A subtle introduction
In native soil of Lord Shri Krishna's, Sridham Vrindavan, resides a spiritual man in the spiritual realm of the spiritual World, who is the grandson of Bhagwat Bhushan Pt. Shrinath Shastri Puranacharya's , the son of the Gau Seva vrati Dr. Shri Krishna Sharma ji. Named as “Kanhiyaa” in the lap of the personage of affection Prabhu Maa (Naniji)and also named as Pranav by Param Pujya Swami Shri Akhandanand Saraswati Ji Maharaj, Bhagwatkinkar Shri Anurag Krishna Shashtri Ji stands out in the realm of Shrimad Bhagwat Katha.
धर्मो मद्भक्तिकृत् प्रोक्तो ज्ञानं चैकात्म्यदर्शनम् । गुणेष्वसङ्गो वैराग्यमैश्वर्यं चाणिमादय: ।।
(श्रीमद्भागवत ११/१९/२७ )
dharmo madbhaktikṛt prokto jñānahak caikātmyadarśanam । gueśvasaṅgo vairāgyamaiṃvaryaṇ cāāimādaya: ।।
(śrīmadbhāgavata 11/19/27 )
He is born on the day next of Vasant Panchami, (Sashti) in Matulagha Rajnandgaon on 10/02/1981. He has an elder sister who lives in Kolkata and a younger sister, who lives in Jaipur. His childhood was more inevitably sprier than normal children. It is considered that Lord Krishna had cast a shadow of him because of which kin call him “Kanhaiya”.
Your primary education took place in Mathura, Vrindavan and graduated (BBA) from the University of Agra.
After completing TOEFL from Delhi, he moved to Cambridge University to pursue MBA, but by the motivation of Pujya Sridamadguru Ji, dropped out and dedicated all his life to the Bhagwat-Bhagwan.
As a result of the inability to conclude formal education a feeling of deficiency seeped in.
Hence decided to pursue a PGDCA and a course in Office Management from Agra University and accomplished it with first class. Besides this, he qualified the Shashtri examination from Kashi Sampurnanand University with first class.
Equipped with higher education in Prabhandhan, he has made the mystical philosophy of the eternal culture, the pursuit of Shrimad Bhagavatam and the study of Sanskrit as your own life. Formal suit and tie was replaced by dhoti-kurta. He deliberately engrossed himself in the study of Shrimad Bhagawat and Sanskrit language and in the form of the adage of “manasvī kāryārthī na gaṇayati duḥkhaṃ na ca sukham”
While studying Ramayana, Shrimad Bhagavad-Gita, Upanishad, Brahma Sutra etc., he was directed to the path of Sridadguruji. There was no shortage of scholars, saints to understand the meaning and mysticism. Sridadguruji’s knowledge-ganga was flowing in the house itself, only passion, loyalty and hard work was needed. So in a few years he immersed his life with erudite divine knowledge. It was the time to tweak, scrutinize and test the existing knowledge and you are still working on it. Even today you are a staunch believer of “svādhyāyānmā pramada”
In the year 2061 Chaitra Navaratri, with a vow of silence, – in the foothills of Shri Giriraj, Govardhan, in association with Pt. Shri Gaya Prasadji Maharaj, and Shree Ram Dasji “Kakaji” studied Sanskrit of Shrimad Bhagwat Mahapurana and became the recipient of spiritual energy,
and from 08 August 2004 onwards under the guidance of Lord Swaminarayan, (108) started his journey by organizing the grand ceremony of Shrimad Bhagwat Mahapuraan.
Swamipaad himself never had the feeling that it was his inaugural narration.
As per the wishes of Sridada Guruji, delivered his narrations on Shrimad Bhagwat Katha, at the Bandh Dham Teerth of Shri Hari baba and at the Kankhal Ashram of Param Pujya Anandammemi Maa.
In 2005, a trust was formed in the name of “Bhagwat Seva Sanstha”. Under which the “Shrimad Bhagvat Vidyalaya” running from 1964 in the field of education was acceded. Also, in the name of “Vaidik Yatra Gurukul”, the yearly education of Vedas, Vedanta rituals, astrology, grammar, philosophy, music language and computer etc. commenced.
Your emotional appeal and narrative style is benevolent and touching and devoid of regular rhetoric. The narration of yours not only makes the the audience cry, rather the speaker himself becomes emotionally impoverished and tear-eyed. The sight of your narration, awakens the the memory of Saints Pravar Dongre ji Maharaj.There are occasions when through the serious lines of poetries of Maithilisaran Gupta and Harivansh Rai Bachchan ji, or in contrast with simple examples, even the difficult scriptures are made easy for the listeners that reaches straight to the heart.
The Journey of Bhagwatkinkar Shri Anurag Krishna Shashtri "Srikhanhaiyaji"
You have had the privilege of sanctifying your voice in many pilgrimages of India. In Haridwar, Rishikesh, Jagannathpuri, Ujjain, Kashi, Badrinath, Rameswaram, Vrindavan, you have bequeathed your compassion through expressions of Bhagwat. Apart from India In Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Europe, Paris, Mauritius, Australia etc. you have been the flag bearer of the Sanatan Shastradwajha. By delivering the purifying discourse of Shrimad Bhagvat Mahapuraan, Shree Ramcharitmanas, Shree Shivamahapuran, Devi Bhagwat, Shrihanuman Katha, Mira Charitra, Narad Bhakti Sutra etc., you have facilitated the radiance of devotion into lives of the Bhakts.
A wonderful and exemplary idea that is less known but worth mentioning here is that you do not take any dakshina from religious organizations, Gaushalas or other philanthropic organizations.
It is through your sermons that you keep on proffering the spirit of universal dedication to the Bhagwat Bhagwan. Your life is a very beautiful journey devoted to Bhagwat and it offers others a chance to join this divine yatra of his…