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Lecture in Gujarati
L. to R. Dr. G.B. Jani, Shri Bharat Mehta, and Shri Bhagavat Prajapati
Lecture on 'Lord Shrikrishna and contemporary female characters' by Shri Bhagavat Prajapati

The Bhavan's Smt. Rasikaben Mehta (Mombasa) Memorial Lecture (in Gujarati) on 'Lord Shrikrishna and contemporary female characters' was delivered by the senior Gujarati journalist and author Shri Bhagavat Prajapati, on Saturday, 22-9-2018, at the Central Bhavan.
The function commenced with the Vedic prayer rendered by Shri Hitesh Trivedi, Assistant, Bhavan's P.G. & Research Dept. Shri Bharat Mehta (from London), son of Late Smt. Rasikaben Mehta, paid homage to her mother, and offered floral tributes to the speaker Shri Bhagavat Prajapati. Dr. Girish B. Jani, Addl. Director, Bhavan's P.G. and Research Dept., delivered the welcome address, and introduced the speaker.
In his lecture, Shri Prajapati discussed the various aspects of the relationship of Lord Shrikrishna with His mothers - Devaki and Yashoda, Gopis, Rukmini and His other wives, Putana, Kubja, Draupadi, Kunti and other contemporary women. Quoting few references from Mahabharata, Bhagavata and other texts, he elaborated the various facets of the personality of Lord Shrikrishna, and His emotional attachment with these women.
In his presidential address, Dr. Girish B. Jani, spoke on the role of Shrikrishna in the love-marriage of His sister Subhadra with Arjuna, His conversation with Gandhari, and His transformative upgradation of Gopis' physical attraction to the level of their spiritual love and devotion for Him.
Shri Hitesh Trivedi compered the programme of the function, and proposed the vote of thanks.
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