Yugpurush – Mahatma’s Mahatma
This initiative aims to spread Shrimad Rajchandraji’s values of ahimsa and satya that shaped Gandhiji’s beliefs, and supports the construction of Shrimad Rajchandra Hospital – a new 250-bed multi-speciality charity hospital in South Gujarat. The rural populations of the Valsad district of Gujarat rank amongst the poorest in the state, facing poverty, malnutrition, illiteracy, and the lack of health awareness, leading to a myriad of health concerns.
“I must say that no one else has ever made on me the impression that Raychandbhai did. His words went straight home to me… In my moments of spiritual crisis, he was my refuge.”
These are the words penned by Mahatma Gandhi, the most influential figure India has produced in generations, in His autobiography – on his guiding light, Shrimad Rajchandraji.
Yugpurush – Mahatma na Mahatma is a captivating representation of this special relationship between Shrimadji and Gandhiji, depicting the making of the Mahatma. What began as an honest friendship, progressed to Gandhiji proclaiming Shrimadji as his spiritual mentor.
Yugpurush highlights the values of expanding one’s capacity to love and give selflessly, respecting diversity, supporting truth, fostering trust, and building lasting communities. It brings to the forefront a powerful experience of looking within, upholding truth and fearlessness, as well as transforming character and consciousness. It revives an inspiring spiritual legacy and the cultural ethos of our nation that lies mostly forgotten, today. The legacies of Shrimadji and Gandhiji continue to offer new paradigms to global peace and human progress.
The play is directed by acclaimed director Rajesh Joshi of ‘Code Mantra’ fame, and scripted by well-known playwright Uttam Gada of ‘Maharathi’ fame. The music direction is by popular composer duo Sachin – Jigar. Duration: 120 minutes with intermission.
The play is presently running in the Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Bengali and Tamil versions, and will soon be released in English and other regional languages.