THE STORY BEHIND Laxmi-Vasudeo Award

Gurudev's Parents - Pt. Vasudeoshastri & Sou. Laxmibai

The most prestigious Laxmi-Vasudeo Puraskar was initiated and is conferred on to outstanding personalites of Indian Culture from the year 2009, in pious memory of Gurudev Abhyankar’s parents – true embodiments of pure character, knowledge and devotion. Pt. Vasudeoshastri was a great Vedic scholar and Sou. Laxmibai was an idol of unflinching devotion. Shree Laxmi-Vasudeo Award comprises of Memento of Saraswati, Citation, Shawl and INR 1 Lac.

,Gurudev Abhyankar always elaborates the eight-fold culture that encompasses and encircles entire human civilization:

    i) Dharmakaran (Ethics, Metaphysics & Philosophy),

    ii) Rashtrakaran (History & Politics),

    iii) Samajakaran (Sociology),

    iv) Arthakaran (Economics),

    v) Vangmay (Classical Literature),

    vi) Vijnana & Tantrajnana (Science & Technology),

    vii) Kala-Krida (Fine & Performing Arts & Indoor-Outdoor Sports) and

    viii) Shikshana & Ekatma Jnana (Education & Integral Knowledge).

Shree Laxmi-Vasudeo Award is bestowed on only those outstanding personalities and contributors, who have enriched our Bharat’s glorious cultural tradition.

THE EMINENT AWARDEES

‘Dharm-Bhushan’ Award Late Swami Varadanand Bharati (2009)
‘Arth-Bhushan’ Award Late Dajikaka Gadgil (2009)
‘Vangmay-Bhushan’ Award Maharashtra Bhushan Shiv-Shahir Babasaheb Purandare (2010)
‘Kala-Bhushan’ Award Late Bharatratna Pandit Bhimsen Joshi (2010)
‘Bharat-Bhushan’ Award Bharatratna Lata Mangeshkar (2011). Gurudev Shankarji Abhyankar and Gurupatni Sau. Aparnatai Abhyankar presented a bouquet of 81 roses on the auspicious occasion of Lata didi's 81st birthday.
‘Bharat-Bhushan’ Award Bharatratna Lata Mangeshkar (2011) receiving the Maanchinha from Gurudev
‘Bharat-Bhushan’ Award Bharatratna Lata Mangeshkar (2011)
‘Vidya-Bhushan’ Award - Late Ayyangar Guruji (2012)
‘Rashtra-Bhushan’ Award - Late Hinduhruday Samrat Balasaheb Thackray (2013)
‘Samaj-Bhushan’ Award - Dr. Manda & Prakash Amate (2014)
'Stree-Shakti Gaurav Puraskar' (2015) - Smt. Prabhatai Atre 'Kala-Bhushan', Smt. Rohini Godbole 'Vidnyan-Bhushan', Smt. Sindhutai Sapkal 'Samaj-Bhushan', Smt. Ushamavshi Kulkarni 'Arth-Bhushan'
‘Kala-Bhushan’ Award - Padmavibhushan Pandit Jasraj (2016)
‘Vidhi-Bhushan’ Award - Hon. Advocate Ujwal Nikam (2017)