25 July 2010 (VS 2066 ) Sunday, Guru Purnima, Bochasan
After Thakorji’s darshan, Swamishri performed his morning puja in his room.
At 10.00 a.m. Swamishri proceeded towards the festival assembly held nearby on the mandir ground. The main theme of the assembly was “Guru guna apãr hai” – the guru’s virtues are innumerable. The celebration assembly programme was as follows:
The glory and meaning of Guru Purnima – speech by Anandswarup Swami
Couplets written by Brahmanand Swami – sung by Aksharesh Swami and Madhurvadan Swami
The guru’s virtues are innumerable – speech by Viveksagar Swami
Gurudev mero ghãt dusaro banãyo – couplets sung by sadhus
Transformations of people’s lives by Swamishri – speech by Tyagvallabh Swami
Incidents of devotees blessed with spiritual realization by Swamishri – speech by Kothari Swami
How Swamishri consolidates faith in all – speech by Ishwarcharan Swami
Kon aesi bhet gururãj ãge dhariye – couplets sung by sadhus
How to perform guru pujan of Swamishri – speech by Mahant Swami
Swamishri was honoured with garlands by senior sadhus.
Swamishri inaugurated a video: ‘Swaminarayan Satsang Darshan, Part 105’.
Swamishri inaugurated a publication by Swaminarayan Aksharpith, ‘Prasangam’ 2008,
Guru malyã gunavãlã – kirtan sung by Krishnapriya Swami.
Finally Swamishri blessed the assembly of 65,000 devotees, “The glory of guru is sung abundantly in India. Through the guru we realize spiritual knowledge and attain moksha. The guru shows us the right path. Only after meeting a true Sadhu do we learn about how to worship God. The reasons are that he is always absorbed in God, his actions are for the welfare of all and he wishes for the good of all souls. There is a need for schools and colleges in our world and we attain something good when we learn from school teachers and professors. But they cannot teach us about or give us moksha. Only a true Sadhu can redeem us from our infatuation and attachment to wordly objects and pleasures.”
The assembly concluded at 11.35 a.m. and all the devotees were given prasad boxes of hot khichdi, ladu and fulvadi.