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1 June 2003 (V.S. 2059, Jeth sud 1) Sunday, Surendranagar
At 6.45 p.m., Swamishri arrived in a public satsang assembly where he was honored by officials of the Surendranagar - Dudhrej Municipality. Swamishri was garlanded and offered a plaque of honor. Then various organizations and heads of different Indian communities offered bouquets to Swamishri and honored him.
In conclusion Swamishri blessed the assembly.
Prior to the evening assembly the members of the Surendranagar-Dhudhrej Municipality and Pujya Viveksagar Swami attended the naming ceremony of a main street in Surendranagar as 'Pramukh Swami Marg'.

3 June 2003 (V.S. 2059, Jeth sud 3) Tuesday, Surendranagar

At 10.15 a.m., Swamishri arrived to perform the yagna rituals of the murtis of Ghanshyam Maharaj (Surendranagar) and murtis to be consecrated in the hari mandirs of Halvad, Kharwa and Rangpur. Swamishri performed pujan and arti of the murtis. In his blessing Swamishri said, "The satsang in Jhalavad region is strong. The devotees perform puja daily and visit daily for darshan in the mandirs. Shastriji Maharaj and Yogiji Maharaj have visited Limbdi and neighboring villages on many occasions..."
From 6.00 p.m. to 8.00 a.m. a grand procession of the murti of Ghanshyam Maharaj was carried out on the streets of Surendranagar.




4 June 2003 (V.S. 2059, Jeth sud 4) Wednesday, Surendranagar, Bochasan, Atladra

At 6.50 a.m. Swamishri performed the foundation - stone laying ceremony for the new assembly hall in Surendranagar. After performing his puja, Swamishri performed the murti-pratishtha of Ghanshyam Maharaj in the mandir shrine at 8.00 a.m. In his blessing s thereafter, he said, "Now that the murti of Ghanshyam Maharaj has been consecrated, He will bless and make everyone happy in the region of Jhalavad ... Make a point to come here for darshan once a day. Keep Ghanshyam Maharaj in your heart. He will fulfill your wishes. The murti is very beautiful and divine..."
An assembly to mark the murti-pratishtha ceremony and the 53rd anniversary of Swamishri's presidentship of BAPS commenced at 8.00 a.m. After speeches and bhajans, the Collector of Surendranagar Shri Dharaiya spoke laudingly of Swamishri's socio-spiritual works. Thereafter Swamishri was honored with garlands and a shawl. Finally Swamishri blessed the assembly, "The murti of God has been installed here today. By doing darshan of God's murti you will experience inner peace. Your thoughts will become calm and your miseries will be dissolved. When you stand before Him with inner love, devotion and chant His name then your wishes will be fulfilled..."
At 5.05 p.m., Swamishri departed from Surendranagar and arrived in Bochasan for darshan of Thakorji at 7.10 p.m. Thereafter Swamishri left for Atladra and arrived at 8.15 p.m. to preside over the PIIT (Pramukh Swami Institute of Information Technology) convocation at the chhatralay. The students at PIIT alongwith their computer studies are also encouraged and educated in management, communication, leadership and teamwork skills. The chief guest of the function was the Additional Secretary from the Central IT Ministry of India Shri Laxminarayanan and Dr. Madhu Mehta. Both praised Pramukh Swami Maharaj's efforts in producing professionals wedded to our cultural values and ideals. The students graduating from B-level (MCA) in PIIT were presented with certificates from Shri Laxminarayanan. In conclusion, Swamishri blessed the assembly by elaborating upon God's power being the root of all our progress.

5 June 2003 (V.S. 2059, Jeth sud 5) Thursday, Atladra, Surat

After his morning puja in Atladra Swamishri performed the murti-pratishta rituals of canvas murtis for the hari mandir of Maganpura village, sub-district Vaghodiya.
At 9.15 a.m., Swamishri departed from Atladra and arrived in Surat at 11.45 a.m. Swamishri inaugurated the newly built BAPS Students Hostel (chhatralay) and guesthouse. Swamishri then sanctified the hostel and ceremoniously performed the pratishtha rituals of the canvas murtis in the satsang assembly hall for students of the chhatralay.

8 June 2003 (V.S. 2059, Jeth sud 8) Sunday, Dummas, Surat

At 10.00 a.m. Swamishri inaugurated the C. K. Pithavala College of Engineering and Technology by performing pujan of the entrance door and untying the nada-chhadi. Thereafter Swamishri blessed the inaugural assembly.
In the evening Swamishri attended the Sunday satsang assembly in Surat which had a gathering of 22,000 devotees and well-wishers. Pujya Viveksagar Swami discoursed on the Kathopanishad. Thereafter balaks and kishores performed a beautiful traditional dance. Finally Swamishri blessed the assembly saying, "Yogiji Maharaj is blessing you all in his divine form for obeying his instructions to attend the Sunday satsang assembly. Everyone is busy with work and it will always be so. But by obeying the commands of the Satpurush one is redeemed forever ..."

10 June 2003 (V.S. 2059, Jeth sud 10) Tuesday, Anand, Nadiad, Amdavad

After completing his morning puja Swamishri performed the murti-pratishtha rituals of pujan and arti of murtis for the hari mandir in Traj village.
At 7.20 p.m. Swamishri arrived at Amdavad mandir. A superb welcome dance was performed by balaks and sanchalaks in the assembly. In his blessings Swamishri said, "Today, we have been given a beautiful and wonderful welcome through the kirtan verses written by poet Gopaldas. It describes the different lilas of Shriji Maharaj in Amdavad ..."

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