The Chitrapur Sunbeam (Chitrapur Ravikiran)
was started with the Blessings of H.H. Shrimat Anandashram
Swamiji in January 1954 as a quarterly. Earlier, i.e. from
1933 to 1953, the "Math News and Notes" were circulated
as a supplement to the monthly Kanara Saraswat Magazine.
The objective of the Sunbeam was clearly highlighted in
the Editorial for the Inaugural issue:
1. Propagation of Dharma
2. Publication of Math accounts, news, and notes, and
3. A means of periodical contact between the Math and the
'little community which created the Math'.
Shri H. Shankar Rau, the Founder Editor, further wrote "Hitherto,
the Math and the line of Sadgurus were the great unifying
influences. To these is now added the Sunbeam. It's light
should be welcomed in every Chitrapur Saraswat Home. It
will give us light without the heat. It will keep in view
the light of all ligh ts. The common source of all. It will
not engage in any controversy of any kind......"
The Ravikiran was converted to a monthly journal from January
1976 as desired by H.H. Shrimat Parijnanashram Swamiji.
It contains Aashirvachans & Pravachans of our revered Swamijis,
and so also teachings of other great saints. The Math Calendar,
Festivals, Monthly Annapoorna List, H.H. Swamiji's schedules,
forthcoming events, Report on Mahasabha & Standing Committee
decisions and Math Accounts are regularly published.
The Sunbeam continues to be the mouthpiece of the Math and
plays an important role in keeping the community in constant
touch with the happenings at the Math, apart from regularly
providing interesting, and enlightening reading. A children's
section "My First Little Sunbeam' has been added, with interesting
stories, quizzes etc. which will familiarize our children
with our culture, traditions and values.
You can receive the Sunbeam every month through your life
time for a nominal subscription of Rs 500/- only, for those
All correspondence regarding publishing material may be
addressed to the Editor, Shri V Rajgopal Bhat, C
8 Balkrishna CHS, Seven Bungalows, Andheri (W) Mumbai 400
053 email id : email@example.com
For prompt action regarding subscriptions, change of address
etc., please contact Shri V P Hattiangadi, 18/D
Balgovindas Society, Taikal Wadi Road, Mumbai - 400 016.
email id : firstname.lastname@example.org