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Dev Diwali
2 November 2009 (VS 2066, Punam, Dev Diwali ) Monday, Bochasan

Dev Diwali: A grand annakut was offered to Thakorji in celebration of Dev Diwali. Swamishri performed arti in all the three mandir shrines.
At 10.00 a.m. Swamishri arrived at the celebration venue on the grounds of Akshar-Purushottam High School. The assembly theme commemorated the Bicentenary Diksha Ceremony year of Gunatitanand Swami. The assembly programme comprised of discourses and traditional dances:
The significance of the diksha festival: Pujya Satyaprakash Swami
Gunatit diksha means swarupnishtha: Pujya Anandswarup Swami
Gunatit diksha means seva, samarpan and bhakti: Pujya Tyagvallabh Swami
Traditional Dance: Youths
Diksha means initiation into brahmabhav: Pujya Kothari Swami
Pramukh Swami Maharaj – the embodiment of Gunatit diksha: Pujya Viveksagar Swami
Traditional Dance: Youths
Senior sadhus honoured Swamishri with garlands
Swamishri’s blessings
Swamishri said, “Our Hindu shastras consider this day to be very sacred. It is believed that God returned to earth from Patal. His darshan brought joy to devotees. That is why lamps are lighted and crackers are ignited to celebrate one’s joy.“Whatever is offered out of devotion to God pleases him and liberates one from vices and base nature.”

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