|Felicitation of Dr. Chandrakant
Felicitation of Dr. Chandrakant as a Rishi by Sharada Dnyanapeetham in Pune
Dr. Chandrakant was honored by Sharada Dnyanapeetham as a Rishi (a devoted sage). He was part of the 11 Rishis felicitated on the auspicious day of Rishi Panchami on August 24,2009.
Rishi Panchami is an Indian Festival observed on the fifth day after the new moon in the Bhadrapada month (August - September). Rishi Panchami is of great significance in India .On the Rishi Panchami day homage is paid to the Sapta Rishis - the seven sages - Kashyapa, Atri, Bharadhvaja, Vishvamitra, Gauthama, Jamadagni and Vashishta.
Some photos and press clips on the same are here for your view, rest are on web at the following link.
All the news is in Marathi language as the ceremony took place in Pune, and the speeche by Pandit Gadgil was in Sanskrit language. Shri Chaturvedi Swami spoke about the Rishi tradition in his eloquent ways and addressed all to remember to be dedicated, have an aim for life and pursue the same. If you read Marathi, please go through the press clips on above link to learn more about the ceremony.