Namami Krsnasundaram

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Namami Krsnasundaram
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The third edition's front cover page of the book[1]
Author Shrii Shrii Anandamurti
Language English
Subject Philosophy
Publisher Ananda Marga Publications
Publication date 1981-1st ed. and followings (IND)
Media type print
Pages 251 pp.
ISBN 81–7252–111–1
Location in Sarkarverse
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Namámi Krśńasundaram ("Salutations to Krśńa the Beautiful") is a book of 251 pages and 27 chapters (plus an appendix followed by a glossary) containing a collection of twenty-seven Sunday discourses given in Kolkata India between August 1980 and April 1981 by the philosopher and social reformer Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar aka Shrii Shrii Anandamurti (1921–1990).[note 1] The author presents various aspects of the life and personality of Krsna, discussing different spiritual and philosophical perspectives connected to him. The discourses, given in Bengali and recorded on tape, were translated into English (the translation started before the series of discourses was completed).

As stated by the publisher on the book's preface: "the Bengali and the English books were both published on Ánanda Púrńimá (the full-moon day of the Bengali month of Vaeshákha[note 2]), 1981. The Bengali version was later reprinted without change in a Second Edition (Shrávańii Púrńimá, 1981) and a Third Edition (1990). Many chapters of both the Bengali and the English were reprinted in Parts 6, 7 and 8 of Ananda Marga Philosophy in a Nutshell, 1988. In the case of the English, a certain amount of revision was done at that time by Ácárya Vijayánanda Avadhúta and Ácárya Vishvarúpánanda Avadhúta. For the Bengali Fourth Edition of 1995, all of the tapes were carefully listened to, in an environment detached from the intense deadline pressures of 1981. Many previously-untranscribed or hastily-transcribed words and passages came to light. The new or corrected material was incorporated into the new edition".[2]



  1. ^ >Between 1955 and 1990 the author wrote in English, Bengali and Hindi. He wrote in the name "Shrii Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar" when treating sociology, economics, philology and various other subjects, and in the name ""Shrii Shrii Ánandamúrti"" when focusing on spiritual topics. Many of his books he gave as dictations; others were compiled from his discourses, some of them in small pocket-books.
  2. ^ Vaeshákhii Púrńimá: the full moon day of the month of Vaeshákha or Vaisakha. In the Indian national calendar Vaisakha is the second month of the year, beginning on April 21 and ending on May 20. Purnima is a sanskrit word that means "full moon". Vesākha (Pali; Sanskrit: Vaiśākha, Devanagari: वैशाख) or Vesak is a holy day also observed by Buddhists. The exact date of Vesākha varies according to the various lunar calendars used in different traditions. In Ananda Marga, the socio-spiritual organization founded by the author, this date celebrates the day of P. R. Sarkar aka Shrii Shrii Anandamurti birtday.