20 January 2010 (VS 2066, Vasant Panchmi) Wednesday, Vadodara, Vasant Panchmi Celebration
Shri P. D. Patel and family donated an ambulance for the BAPS hospital in Dabhoi. Swamishri sanctified the ambulance and a van for the Sanstha’s Amrut ayurvedic products.
Prior to Swamishri’s morning puja the glory of Shikshapatri, Nishkulanand Swami and Brahmanand Swami were sung to commemorate their birthdays on Vasant Panchmi.
The main evening festive assembly commemorated the birthday of Shastriji Maharaj. The assembly theme was centred on the kirtan, “Aje Yagnapurush ne dwar nobat vage re lol…”.
The programme was as follows:
Traditional dance by children: Kahe chhe loko a jaga ma…
Viveksagar Swami: speech on Dham-Dhami padharaviya…
Tyagvallabh Swami: speech
Traditional dance by kishores: Gaame gaame ghume santo…
Dr Swami: speech on the hardships tolerated by Shastriji Maharaj
Video on Shastriji Maharaj
Mahant Swami: speech about Shastriji Maharaj’s presence today.
Swamishri inaugurated a new book publication, Mahabalavant Maya Tamari, by Viveksagar Swami
Traditional dance by kishores, during which Swamishri was honoured with garlands by senior sadhus.
In conclusion, Swamishri blessed the huge assembly of 16,000 devotees, “From his childhood days the mind of Shastriji Maharaj was on God. As a child he used to build mandirs of mud, plant a flag on them and place murtis inside. In other words his life was profuse with devotion, reflecting his future mission. He had come from Akshardham to accomplish his work. Yogi Maharaj was a God-realized person. He was very saintly, absorbed in doing seva and spreading the divine work of Shastriji Maharaj.”