Sanskrit ‘Tapasvini’ of Harekrishna Meher launched

Swabhava-Kavi Gangadhara Meher (1862-1924) is very popular as ‘Prakriti-Kavi’ (Poet of Nature) in Oriya Literature. On the occasion of 150th Birth Anniversary of this distinguished Poet, a State Level Jayanti Celebration was held on 2-8-2012 at Kalyan Mandap in the poet’s birth-place Barpali, under the auspices of the leading Oriya Newspaper ‘PRAMEYA’ published from Bhubaneswar.


Prof. Dr. Ganeswar Mishra, Chief Editor of ‘Prameya’, Retired English Professor of Utkal University and Ex-President of Orissa Sahitya Akademi, presided over this function. Dr. Madhusudan Pati, Retired English Professor of Samalpur University was the Chief Guest. Dr. Adikanda Sahoo, Retired Oriya Professor of Sambalpur University and Dr.Harekrishna Meher (Sanskrit Poet and Tri-lingual Translator of Tapasvini Kavya), presently Sr. Reader and Head of the Department of Sanskrit in Government Autonomous College Bhawanipatna, were Speakers on this occasion. Sri Sibaram Mishra, General Manager of ‘Prameya’ Newpaper Group was also present on the dais. All delivered speeches and expressed their views on Poet Gangadhara Meher’s life and literary works valuable to the present society.


Dr. Harekrishna Meher’s Book ‘TAPASVINI(Sanskrit translation of Gangadhara Meher’s Oriya epic poem ‘Tapasvini’) published by Parimal Publications, Delhi, was launched during Poet Gangadhara Meher Jayanti Celebration on 2-8-2012 and was appreciated by the audience. 


Tapasvini, a eleven-canto Ramayana-based Oriya kavya depicting the post-exile episode of Sita in the hermitage of Sage Valmiki, is well marked with originality of poet Gangadhara Meher. This kavya has been completely translated into Hindi, English and Sanskrit by Dr.Harekrishna Meher. 


(News item sent by Dr Harekrishna Meher. Aug 10, 2012)

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