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Makarand Dave, sometimes referred as Sai Makarand Dave, is a Gujarati language poet and author from India.

Makarand Vajeshankar Dave
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Born(1922-11-13)13 November 1922
Gondal, Rajkot State, British India
Died31 January 2005(2005-01-31) (aged 82)
Valsad, Gujarat, India
NicknameSai
Occupationpoet
LanguageGujarati
Notable awardsRanjitram Suvarna Chandrak 1979
Spouse

LifeEdit

He was born in Gondal, Rajkot district, Gujarat on November 13, 1922 to Vajeshankar Dave. After completing his school education in Gondal, he joined Dharamsinhji College, Rajkot in 1940. He left studies in 1942 to participate in Quit India movement of Indian independence movement.[1][2] In early life, he came into contact with his spiritual teacher, Nathalal Joshi.[3] He married to Kundanika Kapadia who was also an author, in 1968.[4] He moved to Mumbai later.[2][5] He served as the editor of Kumar (1944–45), Urmi Navrachna (1946), Sangam, Parmarthi magazines and Jai Hind daily.[1][2]

Along with his wife, he moved from Mumbai to Dharampur near Valsad in 1987 and established Nandigram for the welfare of Adivasi people and as a spiritual centre.[1][2][4][5]

 
Makarand Dave's Photo placed at Nandigram Ashram

He was referred as Sai by Swami Anand. He was awarded Ranjitram Suvarna Chandrak in 1979.[6] He also received Sahitya Gaurav Puraskar (1997), Narsinh Mehta Award, Aurobindo Award for philosophical and other works.[1][5][7] He died on January 31, 2005 at Nandigram, Valsad, Gujarat.[5][7]

WorksEdit

He wrote poetry, philosophy and on spirituality extensively.[1][8]

VartasangrahaEdit

  • gulabi aaras ni laggi
  • mor banglo
  • nagar vase chhe

PoetryEdit

In Gujarati:[6]

  • Suraj kadach uge
  • Tarana (1951)
  • Jayabharee (1952)
  • Goraj (1957)
  • Suajmukhi (1961)
  • Sangnya (1964)
  • Sangati (1968)

SpiritualityEdit

in Gujarati:

  • Antarvedi
  • Tapovan ni Vaate
  • Peed Parayi
  • Bhagavathi Sadhana
  • Vishnun Sahasranam
  • Bhajan Ras
  • Yogi Harnath na Sanidya
  • Ram Name Tarakmantra
  • Shiva Mahimna Stotra
  • Aabhala
  • Sahaj Ne Kinare
  • Ashvamedh Yagna
  • Chindanand
  • Chirantana
  • Dampatya Yog
  • Garbhadeep
  • Janam Janamni Kunchi
  • Mati No Mahekto Sad
  • Shree Hanumant Charne
  • Garudapurana
  • Suraya ni Amantran Patrika
  • Dhummas Ne Pele Paar
  • Chhip no Chahero
  • Savitri Vidya
  • Yagna Vidya
  • Laghustav

Spiritual poetryEdit

in Gujarati

  • Koi Ghatma Gaheke Gheru
  • Zabuk Vizadi Zabuk
  • Dampatya - Yog Ane Nava Lagna Geeto
  • Hava Bari (ghazals)
  • Gulal Ane Gunjar
  • Partiroop

OthersEdit

In English

  • Prometheus : The Living Flame of Love
  • Shiva : The Light of Lights
  • Homeage to Mother Liberty
  • Immortal Face Of America
  • Bhaktamar
  • Yoga of Marriage

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e Dutt, Kartik Chandra (1999). Who's who of Indian Writers: A-M. 1. Sahitya Akademi. p. 297. ISBN 9788126008735.
  2. ^ a b c d "Makarand Dave" (in Gujarati). Gujarati Sahitya Parishad. Retrieved June 7, 2014.
  3. ^ "A Fish's Wish (Makarand Dave)". Gujarati Lexicon. Retrieved June 8, 2014.
  4. ^ a b Kumar, Neelam (2002). Our Favourite Indian Stories. Jaico Publishing House. p. xvii. ISBN 9788172249786.
  5. ^ a b c d "SHRI MAKARAND DAVE". Nandigram.org. Retrieved June 8, 2014.
  6. ^ a b Rita Kothari, Suguna Ramanathan (1998). Modern Gujarati Poetry: A Selection. Sahitya Akademi. p. 84. ISBN 9788126002948.
  7. ^ a b Desai, Jinesh. "Saint Poet Makarand Dave: Divinity Through Literature". NRI Pulse. Retrieved June 8, 2014.
  8. ^ "Books". Nandigram.org. Retrieved June 8, 2014.

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