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Concept of the Guru

May 1, 2011

Guest Speaker: Dr. Ramnaresh Tripathi

Serving as the director and convener secretary of the Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan, Allahabad and Bharwari Kendra, Dr. Ramnaresh Tripathi is the founder, director, and chairman of the International Organization of Astrology and Vedic Sciences. Having held numerous commendable academic positions throughout his intellectual career, his knowledge and contributions in journalism and Indian culture distinguish him as one of the leading scholars of India.

Guest Speaker: Dr. Sadhu Bhadreshdas

Swami Bhadreshdas is a renowned Sanskrit pundit. Upon completing multiple masters on the Vedic darśanas, he composed a five-volume Sanskrit commentary on the Prasthānatrayī in 2007. Titled the Svāminārāyaṇabhāṣyam, this text illuminates the Vedic roots of the Akṣarapuruṣottama philosophy as it was revealed by Bhagawan Swaminarayan and later propagated by Brahmaswarup Shastriji Maharaj. His notable recognitions include the Darsanakesari, Vedantamartanda, and Mahamahopadhyaya awards. Swamiji was also bestowed a D.Litt. for his outstanding creation of the Svāminārāyaṇabhāṣyam, a comprehensive Sanskrit commentary on the ten principle Upaniṣads, Śrīmadbhagavadgītā̄, and the Brahmasūtras.

Guest Speaker: Sadhu Aksharvatsaldas

Sadhu Aksharvatsaldas is the editor of the monthly magazine Swaminarayan Prakash and the author of numerous publications. He is recognized for his research on ancient mandir architecture (śilpaśāstra), Indian history, music and art, and mūrti design and creation. His unique advisory role in the construction of numerous mandirs, including Akshardham in both Gandhinagar, Gujarat and New Delhi, along with his research, design, and creation of internationally acclaimed exhibitions bears testament to his outstanding experience in Indian art and culture.


May 1, 2011
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BAPS Swaminarayan Research Institute