Yugpurush – Mahatma Ke Mahatma – Winner of Best Play 2017 – Coming to Bangkok on 19th November, 2017

Yugpurush – Mahatma Ke Mahatma

 
Winner of Best play 2017 at Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Award

Coming to Bangkok

An Untold story of Gandhiji’s transformation from Mohandas to Mahatma
Limca Book of Records, 1001 shows in 365 days.

About “Yugpurush”

The play has generated rave reviews worldwide and has successfully completed more than 1001 shows, all sold out, within a brief period of ten months, in multiple cities across India, UK, Europe, USA, Canada and the Middle East.
On 29th June 2017, in the memory of Gandhiji’s spiritual Guru, Shrimad Rajchandraji’s, Hon. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi unveiled Commemorative Coins and Stamps bearing his portrait.

The Cause

In keeping with the spirit of brotherhood, the proceeds from “Yugpurush” will support the construction of Shrimad Rajchandra Hospital, a 200 bed, multi-specialty charity hospital in Dharampur, India. The hospital hopes to make a difference in the lives of approximately 2 million tribal people of the state of Gujarat who will get free modern healthcare.

 

Shows In Bangkok

Two shows will be held in Bangkok, one in Hindi and the other, on 19th November, in English. Over 700 patrons and dignitaries are expected to attend the play on 19th November, where the Indian Ambassador to Thailand will be our guest of honor.
Further details about both the play and the hospital are given in separate attachments along with this.

We hope you can check the video links of the show which are given below. We look forward to your response.

Awards:

Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Awards 2017

Best Play

16th Annual Transmedia Gujarati Screen and Stage Awards 2016

Best Drama

Best Director (Stage): Rajesh Joshi
Best Supporting Actor (Stage): Pulkit Solanki

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Details of the event In Bangkok
Date : Saturday 18th November 2017 (Hindi)

Sunday, 19th November 2017 (English)
Time : 6.30 pm

Venue : M-Theatre, 2884/2, New Petchburi Road, Bangkok 10130.

 

Shrimad Rajchandraji and Gandhiji

“I must say that no one else has ever made on me the impression that Raychandbhai did. His words went straight home to me… In my moments of spiritual crisis, he was my refuge.”

These are the words penned by Mahatma Gandhi, the most influential figure India has produced in generations, in His autobiography – on his guiding light, Shrimad Rajchandraji.

Gandhiji met Shrimadji for the first time in Mumbai, upon his return from England as a barrister in 1891 and instantly took to His liking. Subsequent meetings ensued in the two years that Gandhiji spent in Mumbai. As the association grew, his respect for Shrimadji grew in leaps and bounds. Even after Gandhiji moved to South Africa, the meetings continued, though not in person, but through correspondence. This close association contributed a great deal in moulding Gandhiji’s character. In fact, he attributes his strong foundation of truth, non-violence and self-improvement, to Shrimadji.

Shrimadji’s letters and compositions were Gandhiji’s dear companions. He contemplated upon them time and time again. Gandhiji would write about Shrimadji, speak about Him in speeches and discuss Him with close associates. His words are windows to a heart overflowing with devotion for Shrimadji. He continued to be deeply inspired by his bond with Shrimadji and His spiritual works. The bond between Shrimadji and Gandhiji initiated a brilliant new chapter, not only in their own lives, but in the cultural, political and spiritual history of the nation and the world. Their legacies continue to offer new paradigms to global peace and human progress.

Fascinating Facts Of Shrimadji’s Impact on Gandhiji

Gandhiji dedicated an entire chapter to Shrimadji entitled ‘Raychandbhai’ in his autobiography ‘The Story of My Experiments with Truth.’ He also mentions Shrimadji in the chapters, ‘Religious Ferment’, ‘Comparative Study of Religions’ and ‘Brahmacharya’.

When Gandhiji was sent to London to put forward the plight of the Indians in South Africa, he carried some letters that Shrimadji had written to him as well as an English translation of ‘Shri Atmasiddhi Shastra’ – Shrimadji’s philosophical magnum opus, translated by Gandhiji himself.

Shrimadji’s distinctive composition, ‘Apurva Avsar Evo Kyare Aavshe?’ was one of Gandhiji’s favourites. It was included in the ‘Ashram Bhajanavali’ – a collection of devotional songs sung at daily prayer meetings. Gandhiji often recited Shrimadji’s poem ‘Nirkhine Nav Yauvana’ to strengthen his belief in celibacy.

Gandhiji prepared an article entitled, ‘Some Recollections of Raychandbhai’, in which he extensively extolled Shrimadji. He wrote this article while he was jailed in Yerwada, Pune.

Mahatma Gandhi Coming to Bangkok

Sunday 19th Nov 2017 – 19:00 M theatre (Originally “The Bangkok Theatre”)
2884/2 New Pechburi Rd., Bangkapi, Huakwang, Bangkok
10320

‘Yugpurush’ Mahatma na Mahatma

Shrimad Rajchandraji, honoured as the spiritual guide of Mahatma Gandhi, had a tremendous and formative influence on the Father of the Nation.

Gandhiji met Shrimadji for the first time in Mumbai, upon his return from England as a barrister in 1891. Shrimadji’s inner equipoise, absorption in spiritual pursuits, enlightening wisdom, knowledge of the scriptures and moral earnestness left a deep-rooted impression on Gandhiji. Their relationship blossomed over profound interactions in the two years that Gandhiji spent in Mumbai.

Upon moving to South Africa, Gandhiji corresponded with Shrimadji through letters. Shrimadji’s insightful thoughts ignited the fire of spiritual inquisitiveness in Gandhiji. Their close association contributed in moulding Gandhiji’s moral fibre. Shrimadji’s inherent adherence to the principles of satya, ahimsa and dharma later crystallised as the fundamental tenets of Gandhism. Although Shrimadji left His mortal body at a young age of 33 in 1901, Shrimadji’s letters and compositions were Gandhiji’s dear companions. He contemplated upon them time and time again. Gandhiji would write about Shrimadji, speak about Him in speeches and discuss Him with close associates. He continued to be deeply inspired by his bond with Shrimadji and His spiritual works.

 

Gandhiji said of Shrimadji,

The more I consider his life and his writings, the more I consider him the best Indian of his times.

– Letter to HSL Polak,
April 26 1909

 

Yugpurush – Mahatma na Mahatma is a captivating representation of this special relationship between Shrimadji and Gandhiji, depicting the making of the Mahatma. What began as an honest friendship, progressed to Gandhiji proclaiming Shrimadji as his spiritual mentor. He says,

In my moments of spiritual crisis, Shrimadji was my refuge.

– The Story of My Experiments with Truth
(Ch. Raychandbhai)

 

 

Yugpurush highlights the values of expanding one’s capacity to love and give selflessly, respecting diversity, supporting truth, fostering trust, and building lasting communities. It brings to the forefront a powerful experience of looking within, upholding truth and fearlessness, as well as transforming character and consciousness. It revives an inspiring spiritual legacy and the cultural ethos of our nation that lies mostly forgotten, today. The legacies of Shrimadji and Gandhiji continue to offer new paradigms to global peace and human progress.

Embodying Shrimad Rajchandraji’s teachings for the present age is Pujya Gurudevshri Rakeshbhai, the founder and inspiration behind Shrimad Rajchandra Mission Dharampur (SRMD). The year 2017 marks the 150th birth anniversary of Shrimad Rajchandraji. Commemorating this glorious occasion, and under the able guidance of Pujya Gurudevshri, SRMD presents Yugpurush – Mahatma na Mahatma.

The play is directed by acclaimed director Rajesh Joshi of ‘Code Mantra’ fame, and scripted by well-known playwright Uttam Gada of ‘Maharathi’ fame. The music direction is by popular composer duo Sachin – Jigar. Duration: 120 minutes with intermission.

After over 1001 shows in 294 cities across the world, #Yugpurush finally coming to Bangkok

Sunday 19th Nov 2017 – 19:00 M theatre (Originally “The Bangkok Theatre”)
2884/2 New Pechburi Rd., Bangkapi, Huakwang, Bangkok 10320

Book Now – bit.ly/YugpurushinBkk

 

 

 

Acclaimed Indian Play On Mahatma Gandhi’s ‘Mentor’, comes to Bangkok !

A very special Indian play is coming to town, on 18th and 19th November, after doing a record 994 shows in India and numerous other countries!

This is ‘YUGPURUSH-Mahatma Ke Mahatma’ (‘Man of the Era-The Leader of the Leader’), based on the life of a unique individual who was considered the spiritual mentor of the great Indian apostle of non-violence, Mahatma Gandhi. Infact, he’s referred to as the ‘Mahatma’s Mahatma’, the person responsible for ‘converting’ the fiery barrister Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi to the compassionate leader Mahatma Gandhi.

This was Shrimad Rajchandraji, a Jain saint, poet and philosopher, who was in active contact with Mohandas Gandhi, until his death at the youthful age of thirty-one. “It was from his life that I learnt the way of compassion” said Gandhi. They kept in active contact, and exchanged as many as 200 letters, which are still preserved in Mumbai, and the script of the play developed from these. The play was created this year, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Guru, an important occasion which led to the release of a stamp and a coin in his name, by the Prime Minister of India himself.

The riveting play, with its rotating sets, superior lighting, and superb music, has been described as a ‘Theatrical Masterpiece’, and won the 2017 Best Play Award in India. It has been raved over by academics, historians, artistes, political leaders, celebrities. Written originally in the Gujarati language, Yugpurush was translated into seven Indian languages, as also in English, and performed in numerous cities, in India, and abroad. It played to rave audiences in Europe, Africa, Middle East, US. It is now on a tour of Asia and Australia, which includes two shows in Bangkok, on 17 and 18 NOVEMBER, at M THEATRE.

The show on 18 November will be in Hindi, and the show on 19 November, will be in English. The Bangkok-shows are organized by SRMD Bangkok (Shrimad Ramchandra Mission Dharampur, the organization of the Jain Guru), in association with ITDCA.

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