19 December 2005 (V.S. 2062, Magshar vad 4) Monday, Gandhinagar
Swamishri performed the pratishtha rituals of pujan and arti of the murtis of Akshar Purushottm Maharaj, Guru Parampara, Hanumanji and Ganapatiji for the BAPS hari mandir in Kesli.
24 Decmeber 2005 (V.S. 2062, Magshar vad 8) Saturday, Jhadeshwar (Bharuch); Children’s Day
At 7.10 pm Viveksagar Swami concluded his discourse in the evening assembly. Thereafter children sang Veda mantra, performed a dance, a drama on how a satsangi boy fought with his mind to offer a melon to Shriji Maharaj and played a game. Finally Swamishri blessed the assembly, “It was Yogiji Maharaj’s wish to inspire good character in children. Value-based education benefits the society in the long run. Education without values is destructive. By values we mean character. If this is attained from the beginning then it protects us. One never thinks of inflicting pain or making others miserable…”
25 December 2005 (V.S. 2062, Magshar vad 9) Sunday, Jhadeshwar, Surat
At 7.00 pm Swamishri was welcomed with fireworks on his arrival on stage. More than 35,000 devotees clapped and welcomed Swamishri. BAPS youths and children performed two traditional welcome dances. Thereafter Swamishri was garlanded by senior sadhus, devotees and dignitaries. In his blessings Swamishri said, “Through the wish of Yogiji Maharaj grand mandirs have been accomplished, there is a large number of sadhus and satsang is growing in the world. The Akshardham in Delhi has been accomplished through the wish of Yogiji Maharaj. Through God’s wish and inspiration the mandir has been realised. God is the all-doer…”