You are holding in your hands the first book containing an authentic biography of two greatest divinities of this country about which people are not well acquainted. It contains a unique account not found elsewhere about the actual meetings of Bhaijee—Shri Hanuman Prasad Poddar with Lord Vishnu in 1927 at Jasidih in front of several gentlemen and again in Gorakhpur. Second important event is the exclusive appearance of saint Narad and great sage Angira in front of Bhaijee in 1936. Conversation of Bhaijee with a Parsee ghost would certainly convince readers about the importance of Shraddh to be performed after one’s death. Bhaijee was not only a true saint and social reformer but was also involved in independence movement of India. Founder editor of famous ‘Kalyan’, Bhaijee did herculean efforts to translate rare and ancient scriptures like Ramayana & Mahabharat from Sanskrit to Hindi and made them available to everyone at very nominal price. Bhaijee showed an evidence for a brightest identity of the sweet love towards Radha-Krishna and explored its feasibility to achieve it with an utmost simplicity through his discourses and texts. He did an extraordinary campaign for divine name and religious devotion (Bhakti) amidst general public.
Inclusion of a short biography of another divinity—Sethji Shri Jaidayal Goyandka is another feature of this seminal book. The credit for establishment of Gita Press in Gorakhpur, Govind Bhawan in Kolkata, Gita Bhawan of Swargashram at Rishikesh and Rishikul Ashram in Churu including a unique, authentic and excellent commentary on Gita goes to him only.
Dr. O.P. Gupta served as Professor of Zoology and HOD in a reputed institution— Dr. H.S. Gour University, Sagar, M.P. (1969-2007). He was also a Coordinator, Remedial Coaching Centre (1999-2007) as well as the HOD/Coordinator, Biotechnology Depart-ment (2005) in the same institution. An awardee of prestigious international fellowship by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, he worked as post-doctoral researcher in Technical University, Karlsruhe, Germany (1979-1981). He worked in the Cell Physiology Lab, University of Nice, France (1982) as a recipient of a French Government Scholarship. He also visited and worked in the famous Brain Research Institute of Europe— Institute of Experimental Medicine, Budapest (2001-2002) under the auspices of UGC. Published a number of scientific research papers in national and international journals of repute. Subject expert in NAAC, Bengaluru, CSTT, Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India as well as was also connected with UGC. He has a keen interest in meditation and spirituality.