Sarangpur, Ahmedabad, Sarangpur
With Swamishri’s persistent back pain and pain in his right leg doctors advised that a CT scan be done to check his condition. At about 10.30 a.m. Swamishri departed for Ahmedabad by car. On the way he gave darshan to devotees gathered on the roadside at Barvala, Dhandhuka and other towns. At 12.40 p.m. Swamishri’s car entered the BAPS Yogiji Maharaj Hospital, opposite the BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir in Shahibaug, Ahmedabad. Thousands of devotees had been waiting in the scorching summer sun to have Swamishri’s darshan. Swamishri entered the hospital for the first time since its inauguration the previous month.
After having darshan of the murtis of Akshar Purushottam Maharaj and Yogiji Maharaj in the main lounge Swamishri was garlanded by Pujya Tyagvallabh Swami and Pujya Ishwarcharan Swami. Thereafter, Swamishri had a CT scan of his back. Then Swamishri retired for his afternoon rest in the hospital. At 4.00 p.m. Swamishri sanctified the various wards, operation theatres and the ayurvedic section. At 5.10 p.m. Swamishri came for Thakorji’s darshan in the mandir. The whole mandir complex was filled with devotees, some of whom had been waiting in the heat since 3.00 p.m. Swamishri blessed all and departed at 5.35 p.m. Swamishri arrived back in Sarangpur at 8.00 p.m.