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Jadav Payeng, the Karmic Yogi

By RK Rishikesh Sinha Few months back, accidently I read about Jadav Payeng. The story of him simply filled me with joy and amazement. The amazing story of the person who single handedly without any outward support created a forest doesn’t require anyone’s introduction, today.  The forest created by him is called today ‘Molai’ forest, named after his pet name. It is situated in Jorhat, Assam, India. The whole day I spent reading and watching documentaries on Jadav Payeng. It began with a thought that got triggered with Delhi Government decision to follow even-and-odd formula for vehicular movement in the city. My thought on pollution led me to pour again extensively about Jadav Payeng.  Viewers can read about him here (that I found interesting): Jadav Payeng in Wikipedia , The Man who created a forest by Khaleej Times , Jadav Payeng website . View documentaries and movies on him: Forest Man by William D McMaster  The Forest Man Of India   After readin

Protect Radhamadhab Temple at Radha Kund

Recently I came across the post on fb, mentioning about the dilapidated condition of our community temple, Shri Radhamadhab Jew Temple at Radhakund, and need of its rejuvenation. In 2013 I had first time visited this temple (or you can say vrindavan) for a very short duration with my family, and my mood was not at all in good shape at that time even being at dham, so I could not observe much within the temple. Also I didn’t go even to pay obeisance to nearby radha kund, though I was seeing from distance. Now I regret that moment, that I should have used the opportunity anyhow. So in Shri Radha Madhav temple I observed bishnupriya manipuri ladies doing services- like cutting vegetables, cleaning etc. I saw in altar, beautiful two Radha Madhav deity one big and one small in our bishnupriya Manipuri traditional dress (Radha rani was in polie), they were looking so beautiful, that I was just staring appreciating their beauty and by side was deity of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. Their darshan ga

Rasa dance on Rasa Purnima

Final night of kartik month, the Rasa Purnima. When Lord Krsna Performed Rasa dance with gopis approximately five thousand years ago. It is the most confidential part of Krishna’s pastimes (Lila). How do we understand this pastime? Is this a type of just boy and girl dancing as we have experienced? We understand this pastimes also in that level, because we don’t have any better understanding. When we don’t have better understanding on spiritual qualities of the lord, it becomes difficult to understand such pastimes and we end up misunderstanding such pastimes and thus imitate in our lives. This article doesn’t contain anything about this pastimes, because neither the writer is qualified to jot down such an elevated pastimes which is on spiritual realm by the lord, nor the readers are qualified to understand it out of what they had generally experienced in mundane world. Spiritually elevated devotee of lord Krishna, who try to spread the lords message never discuss these pastimes

Support sought from Bishnupriya Manipuri Literary Org

Bishnupriya Manipuri literary organisations are being invited to give support to the Government of India initiative of delivering knowledge about all the languages in India in multimedia (text, audio, video, images) formats through an online portal. The project Bharatavani is a part of creating a Knowledge Society in the age of Digital India. The project is a initiative by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. The Central Institute of Indian Languages (CIIL), Mysuru has been entrusted with the task of implementing the project. The project will be guided by advisory committees on content and technology. Providing available knowledge already created by Government and publicly funded institutions all over India, and putting it across for the public usage, by deploying a robust, interactive, user friendly web tools is the main objective of Bharatavani Project.  Support from Bishnupriya Manipuri literary organisation is sought to generate leads about the

Geetiswami Gakulananda girok'or ning'e kotha dwi- aakchuti

Rebati Moahn Sinha Agede samaj'han'e Gakulananda girok'ore, kirtanee aago bulia harpasi'la, kintu khub kom manu'ye girok'ore samaj - sanskarok ba rajniti'bid'ago bulia janesi. Aji girok'or likha outa pakoria amar mon'e or'je girok nije shiksa'bid baro ortho'bid ago'u aasil.  Ghor'e-ghor'e gia obibhabak're bujheya, sou're taar school'e dia'pethani, paisa bachani'rka kheti'ulaa're kita phosol pholani thok outa peya bujheya gesega....... . aloo moksi, guwa-pana daail mosuri, thou'sita Motor chana jeera bakhor moog chhagol- khoi, ada- aandi Haabi khetit pholer'ta....  Girok'e ekok'bhabe samaj'r unnoti kolpe jeta ikoria gesega outa amar itihaas'e hunar ok'khor'e likha thaaitoi. Samaj'r koi go manu'e girok'ore ou'samay samaj- sanskarok'ago bulia chinesila'ta? Emonki

Radhakunda'r Radha Madhav Mandir'e baro ' Dulbi'r ghor' hongokorani okor'la

Radhakunda Bortoman'e u'rer Kunjabasi'r room outa maramot korani'r naang'e goj ouhanat dui'tala'go'r kaam arombo ose. Ehan hunia paridarshan'e gesil'ga Civil Engineer girok'ougor'e aankorlu'ta. 1. Goje room teen'go hong'kor'tara bulia hunlu, ehan hai'han?  Ans. Gorok'e parish'karhbab'e jobab dia nuaria maat'lo'han'e....'u'rer chaal ouhan bagia nua'kor'e daah'lai korani'r ka maatese, baro khoroch'han mota'moti Rupa 1,50000 ( der lakh) laag'toi. 2. Teen'go room honkorani'r'ka Foundation'go check korani osil'ta? Ans. Naa, Room teen'go hongkor'te bortoman'e aase purana wall egiye bhor'han dhor'e paartoi bulia porikkha- nirikkha korani'r dorkar nei'ta? Ehan'ou me hunlu'ta, Mandir'gor pithi't duitala'ago aase maahi'te Kunjabasi'r thai'ta'ra ghor ugo'

Firaal 2 Kang Special Issue

Firaal July 2014 RK Rishikesh Sinha I received Firaal 2, the Kang Special Issue, at Sri Sri Bhubneshwar Sadhu Thakur birth celebration in New Delhi. I could say participants were excited to receive the copies. I too was excited to grab a copy of the magazine. I was too elated, having the honour to get the glimpse of the magazine since it is being created by our people, for the people. At the venue, I just gave a glance to the pages, to the content, and to the design etc. I didn't read a word at the venue so that I could read later with my speed and comfort. So I am here with my thoughts on the Firaal 2. The Firaal 2 is a power-packed product. I have gone through the English section of the magazine. I would be limiting myself to the English part content.  If I have to limit myself --- what I would be remembering after one year of reading the magazine. Surely I would be remembering Indrajit Sinha's interview for personal reason. Second would be Rajargaon Youth For

Importance of Sri Sri Bhubneshwar Sadhu Thakur in one’s life (Part 2)

Who is a bonafide spiritual master? In this yuga first of all hardly any one interest in understanding the self, God and relation between God and living entity. Even if little interest comes they are devoured by so called cheating gurus. Actually those who want to be cheated they get cheating gurus. We consider spiritual life as if some sabzi mandi market where we bargain. So we generally reject those who are strict and adheres to regulative principle as mentioned sastras, rather we choose those guru who tell us do whatever we want to do, eat whatever, just pay this much to get mantra and chant this mantra, perfection will come. But all this are bogus. i) The bonafide guru should be from four authorised Vaisnav parampara. There are four bonafide Vaisnav sampradaya- The Sri Brahma Sampradaya whose Sampradaya Acarya is Sri Madhvacarya. The Sri Laksmi Sampradaya whose Sampradaya Acarya is Sri Ramanujacarya. The Sri Kumara Sampradaya whose Sampradaya Acarya is Sri Nimbarkacary

Event of the People, by the People, for the People

Sri Sri Bhubneshwar Sadhu Thakur RK Rishikesh Sinha My visit to the celebration of Sri Sri Bhubneshwar Sadhu Thakur birth anniversary in New Delhi on 15 November 2015, I would say was the calling of Him. The celebration took place at Kali Mandir in Tilak Nagar, walking distance from the Tilak Nagar Metro Station. I said, the “calling of Him” the reason being that my little mind understood the very essence of Him in our life, that too of mine. Let me not stretch to that sphere.  The climate was beautiful since it had no itching of the summer and stiffness of cold. It was a very beautiful sunny day, the most pleasant weather that we in Delhi can wish for. The whole atmosphere at the venue was ‘Bishnupriya Manipuri’, with the chirping and whispering of the language, and the visual appeal of the women attire made everything of the great day. It was indeed a nice feeling meeting with known people like BN Sinha, Surajit, Ramanuj, Chinglang (he is from Jiribam, once a neighbou

Importance of Sri Sri Bhubneshwar Sadhu Thakur in one’s life (Part 1)

Yesterday and day before yesterday many cities celebrated the avirbhav-tithi of great saint of our Bishnupriya Manupuri community Sri Sri Bhubneshwar Sadhu Thakur on a grand scale. We are quite fortunate that a great soul like him taken birth in our community and thus glorified our community by his mere presence. We Bishnupriya Manipuris are quite fortunate in this matter, as we are first of all Gaudiya Vaisnav, the follower of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, over and above that, great Krishna bhakta came in our community - sri sri bhubneshwar sadhu Thakur. Chaitanya mahaprabhu says “bhārata-bhūmite haila manuṣya-janma yāra , janma sārthaka kari' kara para-upakāra” ( CC Adi 9.41 ) - Anyone who has taken birth on the holy land of Bhāratavarṣa, India," janma sārthaka kari, "should make his life successful and work for the benefit of all other people. So we are so fortunate to have taken birth in holy land India and within that taken birth into gaudiya vaisnav Bishnupriya Manipu

Surendra Kumar Sinha takes oath as the 21st Chief Justice of Bangladesh

The oath, administered by President Md Abdul Hamid, was held at the Bangabhaban at 11am. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, retired Chief Justice Md Muzammel Hossain and other previous chief justices were present at the ceremony. The government appointed Justice Sinha to the office last Monday. Justice Sinha, the most senior Appellate Judge in the Supreme Court, succeeds Justice Md Muzammel Hossain who retired on Jan 16. He is the 21st head of judiciary in Bangladesh and the first non-Muslim to hold the top position in this Muslim-majority country. He hails from the minority Bishnupriya Manipuri community. Justice Sinha was on the Appellate Bench that heard the 13th Amendment appeal and scrapped the provision for caretaker government to oversee general elections. He was also part of the bench that heard the 2009 appeals in the Bangabandhu Murder Case and has been an appeals judge in the ongoing war crimes trials. He will be

Bishnupriya Manipuri community takes initiative to rejuvenate their diminishing culture

Agartala, Feb. 17 (ANI): The Bishnupriya Manipuri community recently organized a seminar-cum-cultural programme at the Muktadhara Auditorium here with the goal of rejuvenating their diminishing culture. The two-day programme, which was organized by the Socio-Cultural Society of Bishnupriya Manipuri, was inaugurated by Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar in the presence of the state's Cultural Affairs Minister Bhanu Lal Saha. The main focus of the programme was to generate awareness among the younger generation about the community's rich cultural heritage. Chief Minister Sarkar assured the community of government's help in preserving their culture and language. "For the development of socio-culture, language and education, you people have taken new initiative, and if you need any help from our side, then without any hesitation, please discuss it with us. We, with our limited resources, shall try our best to help you people in your goal for preserving y

Multilingual poets’ meet held

April 20, 2015 GUWAHATI, April 19 – A multilingual poets’ meet was organised at the Guwahati Press Club here at 3 pm today, a press release said. A number of poets who write in different languages like Bishnupriya Manipuri, Assamese, Bengali, Hindi, Mising, Rajasthani, Punjabi, Rabha, Boro and Hajong, attended the meet. Lakshmindra Sinha, president of the Writers’ Forum presided over the meet. He warmly welcomed and greeted the poets and audience on behalf of the Forum and presented a brief outline on Bishnupriya Manipuri poetry. Well-known poetess of the State Mira Thakur, conducted the meet and poet Kapurchand Jain delivered the inaugural speech. The multilingual poets’ meet was organised in view of the completion of five years of the Bishnupriya Manipuri Writers’ Forum since its inception in 2009 and also to celebrate Cherou or Bishu festival of the Bishnupriya Manipuri community. It was aimed at fostering a sense of brotherhood among the poets of different lan

NBT to work for reviving dying NE languages

Aug 9, 2015 Guwahati: The National Book Trust would make a concerted effort to revive languages of the northeast that are facing the threat of extinction, said newly-appointed director of the organization and noted writer Rita Choudhury on Saturday. On the measures planned by NBT to save NE languages that are dying, the director said NBT would lay emphasis on it on the basis of priority after carefully considering all factors. UNESCO's Atlas of the World's Languages in Danger has listed more than five NE languages as vulnerable, definitely endangered, severely endangered, critically endangered and extinct.  Unesco's list is based on the extent of endangerment and on intergenerational language transmission. A language is vulnerable when it is spoken mostly by children but only at their homes. It is endangered when it no longer enjoys the status of mother tongue. It is severely endangered if it is only spoken by elder generations. Critically endangered m

How to Change SBI Branch Online?

How to Is there any way to change / transfer SBI Branch from one place to another? Yes, one can easily transfer SBI Branch from one city to another. That is without visiting the home branch. Recently I had to move my saving account from SBI Guwahati University Branch (Assam) to SBI Chhawala Branch, New Delhi. I was bit emotional to my decision since there would not be any reason in future to visit Gauhati University, and alongside the areas like Azara, Borjhar.  The same procedure I followed to change my wife SBI Saving Account from Guwahati Airport Branch to the same bank in New Delhi. Anyway, here is the process: For the sake of simplicity, let us assume that you would like to transfer your SBI Saving Account from City A (SBI-A) to SBI Branch (SBI-B) located in city B. Presently you are staying in city B.  1. Write an application to The Manager, SBI Branch i.e., SBI-A mentioning the reason of the change. The reason might be that you no longer stay in t