Dr. Chandrabhanu Satpathy
Spiritual Thinker, Writer and Philanthropist
Guruji, Dr. Chandrabhanu Satpathyji is a noted Spiritual Thinker, Writer and Philanthropist. Over the years, he has been propagating Indian Philosophy, Spiritualism and Culture, in India and other countries as well. Under his inspiration and guidance, more than 200 centres and forums devoted to philanthropy, community development, spiritualism and promotion of Indian culture, are active in countries like USA, UK, Canada, New Zealand and various other places. He visited the Holy Shrine of Shri Sai Baba located in Shirdi (Maharashtra) in 1989, and ever since has been spreading the philosophy of Shri Shirdi Sai and the Indian philosophy assiduously over a span of 25 years. He is the Founder President of Shirdi Sai Global Foundation (a charitable trust), through which he carries out his noble mission.
Guruji has inspired the setting-up of schools, medical and veterinary care units, in different parts of India and has been associated as their Patron and guide. He has constantly involved himself in the welfare and empowerment of the underprivileged and differently-abled sections of the society. He is the Patron of an NGO dedicated towards the welfare of the differently-abled and he is the Founder Patron of another NGO working for the welfare of the underprivileged, especially women and children. Most of the organizations working under his patronage take special care to inculcate the cultural values and heritage of India among the children, through well-designed programs.
Guruji is a multi-lingual writer of eminence who has written books in English, Hindi and Odia languages. His magnum opus titled ‘Shri Guru Bhagavat’, originally written in Odia language, is an inimitable spiritual treatise, which gives an encyclopedic coverage, of the entire gamut of Guru Parampara and carries the glorious tradition of Indian culture. His book titled ‘Gopya ru Agopya’, which deals with Hindu Cosmology and Cosmogony (Hindu Spiritual Science), written in Odia language, was published along with its Sanskrit version titled ‘Shristi-Tattwanu-chintanam’. He has written lyrics and composed devotional music and hymns, he promotes Indian dance forms which are on the verge of extinction, like Goti Pua of Odisha. He has been encouraging the differently abled persons to dance and express their inner joy and thereby find a meaning to their life. Thus, over the decades, he has been striving continuously to propagate the rich cultural heritage of India in the world and has bridged the gap between the nations by bringing people together when spreading the message of peace, love and humanity. For his exemplary contribution as a spiritual thinker, philosopher and philanthropist, he was honored with the ‘Building Bridges across the Nations Award’ by WASITRAC (Washington State India Trade Relation Action Committee) in Seattle, State of Washington on the 27th of September 2012.
Guruji was invited by the Chaplain of the House of Representatives of the US Congress to open the session of the House on the 24th June 2015, with an invocation, as a Guest Chaplain. He is the first Indian to have received such an honor. Besides, he has also been recognised by the Lt. Governor of the State of Washington, USA, for conducting humanitarian activities like organizing medical camps, rendering help during natural calamities and supporting education for the underprivileged (2012); recognised by the Mayor of Seattle, USA, for spreading the message of humanism, purity, love and compassion (2012); and felicitated by Congressman Adam Smith of Washington State, USA, for literary and scholastic excellence and humanitarian activities (2012).
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