Book Name: Mahapurusa Jagannath Das O Srimad Bhagavata Samiksha
Written by: Dr. Prafulla Chandra Mishra
Publisher: AROHEE, Kalyani Nagar. Cuttack.
Price: Rs. 100/-
First Edition: 2008
It is the spiritual analysis of Atibadi Jagannath Das Bhagavata. Our mythology says that Vedvyas was still unsatisfied even after creating so many sastras and purans. All the time he began to think that his creation was not enough for future generations. Later he was inspired by Debarshi Narad and wrote Srimad Bhagavata. After that he felt the ultimate satisfaction. Srimad Bhagavat is the last creation of Vedvyas. It was written in Sanskrit. here, we will find all vedas, upanishads, morals of Sanhita, philosophies of Bhagavat Geeta, sweetness of Ramayan, politics of Mahabharat and everything which can be applied to every era. However, this great creation of Vedvyas was meaningless for Oriya people as it was written in Sanskrit. It was very difficult for us to understand Srimad Bhagavata. But in 16th Century, it was translated by the great son of Orissa Atibadi Jagannath Das. After that in each and every house ‘Bhagavata’ was started to read out. In Oriya life, Bhagavata has great values and significance. Oriyas believe at the time of death if a person listens Bhagavata his soul gets neervan. Bhagavata is more popular for Oriyas than that of ‘Ramacharit Manas’ for Hindis, ‘Sri Chaitanya Charitamrit’ for Baishnavas and ‘Kambana Ramayan’ for Tamils.
‘Bhagavata Tungis‘ in villages are the heart centres of Oriya spiritual, social and moral life. Almost all Hindu Purans, Parayans, Prabachans take place there. But still there the discussion of ‘Bhagavata’ has a separate and unique place. Bhagavata Tungi is above from all age, caste, class and language. We can find the solution of each and every major problem from Bhagavata. This has made Oriyas more spiritual, wise and peaceful since last 500 years.
But now it has been observed that people have become depressed and frustrated. Peace has lost. There is no place of humanity in human life. We are passing through a very dark tunnel of sorrows, depression and frustration. Where will our mind get relaxed? We are simply not getting any answer. Definitely the cause of all these problems is lack of spiritualism in human life and their ignorance for ‘Bhagavata’ which holds the essence of life. Now materialism has taken place of Spiritualism. As a result the extents of violence, jealousy, indiscipline and selfishness are increasing day by day. To get back peace and discipline again in society, Bhagavata Tungis must be reorganized. Oriyas must be aware enough to follow the principles of Bhagavata in their daily life and make their life systematic.
Keeping all these in mind, here the author provides the ways to make our life beautiful by following the essence of Bhagavata. In Oriya literature it is the first book which is based on the complete analysis and research on Atibadi Jagannath Das’s Oriya Bhagavata.