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Swamishri's daily routine in Sarangpur included darshan, puja, morning assembly, meetings and pradakshina at Yagnapurush Smruti Mandir. During breakfast, lunch and dinner various sadhus presented and performed speeches and debates before Swamishri.

16 March 2003 (V.S. 2059, Fagan sud 13) Sunday, Gandhinagar, Sarangpur
At 5.30 p.m., Swamishri departed from Gandhinagar and arrived in Sarangpur at 7.50 p.m. The students of 'Pramukh Swami Vidya Mandir' played the band and welcomed Swamishri at the Yagnapurush Smruti Mandir. After Thakorji's darshan, Swamishri attended the welcoming assembly.

17 March 2003 (V.S. 2059, Fagan sud 15) Monday, Sarangpur
This morning, an assembly to celebrate the 174th birth anniversary of Bhagatji Maharaj was held. Pujya Bhaktavatsal Swami, Pujya Tyagvallabh Swami, Pujya Bhaktipriya Swami (Kothari Swami) and Pujya Balmukund Swami spoke about the glory of Bhagatji Maharaj. Finally, Swamishri elaborated upon the divinity that Bhagatji Maharaj had in Gunatitanand Swami when he asked him about the 64 pilgrim places. Swamishri also mentioned the incident about Bhagatji Maharaj's service in offering four bucketfuls of water to each of the 300 mango trees in Maliya Hatina.

18 March 2003 (V.S. 2059, Fagan vad 1) Tuesday, Sarangpur; Pushpadolotsav
 After his puja Swamishri inaugurated two video cassette publications on the drama called 'Paksh' and 'Where is Pramukh Swami?' He also inaugurated an audio cassette and CD publication 'Avsar Anandno' and two print publications 'Prasadam' in Gujarati and 'Nilkanth Charitra' in Marathi language.

 At 9.45 a.m., the Fuldol festival commenced. Pujya Atmaswarup Swami spoke on how Swamishri has 'colored' (transformed) the lives of teenagers and youths, Pujya Viveksagar Swami spoke about how Swamishri has 'colored' the lives of senior devotees, Pujya Doctor Swami spoke about the glory of Swamishri, Pujya Ishwarcharan Swami announced the 50th anniversary celebration of BAPS Children's Activities by citing incidents about how Yogiji Maharaj and Swamishri have inspired and elevated the lives of children and Pujya Mahant Swami explained how Swamishri has inspired devotion in the lives of thousands of devotees. After the bhajan 'Yogi Aavo te rang mane shid lagadyo', Swamishri blessed the assembly. He said, "By believing in the glory and purity of God one will not become bound by the social, business and political activities one performs... By abiding in the commands of the Satpurush one becomes brahmrup. Everyday one must strive to give up one swabhav (base instincts), and in so doing one will become free from them altogether..."

30 March 2003 (V.S. 2059, Fagan vad 13) Sunday, Sarangpur; Kishore Day
At 10.30 a.m., Pujya Viveksagar Swami spoke on the occasion of Kishore Day. The kishores performed a traditional dance and a seminar was presented by kishores of Tajpur on "The Necessity of Mandirs." Thereafter the kishores of Botad performed a drama on 'Vajesinh Darbar's Hookah.' Finally, Swamishri blessed the assembly.

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