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Inauguration of the funtion by the Governor Of Tripura

 

The 103rd Birth Anniversary Celebration of Dr. Mahanambrata Brahmachariji
Took place on 6th January 2007. The programme started with a special discourse on “Gita” and several devotional songs were presented on 24/12/06. On 25th, 26th, 27th Several religious leaders and orators delivered eloquent speeches on various aspects of Dr. Mahanambrata.

 

 

Various Artists and groups of Artists (Kritaniyas) presented devotional songs and Pala Kirtan. Thousands of devotees were distributed “Prasad Anna” every day.
Assembly of hundreds of devotees at Mahanam Angan these days made the place heavely as if stream of bliss was floury constantly.
On 6th of January, 2007 Governor of Tripura Excellency Sri D. N. Sahay arrived at Mahanam Angan. Dr. Rama Ranjan Mukhopadhyay, Prof. Sunanda Sanyal and some of the Brahamachari’s took their respected seats on the Dias with His Excellency and the commencement of the programe took place, with chanting of “Mangalacharan” by Sri Gourab Bandhu Brahmachari.
The inaugural song was presented by Smt. Minati Goswami and her team. After the song the dignitaries on the Dias were greeted flower bouquets. The status of Dr. Mahanambrataji was garlanded by His Excellency and sacred lamp was lighted. Thereafter welcome speech was addressed by Upasak Bandhu Brahmachaiji. Among the dignitaries were Sri Kinkar Samananda, Sri Sunanda Sanyal, Prof. Ramaranjan Mukhopadhyay (President of Utsav Committee) and His Excellency Dr. D. N. Sahay – Governor of Tripura. He delivered his speech in English which was translated by Sri Ramaranjan Mukhopadhyay.
In his inaugural speech Upasak Bandhu Brahmachariji said that Mahanambrataji was not only a great human being but he was an Institute himself. We are not publisising him, by remembering this personality and following the path he showed us we can make aourselves and better human beings.
Sri Chidananda Goswami reminded regarding the valuable lecture of Mahanambrata Bramhachari on Mahatma Gandhi at Chicago Second Parliament of Religion.
Sri Kinkar Samananda while highlighting Mahanambrataji’s contribution in light of the spiritual movement in Bengal in the 19-20 Century, proclaimed that Mahanambrataji was not only a Proponent of Humanity or Manav Dharma but he was a living example of it flesh and blood.
Dr. Ramaranjan Mukherjee in his Presidential speech mentioned about the arrivals of representative of the Supreme Power to this world at times of Spiritual Crisis and said Mahanambrataji was such a God-sent Personnel whose main mission was to spread the message of humanity and Mahaprabhu’s “Prema Dharma” (Selfless love and Devotion) throughout the World. For the benefit of the audience he shard his knowledge of the Chief Guest “The Honourable Governor of Tripura…… being an appreciator, true lover of Sri Aurobindo’s philosophy and philosophical writings.
Chief Guest His Excellency Sri D. N. Sahaya delivered his speech next. To the surprise of the audience he presented a very elaborate but relevant speech covering all important parts of Mahaanmbrtaji’s life and contributions. Fortunately this memorable speech was made available on print which is given below.
 

 

Felicitation of the Governor Of Tripura by Srimat Upasakbandhu Brahmachari
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Speech of His Excellency The Governor of Tripura, Shri D. N. Sahaya at the 103rd Birth Festival of Dr. Mahanambrata Brahmachari at Mahanam Angan, VIP Road, Kolkata on 6th January, 2007.
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  1. I deem it a privilege and honour to be here this morning on the solemn occasion of auspicious 103rd Birth Anniversary Festival of revered Dr. Mahanambrata Brahmachariji, an illustrious spiritual icon and philosopher. I thank Prof. Ramaranjan Mukherjee, Ex-Chancellor, Tirupati University and President of the 103rd Brith Festival of Late Dr. Mahanambrata Brahmachariji for their kind invitation to this function.

2. Our Great Country India is known as the motherland of the spirit. Beginning from the Vedic Age, it has had a continuous life developing the power of the spirit as a beacon light to sustain and save the mankind. This is credited to our illustrious saints, sages and seers appearing over the ages and reinforced by our illuminating spiritual lights like Gautam Buddha, Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Sri Ramakrishna Paramahansa, Swami Vivekananda, Swami Dayananda Saraswati, Sri Aurobindo and a host of other spiritual leaders. Saints and seers are the representatives and living image of the Almighty who incarnate themselves at different times and come into this world with a definite mission to show the humanity the right path and the right way to follow. The entire operation of moulding, remoulding, raising and reaching the top of the highest spiritual experience is the work of the Guru alone who is none else than saints and seers, who wield great powers and mould their disciple, internally and externally and turn them into the likeness of the Guru.

3. The wisdom of ancient India expounded that divinity was universal though its manifestations may be different and varied. Reality is one, the sages speak of it in different ways, says the Rigveda. Our country not only immersed it in thinking but practiced it and lived upto its cardinal principle of love and compassion. Various religions are only different paths leading to the same goal. India has today over 1000 million people who believe in different religions, different faiths, rituals and customs, speak different languages and are of different racial origins. One can find all the living faiths of the world here – the Hindus, the Muslims, the Christians, the Jews and the Zoroastrians. People of faith and different religions have been living here in amity and harmony since time immemorial which was rekindled by the noble traditions of the country for religious tolerance, inclusiveness, universal brotherhood and compassion.

4. Dr. Mahanambrata Brahmachariji, a great scholar, an original thinker, a renowned philosopher, a true follower of ahimsa, a great humanitarian and a patriot, was born on 25th December, 1904 A.D., the auspicious Christmas day which seemed to have a bearing on the future turn of his life. Mahanambrataji renounced domestic life at a tender age. He acquired a deep love for humanity from his mother and his scholastic disposition and knowledge of scriptures form his father. He left his home and embraced Ashramite life as a monk of Mahanam sampradaya at the age of seventeen. In later years he obtained his M.A. (Sanskrit) degree with 1st Class Fist from Calcutta University and obtained Ph.D. in Philosophy from Chicago University and had the unique distinction of becoming the International Secretary of the World Fellowship of Faiths in 1937.

Mahanambrata Brahmachariji, a young Ashramite monk of Mahanam Sampradaya, Sri Angan, Faridpur (now Bangladesh) was sent to the First Fellowship of Faiths, held in Chicago, U.S.A. in 1933 on a mission to represent his religious order. Sri Mahanambrataji delivered four lectures at the First World Fellowship of Faiths in Chicago. Thirty years after the great Swami Vivekananda addressed the Parliament of Religions at Chicago, Dr. Mahanambrata Brahmacharji delivered his lecture at the same Parliament of Religions as a representative of Hinduism and enchanted the entire assembly by his forceful and penetrating presentation on Hinduism, which is not simply a religion but a lofty philosophy and a way of living.

5. Dr. Mahanambrata Brahmachariji returned to India in 1939 with a vast treasure of fame associated with his name and glory to his religion and country. But he was as simple, unassuming and spiritually awakened as ever. He dedicated whole heartedly to the mission of preaching the most noble and highest ideal teachings of Hindu Scriptures, the Gita and Bhagabatam and specially of Sri Prabhu Jagadbandhu and Sri Chaitanya Deva, the incarnation of Divine Love. Taking the initiation from Lord Jagadbandhu in moral and spiritual elevation of people in this Dark Age (Kali Yuga) and to emancipate them from sorrows and sufferings were the object of his life. Mingled with a high spirited universal brotherhood and magnanimous tolerance towards other religions his preaching gave a new impetus and meaning to the adherents of all faith and religion.

6. He reechoed the teachings of the Vedic seers that the physical mould of the human being should be ingrained in spirituality. Mahanambrata Brahmachariji was pained to see the growth of materialism on Indian soil and thought that in order to safeguard spirituality from the onslaught of materialism and spiritual recession it was necessary to instill the philosophy of lofty humanism and love so fondly radiated by Indian culture. This urge to refurbish the philosophy of love, propounded by Lord Chaitanya, also led him closer to the philosophy of Gaudiya Vaishnavism.

7. He drew respect of both Hindus and Muslims for his ennobling mind and heart and charming spell of eloquence. His books on religion and his expositions on Gita, Upanishad and Bhagabatam were considered exceptionally incisive. He had to his credit the establishment of maths and temples for Prabhu Jagabandhusundar in many parts of the country and in Bangladesh.

8. It is in fitness of things that the 103rd Birth Anniversary Festival of His Holiness Dr. Mahanambrata Brahmachariji the great champion of Indian outlook of lofty humanism and Love, is being celebrated by the Mahanam Angan, Kolkata to pay homage to this illustrious seer of India.
On this auspicious occasion of Brahmachariji’s 103rd Brith Anniversary, let us in all sincerity and gratitude remember his outstanding works and contributions to rekindle the philosophy of Prema-Dharma, i.e. Religion of Universal Love and compassion and re-dedicate ourselves to his expositions and pay respectful homage to that highly evolved spiritual personality.