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Youth Volunteers Adhiveshan
India, 6 Oct 2013
To encourage development of the skills necessary to conduct youth satsang assemblies, an adhiveshan for BAPS youth activity volunteers was held in two stages: regional and inter-regional. Both stages involved testing of the volunteers for Satsang Knowledge, Speech Preparation Notes, Speech or Story Telling and Reading, Compering Skills, Musical Aptitude and Memorization.
“Sakhi Samjan ma Ghanu Sukh Chhe” –National Yuvak-Yuvati Mandal Shibir
UK & Europe, 6 Oct 2013
The shibir, entitled ‘Sakhi Samjan ma Ghanu Sukh Chhe’(great happiness lies in spiritual wisdom), drew upon the profound wisdom encapsulated in a bhajan penned by Nishkulanand Swami almost two hundred years ago.
Mandir Murti-Pratishtha Mahotsav
Nagpur, India, 5 Oct 2013
The BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir Murti Pratishta Mahotsav, Nagpur, was celebrated over three days as per Vedic tradition. A Vishwa Shanti yagna, a blood donation camp, a nagar yatra were all held before the main function of installation of the murtis.
Diwali and Annakut Celebrations 2013
UK & Europe, 5 Oct 2013
Diwali and Annakut celebrations across BAPS Centers in UK and Europe.
Pramukh Cup 2013: Kishore-Yuvak Football Tournament
Perth, Australia, 29 Sep 2013
On Sunday 29 September 2013, five teams competed for the inaugural Pramukh Cup, the first Kishore-Yuvak 5-a-side football tournament for BAPS youths to be held in Perth.
Ahmedabad, India, 24 Sep 2013
The theme for this year's balika parayan in Ahmedabad was 'The Toys World,' the stage was decorated with toys and playthings to make the parayan a fun occassion. The balikas and parents were pleased with the parayan and learned more about incorporating satsang values from a young age into their lives.
Observing International Peace Day at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir
London, UK, 22 Sep 2013
In observing the International Day of Peace, BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha affirmed its support of a shared vision of our world at peace and in harmony, and its commitment to converting these noble aspirations into a reality – here and now for us, and for generations to come everywhere.
BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Welcomes Visitors for ‘Open House London’
London, UK, 21 Sep 2013
Open House London – the British capital’s principal architectural festival– took place over the weekend of 21-22 September 2013.
US Congressman honors Indian scriptures in Capitol Hill Ceremony
North America, 18 Sep 2013
On Wednesday, September 18, senior United States Congressman Steny Hoyer honored renowned scholar of Sanskrit and Hindu Philosophy, Bhadreshdas Swami of the BAPS Swaminarayan Sampradaya, in a special ceremony on Capitol Hill and decreed that that his ground-breaking five-volume Sanskrit text, the Swaminarayan Bhashyam: Commentary on the Upanishads, the Bhagavad Gita and the Brahmasutras be preserved in America’s national library, the United States Library of Congress.
Jal-Jhilani Celebrations on the River Thames
London, UK, 15 Sep 2013
Jal-Jhilani utsav is when Hindus let sailing a boat a small murti of God. This joyous festival was devoutly celebrated in London at the River Thames on Sunday 15 September 2013 in the presence of Ghanshyamcharan Swami (visiting from India).
Amrut Cup – National Kishore Mandal 5-a-Side Football Tournament
London, UK, 14 Sep 2013
The Amrut Cup – the National Kishore Mandal 5-a-side football tournament - was held on Saturday 14 September 2013 at Alperton Goals, London.
Antar Jagruti Parva - Personal Awareness Campaign
India, 9 Sep 2013
From 9 to 13 September, 96 youths currently enrolled in the BAPS Yuvak Talim Kendra (YTK) in Sarangpur participated in the annual ‘Antar Jagruti Parva’ (Personal Awareness Campaign). They visited 121 villages in groups, spending a day there to interact with the villagers. The youth visited homes and workplaces, strengthened their own and others' satsang and helped many villagers give up addictions.
BAPS Sadhus Visit Kauai Hindu Monastery, Hawaii
USA, 9 Sep 2013
From Sept 9 to Sept 12, four Swamis visited the island of Kauai in the Hawaiian islands, home of the Kauai Hindu Monastery.
Satsang Knowledge Competition
India, 8 Sep 2013
Based on a specially collated booklet, ‘Satsang Jnanamrut’, BAPS volunteers who help in the running of the weekly satsang assemblies participated in the ‘Satsang Jnan Spardha’ – Satsang Knowledge Competition.
Bal Sevak Sabha Karyakar Shibir: ‘Live for BAPS’
Sarangpur, India, 8 Sep 2013
Around 950 Bal Sevak Sabha karyakars from throughout India gathered for a special convention. The convention took place in two parts, the first in Gadhada and the second in Sarangpur. The convention included guiding lectures by Sadgurus and sadhus, numerous creative video presentations and impactful panel discussions with devotees. The convention was graced by Shri Harikrishna Maharaj and the attendees also had darshan of Swamishri.
Murti Sthapan and Inauguration of new BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir
Greensboro, NC, USA, 7 Sep 2013
The third BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in North Carolina was inaugurated on Saturday, September 7, 2013 in Greensboro, North Carolina. The event was celebrated and marked with a Kirtan Aradhana, a Nagar Yatra, the Murti Sthapan Vidhi and a Vedic Mahapuja.
Bhakti Yatra to Manasarovar, Mt. Kailash and Muktinath by UK Youth
5 Sep 2013
From 5 to 22 September 2013 a group of ten UK Yuvak Mandal karyakars retraced Nilkanth Varni’s footsteps by embarking on a pilgrimage through the eastern region of the Himalayas.
Swaminarayan Bhashyam - A Unique Scriptural Commentary on the Prasthantrayi
3 Sep 2013
With the blessings and inspiration of Pramukh Swami Maharaj, Swami Bhadreshdas completed commentaries on the Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita and the Brahmasutras, all popularly known as the Prasthantrayi.
Record GCSE & A-Level Results at The Swaminarayan School
London, UK, 2 Sep 2013
The Swaminarayan School in London has a longstanding record of exceptional GCSE and A-Level results and the 2013 sitting continued to post above-average results for both stages.
National Sanyukta Mandal Shibir
UK & Europe, 1 Sep 2013
More than 1,800 delegates attended the 2013 National Sanyukta Mandal Shibir, held at the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandirs in London and Leicester. Focusing on the Hindu concept of peace (‘shanti’), the Shibir provided philosophical teachings as well as practical tools for leading a peaceful, fulfilling life.
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