Published On: Wed, Oct 23rd, 2019

Kannada Version of “Shri Guru Bhagavat” Released

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A diary with special quotes from Shri Guru Bhagavat also released

 

Bengaluru, October 21, 2019: Kannada translation of Five volumes of `Shri Guru Bhagavat’ – a masterly treatise on the Importance and role of a Sadguru in our life, the Guru-Shishya relationship, Gurutatva and the related topics of spiritual importance”, penned by renowned scholar Dr.  Chandra Bhanu Satpathy was released on Sunday by Shri Shirdi Sai Mangalam Trust (Hosur).

 

It is for the first time, a work of spiritual importance of this magnitude in a very simple language has been brought out/published in Kannada, thanks to the initiative of Shri Shirdi Sai Mangalam Trust and its dedicated band of Sai Devotees like Prasanna Miapuram and his wife Smt. Rashmi Miapuram among others.

 

The daunting task of translation in Kannada was undertaken by, Mrs. Sumana Balu, a well-qualified translator and her team. While Smt. Sumana translated two volumes, the remaining 3 volumes have been translated by Shri Vinay Shastri, his wife Pallavi and Shri C. R. Krishnaswamy The translation work which began in April 2018 was completed in April 2019.

Dr. Satpathy is a former Director General of Police, Uttar Pradesh and an ardent devotee of Sri Shirdi Sai Baba. A recipient of many awards for his service and also for his scholarly writing on Sri Sai Baba and the need for Guru’s guidance for good living and spiritual salvation.

A total of seven volumes of Shri Guru Bhagavat was written by him, originally in Odiya and later translated into English, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Assamese and Telugu. Besides the five volumes, a diary with special quotes from Shri Guru Bhagavat was also released on the occasion.

Noted Kannada writers Shri. Babu Krishnamurthy, Shri.Varadarajan Iyengar and Shri.Ananta Ramu, were the chief guests at the book launch function. The writers expressed their happiness that it has now been translated into Kannada for the benefit of Kannadigas.

 

The foreword of the book has been penned by noted lexicographer, centenarian, the 106 years old Prof. G. Venkatasubbiah, who noted that such a book was never published in Kannada and praised the simplicity of the content.

Dr. Satpathy, in his address, stressed the need to follow Guru’s path and a lead a life of simplicity, love and compassion.

The event was attended by devotees and trustees of various Shirdi Sai temples. The cultural programs at the event included a dance performance by world-renowned dance group headed by Smt. Rajeswari Sainath and Smt. Vyshnavie Yagnesh on the theme of Shri Guru Bhagavata and a skit by Sai devotees on Baba’s life.

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