A grand Bhashyotsav celebrating all the prominent Prasthantrayi commentaries of Sanatan Hindu Dharma was organized by the collaborative efforts of the Kavikulaguru Kalidas Sanskrit University and BAPS Swaminarayan Research Institute, New Delhi, in the university’s campus. Eminent scholars, such as Acharya Shripad Subrahmaniya Shastri, Pundit Pramod Kulkarni of Advaita Vedant, Dr. Dhananjay Rav of Dvaita Vedant, Dr. T.K. Nrusinha of Vishishtadvaita Vedant and Pundit Shrihari Shivaram Dhaygude of Shuddhadvaita Vedant, and other renowned academicians engaged in profound scriptural deliberations based on their school’s commentaries. Mahamahopadhyay Bhadreshdas Swami presented the doctrinal principles of the Akshar-Purushottam Darshan based on Vedic authority. He concluded by proclaiming that while resolutely upholding our respective doctrinal beliefs and principles, it is important that we harmoniously work together to strengthen Sanatan Dharma. All the scholars present joyously affirmed Mahamahopadhyay Bhadreshdas Swami’s sentiments.
In the final session of this event, BAPS Swaminarayan Research Institute honored Prof. Pankaj Chande for his significant academic contributions by bestowing him with the ‘Kulpati Vibhushan Award’. Thereafter, Dr. Madhusudan Penna, Vice Chancellor of the Kavi Kulguru Kalidas Sanskrit University, offered a written declaration endorsing the Akshar-Purushottam Darshan. This declaration expressed the unified and wholehearted recognition by the scholars of the Akshar-Purushottam Darshan’s distinct Vedic identity and its position amongst the succession of prestigious and accepted darshans, such as Advaita, Dvaita and Vishishtadvaita. The session concluded with Mahamahopadhyay Bhadreshdas Swami felicitating all the scholars.