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12 March 1999 : Friday (Falgun vad 10) , Sarangpur - Limbdi

Swamishri left Sarangpur at 10.35 a.m. and reached Dhandhuka at 11.15 a.m. Swamishri visited the mandir and blessed the devotees and stopped at Dhanduka at 11.45 am. After departing from there he stopped at Rangpur village and saw the new mandir that was coming up and blessed the devotees.
Swamishri reached Limbdi at 12.38 p.m.
At 5.40 p.m. Swamishri arrived at the new mandir site to perform the ground-breaking ceremony. The Vedic ceremony had already commenced and it concluded in the presence of Swamishri. Thereafter an assembly was held. In his blessings Swamishri said, "The city of Limbdi has an old acquaintance with our Sanstha. It was Zaverbhai, Thakor Saheb of Limbdi, who had given the land for the Sarangpur mandir to Shastriji Maharaj. He had a deep respect for Shastriji Maharaj. And Chhaganbhai Gagabhai was the first to donate Rs. 35 for the construction of Sarangpur Mandir...

"Man has progressed incredibly. He reached the moon but together with progress there has also been an increase in evils in the family, society and country. Shriji Maharaj has gifted the Shikshapatri to mankind and if one were to live accordingly then the troubles regarding health, society and family would be solved. Shikshapatri is for the good of all souls. And the essence of Bhagvat and Gita has been given in the Vachanamrut which even a villager can understand.
"Today the evils of T.V., killing, conflicts and indulgence in worldly pleasures have created a number of problems. Peace can only be got through dharma. A man without dharma is labelled as an animal. 'Dharmo rakshati rakshitaha' - if one protects dharma then dharma will protect you. If one looks after one's clothes, home etc. then they will protect you. Similarly by following dharma one gets protected. For this one needs faith in dharma, shastras and mandirs..." About 2,800 people had gathered for the occasion.

13 March 1999 : Saturday (Falgun vad 11) , Limbdi - Gondal

At 5.30 p.m. Swamishri left Limbdi and reached Gondal at 8.20 p.m. 

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