On Dec. 25 in Mumbai, Dr. Frawley will be conferred the prestigious Chandrasekarendra National Eminence Award from South Indian Educational Society, an affiliate of the famous Kanchi Shankaracharya Math, for his Vedic educational work. He is the first American to receive the award and only the second foreigner. The award is given in honor of Mahaswami Chandrasekarendra Saraswati, one of the most highly regarded sages and saints of modern India, regarded as the ultimate authority on Hinduism during his long life of a hundred years. The award has been given to Prime Ministers, Presidents, Bharat Ratnas and other eminent individuals in various fields. Four awards have been given every year over the last fifteen years.