Shastriji Maharaj Smrutiparva, Ahmedabad18 September 2008 (V.S. 2064, Bhadarva vad 4), Thursday, Ahmedabad; Shastriji Maharaj’s Smruti Parva
After Thakorji’s darshan Swamishri was going towards the assembly hall to perform his morning puja. Since it was a memorial day of Shastriji Maharaj in the shraadha period Swamishri was adorned with a pagh similar to what Shastriji Maharaj used to wear. On the way he was greeted by youths who were dressed up as famous devotees from the time of Shastriji Maharaj. During Swamishri’s morning puja bhajans on Shastriji Maharaj’s glory and work were sung by sadhus. Twice Swamishri raised his left hand in acknowledgement to the words “Yagnapurush is with us” when they were being sung in his puja. After his puja Swamishri was honoured by senior sadhus with garlands and shawls. A variety of calendars for the year 2009 were inaugurated by Swamishri. Finally Swamishri blessed the assembly, “Shastriji Maharaj had come from Akshardham so from childhood he performed bhakti even while he played. He consecrated the murtis of Akshar-Purushottam going through a lot of trials and tribulations. He did not care for fame or glory. He had single-minded faith, that the principle of Akshar-Purushottam is genuine. So he built mandirs and proclaimed it to the world.”
More than 14,500 devotees attended the celebration and took mahaprasad.
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