18, Monday; 30th Patotsav of Smruti Mandir
In celebration of the 30th patotosav (inaugural anniversary) of Yagnapurush Smruti Mandir, a mahapuja was performed and thereafter the murti of Shastriji Maahraj was bathed with panchamrut and saffron (kesar) scented water. A flower shawl was draped on the murti and an annakut was offered. When Swamishri arrived he performed arti and offered mantra pushpanjali.
After his morning puja Swamishri blessed the assembly, “By the wish of Shriji Maharaj and the grace of Shastriji Maharaj this mandir was built here. It is very beautiful and we all are able to avail of it. We had never thought that such a wonderful mandir would come up here, because the circumstances then were very difficult. Shastriji Maharaj had faith in and the blessings of Maharaj and Swami. He had soul-strength (atma-bala) and faith (nishtha) so the task was accomplished. When one has faith in God, the strength of his refuge and knowing his glory, then nothing is impossible to do.”