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Date: Mon 08 Mar 2010 11:20:47 -0000 (GMT)
From: Singh_Manindra
Subject: Mahaprayan of Ac Pran’ava’nanda Avt



Sadly we have lost a dear soul in one of our esteemed acaryas.

The mahaprayan of respected Dada Pran’ava’nandji occurred at noon time
on Sunday 07 March. Dadaji succumbed to double kidney failure and
related illnesses. It is with sadness, reverence and sweet memories that
we announce his mahaprayan.

Acarya Pran’ava’nandji was a very senior worker known to nearly everyone
in AM. He entered the Marga in 1962 and carried out his duties
faithfully for nearly 50 years. He was well known for serving as COS
(Central Office Secretary) for years and years when Baba was running the

As COS, Dadaji was also instrumental in the examination process for
tattvika and acarya candidates. He also had tremendous energy for
organisational works and had direct oversight in the construction of so
many buildings.

Although he spent the days of his youth in Uttar Pradesh, there is no
doubt that Pran’ava’nanda dedicated his life to the upliftment of the
entire humanity. With his strong work ethic and keen intellect, he
helped propagate AM ideology in so many regions of the globe. From his
posting in Kullu to his travels overseas, Dadaji was a strong
personality. And he will be dearly missed.

At the time of his mahaprayan, Acarya Pran’ava’nanda was 67 years of age.

On the occasions of his mahaprayan (death), let us remember our dear
Dadaji who led a great career in Ananda Marga.

It is with much sadness & sweet memories that we bid adieu to our dear
respected bother. At least now his long struggle with illness is over.
We can all take solace in the fact that he has reached his final
destination unto Baba’s lap. Baba has taken it upon Himself to save
Dadaji and grant him salvation.

With deepest respects,
Yours brotherly,

* Mahaprayan (Death): Many are aware that mahaprayan (death) is the
common term used in India and especially in Bengal to describe the death
of an honoured or even ordinary person. In that way the newspapers of
Bengal are regularly citing the mahaprayan (death) of various persons of
society who died or passed away.

Some may get confused and wrongly think that the word ‘mahaprayan’
(death) is one extraordinarily devotional term to be used in association
with Parama Purusa. But that is not at all the case. Rather to do so is
only to undermine the eternal presence of Parama Purusa. That is why no
devotees ever use the word ‘mahaprayan’ in reference to Lord Shiva or
Lord Krsna. Because Lord Shiva and Lord Krsna exist eternally. Then
there is no question of Their mahaprayan (death).

And for those who need still more technical proof then all this can
be clarified quite readily by referencing the dictionary. Specifically
in the Samsad Bengali-English dictionary on page 742. Checking there it
will be confirmed that the word ‘mahaprayan’ means death. Which is why
it used to refer to the passing away of even common citizens.


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