Dear Esteemed Readers,
As we come to an end of a remarkable year of 2018, it would be worth it if we can “look back” at what we’ve achieved this year!
A staggering increase in viewership – “The Indian Dharma” has crossed a viewership milestone of over 27,000 across 102 countries worldwide! This year alone we’ve crossed a viewership of 18,000 from all across the globe! This in itself speaks volumes of the global reach that our “Sanaathana Dharma” possesses! Of course, this has come along with the constant support and feedback from our esteemed readers from various parts of the globe. My humble gratitude to all of you!
From Valmiki Ramayana to Vidura Neeti (Mahabharata) – By March 31’st 2018, we were able to complete an elaborate discussion on one of the most important and auspicious texts of our Sanaathana Dharma Literature – The Valmiki Ramayana. We’ve taken 324 episodes to witness almost each and every detail of the Ramayana text, right from the “Baala Kaanda” till the end of the “Uttara Kaanda”. We had learnt innumerable lessons for modern day life and management from all of these details. This was in itself a mega-project in all its glory. It was with Bhagawan Rama’s and Mother Sita’s divine grace that we were able to experience each and every part of the Ramayana story – Happy, sad, emotional instances, along with some important messages for leading a life according to the “Dharma”.
As we completed the Valmiki Ramayana experience, we made a switch-over to the next important text of our Sanaathana Dharma literature – The Mahabharata. Of course we’re not witnessing the Mahabharata in its full entity as we did in the case of the Ramayana, we’re trying to take it part by part, given the enormous size and complexity of the text. In that way, we are currently discussing a section of it called the “Vidura Neeti” wherein Vidura is trying to provide key advice to King Dhirdiraashtra with respect to the various aspects of “Raaja Dharma”. This advice spans over innumerable slokas packed into various “Adhyaayas” under the “Prajaakara Paruva” of the Mahabharata text. We’ve done 264 episodes of the Vidura Neeti this year and looking forward for more in the upcoming 2019!
The road ahead in 2019 – As we move on, with the constant support and feedbacks from our esteemed readers, we would try and wrap up the Vidura Neeti as quickly as possible. I’m not setting a deadline for completion as I feel that there is a lot more to cover. However, we shall finish it as soon as we can and subsequently move on to the next mega-project. For the moment I’m keeping it as a suspense as I’m in the process of contemplating on many other areas for a fruitful discussion. I shall reveal details of our next mega-project at an appropriate time!
Thus we come to an end of a fruitful and a productive year of 2018 and I thank all our readers for their constant support once again! Stepping into 2019, I solicit the cooperation and support from all our esteemed readers to make this upcoming year an even more productive one, both in terms of our learning as well as execution of our learning for the benefit of our society and our country at large!
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Once again I take this opportunity to thank all of you for your constant encouragement and support and I sincerely look forward for the same level of enthusiasm in the upcoming year as well!
Wish you all a very happy, prosperous 2019!!!