Biography of Harekrishna Meher
Dr. Harekrishna Meher is a Sanskrit scholar, researcher, creative writer, critic, poet, lyricist, composer of songs, orator and translator. He writes in Sanskrit, English, Hindi, Oriya and Koshali languages. His research articles, scholarly essays and poems published in the leading journals and magazines of national and international levels.
Harekrishna Meher was born at Sinapali, Nuapara District of Orissa in a renowned poetic family. His father was Poet Narayan Bharasa Meher and mother Smt. Sumati Meher. His grandfather Poet Manohar Meher is regarded as 'Ganakavi' of Western Orissa. He has excellent qualifications being topper in his career: B.A (Sanskrit Honours) from Ravenshaw College, Utkal University; M.A.(Sanskrit) and Ph.D. from Banaras Hindu University.
Joining Orissa Education Service (OES) in 1981 as Lecturer in Sanskrit, he served in Govt.Panchayat College Bargarh and Fakir Mohan College Balasore. Recently he was Sr. Reader and Head of the Department of Sanskrit in Govt. Autonomous College, Bhawanipatna. Presently teaches at Post-Graduate Department of Sanskrit, Gangadhar Meher Autonomous College, Sambalpur, Orissa.
Dr. Meher writes articles and poems in the field of literature, music and language. He is a well-known creative lyricist of Modern Sanskrit Literature. His endeavours for simplification and modernization of Sanskrit language are appreciable. His tri-lingual (Hindi, English and Sanskrit) translations of Gangadhar Meher's Tapasvini Kavya are remarkable. He has participated in literary workshops, seminars and conferences of state, national and international levels including World Sanskrit Conferences. He has published some books of poetic merit and research.
Gangadhar Samman (2002)
Gangadhar Saraswat Samman (2002)
Jayakrishna Mishra Kavya Samman (2003)
Vidyaratna Pratibha Samman (2005)
Award of Appreciation (Jayadeva Utsav-2008, Odissi Akademi, New Delhi)
Gangadhar Samman - Ashok Chandan Smruti Puraskar(2009)
Acharya Prafulla Chandra Roy Smarak Samman (2010) : By Academy of Bengali Poetry, Kolkata-700054.
Haripriya Mund Memorial Gangadhar Meher Samman (2010)
Dr. Nilamadhab Panigrahi Samman (2010) : By Sambalpur University, Jyoti Vihar, Orissa.
Vacaspati Ganeswar Ratha Vedantalankar Samman (2013) :
Viswa Sanskrit Divas Samman (2013) :
Harekrishna Meher's Works:
Philosophical Reflections in the Naisadhacarita (Ph.D. Thesis)
Naishadha-Mahakavye Dharma-Shastriya Pratiphalanam
Sahitya Darpana: Alankara (With Oriya-Sanskrit Commentaries)
Manohar Padyavali of PoetManohar Meher (Edited)
Matrigitikanjalih (Original Modern Sanskrit Gitikavya)
Tapasvini (Hindi Version of Poet Gangadhar Meher's Oriya Kavya)
Tapasvini of Gangadhar Meher (English Version of Oriya Kavya 'Tapasvini')
Tapasvini Mahakavyam (Sanskrit Version of Oriya Kavya 'Tapasvini')
Koshali Meghaduta (Kalidasa's Meghaduta into Koshali language)
Niti-Sataka, Sringara-Sataka and Vairagya-Sataka of Bhartrihari
Naishadhacharita (IX Canto) of Sriharsha
Kumara-Sambhava (I, II, V, VII, VIII Cantos) of Kalidasa
Raghuvamsha (II Sarga) of Kalidasa
Shiva Tandava Stotra
Rama-Raksha-Stotra (with Shiva-Raksha-Stotra)
Gayatri Sahasra Nama.
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Harekrishna Meher Poems
Love Knows No Distance
“Even far, I’m thy very near. This always keep in the heart, My Dear! Moon and Lily both are from each other, away very far.
Auspiciously came Ushā, the blooming lotus-eyed dame, in her heart cherishing keenly thirst for a vision
Illusion Of Modernity
Is the modern world of armament like a flower of firmament or like a hare’s horn or like a mirage or like an unborn?
Mahanadi And Sita: Tapasvini
Then came a lady newly adorned, comely-limbed with lustres bright and neat. Sha has courageously churned the affliction wrought by severe heat.
An Observation On Beauty
Truth, Auspiciousness and Beauty – all these three in unity well-known verily reign unfurled in the terrestrial world.
Accumulated Love: Meghaduta
Some opine that anyhow during the gap of separation, affections slowly deteriorate. But the real thing is that
Fragrance Of Mother Earth
The Sun has risen in the east. Fragrance of Mother Earth will spread all over the world. The fragrance of Mother Earth,
Mango-Blossoms With Sharp Tips: Gita-Gov...
O My Friend! Here florescence of new Aś oka creeper bearing few bunches of flowers is not at all pleasurable to my eyes
Alakā City In Meghaduta
'You are the soothing shelter for those who are afflicted by heat and distressed internally. Therefore, O Dear Cloud !
Duty Of A King
On the bank of Bhā gī rathī while Lakshmaņ a deserted Sī tā to exile, Sunshine had spread that moment all over the regions
Conjugal Love Of Sita And Rama
Spontaneous is the flow of River to mingle with Sea, her own lover. She firmly crosses pass and rock that appear on the way to block.
Best Wishes Of New Year
May the New Year be auspicious. May the New Year confer on us supreme glee, happiness along with diseaselessness.
Baby, The Divine Form
Behold the effulgent form of divinity in the soft figure of a child, which is endowed with pure, white and beautiful teeth.
Divine Doctor: Gita-Govinda
Ye noble self like the divine doctor! All the illness of Cupid-stricken Rā dhā can be cured very well only by the ambrosia
An Observation On Beauty
Truth, Auspiciousness and Beauty –
all these three in unity
well-known verily reign unfurled
in the terrestrial world.
Always a real perceiver
does understand the phenomenon.
A thing of Beauty doesn’t appear
palatable to an ignorant one.