The first editor of Kesari (a renowned Marathi weekly) - Gopal Ganesh Agarkar, in his days, which was started by Lokmanya Tilak in 1880-81. G Lokmanya Tilak did set up the Shri Shivaji Raigad Smarak Mandal along with Senapati Khanderao Dabhade II of Talegaon Dabhade, who became the Founder President of the Mandal. In 1895, Tilak founded the Shri Shivaji Fund Committee for celebration of 'Shiv Punya Tithi' and for the reconstruction of the Samadhi of Shivaji Maharaj at Fort Raigad.
Books Written by Bal Gangadhar Tilak
Books written by Bal Gangadhar Tilak have contributed greatly to the society in general. In the year 1903, he wrote the book The Arctic Home in the Vedas. In his book, he argued that the Vedas could only have been written and composed in the Arctics and the Aryans bards brought them south after the onset of the last ice age. He also proposed the radically new way to find out the precise time of the Vedas. Tilak also tried to calculate the time of the Vedas by the use of position of various Nakshatras.
The position of Nakshtras was described in different Vedas. Tilak also authored 'Shrimadbhagwadgeetarahasya' - the analysis of 'Karmayoga' in the Bhagavad Gita, which is known to be gift of the Vedas and the Upanishads.
He also wrote Geetha rahasya in prison.
Mark of Respect by Government of India
In 2007, the Government of India released a coin to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Bal Gangadhar Tilak.
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