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16 April 2003 (V.S. 2059, Chaitra sud 15) Wednesday, Rajula, Ambardi, Badhada, Savarkundla

At 5.50 p.m. Swamishri arrived at Ambardi - the birthplace of Jaga Swami. After performing pujan and arti of Thakorji, Swamishri spoke about Jaga Swami's faith in Akshar Purushottam Maharaj and his tolerant nature. Thereafter Swamishri went for darshan of the birthplace of Jaga Swami.
At 6.45 p.m. Swamishri arrived at Bhadhada village. After performing pujan and arti of the deities in the Swaminarayan hari mandir he blessed the assembly and departed for Savarkundla.
At 7.15 p.m. Swamishri was welcomed by devotees and officials of the local municipality in Rajula. After the welcome dance by satsangi children and teenagers of Rajula, Swamishri blessed the assembly of 7,000 devotees and aspirants.

17 April 2003 (V.S. 2059, Chaitra vad 1) Thursday, Savarkundla, Vijapdi, Moti Vadal, Bhadra, Mahuva

At 10.35 a.m. Swamishri performed the murti-pratishtha rituals of Shri Akshar Purushottam Maharaj and Guru Parampara in the Swaminarayan hari mandir in Savarkundla. After performing arti Swamishri blessed the pratishtha assembly.
The local devotees honored Shri Harikrishna Maharaj. Three thousand devotees attended the function.
At 5.05 p.m. Swamishri departed from Savarkundla and arrived at Vijapdi at 5.30 p.m. and blessed the satsang assembly.
At 6.20 p.m. Swamishri arrived at Moti Vadal and performed the murti-pratishtha rituals in the newly built Swaminarayan hari mandir. After blessing the assembly Swamishri departed for Bhadra (sub-district: Mahuva).
Swamishri inaugurated a newly built primary school and blessed the school children in Bhadra.
At 8.10 p.m. Swamishri arrived at Mahuva. After Thakorji's darshan, Swamishri briefly blessed the assembly.

18 April 2003 (V.S. 2059, Chaitra vad 2) Friday, Mahuva

Swamishri visited the holy places for darshan. First he visited the Hanumanji mandir where Nilkanth Varni had stayed for three days, bathing each day by a nearby well. Bhagatji Maharaj cured many plague victims after they anointed the murti of Hanumanji with oil at his behest.

Swamishri also went for darshan at the Khimnath Mahadev and Laxminarayan mandirs. Swamishri explained that Bhagatji Maharaj used to dance in the mandir and spend his time here in devotion during his school hours. When people asked him why he did not attend school he replied that he had studied everything.

At 11.45 a.m. Swamishri arrived at the old Swaminarayan Mandir for darshan. On reaching the assembly hall, Swamishri pointed out that Shastriji Maharaj had explained the glory of Bhagatji Maharaj to Fulchand Sheth.

At 12.00 noon Swamishri came to the Swaminarayan hari mandir and explained that it was the birthplace of Bhagatji Maharaj and showed the pillar where Bhagatji Maharaj used to sit and discourse.

At 12.15 p.m. Swamishri went to the memorial shrine where Bhagatji Maharaj was cremated. After darshan, prostrations and arti Swamishri spoke about the glory of Bhagatji Maharaj. Finally he chanted the Swaminarayan dhun for the completion of the Akshardham project in New Delhi and other mandir projects.

19 April 2003 (V.S. 2059, Chaitra vad 3) Saturday, Mahuva
At 10. 55 a.m. Swamishri performed the murti-pratishtha rituals in the Swaminarayan hari mandir in the suburb of Kapadiyanagar, Mahuva.

21 April 2003 (V.S. 2059, Chaitra vad 5) Monday, Talaja, Khandhera, Nagdhanimba, Bhavnagar

At 10.30 Swamishri performed the foundation-stone laying ceremony of a new assembly hall for the Swaminarayan hari mandir in Talaja.
At 5.20 p.m. Swamishri departed from Talaja and ten minutes later arrived at the village of Lilavav and blessed the devotees.
At 5.50 p.m. Swamishri arrived at Khandhera and performed the pratishtha rituals of pujan and arti of a 3-shikhar mandir where the murtis of Shri Akshar Purushottam Maharaj, Laxmi Narayan Dev and Radha Krishna Dev had been installed. After blessing the assembly, Swamishri departed and sanctified a farm in the village of Nagdhanimba near Bhavnagar city.
At 7.40 p.m. Swamishri arrived at Bhavnagar and after darshan at the hari mandir blessed the satsang assembly.

23 April 2003 (V.S. 2059, Chaitra vad 8) Wednesday, Bhavnagar; Teacher's Day

Swamishri performed the murti-pratishtha rituals of murtis for three Swaminarayan hari mandirs in Bhavnagar district, namely, Kundhada, Jaspara (Mandva) and Pipaliya.
Swamishri performed the foundation-stone laying ceremony of a students' hostel in the mandir precincts.
The evening satsang assembly was dedicated to 'Teacher's Day'. Kishores and yuvaks performed a drama 'A Tree is Known From its Fruits' which depicted true incidents regarding how educated and virtuous satsangi youths have inspired character-building in society through anti-addiction drives, etc. Finally, Swamishri blessed the assembly.

27 April 2003 (V.S. 2059, Chaitra vad 11) Sunday, Bhavnagar; Children's Day

At 5.45 p.m. Pujya Viveksagar Swami inaugurated a primary health care center 'Pramukh Swami Prathmik Arogya Kendra' in the mandir precincts.
In the evening assembly, the main features of this year's agenda under the auspicies of the Golden Anniversary Celebration of BAPS Bal Mandal was enacted on stage. Then Swamishri blessed the assembly.


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