24 August 2008, Sunday, Atladra; Janmashtami Celebration
The Janmashtami celebration was held in the mandir assembly hall in the evening. Viveksagar Swami talked about spiritual equanimity, Dr. Swami and Mahant Swami discoursed upon the need of firm faith in God. The assembly programme was interspersed with kirtans, a traditional dance and honouring of Swamishri with garlands.
In conclusion, Swamishri blessed the assembly, “The power generated through having firm faith in God protects one from the consequences after death. Wealth and bungalows do not protect oneself. Our philosophy says that the body dies and one will leave everything that has been attained behind. The atma, by having refuge in God, attains the abode of God.”
26 August 2008 (V.S. 2065, Sud 7) Tuesday, Atladra
Swamishri performed the murti-pratishtha rituals of murtis for the BAPS hari mandir in Dudhvada.