Welcome to the Nava Karar site! The Marathi New Testament, or ‘Nava Karar’, translated from Greek to Marathi by Ratnakar Hari Kelkar is available on this site.

  • Over 800 New Testament passages have been archived on this site in the form of jpeg images so that there is no font problem. 

  • These passages have been categorized topicwise. You can read them by clicking on ‘Topics’. On the sub-pages like Jesus’ Birth, Jesus’ Life and Teaching, Jesus’ Parables, Jesus’ Miracles, Jesus’ Death and Resurrection’, Paul’s Writings and Other Topics, you will find all the related passages in one place.

  • On the ‘View Short Passages’ page, all passages have been classified as per Nava Karar books.

  • By clicking on ‘Read Online’ you can read entire chapters online in html format. 

  • By clicking on ‘Download Nava Karar Books’, you can download each of its 27 books of the Nava Karar as separate pdf files or the entire Nava Karar as a single pdf file.

  • Those with a more scholarly interest can download the ‘Greek-Marathi Word-Book for New Testament Students’ compiled by R H Kelkar.

  • The ‘Marathi Bible Wallpaper Gallery’ has a collection of over 80 wallpapers.

  • What’s more, the Marathi Bible site has plenty of space for your comments for which you do not have to log in. You can freely express yourselves and share your feelings with others.


46 responses to “Welcome

  1. Jaikidada Sukhadeve


  2. Jaikidada Sukhadeve

    Praise The Lord Sir,
    thanks for giving encouraging word of god some time we forget .. but thanks for

    • Prof R R Kelkar

      Dear Jaikidada,
      Praise the Lord, indeed! Thank you for your words of appreciation. I am 74 years old, so please remember me in your prayers.
      Ranjan Kelkar

  3. Respected sir i check the links u posted me but pdf file is also not working in my cell phone. Is there any way to get nava karar pages in picture or image format? If it is please let me know. God always send help to his child, God is glorifying his name by u. Thank you for ur efforts for me. Bless you.

    • Dear Ajay,
      If your cellphone is connected to the internet, open the Nava Karar site, then click on “View Short Passages (JPEG)”. You will get a list of hundreds of images. Click on the one you want to see.
      If your phone does not have an internet connection, then do the above on your computer. Save the images and copy them to your cellphone SD card.
      Best wishes,
      Ranjan Kelkar

  4. Respected sir i like to download nava karaar in image format bcoz my nokia 5230 doesn’t support marathi or hindi languages. I Need help. Thank you.

  5. Dear sir,
    मला खरेंच आपले लेख वाचून आनंद झाला आणि त्यातून प्रेरणा मिळाली.
    god bless u and thanks a looooooooooooot.

  6. Satish Chaudhary

    My Dear Beloved Uncle in Christ,
    I searched Marathi Bible on Internet and by grace of God I got your website. I am so happy and filled with peace. By the grace of God you did beautiful work for which God will always bless you.
    I am a young man. 10 years back I accepted Jesus Christ as my personal saviour.
    Please pray for me and my family. We do Evangelist work. God’s desire fulfills our life.
    I want audio bible Compact disk (CD). I live in Nasik. Our work is in slum area. Many people are uneducated so they want audio bible. Pl. provide us.
    Once again thank you so much. Really I appreciated you for this great work God will give you reward, according to scripture.
    Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.(2 Timothy 4:8)
    From today we will also pray for you and your ministry and your health.
    God bless you abundantly.
    Thank you,
    Best Regards
    Br. Satish choudhary.

    • Prof R R Kelkar

      Dear Satish,
      Thank you very much for your words of appreciation and encouragement. I am 70 years old and comments like yours motivate me to continue my work. I certainly need your prayers.
      I am sorry that I do not have audio bible CDs, otherwise I would have sent them to you. My CD only has PDF files, which you can also download from this web site.
      You may also like to visit my web site http://khristijeevan.wordpress.com on which I write short articles about Christian living.
      I pray that God may help you in your work in Nashik and that he may bless you and your family.
      Ranjan Kelkar

      • Satish Chaudhary

        Dear Uncle
        Praise the lord
        I am very impress when I read your Article Identification of Christ people.
        The line really touch to my heart God’s love should be see through our life to worlds the people
        You have returned this article young people & Global church.
        Thanks for you love & prayers.
        kindly be in touch.

        Best Regards
        Satish chaudhari

      • Prof R R Kelkar

        Thanks, Satish!

  7. kamalkishor patil

    Praise the lord, pastor.

  8. Dear Sir,
    I require a new testment in marathi language.
    What is cost reply,
    I am leave in mumbai.
    Can i purchase from website.
    Pls reply.

    • Dear Vinayak,
      Thanks for your comment.
      The Marathi New Testament (R H Kelkar Translation) is not available in book form but only on a CD. I can send you the CD without any charge, if you let me know your postal address.
      Since you are in Mumbai, I suggest that you visit the Bible Society, located in Malhotra House just opposite GPO and very close to CST. The Bible Society has a variety of Bibles on sale and you can buy one for you.
      Best wishes,
      Ranjan Kelkar

  9. Kelkar Uncle, praise the Lord!
    प्रभू खूप महान आहे, हे मला आपल्या साइटला भेट दिल्यानंतर आणखी जाणवले.
    मला ही साइट मिळणे म्हणजे प्रभूने सांगितले आहे तसे की, बोलावलेले पुष्कळ आहेत पण निवडलेले थोडे आहेत.
    त्यांत आपली निवड होणे हा आशीर्वाद आपणास प्रभू देत आहे तसाच आपल्या ह्या कामाने मी खूप प्रभावित झालो आहे.
    प्रभू आपणास सहाय्य करो.
    कलसैकरांस पत्र १.२६-२८
    Suhas Pawar Teacher

    • प्रिय पवार गुरुजी,
      तुमच्या प्रतिक्रियेबद्दल खूप आभार…
      वाचकांपासून मिळणाऱ्या प्रेरणेमुळे आणि परमेश्वर देत असलेल्या शक्तीमुळे मी हे काम करू शकत आहे.तुमच्या प्रार्थनेत माझी नित्य आठवण करीत रहा ही विनंती.
      रंजन केळकर

  10. dear sir
    you are doing wonderful work of evengelization
    many of us do not know that so much of the Word of God is proclaimed on the Internet. may we all be the messengers of good news to all the people in the world who are hungry and searching for God sincerely. may your work be blessed aboundantly

    best wishes

    • Prof R R Kelkar

      Dear Sandip,
      Thank you for your words of appreciation. Every new technology has helped to spread the Word of God among more and more people. First came the printing press, then radio, then satellite TV and now it is the internet. My two Marathi Bible sites, my Facebook page and my Khristi Jeevan blog have together registered lakhs of hits and they are reaching out to Marathi readers across India and the world.
      Comments like yours encourage me to carry on my work. Of course with God’s help. I do this work all by myself from my home. So please continue to remember me in your prayers.
      Ranjan Kelkar

  11. Swapnil sonwane

    Dear friend in Christ,
    Praise god.

    I am new in Christ, when I go on Sunday to church then my friends abuse me, hate me. Sir, please suggest me bible verse and prayer also. It is a request.

    • Prof R R Kelkar

      Dear Swapnil.
      Thank you for all your comments.
      We need to pray to God for his guidance and help. We should pray as often as we can.
      I suggest that you read Matthew Chapter 5.
      Prayers and regards,
      Ranjan Kelkar

  12. Swapnil sonwane

    Pray for my fast and problems.

  13. Swapnil sonwane

    It is easy to read.

  14. Dear Sir,
    Praise the Lord. Actually I wanted to download Marathi bible on my cell phone (LG GS-290), because my parents do not allow me to read the Bible. Please guide me. I believe in JESUS who died but is alive, and forgives our sins.
    Thanks & Regards

  15. Dear Daddy,

    Congratulations on the successful completion of three years of this site!

    I pray that it continues to flourish.


  16. Dear Prof.Kelkar,

    Praise the Lord. I recently came across your website while searching for Marathi Bible related sites. Actually I wanted marathi bible sermons/message on special topics given on special occasions like lent, easter, good friday, christmas etc., It would be good to have these resources on your website in Marathi/English. Currently I don’t think such web-resourses are available. Also please keep-up the good work of spreading the gospel that you are doing. It is really very heartening, commendable and encouraging to know that a highly educated scientist of your caliber believes and is serving the living God. May God bless you and your family and help you in your sincere efforts..!Please remember me and my family in your prayers. We stay in Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra. I would like to be in touch with you always. Do let me know if you visit Mumbai/Navi Mumbai any time.

    • Prof R R Kelkar

      Dear Lalit,
      I must really thank you for your kind words of appreciation and encouragement.
      This Nava Karar translation is the result of very painstaking and meticulous work of my late father, Ratnakar Hari Kelkar. I have only been instrumental in publishing it on the internet for people to read. I feel very happy when readers like you post a comment that they find it helpful. As regards your suggestion to include resources like sermons on my site, I have to confess that I have never had any theological training nor have I ever given a sermon myself in any church! But I am aware that there is a need for web-based Biblical resources in Marathi, and if God gives me the strength, I will try some time in the future to add some explanatory notes on my site.
      Do remain in touch. My email id is kelkar_rr@yahoo.com.
      Regards and prayers,
      Ranjan Kelkar

  17. This web site is very good and useful to me. Thanks for everything.

  18. Respected Prof R R Kelkar,

    I have just clicked on this website.It is very useful for person like me to read the Marathi BIBLE online. Thanks.

    I really appreciate your efforts to launch this website.
    I request you to send me the “NAVA KARAR” CD.

    Sunil Nishikant Chopde

    • Prof R R Kelkar

      Dear Sunil,

      Thanks for your interest in the Marathi Bible site. I will be sending you the Nava Karar CD very soon.

      R R Kelkar

  19. sushil deshpande

    I have come to Saudi for work, but with Marathi I feel I am in india

  20. Dear Daddy,

    I really like the new look and colour scheme of this blog! It’s also nice to see the various subjects right on top of the home page – makes one want to explore each topic!


  21. Prof R R Kelkar

    Dear Mr Yesudas,

    Thanks for your interest in the Marathi Bible. I shall get in touch with you on this subject directly by email.

    R R Kelkar

  22. Dear Dr Kelkar,
    Im happy to see an translator for Indian Language, who was born in India.
    I think you may be knowing, David (DFH) would have told about me to you.
    I have developed Go Bible version of Tamil, Hindi, Malayalam and Catholic Tamil version. All these mobile bibles can be downloaded from http://www.ChristiansMobile.com for free of cost.

    I would like to make Marathi Go Bible.
    I already downloaded the corresponding fonts and pdf files.

    I need one small help from you.
    Im writing a mapping file to convert from subak font to unicode.
    with the help of this mapping file the program can easily convert
    any kind of font to unicode version.
    I need you help in the characters of marathi language.
    Can you help me, so that i can automate SUBAK TO UNICODE conversion for the use Go Bible?

  23. Akhilesh Gupta

    Dear Dr Kelkar,

    Though I don’t understand Marathi I can see the kind of hard work which must have gone into creating such things. What could be a better way of paying tributes to one’s father than this!

    With best regards


  24. Dear Ranjan Baba,

    Thank you for sending us the new site for R.H Kelkar Marathi New Testament – I went through some of it – very impressive! I was thrilled to be able to read Marathi quite well to my astonishment! God is Great & we are ever thankful to Him for all His Blessings!


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