Peethadheesh Swasti Shree Ravindrakeerti Swami
Mangalam bhagwaan Veero, mangalam gautamo ganee
Mangalam kundkundaaddyau, jaindharmostu mangalam
Veer jineshwar, Gautam Gandhar, kundkund ancient munivar
May all prove auspicious us Jainism and spiritual teacher
Lord Mahaveer may prove auspicious to us all. Shree Gautam Swami may shower auspiciousness upon all of us. Shree Kundkundachaarya, etc. former ”’Achaaryas”’ may become auspicious for us all. Mahaveer Swami and all successive Achaaryas have been eulogized in this single ”’Manglaacharan”’.
We are very fortunate in getting veritable evident preaching of Lord Mahaveer. The tradition of ”’Tirthankara”’, tradition of ”’Gandhar”’, the tradition of four-fold congregation of ‘”Muni, Aryika, Kshullak, Kshullika”’ is ab-initio (i.e., from beginning-less time). It has been there since ab-initio and will continue ad-infinitum.
The Supreme venerable ”’Ganini-Pramukh”’ Shri Gyaanmati Mataji has conferred upon us great beneficence in the present era of twenty first century by constantly apprising us with new and newer matters and ancient mysteries.
She is investing each minute of her life in composing new and newer religious works and compositions. Her pen and speech is personification of Saraswati; that is why she has given a great work to Jain community through her commentary on sixteen books of ”’Shatkhandaagam Sutra”’ treatise and translations of ”’Asht Sahashri”’ in Hindi, a very difficult work to grasp.
She has composed 400 treatises of which many are yet to be published. Today, her compositions on Indradhwaj, Kalpdrum, Sarvatobhadra, etc. great worship (Vidhaan) are very popular and creating a furore in whole of the Universe.
She has incarnated the creation of Jain geography, ”’Jamboodweep, Terah-Dweep”’ and all the three Universes on earth by acquiring deep knowledge of all the four expositions of Jain scripture. With her inspiration and blessings, the sculpture of 108 feet high idol of Rishabdev is speeding up at Mangitungi, a place of salvation and the remaining sculpture work of the face of the Lord’s idol shall be completed soon.
The present work (Shri Gautam Gandhar Vani) of reverend Mataji is an invaluable composition. Its recitation has been concluded on the fifth day of dark fortnight (Vadi) of Jyesth lunar month beginning from eleventh day of light fortnight (Sudi) of Chaitra lunar month, Veer Samvat 2540 at Hastinapur.
This work, Gautam Gandhar Vani, an ambrosial inhaling of scriptural knowledge, may prove auspicious to your life, this very is my auspicious feeling and this very is my auspicious prayer to Jinendra Dev.