brief information about life and works of vinoba bhave. Vinoba Bhave was Gandhi’s spiritual successor and advocator of nonviolence Explore this biography to know more about his life and career. A commemorative postage stamp on Acharya Vinoba Bhave was released by. Revered all through the country as Acharya Vinoba Bhave, he was born as Vinayak Narahari Bhave on September 11, in the village of Gagoda in Kolaba.
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Explore this biography to know more about his life and career. September 11 Social Reformers Indian Men.
November 15 Vinoba Bhave was a spiritual successor of Mahatma Gandhi who acharyw through his life advocated non-violence and human rights. He constantly fought against evil through non-violent measures and instilled in people a religious and spiritual outlook towards life. InBhave was chosen by Gandhi as the first individual satyagrahi.
He introduced several programmes for the welfare of the people including his famous Bhoodan-Gramdan movement, through which he collected more than thousand acres of land. Bhave was a deeply learned and brilliantly endowed scholar and thus, is still considered as the National Teacher of India. For his involvement in the independence movement, he was jailed several times. Bhave used his imprisonment time for reading and writing. Several of his highly accomplished works were written during his jail terms.
Academically brilliant, Bhave was well-read in the writings of Maharashtra’s saints and philosophers and showed a deep-inclination towards mathematics. An avid reader, he kept himself updated with the latest happenings and events. Inwith an aim to pursue further studies, Bhave journeyed to Bombay now Mumbai to appear for intermediate examinations. However, while on his way he put his school and college certificates to fire and took the fateful decision to reach Benaras in order to study ancient Sanskrit texts.
The speech greatly influenced Bhave and, he wrote a letter to Gandhi. On June 7,Bhave met Gandhi.
Such was the impact of the visit that it changed the future course of the life of Bhave. He, who wished to travel to Himalayas for inner peace and to Bengal to feel the burning fervour of resolution, found both peace and fervour in Gandhi. He also worked towards improving the quality of life of acharha people of the community. Inhe moved to Wardha where he took charge biographhy the Ashram.
Two years later, he published a monthly Marathi paper, Maharashtra Dharma, which contained essays on the Upanishads. The popularity of the newspaper grew and within a short span of time, it became a monthly and later a weekly.
Acharya Vinoba Bhave Biography
The newspaper lasted for three years. During the decades of s and s, Bhave was arrested multiple times. However, he took his tenure in jail as a time for learning and writing. Also, he educated fellow prisoners about Bhagwad Gita. Though Bhave actively participated in civil disobedience movement against the British, he was neither known publically nor was famous. It was in that Bhave came into prominence when Gandhi chose him to be the first individual Satyagrahi an individual standing up for truth instead of collective action against British rule.
Between andBhave was jailed thrice at Nagpur jail. InBhave took part in the Quit India movement and was imprisoned for three years at Vellore and Seoni jails.
Vinoba Bhave sought to find solutions for the problems faced by average Indian villager with a firm spiritual foundation. BeginningBhave launched several programmes in order to heal the wounds of partition. InBhave ventured out for his peace trek through the region of current-day Telangana. When Bhave met the villagers biograpphy Pochampalli, little did he know that it would led to the start of a new chapter in non-violence movement.
Harijans of the Pochampally required 80 acres of land to make a living. When Bhave asked the villagers as to how to solve the problem, a landlord Ram Chandra Reddy offered help by donating acres of land. People contributed significantly to Bhoodan to the point that some gave all of their land to the villagers as Gramdan. The community aimed at helping women become self-sufficient and non-violent. Women of the group farmed for food, recited prayers, fervently read and practiced the teachings of Bhagwad Gita and so on.
He walked for 13 years; he commenced on padyatra on September 12, and completed it on April 10, after having travelled entire India. Inhe started Toofan Yatra journeying with the speed of high velocity winds using a vehicle. He completed the Toofan Yatra in Inhe returned to Paunar. His quest for inner spiritual force led him to renounce his worldly activities. He observed a year of silence from December 25, to December 25, During this time, his spiritual pursuits intensified as he withdrew from the other activities.
Bhave gave his life working on the path led by Gandhi, advocating non-violence and human rights all through. A learned scholar and a spiritual visionary, he continuously worked for creating a just and equitable society. Though Bhave worked all his life, he first came into prominence by being the first individual satyagarhi. In his lifetime, he initiated various movements for the betterment of the people but one such movement that gained considerable attention was Bhoodan-Gramdan.
Through it, he helped millions of landless and helpless people to cultivate and prosper. He walked on foot for ten years, spreading the message of Bhoodan and in turn helping homeless.
It is said that Bhave obtained more than villages through donation. Vinoba Bhave remained a Brahmachari all through his life.
He had vowed for celibacy right in his adolescence biigraphy thus remained single all through. See the events in life of Vinoba Bhave in Chronological Order. Pictures of Vinoba Bhave Image Credit. Mahadev Govind Ranade Indian. Dhondo Keshav Karve Indian.
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