Manmohan Acharya

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Manmohan Acharya
Vanikavi Manmohan Acharya.jpg
Born (1967-10-20) 20 October 1967 (age 48)
Lathanga, Orissa,
India
Pen name Vanikavi
Occupation Poet, script writer for,
Playwright, essayist
Nationality Indian
Period 1987–
Genre Poetry
Subject Post modernism, Realism,
Notable works Gita-Milindam,
Gitamohanam
Children Ramashish

Manmohan Acharya is a poet and lyricist from India. His Sanskrit poems and lyrics have been put to music and danced to in the Odissi classical Indian dance form. A devotional song from his Gitamohanam is featured in the 2009 Bollywood movie, The Desire. He is also a researcher and published author.

Early life[edit]

Pandit Mayadhar Acharya and Parvati Devi, Parents of Vanikavi Manmohan Acharya

Manmohan Acharya was born in 1967 in Lathanga, a village in the Jagatsinghpur district of Orissa, India to Pandit Mayadhar Acharya and Parvati Devi.

Acharya receives the Chinta O Chetana award for poetry

Poetry[edit]

His poetry includes the following works:

  • Gita-bhaaratam(lyrics). A compilation of patriotic songs.
  • Gita milindam (lyrics) consists of 15 songs (gunjans) with different rhythms.
  • Palli-panchaasika (1987) - a Sanskrit minor poem (Khaṇḍakāvya)
  • Sri Sivananda-Laharika - in Kāvya style
  • Yati-giti-satakam(Sataka-kavya)

Dance drama[edit]

He has written dance dramas including:

  • Arjuna-Pratijnaa
  • Shrita-kamalam
  • Pada-pallavam
  • Divya-Jayadevam [2]
  • Ravana[2][3][4]
  • Pingalaa
  • Mrtyu[5][6]
  • Sthitaprajnah
  • Tantram[7]
  • Purva-sakuntalam
  • Uttara-sakuntalam
Famous Indian Dance Drama, Mrtyuh by Srjan, Script written by Vanikavi
Famous Indian Dance Drama, Tantra by Srjan, Script written by Vanikavi

Translation[edit]

Research[edit]

With Famous Sanskrit Poet Prof. R.K.Sharma
Dr. Acharya was conferred the Fellowship
  1. Sistaachaara (Book)[8]
  2. Maagha And Bhanja in Picture Poetry(Book)[9]
  3. Indian Trend of Human Rights[10]
  4. An Algebraic Operation in Vedic Mathematics ;[11]
  5. Sharadindu-sundara-ruchih devi, Vani vaa Shakti-ruupini ;[12]
  6. Sixty Four Arts, A Study ;[13]
  7. Contribution of Sanskrit in Advancement of Oriya Language ;[14]
  8. An Encyclopedic Dictionary Of Yajurvedic Upanishads (Book)[15]
  9. Vedic Research In Orissa during 20th Century ;[16]
  10. Mind in Shiva-samkalpa hymn, A psycho-philosophical Analysis[17]
  11. Bhaarata-pamkaja-dalamidam Utkal-mandala-miti viditam yat ;[18]
  12. Description of Heart in Upanisads[19][20]
  13. Concept of Human Rights in Vedic Tradition;[21]
  14. Vedic Trend of Human Rights vrs. Varna- Ashrama System ;[22]
  15. Financial Emergency : Kautilya's Arthashastra vis-a-vis Indian Constitution;[23]
  16. Kavivara- Bhaarata-varsham Shrauta-puraatanamaarsham ;[24]
  17. Tarka Vaachaspati Madhusudan Mishra, A study[25]
  18. Map of Puranic India[26]

Awards[edit]

  • Sanskrit Eloquency Award, Vikram University, Ujjain, M.P.,1990
  • Vanikavi Award from Vanivinodi Parishad, Utkal University,1991
  • Doctor of Philosophy from Sri Jagannath Sanskrit University, 2003
  • Gita-Saarasa Award from Christ College, Cuttack administration,05.02.2005
  • Delhi Sanskrit Academy Award for instant poem writing, 2007
  • Ananda Bharadvaja Sammanah, 2007
  • Lokakavyanidhi Award,from All India Lokabhasa Prachara Samiti,Puri, 2008
  • Bharata-Bharati-Samman from National Sanskrit Sahitya Academy, 2009
  • Abhinava Jayadeva Samman, 2009,Bhaktakavi Sri Jayadeva Samaroha samiti
  • Sanskrit Sangeet Nataka Academy Award, 2010
  • Fellowship of Vachaspati from SARASWATI Research Institute[27]
  • Chinta Chetana National Baisakhi Award, 2012

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Odissi dance to feature in Bollywood film 'The Desire". Kalinga Times. 27 January 2009. Archived from the original on 3 January 2010. Retrieved 22 July 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Venkat, Lalitha. "The 17th edition of Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra Award Festival". narthaki.com. Retrieved 6 August 2015. 
  3. ^ Panda, Namita (14 September 2011). "Curtains on music, dance festival". The Telegraph (Calcutta, India). 
  4. ^ Kothari, Sunil. "Samrachana: Choreography Festival of Dance". narthaki.com. Retrieved 6 August 2015. 
  5. ^ "A time to remember: The Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra Award festival in Bhubaneswar". The Hindu. 26 September 2008. Retrieved 6 August 2015. 
  6. ^ Dahale, Kirti. "Review: Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra Award Festival 2008". Nathaka.com. Retrieved 22 July 2010. 
  7. ^ Panda, Namita (7 September 2010). "Spirit of homage". The Telegraph (Calcutta, India). 
  8. ^ Shishtaachaara,pub.Jayadev Institute of Oriental Research,Cuttack,1999,
  9. ^ Bahitra,Bhanja Research Journal, Bhanjanagar, Orissa,1998
  10. ^ Proceedings of World Sanskrit Conference, Vol-1, Part-II, Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Rastriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha(Deemed University), New Delhi-110016,
  11. ^ Proceedings of Research Papers, IX Sessional Conference, 2000, All Orissa Association of College Teachers in Sanskrit, Page-45
  12. ^ Vasundharaa, Research Journal, Orissa Sanskrit Academy, Bhubaneswar, Vol-II, Page-46, 2003
  13. ^ Dharitri, XXXth Annual Edition, 2003, page-25
  14. ^ The Samaj, Oriya Daily, Dt.10.08.2003
  15. ^ Published by K.Mohapatra, Advocate, Orissa High Court, Cuttack, 2005
  16. ^ Souvenir, XXXIIth All India Oriental Conference, Sampurnananda Sanskrit University, Varanasi, 2004
  17. ^ Proceedings of U.G.C. Seminar, G.S.College, Athagarh, India, 2008
  18. ^ The Samaj, Oriya Daily, Sunday Special Issue, Dt.14.03.2004
  19. ^ http://www.vedamsbooks.in/no62807.htm
  20. ^ http://www.indiadivine.org/audarya/sri-vaishnava-forum/157074-fw-annual-veda-waves-conference-pondichery.html
  21. ^ http://www.orientaliaparthenopea.org/VISHVESHVARANAND.pdf[dead link]
  22. ^ Samskruta Mandaakini, Lokabhasa Prachara Samiti, 2007, Page-69
  23. ^ Proceedings of U.G.C. Seminar,Udala College, Mayurbhanj, India, 2006
  24. ^ Vanamala, Research Journal of Shrirangam, Kaviraja Banamali Das Commemoration Volume, 2009, page-76
  25. ^ The Samaj, Oriya Daily, Sunday Special Issue, Dt.25.02.2007
  26. ^ Vanajyostna, Annual Journal, Banki Autonomous College, India, 2001–2002
  27. ^ http://samskrita.co.in/sanskritconfrence.php[dead link]

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