Distinguished scholars at the Bharat Adhyayan Kendra – Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi inaugurated and acclaimed Mahāmahopādyāya Bhadreshdas Swami’s recently authored Svāminārāyaṇasiddhāntasudhā – Parabrahma Svāminārāyaṇa Prabodhitam Akṣara-Puruṣottama Darśanam – a vādagranth that offers an exposition, justification, and defense of the Akṣara-Puruṣottama Darśana’s philosophical principles. This historic vādagranth was inspired by Brahmaswarup Pramukh Swami Maharaj and blessed by Param Pujya Mahant Swami Maharaj.
On 31st July, 2017, Mahāmahopādyāya Bhadreshdas Swami delivered a lecture at Bharat Adhyayan Kendra, Banaras Hindu University. Over 150 distinguished scholars including Professor Shri Girish Chandra Tripathiji, Vice-chancellor of the Banaras Hindu University; Shri Yadunath Prasad Dubeyji, Vice-chancellor of the Sampurnanand Sanskrit University; Shri Ramesh Kumar Pandeyji, Vice-chancellor of the Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Rashtriya Sanskrit University; Shri Kamleshdutt Tripathiji and Shri Yugal Kishor Mishraji graced the assembly with their dignified presence.
After commencing the assembly with a recitation of Vedic mantra and the university anthem by Banaras Hindu University students, master of ceremony Acharya Sadashivji welcomed Mahāmahopādyāya Bhadreshdas Swami on behalf of the entire assembly. Further, professor Shri Girish Chandra Tripathiji, Vice Chancellor of Banaras Hindu University, and other distinguished scholars felicitated Mahāmahopādyāya Bhadreshdas Swami.
After Professor Shri Yugal Kishor Mishraji’s introductory address, Mahāmahopādyāya Bhadreshdas Swami delivered an insightful and inspirational speech entitled ‘Saṃskṛtasya Saṃrājyam.’ Swamiji highlighted the importance of Sanskrit, the significance of Sanskrit sacred texts, and the core values that it serves to instill.
Thereafter, the Svāminārāyaṇasiddhāntasudhā was inaugurated with Professor Shri Girish Chandra Tripathiji, Vice Chancellor of BHU; Shri Ramesh Kumar Pandeyji, Vice Chancellor of Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Rashriya Sanskrit University; Professor Shri Yadunath Prasad Dubeyji, Vice Chancellor of Sampurnanand University; Shri Yugal Kishor Mishraji, Professor Kamleshdutt Tripathiji; Bhadreshdas Swami and Munivatsaldas Swami partaking in the ceremony.
Shri Kamleshdutt Tripathiji, thereafter, introduced the Svāminārāyaṇasiddhāntasudhā to the assembly. Along with commending the philosophical novelties and literary features of the text he commented, “This text is scriptural in its entirety.” Highlighting the text’s unique exposition and attesting to its significance, Shri Yugal Kishor Mishraji also addressed the assembly. Professor Shri Girish Chandra Tripathi, the chairman of the assembly and the vice chancellor of the Banaras Hindu University, concluded the assembly by announcing, “Swamiji has created an inspirational work. We must all follow his lead and strive to move forward under the direction he has provided.”
Following the assembly, Bhadreshdas Swami and various scholars of the Banaras Hindu University engaged in insightful discussions on the text. Inspired by its in-depth, profound, and unique philosophical exposition, all those who attended expressed their deep admiration for both the vādagrantha and Bhadreshdas Swami.