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Swaminatha Athreya is a Vedic scholar and writer of Hindu divine literature.
Swaminatha Athreya has translated the Bhagavat Gita published by Gita Press. His book on Samarth Ramdas is a research publication on Ramdasar and his association with King Shivaji. In 2004, he compiled Narayana Tirthar Charithram, a book on Narayana Tirthar. He has authored and compiled many works of the Saraswathi Mahal Library in Thanjavur. Sri Tyagaraja Anubhavangal is a collection of 12 short stories written over a period of years, that narrates specific incidents that gave birth to different compositions.
He is considered one of the prominent composers of Sanskrit nirupanas that include Jagannatha Pandita, Chitrakavi Sivaramakrishna Bhagavatar, Mangudi Saptarishi Bhagavatar, Harikesavanallur Muthiah Bhagavatar and Thanjavur Sundaresa Sarma.
Athreya has been honoured with Agavithilagam award and was an asthana vidwan of the Kanchi Mutt. The Sahitya Parishad honoured him with Sahidi Vallabha award. He was conferred with Gnana Semmal award on 1 January 2010 by Krishna Sweets.