All the 700 shlokas of Bhagavad Gita has been translated to 18 different languages. Of which nine are Indians and rest are European languages.
For first of its kind, Bhagavad gita is being published in multilingual languages in a single book. Sri Avadhoota Datta Peetham to release the Bhagavad Gita, of 700 chapters in 18 languages on May 26, to mark the 75th birthday celebrations of Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji.
The procession of this 750 page Bhagvad Gita Granth will be taken on May 26.
People from Guinness World Record, London to visit Ashram, and confer the award to Swamiji on the day for publishing the Granth in a single book in 18 major languages.
Out of 18 languages, nine are Indian languages that is Sanskrit, Telugu, Kannada, Bengali, Oriya, Gurumukhi (Punjabi), Gujarathi, Malayalam, and Tamil. While the foreign languages include Greek, Russian, Armenian (Armenia country), Georgian, Japanese, Korean, Arabic, Hebrew (Jews). 17 translators have worked since July 2016, and have translated the Bhagavad Gita.
Ashram volunteer Pramodh said the book will be seven feet height and five feet width. Pages used for the Granth are non tolerable water proof sheets. All the 700 verses of Bhagavad Gita has been translated and each chapters have been published in 18 major languages.
Ashram volunteer HV Prasad said: ‘Bhagavad Gita has a Universal message for citizens across globe. It holds a lot of reverence and respect among foreigners. When we visited foreign countries we felt need to bring Bhavad Gita in multilanguages. By publishing the content in the different languages, it helps to spread the message of peace to the world.’
With American children learnt 700 shlokas in six months, inspired this, Seer Sachchidananda Swamiji decided to bring out the Bhagavadigta in several other languages, he added.
Philips who had visited Ashram from German country said: 'Its a great news. We had heard about the richess and contents in the Bhagav Gita. By translating the granth to different language, people across globe will be benefited and can understand the chapters in the Bhagavadgita better.'
Two more records to be conferred
Two more Guinness World Records will be conferred on the occasion to Seer.
One of the records to be awarded for Shuka Vana, rehabilitation center for housing 2000 birds of 468 exotic species birds in the Ashram premises.
Longest parrots like Machaws, Hyacinth Macaw, longest flying parrot; cockatoos; Lories and Lorikeets; Conures, True Parrots, Small Parrots which are millet eaters, etc are some of the exotic collections of the Ashram. 30 people daily work in Shuka Vana, and take care of bird health, hygiene, providing clean water and food, conducting exercise activities, studying mood of birds, etc.
Shuka Vana Resident doctor Dasari Srilakshmi said that no where in the country, so much birds are been rehabilitated and its a matter of proud being receiving the Guinness World Record.
The aviary ‘Shuka Vana’, has been named in honour of Saint Shukha Maharshi, and it has been further sub divided into seven swaras of music that is ‘Sa Ri Ga Ma Pa Da Ni’.
SA stands for Sari Vana, where talking parrots has been housed; Ri- Rida Vana, where canary birds housed (male birds sing to attract female); Ga - Gari Vana (regrouping of old and new birds); Ma - Mari Vana, where exclusive Australian birds are housed; Da - Dari Vana, where millet eaters birds have been housed; Pa-Pari Vana is an Avian Care Unit; and Niri Vana is a rehabilitation Unit, where birds are treated and shifted to Shuka Vana.
While the other award will be given for hosting 'Beyond the Spirit of Bonsai – 2016', an International Bonsai Convention and Exhibition at Ashram premises in December.
Wide variety of exquisite collection of bonsai plants, including miniaturised plants were exhibited at the conference.
With this, Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Ashram which has already bagged five Guinness world record, will now bag another three records, totalling eight records.
The other five records include:
* Largest Music Therapy Session held in Sydney
* Largest Kriya Yoga Session (breathing excersise) in San Francisco
* World longest Hanuman Chalis chanting in Dalas, chanted by 600 people continoulsy for 24 hours
* Mass Gathering Hanuman Chalis chanting by 1.2 lakh people in Thenali
* Largest online video Album of Hanuman Chalis.
After a call given by seer in Trinida West Indies asking followers to send their video recording of chanting the Ashram received more than 1.25 lakh videos from 68 countries, and thus was awarded with Guiness World Record.