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Story of Revered Dr. K.C. Varadachari
1921 to 1923. During this period he developed interest in religion and Philosophy and started reading Swami Vivekananda and Sri Aurobindo. The works of Swami Vivekananda read in depth in 1920's, created in him deep change in life on 22nd Feb 1921, as he recorded in his diary. He started practicing Raja Yoga with a predominant stress on Gayatri japa and meditation even as advocated in the Sri Vaishnavite tradition. In 1923 he joined B.A(Hons) Philosophy in Madras Christian College. He had consistently a distinguished educational career and had he not opted for B.A(Hons) Philosophy which in those days was considered a prestigious course to study, he would have been an Agricultural Scientist as he got admission for B.A(Agri) also. He was a gold medallist of the Madras University in his B.A(Hons) in 1926. He was much influenced by one of his professors Mr. Hogg who helped him in understanding the theories of evolutionism and subjective Idealism.
He was a person with above average height, very fair complexioned with well-proportioned limbs.

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