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Prabhu On Gurupurnima

 

Platinum Jubilee Celebration of Dr. Mahanambrataji's historical representation at USA
on 5th & 6th July, 2009 at Mahanam Angan, Kolkata and Gurupurnima Celebrations on 7th & 8th July, 2009

Two World Religious Conference, were held in the Materialistic Country of America in 1893 and 1933. In the First one Swami Vivekananda and in the Second one Mahanam Brata Brahmachari represented India and created an everlasting history.
On 5th and 6th July 2009, Mahanam Sevak Sangha, celebrated the platinum Jubilee of Mahanambrataji’s representation in the conference held in 1933.
 
 
On these two days programmes, Professor Ramaranjan Mukherjee and Vrindavan Das Kathia Baba, presided over respectively. Gopika Charan Singha sang the opening song – ‘Jagao hey prabhu manav samajey’; - a song that was written by Mahanambrataji during his sojourn in America. The music was composed by Chidananda Goswami. Because of sudden serious illness of Mahasweta Devi, Swami Vedswarupananda Maharaj; the Chief Guest, inaugurated the programme. While delivering his inaugural speech, he eulogized that in the Second World Parliament of Religions then renamed as World Fellowship of Faiths; Mahanambrataji rendered a great service by elevating ‘Sanatan Dharma & Indian Spiritual Philosophy.’ He was truly authorized to adhere to truth, self-restraint and religious affinity. He was regarded as the most valuable asset to all. Sougata Roy, The Central Minister and Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghosh were conspicuous by their presence in this august gathering.
Sougata Roy – elucidated that in order to establish the realm of religion in India, great individuals descended in various era. Mahanambrataji was in-continuation to that stream. He showed the path of humanity in religion. In his welcome address Upasakbandhuji, the Secretary of Mahanam Sevak Sangha, explained the background of Mahanam Brataji’s representation from India. While delivering his introductory lecture, Professor Chidananda Goswami emphasized that Vivekananda turned the northbound religions towards south. And by preaching religion of the Eastern region; Mahanambrataji created Easternisation of western minds. Justice Pinaki Ghosh stated that Mahanambrataji dedicated himself in purifying the inner-core of human beings and he adored his idealism of services towards humanity.
Professor Ramaranjan Mukherjee, in his presidential address; stressed on the fact that western countries, being very polished, were not that beautiful in spirituality. Mahanambrataji spread the message of spiritual beauty to the whole world. He strongly believed that God’s footprints were lurking in the footprints of Mahanambrataji. Sri Bikash Kumar Rudra, the President of the Sangha, pleased everyone through his vote of thanks.
After the speeches and deliberations of the distinguished Guests, a short play depicting the conversations and interactions of Dr. Mahanambrata Brahmachari with the members of a Ladies’ Club near Chicago, USA almost 75 years back was staged by Mahanam Natya Sangstha (a wing of Mahanam Sevak Sangha). All the devotees thoroughly enjoyed this play where every one was taken way back into the history but at the same time found deliberations of Mahanambrataji relevant even today. Every one was of the opinion that such programmes with numerous interesting aspects of Mahanambratajis Life and works should definitely be taken up in future which will help the present generation to know him better.
The second day’s programme was presided over by Vrindavan Das Kathia Baba. Opening song was sung by Minati Goswami, Shyamali Dutta, Bratati Bhaduri, Chanda Saha etc.
Professor Supriya Munshi, Director, Barrackpore Gandhi Museum, conducted a comparative discussions on idealisms of Gandhiji to those of Mahanambrataji’s. Sri Manas Ghosh, Editor, Dainik Statesman news paper, emphasized that Mahanambrataji’s life itself was his teachings. By blending information with wisdom, a unique synthesis of erudite writer and a religious ascetic was created in him. He infused life in human beings through the source and fountain of eternal bliss. Kinkar Samananda and Dr. Subodh Chowdhury also placed their view-points. While making a hearty discussions on Mahanambrataji’s erudition and devotional approach; Dr. Chowdhury captivated everybody. His elocution contained deep explanations of Mahanambrataji’s entity of consciousness. Vrindavan Das Kathia Baba, in his Presidential address; presented a very valuable speech – full of wisdom and devotional theme. Sri Jyotirmoy Guha presented the valedictory speech.
On 7th July Gurupurnima Utsav was held wherein numerous devotees worshiped the life size idol of Dr. Mahanambrata Brahmachari on the main stage. Programme started in the morning with the worshipping and Arati of Sri Gurudev by the Brahmacharis of the Mahanam Sampraday and continued up to almost 2 PM. Prasad was distributed to all. All the while during this programme devotional songs were being sung by the groups of devotees present at the main foyer of the Temple. In the morning between 9-12 PM free check up for diabetic patients were arranged at Mahanam Angan. In the evening, a dharmasabha (religious meet) was arranged where Brahmacharis and monks delivered talks on various aspects of Gurupurnima with special reference to Dr. Mahanambrataji.
On 8th July in the morning Annual General Body meeting of Mahanam Sevak Sangha was held. As per usual tradition of the sangha every year AGM is held on the day after Gurupurnima. In the Evening, a grand event was put up in the memory of Srimati Kaminisundari Devi, mother of Dr. Mahanambrata Br. The program was conceived, organised and staged by Asramite Lady devotees with the help of a few young girls and boys under the Guidance of Srimati Manjushree Kar and Gita Guha. Following items were presented.
On the onset a programme on Kaminisundari Devi was presented through songs and elocutions of a suitable script prepared on the subject.
A musical dance drama based on a song written by Dr. Mahanambrata Br. on Prabhu Bandhusundar was staged by three young girls with one girl playing the role Prabhu very vividly.
A short play on the part of the life of Kaminisundari Devi young Mahanambrtaji (then called Bankim) was staged by young boys and girls.

Platinum Jubilee Celebration Programme (as printed on invitation card)
5th July 2009
Afternoon 4 PM
(1st Session of Platinum Jubilee Convention)
Mangalacharan: Sreemat Bandhu Gourav Brahmachari, Asst. Secretary, Mahanam Sampraday
Inaugural Song: Sree Gopikacharan Singh
Welcome Speech: Sreemat Upasakbandhu Brahmachari, Secretary, Mahanam Sampraday & Mahanam Sevak Sangha, India
Introductory Speech: Prof. Chidananda Goswami, Vice-President, Mahanam Sevak Sangha
Welcoming of guests and offering of homage to Dr. Mahanamabrata Brahmachariji’s Portrait.
Inaugural speech: Shreemati Maheshweta Devi (famous humanitarian literary personality who received “ Gyan peeth” award from Govt. of India which is the highest award for literature in India)
Chief guest’s speech: Sreemat Swami Vedaswarupananda Maharaj. (Representative of Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Golpark)
Speech of Honourable special guest : Prof. Sree Sougata Roy ( Member of Parliament and Minister of State of the Urban Development Dept. of Govt. of India , New Delhi.)
Speech of special guest: Sree Pinaki Chandra Ghosh (Honourable Justice, Calcutta High Court)
Presidential Speech: Prof. Dr. Ramaranjan Mukhopadhay ( Ex. Vice Chancellor Burdwan university and Rabindra Bharati University)
Vote of Thanks: Sree Bikas Kumar Rudra (President, Mahanam Sevak Sangha)
Programme Coordinator: Srimati Krishna Chattopadhyay ( Calcutta Doordarsan)
A short play depicting the conversations and interactions of Dr. Mahanambrata Brahmachari with the members of a Ladies’ Club near Chicago, USA almost 75 years back will be staged by Mahanam Natya Sangstha.

6th July 2009
Morning 10 AM: Convention of devotees . Coordinator: Sreemat Bandhu Gourav Brahmachari.
Afternoon 4 PM:
2nd Session of Platinum Jubilee Convention

Vedic Invocation: Surajit Bandopadhay and group ( Premmandir Sanskrita Shikshayatan, Rishra)
Inaugural song: Minati Goswami and team (“ akashe surya ache jani”)
Welcome speech: Sreemat Bandhu Gourav Brahmachari, Asst. Secretary, Mahanam Sampraday
Chief guest’s speech: Sreemat Swami Jitatmanamda Maharaj ( Head of Ramakrishna Mission’s recently developed famous Unit and Cultural Centre at the Holy Birthplace of Swami Vivekananda. He is also a renowned orator who delivered an impressive speech at the U.N. Millennium World Peace Summit at New York, U.S.A. in the year 2000)
Speeches of guests of honour:
Sree Manas Ghosh (Editor, Dainik Statesman news paper)
Prof. Supriya Munshi ( Director, Barrackpore Gandhi Museum)
Prof. Dr. Subodh Chowdhury ( Former Principal, Herambachandra College)
Sreemat Kinkar Shyamananda Maharaj (Mahamilan Math), Professor, Sanskrit college and Calcutta University.
Sreemat Debananda Brahmachari Maharaj, Head of Prem-mandir Rishra
Presidential Speech: Sreemat Vrindavanbeharidas Kathiababa. Head of Sree Sree Kathiababa Ashram, Sukhchar.
Vote of Thanks: Sree Jyotirmoy Guha (Asst. Secretary, Mahanam Sevak Sangha and Mahanambrata Cultural and Welfare Trust).
Programme coordinator: Sreemati Krishna Chattopadhay (Calcutta Television)

 

 

Idol Of Dr Mahanambrata Brahmachari on Gurupurnima
Guru idol brining
Guru Puja
Guru Arati
Minister Sougata Roy at Gurudev's Bhajan Kutir
Inaugurating the ceremony
Dignitaries at dias
Srimat Upasakbandhu Brahmachari adressing the audience
Sougata Roy adressing the audience
Dr Vrindaban das kathiababa on 6th July
Dignitaries at Dias
Drama
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Drama
Devotees singing Kirtans
Dignitaries at dias
     
Devotees singing Kirtans
Devotees
Guru Puja
     
Devotees
Free Medical check Up
Devotees
     
Distribution of Prasad