Marathi Bible Online

Nava Karar, the New Testament translated from Greek to Marathi by my father, Ratnakar Hari Kelkar, is available for online reading on a mobile-friendly site http://navakararonline.wordpress.com.  

I have two more parallel internet sites at http://marathibible.wordpress.com (English) and http://biblemarathi.wordpress.com (Marathi), which offer many more resources like pdf downloads of individual Nava Karar books, hundreds of short passages in jpeg image format and the Marathi Bible Wallpaper Gallery. The Greek-Marathi Word-Book compiled by R. H. Kelkar is also available for download.

If you wish to get your own complimentary copy of the Nava Karar on a CD, please send me a mail at kelkar_rr@yahoo.com giving your name, postal address and telephone number.

– Prof R R Kelkar, Pune, India

18 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mark
    Oct 20, 2009 @ 02:58:56

    Dear Sir,

    “Praise the Lord” I am very happy to receive your mail.

    As I joined your blog I always watch which all messages are there in the blog,Its a great thing that I have got one of the message belonging to my friend is Mr.Swaroop Salavi.When I was in Pune he is to be my student in Christ Church,I use to teach him songs and Gods word.Through Your blog i got his Mail id thanks to you and your blog.

    This is the example that how God works,

    Sir,Please tell me how can i get the refrains for the reading,can i share my incidents and life story with you that how God worked in my life.


    Mark Bhasme


    • Prof R R Kelkar
      Oct 20, 2009 @ 03:27:09

      Dear Mark,

      You are most welcome to write comments either here or on the marathibible.wordpress.com site.

      God bless you,

      R R Kelkar


  2. Mark
    Oct 19, 2009 @ 02:05:12

    Dear Sir,

    Its great thing to me that i can read the Marathi bible on line, while working in the office. I am based in Hyderabad and missing lot for Marathi scripture, but you who put lot of efforts to do this great thing,please answer my mail…..


    Mark Bhasme


    • Prof R R Kelkar
      Oct 19, 2009 @ 05:26:49

      Dear Mark,

      Thanks for your kind words. I am doing this as a labour of love at the age of 66. Remember me in your prayers.

      R R Kelkar


  3. Prof R R Kelkar
    Oct 27, 2008 @ 00:09:07

    Please go to http://marathibible.wordpress.com and click on Bible Readings. You will get exactly what you want.

    – R R Kelkar


  4. maria
    Oct 22, 2008 @ 11:45:41

    i want to know read marathi bible, simpler, easy version. CAN U TELL ME WHICH IS THE EASY LANGUAGE MARATHI BIBLE EG. LIKE NIV IN ENGLISH AND WHERE CAN I GET IT



  5. Prof R R Kelkar
    Aug 27, 2008 @ 04:23:59

    Dear Swaroop,

    Thanks for your kind words. I suggest that you visit two of my sites http://marathibible.wordpress.com and http://navakarar.wordpress.com where you will find many useful bible resources.

    R R Kelkar


  6. swaroop
    Aug 26, 2008 @ 20:13:28

    Hello Mr. Kelkar,
    It was really nice to find the marathi bible online. I am also from pune but now I am located in US for the past one an half year. God has always blessed me and has been with me. I am writing to you to thankyou for making the marathi bible online. I wanted to praise God and sing his verses from stotrasahita in marathi and I came across your website.
    I would really appreciate if you could send me a soft copy of Juna and Nava Karar (Old and New testiment). Please let me know if that would be possible. I really want to stand strong in His faith and be eligible for His mercy on me which He has shown me till now and I am sure that with good fellowship of good christians I would be able to achive this.
    Kindly add me in your mailing list if you can. I would really appreciate any kind of material which would help me to be strong in His faith.
    you can also add me in your chat my mail address is : s_swaroop13@yahoo.com and swaroopsalvi@gmail.com

    Looking forward to hear from you soon. God bless.

    Thanks and Best Regards,
    Swaroop N Salvi


  7. rrkelkar
    Jun 30, 2008 @ 14:44:56

    Dear Rishi,

    You can see the Marathi Bible site at http://marathibible.wordpress.com regularly. There you will find interesting and helpful material to read in Marathi.

    R R Kelkar


  8. Rishi
    Jun 28, 2008 @ 19:41:35

    Dear sir,
    I think my e-mail address got you. Sir you can answer me on it. Thanx


  9. Rishi
    Jun 28, 2008 @ 19:36:33

    Dear sir,
    Me ek nawyane janmalela christan ahe. Me 22 warshacha taroon ahe tari mala prabhu madhhe wadhayche ahe. Mother and Father par jatiya aslya karnane mala khup problem yetat. Mala prabhu madhhe wadhnyach marg sanga ani ho majh english kachh ahe thanx for reading it. Mala ase watte ki tumhi majh marathi uttam ritine wachal asel.


  10. rrkelkar
    May 27, 2008 @ 15:47:30

    Dear Shilpa,

    Jesus never claimed that He was God. But He said “I am the way, the truth and the life. No one can go to the Father except through Me.” At another place He said, “I and My Father are one”. He a;so said, “I am the light of the world” and “I am the good shepherd”.

    Yes, there are important questions about God’s name or whether Jesus is God or not. But they should not come in the way of our following Jesus and finding our God. All those who have sought God with truth and righteousness, have found Him. There are many examples: Sadhu Sundar Singh, Pandita Ramabai, Laxmibai Tilak and others. “Seek and you will find”, said Jesus. and it is true.

    I am not a theologian and I do not think that I can help by discussing matters with you. But I am sure that Jesus’s simple and clear teachings can lead us to our destination. And although the Bible was written long ago, it does contain answers and guidance for today’s questions.


    R R Kelkar


  11. Shilpa G.
    May 27, 2008 @ 14:15:16

    Yes i knew marathi very well, and will be very happy to discuss with u


  12. rrkelkar
    May 26, 2008 @ 14:46:57

    Thanks, Shilpa, for your comment. If you know Marathi, and I believe that you do, please read this translation carefully and prayerfully. I am sure you will be spiritually rewarded. If you do not know Marathi but you have just made a technical remark, please let me know.

    R R Kelkar


  13. SHILPA G.
    May 26, 2008 @ 13:44:05

    I had been to your marathi online site and request u to refer Exodus 3:15, wherein God himself said Moses that his name is Yaweh and will remain forever. But still many believe Jesus as God. According to me the Bible is the easiest and the most toughest Book to understand. If referred to almost all the Bibles, we find Yawehs name in Exodus 3:15, or else we may find a footnote of the same.

    We have to keep attention to every small topic in the bible inlcuding the footnotes.


    • Raju Narkar
      Oct 28, 2010 @ 09:12:59

      The name of God is Jehovah, also Yaweh. God is in three forms, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. I believe in Christianity.


  14. rrkelkar
    Sep 30, 2007 @ 01:14:03

    You are welcome to write to me at kelkar_rr@yahoo.com.


  15. Sunil S
    Sep 27, 2007 @ 19:51:22

    Dear Dr kelkar,
    Thank you for posting the Marathi Bible Online. I would be intrested in a personal correspondence with you about your beliefs etc.




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