24 February 2007, (Vikram Samvat 2063, Sud 8) Saturday, Mumbai, Bhavnagar
At 11.06 am Swamishri arrived in Bhavnagar from Mumbai. At 7.00 pm Swamishri presided in the welcome assembly at the mandir. Viveksagar Swami had addressed the assembly on the story of the BAPS centenary. Swami was garlanded and thereafter children and teenagers performed a traditional welcome dance on the bhajan, Ãj mãre orde re…. Then a short drama on Shastriji Maharaj was enacted.
Then the leading lights of Bhavnagar, Mayor Mehulbhai Vadodaria and others honoured Swamishri. After the dignitaries expressed their feelings Swamishri blessed the assembly, “Shastriji Maharaj established the Sanstha and Yogiji Maharaj had sanctified Bhavnagar many times. Shastriji Maharaj was a great person who revealed the knowledge and glory of Bhagwan Swaminarayan and a sadhu’s true path. Everywhere one sees the upasana of Bhakta and Bhagwan. One has to emulate Radha to offer bhakti to Krishna, Sita to offer bhakti to Ram, and Parvati to do puja of Shiv. This is an ancient tradition. Bhagwan Swaminarayan came on earth with 500 paramhansas out of which his abode was Gunatitanand Swami.”
25 February 2007, (Vikram Samvat 2063, Sud 9) Sunday, Bhavnagar
In the evening satsang assembly Viveksagar Swami continued his address on the story of the BAPS centenary. After a traditional dance by children a drama portraying Shastriji Maharaj in the eyes of dignitaries was performed. Finally, Swamishri blessed the devotees, “The shastras have prescribed, ‘There is no moksha without knowledge.’ We find that the means to moksha are austerity, charity, yagna, etc. If they are done selflessly, with no worldly desires, then one attains moksha.”