As instructed by Bhagwan Swaminarayan in the Shikshapatri and by the wish of HH Pramukh Swami Maharaj, devotees should undertake extra spiritual observances through the four holy months of chaturmas. This year chaturmas is from 19 July 2013 (Ashadh sud 11) to 13 November 2013 (Kartik sud 11). To please Bhagwan Swaminarayan and HH Pramukh Swami Maharaj, the following extra observances should be undertaken:

  1. One month dharna-parna, chandrayan, etc. or ek-tana during the month of Shravan (7 August to 5 September 2013).
  2. Extra malas, dandvats, pradakshinas as per one’s convenience and faith.
  3. Daily read one extra Vachanamrut and five Swamini Vato. 
  4. Read Yogiji Maharaj’s Biography Parts 4, 5 & 6 and Jena Gune Rijhya Girdhari Re'
  5. In accordance with the wish of senior sadhus listen to ‘Pramukh Swami Maharaj’s Amrutvani’, Samput 16.
  6. Inspire five people to give up addictions, attend satsang sabha and conduct a daily ghar sabha.

Note: During Chaturmas, devotees should not eat brinjals, white & red radish, sugarcane or mogri.

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