, a thing that was.
In a campaign launch titled, "Save Adyar Creek", young volunteers just out of college, who have worked in the Adyar Creek region, studied its eco-system, conducted several surveys and planted mangrove saplings along its bank, have formed a crack team to tackle the various issues related to the saving of the creek.
Many of us may not be aware that the Adyar creek is a tidal creek, a backwater system, formed near the Adyar estuary (the mouth of the Adyar River), supporting a lot of wildlife, migratory birds, flora and fauna right in the heart of the city.
www.chennaionline.com /events/creekcampaign.asp   (691 words)

 Adyar: Home of the Theosophical Society   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The campus borders the Adyar river to the Bay of Bengal.
Adyar is also the hierarchical structure that governs the estate, which can become rigid and obstruct the free flow of ideas and self expression.
The inner Adyar, very rightly called the flaming center of the Theosophical Society, is totally different.
kingsgarden.org /english/organizations/ts.gb/CENTERS/Adyar.html   (472 words)

 The Hindu : Tamil Nadu News : Eco park at Adyar creek
Studies clearly showed that the Adyar Creek Park has the potential to satisfy not only the recreational needs but also offer scope to redeem the lost ecology of the area," the order said.
An "Adyar Creek Trust" has been formed with the Chief Secretary as chairperson and secretaries of Finance Department, Municipal Administration and Water Supply Department, Highways Department and Forest Environment Department as members.
The trust will be responsible for development of the eco-park in the 60-acre extent of area.
www.hindu.com /2005/11/13/stories/2005111304420300.htm   (351 words)

 Applied Theosophy by H.S.Olcott- Adyar Pamphlet No. 143 -
Now it is a question which demands the very serious attention of the Fellows of this Society, whether there does not exist something which bears the same relation to “pure Theosophy” that applied mathematics bear to pure.
“Adyar” is not a place only, it is a principle.
It is a name which ought to carry with it a power far greater than that conveyed by the name “Rome”.
www.theosophical.ca /AppliedTheosophy.htm   (2978 words)

 Charles Webster Leadbeater:  His Life, Writings and Theosophical Teachings
His studies and his books reflected the attitude of 'scientific common sense.' He claims to have brought the phenomena of the superphysical realms of life, of the astral and the mental plane, of the future disembodied life, and of the past and future of this and other spheres, under his direct clairvoyant gaze.
Annie Besant, the President of the [Adyar Theosophical] Society from 1907 to her death in 1933, and Charles Webster Leadbeater, arguably the most influential theosophical writer from the early years of the 20th century to his death in 1934.
Cooper-Oakley and I were for a long time the only Europeans; and as he lived up on the roof in one of the further rooms (later occupied by Dr. English) and I was in the Eastern octagon room, I saw almost nothing of him, except for a short morning visit of greeting each day.
www.blavatskyarchives.com /leadbeaterbib.htm   (2563 words)

 ADYAR NATURE CURE CENTER   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
So, he started this center with the help of experienced Siddha, Ayurveda, Naturopathy Doctors and also have a panel of Allopathic doctors for interpretation of clinical Pathology (Lab reports) and other investigations.
He has given his own building in Adyar — 7000 Sq.ft for the promotion of this Naturopathy Hospital.
The combined medical therapy is bridging the gap between alternative systems of medicine (like Naturopathy, Ayurveda and Siddha) and Allopathy.
www.adyarnaturecure.com   (132 words)

 Adyar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Madame Blavatsky moved operations to a secluded 200-acre wooded area of Adyar (now a beach suburb of Chennai) in 1882.
The Society was also the childhood home of the great Krishnamurti, who was discovered on a beach nearby.
Theosophical Society grounds in Adyar, a suburb of Chennai adjacent to the beach.
home.earthlink.net /~petros0/asia98/adyar.htm   (160 words)

The information in this page should help all those who would like to know the places that are linked to Adyar.
Adyar infact boasts of a vast fleet of buses and includes two major bus depots.Gone are those days when there were just a few routes to Adyar.Now we can travel to a large number of places with minimum fare but not with just as much comfort.
Adyar in fact has quite a few travels.This being a non-commercial page all we can provide you is their addresses and their phone numbers.
www.geocities.com /Eureka/Concourse/9845/bus.htm   (352 words)

 Katinka Hesselink Net - FAQ on the Theosophical Movement
The original TS, the one that Annie Besant became the president of after Olcott's death, is the Adyar TS, or otherwise called the Theosophical Society Adyar.
The Adyar TS (of which I am a member) is headed by Radha Burnier.
Anthroposophy was started by Rudolf Steiner, who was a famous member of the Theosophical Society Adyar, before he and the German section broke away.
www.katinkahesselink.net /faq/tm_faq.htm   (1441 words)

 Adyar-Theosophy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Madame Blavatsky's appointed succesor Annie Besant, together with Bishop Charles Webster Leadbeater (d.1934), gave a new slant to Theosophy after Blavatsky's passing.
Eventually it was Leadbeater and Besant's writings, representing the "Adyar" School, rather than Blavatsky's, that were to form the basis for Theosophical metaphysics.
Blavatsky's writings sufferred from a terribly difficult style, whereas Leadbeater and Besant's many books that made the general Theosophical cosmology accessable; although their writings have been disparagingly referred to by Blavatsky purists and Point Loma and other Non-Adyar factions of the Soceity as "Neo-theosophy", as distinct Blavatsky's own teachings ("Theosophy").
www.kheper.net /topics/Theosophy/Adyar.html   (932 words)

 Encyclopedia article on Adyar [EncycloZine]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Adyar is noted for housing the World Headquarters of the Theosophical Society, which provides a calm environment along the south bank of the river for quiet contemplation on comparative religion.
The Elliots Beach in Besant Nagar is the nearest point to the sea, and a popular recreation spot.
Products related to Adyar: books, DVD, electronics, garden, kitchen, magazines, music, photo, posters, software, tools, toys, VHS, videogames
encyclozine.com /Adyar   (200 words)

 Adyar Bookstore   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Neither my budget nor my bookshelf space can keep up with his prodigous output.
For a new-age shop, Adyar has tastefully embraced technology.
They've got a wooden automatic door, a decent web-site, a computerised system, and even have an interactive relaxation CD sampler.
www.phys.unsw.edu.au /~bho/adyar.html   (359 words)

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