Manmohan Acharya

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Manmohan Acharya
Vanikavi Manmohan Acharya.jpg
Born (1967-10-20) 20 October 1967 (age 49)
Lathanga, Orissa,
India
Died 2013
Cuttack
Pen name Vanikavi
Occupation Poet, script writer for,
Playwright, essayist
Nationality Indian
Period 1987–2013
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:

  • Gitamohanam. One of its devotional songs features in the 2009 movie The Desire.[1]
  • 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)
  • Subhasa-charitam - in Mahakavya style
  • 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

Death[edit]

Dr. Acharya died at his residence in Cuttack on 2013.

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. ^ (PDF) https://web.archive.org/web/20110727152848/http://www.orientaliaparthenopea.org/VISHVESHVARANAND.pdf. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 July 2011. Retrieved 10 June 2010.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  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. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20120406104233/http://samskrita.co.in/sanskritconfrence.php. Archived from the original on 6 April 2012. Retrieved 28 January 2012.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

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