This is a rare and wonderful book of one hundred verses (‘Shatkam’) on the eclectic theme of ‘Vairagya’, which briefly means renunciation of and detachment from the gross material world, and overcoming its countless temptations.
The book titled “Vairagya Shatkam of king-sage Bhartrihari” was written by a great and renowned king of ancient India who later on in life turned into an exemplary ascetic, known as a ‘Sanyasi’. His name was King Bhartrihari, and he ruled during the golden age of ancient India, during period 320 A.D.—544 A.D. Certain events in his life had such a profound impact upon him that he realized the impermanence of all joys of the material world, the trap of sensual pleasures, the hopelessness of expecting true happiness and peace in it, the transient nature of the world and the life itself, and therefore the futility of wasting time in pursuing them in the hope of obtaining abiding and true sense of happiness, peace and bliss through them.
‘Vairagya’ is a spiritual path that not only enables a person to attain freedom from the bondages, the pains, the grief, the torments and miseries that are associated with life in this mundane gross world, but also entitles him to obtain eternal happiness, joy, peace and bliss for his soul. This is the path adopted by true ascetics and self-realised persons. It leads them to liberation, deliverance, salvation and emancipation of their soul. It helps one to break free from the cycle of birth and death.
This Book contains verse-by-verse Roman Transliteration that has the Diacritical mark as well as the Phonetics in English. This is followed by a detailed rendering in English that explains the text in the pattern of a commentary that is accompanied by notes when elaboration is needed.
A Preface and a brief Life-Sketch of King Bhartrihari that precedes the main Text introduces the Book to the reader in a comprehensive manner.
Ajai Kumar Chhawchharia left home when he was approximately 29 years of age due to an inner call of his heart that told him to devote his life in the service of his beloved Lord God, Sri Ram. Worldly attractions did not enchant him at all. So, he didn’t marry, and after his father’s death he came and settled permanently in Ayodhya, the holy town in India associated with Lord Ram.
Presently he works as an honorary manager of a world famous Kanak Bhavan Temple at Ayodhya, and spends his time writing in English so that the world can access the wonderful nectar of metaphysical, spiritual and devotional philosophy that is contained in Indian scriptures for which they are so renowned.
His series on 108 Upanishads in English, together with Veda Vyas’ Adhyatma Ramayan & Devi Puran Ramayan, and Valmiki’s Adbhut Ramayan have been published by a reputed publisher of India. Details can be had by contacting the author by email given below.
The rest of his Books are in various stages of production.
Genre of Writing: Spiritualism, Philosophy, Metaphysics, Religious, Devotional and Theological.
The Books that are listed below:-
(A) (1) The Chariot of God: Dharma Rath; (2) OM and Naad; (3) YOGA—Its Practice and Philosophy according to the Upanishads; (4) Ram Geeta; (5) The Revelation of Creation—as envisioned in the Upanishads; (6) The Pentagon of Creation: As Expounded in the Upanishads; (7) The Triumvirate of Creation; (8) Maya: The Whirlpool of Delusions in Creation; (9) Surdas-Ram Charitawali; (10-a) The legend of Lord Shiva: Book 1 ‘Lord Shiva’s marriage with Parvati’; (10-b) Book 2 ‘Lord Shiva’s Sacred Hymns’; (10-c) Book 3 ‘Shiva’s different names & their significance, Shiva Puran, Upanishads’; (11) the Mahavakyas of the Upanishads; (13) Lord Ram’s marriage with Sita (based on Tulsidas’ books “Ram Charit Manas”, “Janki Mangal”, “Ram Lala Nahachu” & “Geetawali”, and sage Veda Vyas’ book “Adhyatma Ramayan”; (14) “Anthology of Sacred Hymns, Stotras & Mantras of Lord Ram”; (15) “Vairagya Shatkam” of king-sage Bhartrihari; (16) An Anthology of the Sanyas Upanishads.
(B) Goswami Tulsidas Series: (1) Book 1- ‘Dohawali’; (2) Book 2- ‘Parvati Mangal’; (3) Book 3- ‘Kavitawali’; (4) Book 4- ‘Janki Mangal’; (5) Book 5- ‘Ram Lala Nahachu’; (6) Book 6- ‘Geetawali Ramayan’; (7) Book 7- ‘Vairagya Sandipani’.
More books will be added as they get readied.
Contact details of Ajai Kumar Chhawchharia—
Postal address:-36-A, Rajghat Colony, Parikrama Marg, P.O.—Ayodhya, Pin—224123, Distt. Faizabad, U.P. India.
Phone:—(India) +919451290400; +919935613060.