13 March 2006 (V.S. 2062, Fagan sud 14) Monday, Amdavad, Sarangpur
At 10.10 am Swamishri departed from Amdavad and arrived at Sarangpur at 12.10 pm. In the evening at 7.10 pm Swamishri blessed 4000 volunteers who had assembled to offer their services for the Fuldol festival. In his blessings Swamishri inspired the volunteers to serve sincerely in the festival. Thereafter Swamishri first sprayed coloured water on Shri Harikrishna Maharaj and then on the volunteers.
14 March 2006 (V.S. 2062, Fagan sud 15) Tuesday, Sarangpur; Pragji Bhakta Birthday Celebration
After speeches by senior sadhus Swamishri blessed the festival assembly, “Bhagatji Maharaj revealed the glory of Gunatitanand Swami as it was. He also prayed to Swami that he did not want anything of this world, but only wanted to make his jiva satsangi. When satsang penetrates into the jiva then one will never fall back from Satsang. The satsang of the body means that one becomes happy on getting food and drinks and praise and honour. And when one does not get it then one falls back. In the satsang of one’s jiva one tends to make do with whatever one has and rejoices in hearing spiritual discourses and having darshan.”
Swamishri showers Pujya Kothari Swami
15 March 2006 (V.S. 2062, Fagan vad 1) Wednesday, Sarangpur; Fuldol Festival
Each year the festival of colours, Fuldol Utsav, attracts devotees with increasing enthusiasm and joy. The attraction of being coloured again every year at the hands of Swamishri is irresistible for thousands of devotees who come from all parts of India and the world. The morning festival assembly was addressed by Viveksagar Swami (the meaning and importance of Fuldol festival), Ishwarcharan Swami (the divine lila of Shriji Maharaj), Dr Swami (the qualities of a true satsangi) and Mahant Swami (giving up ego to be coloured by God).
At 9.50 am Swamishri arrived in the assembly. With the singing of ‘Vartãl gãm fulvadiye hindolo ãmbãni dãl’ Swamishri gestured to the joy of the mammoth assembly. All through the bhajan Swamishri expressed the words of several stanzas through divine gestures. The entire assembly became charged with joy in Swamishri’s presence. Thereafter Swamishri inaugurated an audio cassette on bhajans about the Fuldol festival, ‘Rangki Dhoom Machai’. Finally Swamishri blessed the assembly, “From the kirtan we have just heard Maharaj had celebrated the festival of Fuldol in a grand away. Maharaj sprayed colours on thousands of devotees and blessed them with joy. Maharaj’s motto was that dharma is righteous living (sadachar) and an addiction-free life. Everyone should follow these two principles. Regardless of religion and race if people are wedded to righteousness then there will be no conflicts. Righteousness also means not to loot and inflict pain on others. Dharma, gnan, bhakti and to help others is also righteousness. One who follows satya, daya, ahimsa, brahmacharya is a human being. One who does not, is like an animal. So Maharaj, out of compassion, came on earth and established this Sampraday. Shastriji Maharaj celebrated such festivals.” Thereafter Swamishri performed pujan and sprayed coloured water on Shri Harikrishna Maharaj. Finally Swamishri sprayed the sanctified coloured water on the thousands of devotees and sadhus.
29 March 2006 (VS 2062, Fagan vad 30) Wednesday, Sarangpur
From 4.44 pm to 5.44 pm a solar eclipse was observed by Swamishri, sadhus and devotees by doing bhajan and listening to discourses. At the conclusion of the assembly Swamishri blessed the gathering, “Every person prays to God when he experiences pain and misery in life. He goes to the mandir and engages himself in doing bhajan and mala. When a farmer reaps a good harvest of peanuts or cotton he gets a hefty sum. Then he gets a beautiful cart, decorating it with rupee coins. But he does not think that his wealth was attained by God’s grace and that he should please Him. As one gets more and more wealth one tends to forget God…”