Govardhan Math: Jagadguru Shankaracharya / जगद्गुरु शंकरा (Paperback)
The novel Govardhan Math is one of the ten novels written about Jagadguru Shankaracharya by Pdt. Janardan Rai Nagar. This novel bears a picturesque depiction of mutual animosity between contemporary politics, social contradictions, communal incongruities and differences of rigid opinions and views. Pundits and scholars of different beliefs wish for the victory of their belief and the defeat of the beliefs of others. The society of that time had become rotten due to the all pervading violence of Yagnas, lack of reason in conduct, irrational rituals, cruel caste-based discipline, and a feeling of inferiority. The masses were directionless. The novelist has presented an unprecedented union of a live description of this background, knowledge and devotion.
The state of Mahabhav of Jagadguru Shankar and the echo of the hymns reverberating in the heart produced by the excitement of Bhakti of Padmapad is the special characteristic feature of this novel. The novel finally clarifies that this world, the Maya and this mirror is disjointed and is filled with the images of the conception of Brahma. The image is unitary, unbreakable and fearless. The faith is only that of truth. It is the shadow of the body and the mystery of the world. Shastras think of the Atma and the Vedanta enables a realization of the Atma. For those living a worldly life of a Grihastha unattached Karma and the refuge of Jagannath is only desired. One who is omniscient sees Brahma and knowledge in everyone. Thus came the final declaration - Pragnyanam Brahm.