USA Honors Dr Chandra Bhanu Satpathy by Dedicating 13th of July on Him

Dr. Chandra Bhanu Satpathy has been bestowed with a unique honor in the United States of America. 13th July will henceforth be known as Dr. Chandra Bhanu Satpathy Day in the City of Seattle in the United States. It is the first such occasion in the history of America, where an Indian has been recognized in such a way for his contribution to the cause of humanity through thoughts, words, and actions.

Septuagenarian Dr. Satpathy was invited to attend a special program ‘Celebrating the Shri Guru Bhagwat’ as Chief Guest by WASITRAC (Washington State India Trade Relation Action Committee) at China Harbor Lake Union, Seattle, USA. The event was organized to honor and pay tribute to Shri Guru Bhagwat, the magnum opus of  Dr. Satpathy originally written in Odia, which runs into 8 volumes, consisting of more than 34,000 lines. The volumes have been translated into eleven Indian languages (including Sanskrit) besides English and Hindi.

On this special occasion, Dr. Satpathy has been honored with the following recognitions.

  • King County proclaimed 13th July as ‘Shri Guru Bhagwat Day’.
  • the City of Seattle proclaimed 13th July 2023 to be ‘Dr. Chandra Bhanu Satpathy Day
  • City Mayor Mr. Bruce A. Harrell bestowed the honor upon Dr Satpathy. The City of Bellevue proclaimed 13th July 2023 as Dr. Chandra Bhanu Satpathy Day for City Mayor.
  • A letter of Honor from the Senator of the State of Washington Ms. Maria Cantwell has been presented to Dr. Satpathy celebrating the ‘Guru Bhagwat Day’ in Washington.

Jared Nieuwenhuis, Bellevue City Deputy Mayor recognized Dr Satpathy’s notable contributions and on behalf of the Mayor of Bellevue proclaimed 13th July 2023 as “Chandra Bhanu Satpathy Day”.

The event was attended by dignitaries from across the world, like Lt. Governor Brad Owen, State Senator Bob Hasegawa and former Congressman Jim McDermott, Jared Nieuwenhuis, Bellevue City Deputy Mayor; Leesa Manion, King County Prosecutor; Jimmy Matta, Burien City Council Member; Brad Miyake, Belleview City Manager. James Bush, King County Outreach; Hisao Inagaki, Consul General of Japan. Assunta Ng, Northwest Asian Weekly Publisher.

Dr. Satpathy thanked them for the honor that was bestowed upon him personally as well as for his biggest literary contribution ‘Shri Guru Bhagwat’. He emphasized the importance of the Guru Tatwa which cuts across all religions, and the importance of teachers in our lives. In his message, he alluded to the importance of being adaptive in changing times as well as shunning blind faith.

Former Indian Police Service Officer, Dr Satpathy who has contributed and been rewarded immensely during his service has in earlier occasions also bestowed with several national and international honors, one such recognition is when he was invited by the US House of Representatives to open the House of Representative session, on June 24, 2015, as Guest Chaplain with a prayer. This is a unique honor for any citizen of India.

His works are benefitting people across the world touching them through every aspect of their life, whether be spiritual seekers, professionals, householders, and many others.

Apart from touching lives, Dr. Satpathy is a multi-lingual author in English, Hindi, and Odia with good knowledge of Sanskrit and Bengali. He has authored more than 48 books in Odia, English, and Hindi. These books have been translated into thirteen Indian languages and also in English, German, Spanish, Slovenian, and Nepalese. His writings are mostly on Indian Cosmology, Cosmogony, Indian Culture, Philosophy, Spiritualism and on Spiritual Masters.

His masterpiece ‘Shri Guru Bhagwat’ covers all aspects of Indian Guru Parampara, starting from Guru Veda Vyas till today. This book is written in a manner that can be of use to any disciple of any Guru Parampara. It is universal and not on any particular Guru.

The book is also available in more than sixteen different languages and musically composed by Dr. Satpathy in Odia, Bhojpuri, Maithili, Assamese, Telugu, Punjabi, Rajasthani, and Hindi and sung by famous singers like Smt. Sharada Sinha (Padma Bhushan Awardee), Hardeep Kaur, Zubin Garg, Torali Sharma, S Janaki, and many others. A lot of information about Shri Guru Bhagwat is available on the internet and anyone who wishes to order the book, can do so online.

Dr. Satpathy is also involved in various charitable and spiritual activities across the world. He wants every individual must be enriched by Indian Cultural Heritage not just in India but across the world. The honors are a real tribute to the Messiah, whose life is a living example of how one can evolve oneself and reach the zenith of one’s own life –  personally, professionally, and spiritually.