Dr. Chandrabhanu Satpathy's book 'Shri Guru Bhagwat', music CD released
New Delhi : A translated book and music CD of devotional text 'Shri Guru Bhagwat' composed by spiritual thinker Dr. Chandrabhanu Satpathy in Rajasthani language was released. The original author of the book, Dr. Chandrabhanu Satpathy himself was present in this program organized by Rajasthan Cultural Foundation and in collaboration with CBS Cultural Foundation. National Human Rights Commission Chairman Arun Kumar Mishra (Retd. Judge) was the chief guest of the programme. Trustee of Rajasthan Cultural Foundation, Seema (Shalini) Kathotia has translated Sri Guru Bhagwat into Rajasthani language.
The program duly started with the national anthem and lighting of the lamp. Sunil Kathotia, Managing Trustee, Rajasthan Cultural Foundation welcomed everyone and informed about the activities of the Foundation. A short film on social work being done jointly by Rajasthan Cultural Foundation and CBS Cultural Foundation was also screened. IAS Rajiv Chandra Joshi gave a brief introduction about Shri Guru Bhagwat. After this, the Rajasthani version of Shri Guru Bhagwat and music CD were released by the Chief Guest Arun Kumar Mishra, Dr. Chandrabhanu Satpathy and Padma Bhushan Pt. Vishwamohan Bhatt.
Dr. Chandrabhanu Satpathy told that Shri Guru Bhagwat is basically a text composed in poetic Navakshari verse style in Oriya language. Based on the complete Guru Tattva, this book is written in eight volumes in Oriya, which has about 34 thousand lines. In this, various aspects related to the Guru-disciple tradition and many concepts of spirituality have been combined. Among them are the types of guru, distinction, guru-disciple contact, method of guru worship, importance of guru service and guru element contained in Ramayana and Mahabharata. It has been translated into 14 languages so far. The music version released has the original vocals by Mame Khan.
A cultural evening was also organized on the occasion. In this, a melodious presentation of Indian classical music and Padharo Mhare Des was given by Padma Bhushan Pt. Vishwamohan Bhatt. Live presentation of Sri Guru Bhagwat Sangeet was given by the students of Kinkini Cultural Institute. Apart from these, the famous Ghoomar dance and Bhavai dance of Rajasthan were also presented. Finally, vote of thanks was given by Manish Sharma.
About Dr. Chandrabhanu Satpathy, the author of 'Shri Guru Bhagwat'
It is noteworthy that the founder President of CBS Cultural Foundation, Dr. Chandrabhanu Satpathy is a 1972 batch IPS, who has retired in the year 2008. He has been propagating Indian philosophy and thought, spirituality and culture all over the world for more than three decades. He has been awarded many national and international awards and honors for his remarkable work. In the year 2015, Dr. Satpathy was given the opportunity to inaugurate the session of the House as a spiritual teacher by the Chief Pastor of the US House of Representatives.