Four days of celebrations were held in the presence of Pujya Keshavjivan Swami (Pujya Mahant Swami) and Pujya Ishwarcharan Swami to mark the tenth anniversary of BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir in Jaipur.
Day 1: 15 October 2015; Inauguration of Sanskritik Darshan (An Exhibition on Hindu Values and Ethics)
In the morning, the new exhibition was opened by Pujya Mahant Swami and Pujya Ishwarcharan Swami, with Education Minister Shri Kali Charan Saraf.
The exhibition depicts the story of Vedic India, messages from the Mahabharat and Ramayan, India’s notable contributions to the world and a section on the different activities run by BAPS. It also features convincing displays explaining the necessity for vegetarianism, de-addiction and a daily family assembly. On seeing the exhibition, the Education Minister commented, “This is a Ganga of Sanskrutik Knowledge.”
In the evening, a Satsang assembly was held.
Day 2: 16 October 2015; Patotsav Vidhi and Mahila Sammelan
In the morning, Pujya Mahant Swami and Pujya Ishwarcharan Swami offered mahaabhishek to the sacred murtis with panchamrut and performed the patotsav mahapuja ceremony.
In the evening, thousands of women, young and old, attended the special Women’s Assembly in which senior BAPS women, yuvatis and balikas presented skits, cultural dances, speeches and a debate conveying inspiring messages on the necessity of mandirs, how to lead a value-based life and the important role of women in molding the family and society.
Day 3: 17 October 2015; Maha Yagna and Cultural Program
Around a thousand devotees seated around 130 specially prepared yagna-kunds participated in the Maha Yagna for World Peace and Harmony.
In the evening Cultural Program, youths presented skits depicting the benefits of remaining addiction-free and practicing spirituality in daily life. Sadhus and youths also melodiously sang devotional bhajans.
The assembly concluded with speeches by the sadguru sadhus explaining the importance of engaging in daily satsang and the need to be humble and free from anger, jealousy, deceit to offer true bhakti to God.
Day 4: 18 October 2015; Maha Sabha
In this public assembly, Shri Madhavsinhji Diwan of Bilada State addressed the assembly describing how satsang came into his family. Shri Rajpal Singh Shekhawat, Housing Minister, MLA Shri Narpat Razvi and other dignitaries also attended. The assembly concluded with blessings from Pujya Mahant Swami.
The celebrations were successfully managed and executed through the united and dedicated efforts of over eight hundred volunteers serving under the guidance of experienced sadhus.