Dr. Chandra Bhanu Satpathy, often known as C.B. Satpathy, is a renowned academic, author, spiritual thinker, cultural ambassador for India, and humanitarian. He was born on January 14, 1948. He is the founder and chairman of the Shirdi Sai Global Foundation, Gurugram, and the CBS Cultural Foundation, Gurugram. More than 250 centers and forums for philanthropy, community improvement, and spiritualism have been founded thanks to Satpathy, which also served as their inspiration.
He has played a vital role in Global Sai Movement; Satpathy has been instrumental in organizing Shirdi Sai Baba Camps at the Kumbha Melas in Allahabad (1995, 2001, 2007, 2013), Nasik (2003), Haridwar (2004, 2010, and 2016), the Tigri Mela in Garh Mukteshwar on the banks of the Ganges near the border of the Meerut and Moradabad districts, and the Krishna Pushkaralu Mela in Vijayawada (2004, 2016). He oversaw the planning of the SAI UTSAV (International Conference on Shirdi Sai Baba) in several nations, including Chicago, USA (2001 and 2009), Johannesburg, Africa (2002 and Nairobi), Sydney, Australia (2002 and 2016), and Auckland, New Zealand (2016).
Satpathy is a multilingual writer; over fifty works on spirituality, Indian cosmology, cosmogeny, Indian culture, and short stories have been written by the multilingual author Satpathy (satires). His writings have been translated into five foreign languages and 13 regional Indian languages. His book Shri Guru Bhagwat is available in more than fifteen languages.
Shri Guru Bhagwat
His most famous work, Shri Guru Bhagwat, first published in the Odia language, provides thorough coverage of the entire Guru Parampara, which carries the revered Indian cultural tradition. The book is a philosophical dissertation that surpasses the banality of earthly existence. It was initially written in Odia in the distinctive Nabakshri poetry meter (lines with nine letters each, in couplet form). Guru Bhagwat has been read and referred by students, parents, teachers & professors. In 2012, Satpathy received a letter from Srimati Ms. Pratibha Patil, the country’s President, thanking him for his valuable work.
Goya Ru Agopya
Gopyaru Agopya is Satpathy’s conception of cosmology and spiritualism in Odia. It is a dissertation not based on any school of belief but on his interpretations of the celestial movements. The book reflects Satpathy’s intense interest in the Science behind symbols, images, and words used in the Hindu religion, together with his vast knowledge of Astrology, Astronomy, and Pyramidology, which gave him the understanding of Nirakara, Sakara, Saguna, and Nirguna forms of divinity and worship.
The book was further translated into Sanskrit by Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha, New Delhi. It was titled Srstitattwanuchintanam, which was critically reviewed and widely appreciated by the Sanskrit laureates gathered from all over the world at the World Sanskrit Conference held in 2012 in India. It is available in Hindi, Avyakt Se Vyakt, and Sindhi, Aprakt Kha Prakt.
Researchers in India are referring to this book to know more about the creation of the universe, celestial movements, cosmology & cosmogeny.
Baba, May I Answer
Over the years, Satpathy has been inundated with spiritual questions from Sai devotees and people with a religious bent of mind from all over the world, across continents. He has taken the time to respond to each of these queries. These questions and answers have been compiled and given in a book titled May I Answer. The book has been re-published as Baba May I Answer in English, Hindi, and eight Indian regional languages. It is also available in Nepalese.
Shirdi Sai Baba And Other Perfect Masters
This book, originally written in English, comprises the life and teachings of Shirdi Sai Baba and the Perfect Masters. It is a rich source of spiritual knowledge. The book, a collection of written and verbal communications of Satpathy, has been translated into as many as ten Indian languages and published in international vernaculars like Nepalese, Slovenian, and German.
New Findings on Shirdi Sai Baba
This book covers in-depth research that triangulates information from several primary sources to provide unknown facts about Sai Baba, village Shirdi and some of the people who visited it during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It not only adds to the repository of knowledge about this great saint of India and the role that he played in the context of protecting his devotees during India’s struggle for freedom but additionally provides new insights by raising questions and seeking answers through analysis of rare documents drawn from the National Archives, police records and diaries about that time as well as reviewing personal papers and literature in different languages.
Researchers & scholars of Shirdi Sai Baba were referring book written by Satpathy for their further research.
This book is published in English, Hindi, and Odia languages. The book will be a helpful asset not just for all devotees of Sai Baba and other Sadgurus but also for students and academics interested in India’s culture and history. Satpathy was instrumental in translating Shri Sai Satcharita into Brail language; under the inspiration of Dr. Satpathy, the book “God who descended on earth” was translated into French, Spanish, and Nepalese languages; He has also translated Shirdi Sai Baba’s Aartis into Spanish, Odia, Hindi, and English. He started writing short stories about the then-progressive society at a young age, which used to be published in the famous literary journal of Odisha.