Mahatma Gandhi. He then walked from village to village, appealing for gifts of land to be distributed among the landless and relating the act of giving to the principle of ahimsa nonviolence , which had been adopted by Gandhi. According to Bhave, land reform should be secured by a change of heart and not by enforced government action. His critics maintained that Bhudan Yajna encouraged the fragmentation of land and would thus obstruct a rational approach to large-scale agriculture, but Bhave declared that he preferred fragmented land to fragmented hearts.

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Vinoba Bhave occupies a place of pride in the annals of Indian history for his Bhoodan Gift of the Land movement launched on April 18, Young Bhave was greatly influenced by his mother Rukmini Devi.

Life had a deeper meaning for him as he was no ordinary soul. While on his way to Mumbai to appear in the intermediate examination in , he changed his mind and reached Varanasi and began to study ancient Sanskrit texts. He exchanged a few letters with Mahatma Gandhi after which the Mahatma called him for a personal meeting. He moved to the Paramdham Ashram in Paunar in , which became his headquarters. Besides, he undertook fasts to protest against cow slaughter. He passed away on November 15, and was posthumously honored with the Bharat Ratna in Notify me of follow-up comments by email.

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The reformer had an intense concern for the deprived masses. All my activities have the sole purpose of achieving a union of hearts. His original name was Vinayak Narahari Bhave. His mother Rukmini Devi was a very religious person.


Vinoba Bhave

Often called Acharya Sanskrit for teacher , he is best known for the Bhoodan Movement. The Gita has also been translated into Marathi language by him with the name as Geetai means mother Geeta. Vinayaka Narahari Bhave was born on 11 September in a small village called Gagoji present day Gagode Budruk in Kolaba in the Konkan region of what is now Maharashtra. The couple had five children; four sons named Vinayaka affectionately called Vinya , Balakrishna, Shivaji and Dattatreya, and one daughter. His father was a trained weaver with a rationalist modern outlook, and worked in Baroda. Vinayaka was brought up by his grandfather, Shamburao Bhave and was greatly influenced by his mother Rukmini Devi, a religious woman from Karnataka. Vinayaka was highly inspired after reading the Bhagavad Gita , at a very young age.


Acharya Vinoba Bhave Biography

He is best known for the Bhoodan Andolan. He was brought-up in Baroda. He was highly inspired after reading the Bhagavad Gita, Mahabharat, Ramayan at a very early age. His father, Naraharishumbhurao Bhave was a devout Hindu and his mother, Rukmini Devi who died in , was a great influence on him. Specifically, her devotion and spirituality.


Vinoba stands as a symbol for the struggle of the good against the evil, of spiritual against the mundane. He was a spiritual visionary, whose spirituality had a pragmatic stance with intense concern for the deprived. He was a brilliant scholar who could knowledge accessible to ordinary people. He was Gandhi's ardent follower, who could retain originality in thinking. Radhakrishnan pointed out, "Indeed his life represents harmonious blend of learning, spiritual perception and compassion for the lowly and the lost.

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