Regional BAPS Centenary Celebration Assembly ,Sarangpur
18 November 2007 (V.S. 2063-64, Sud 8) Sarangpur
The evening assembly was held to commemorate the BAPS Centenary Year. Viveksagar Swami spoke about Swamishri’s vicharan and the historical events of BAPS. Then children enacted a drama related to Swamishri’s greatness. The bhajan ‘Gunãtitakã dankã ãlamme’ was sung by sadhus with all devotees joyously waving BAPS flags. The youths of Botad performed a drama on the story of Rajabhai of Khorasa. Then Swamishri was honoured with flower garlands. Finally Swamishri blessed the assembly, “Shriji Maharaj celebrated festivals here. Nishkulanand Swami then described this place as ‘Shobhãvant Sãrangpur gãm’. There was nothing so decorative or glorious then. But Maharaj was pleased by the deep devotion and love of the village devotees. The glory was due to the presence of God and his sadhus. Wealth and clothes make the body beautiful but true beauty lies in having the association of God and his Sadhu.” In conclusion Swamishri and devotees performed arti.
Dev Oothi Ekadashi ,Sarangpur
24 November 2007, Dev Diwal, Bochasan
Like every year an annakut was offered to Thakorji in all three shrines of the mandir on Dev Diwali. The Kartik Punam assembly commenced at 8.00 am on the grounds of Akshar-Purushottam Vidyalay:
Viveksagar Swami spoke on Swamishri’s vicharan abroad.
Children and youths of Adas mandal performed a cultural dance.
Dr Swami spoke on how to become an ideal devotee.
Ishwarcharan Swami gave highlights of the BAPS Centenary Celebrations to be held in Ahmedabad and invited all to attend.
Kartiki Purnima ,Bochasan
26 November 2007, (V.S. 2063-64, vad 2 )
Swamishri performed the murti-pratishtha rituals of pujan and arti of Shri Akshar-Purushottam Maharaj, Shri Hanumanji, Shri Ganapatiji and Guru Parampara for the BAPS hari mandir in Ratanpura.