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Launch of Kreol Morisien “Bhagavad-gita As It Is” in Mauritius Marks Historic Milestone
By Atma Tattva Das, ISKCON News Staff Writer   |  Apr 19, 2024

On April 19, 2024, a significant milestone was achieved in the realm of spiritual literature as Bhagavad-gita As It Is was launched in the Kreol Morisien language: Bhagavad-gita Kouma Li Ete. The landmark event was broadcast live on BBT Africa’s YouTube channel, drawing attention from devotees and spiritual enthusiasts globally.

The launch ceremony, graced by esteemed speakers and dignitaries, celebrated the culmination of efforts led by Ramasevak Das, who spearheaded the translation project. Among the distinguished speakers was Govardhana Das, a prominent figure within ISKCON, who emphasized the historical significance of the occasion, highlighting Srila Prabhupada’s mission to spread transcendental knowledge through the printing and distribution of spiritual texts.

Addressing the audience, Govardhana Das elucidated the journey of the Bhagavad-gita’s many translations, tracing it back to Srila Prabhupada’s tireless efforts in delivering the sacred text to the world. He underscored the universal appeal of the Bhagavad-gita, which now boasts translations in over 60 languages, with Kreol Morisien being the latest addition.

Furthermore, Govardhana Das elucidated the profound philosophical themes embedded within the Bhagavad-gita, emphasizing its role in guiding humanity towards spiritual enlightenment. He stressed the importance of ensuring widespread accessibility to the translated text, envisioning every Mauritian household adorned with the divine wisdom encapsulated in the Bhagavad-gita.

Following his address, Jayadvaita Swami, a direct disciple of Srila Prabhupada and an esteemed scholar, provided profound insights into the essence of the Bhagavad-gita. He articulated the timeless relevance of the sacred text in elevating human consciousness and transcending mundane concerns. He emphasized the pivotal role of spiritual inquiry and realization in distinguishing humans from mere creatures driven by primal instincts.

Subsequently, His Excellency President Prithvirajsing Roopun, the esteemed head of state of Mauritius, graced the event with his presence, lauding the publication of the Bhagavad-gita in Kreol Morisien. He commended ISKCON’s contributions to spiritual education, cultural preservation, and humanitarian service, emphasizing the inclusive nature of the translated text as a testament to Mauritius’ cultural diversity.

In his address, President Roopun reflected on the universal teachings of the Bhagavad-gita, citing examples of its profound impact on renowned figures such as Mahatma Gandhi and Albert Einstein. He praised ISKCON’s role in promoting harmony and unity within the Mauritian society, echoing the timeless principles of the Bhagavad-gita that advocate for duty, righteousness, and spiritual realization.

The launch of the Kreol Morisien Bhagavad-gita As It Is in Mauritius stands as a testament to Srila Prabhupada’s enduring legacy and ISKCON’s unwavering commitment to disseminating transcendental knowledge to every corner of the globe. As the sacred text finds its way into Mauritian homes, it is poised to inspire countless souls on their spiritual journey, fostering a deeper understanding of life’s purpose and the eternal wisdom contained within the Bhagavad-gita.

The entire live event is available for devotees to watch on the official BBT Africa YouTube channel. Additionally, you can stay updated on future activities and initiatives by visiting the BBT Africa website and following their updates on Facebook. As the spiritual journey continues, may the wisdom shared during this historic launch of the Kreol Morisien Bhagavad Gita in Mauritius inspire hearts and minds around the world.