Orders received for 23,000 copies of the book
CD on `Dashopanishat Mantrasara' also releasedSeveral scholars felicitated
BANGALORE: "Sanskrit language, which is the essence of Indian culture, should be popularised using modern techniques," Governor T.N. Chaturvedi said here on Monday.
The Governor was releasing a book "Vedanta Samvatsara" and a CD, "Dashopanishat Mantrasara and Bhagwan Sri Sureshwaracharyara Naishkarmyasiddi Peetika", written and compiled by Sanskrit scholar K.G. Subraya Sharma.
The Governor said advancements in technology should be used to ensure that more people got to understand Indian culture.
Vedanta was not confined to one language, religion or country, the Governor said. "This is a wrong notion that has developed in our minds. Vedanta is for universal good," he said.
He said it was unfortunate that Sanskrit scholars did not receive the recognition they deserved in their own country. "But we revere and respect scholars of other languages such as English and French. This is a psychology, which has developed among Indians. It is essential to overcome this," he said.
Lauding the efforts of K.G. Subraya Sharma in compiling the book and the CD, which is for learners of Vedanta, the Governor said: "This book has been written using simple words to explain Vedanta. It can be communicated easily to the masses. I have been informed that there has been an overwhelming response to the book and over 23,000 copies have been booked even before the release."
Earlier, on behalf of Mr. Sharma, the Governor felicitated several scholars, including R. Ganesh, Mattur Aswathanarayana Avadhani and C.A. Sanjeev Murthy, involved in the publication of "Vedanta Samvatsara". He honoured B.N. Nataraj of Sri Nityananda Prakashana, publishers of the book.