The central religious tenet for BAPS satsangis is bhakti - devotion to God. The combination of dharma, gnan, vairagya and bhakti leads to one becoming an ideal devotee - an ekantik bhakta.
This year's National Yuvati Adhiveshan in India centered around satsang gnan (spiritual knowledge). The adhiveshan was held on the same day, 8th June 2014, at 24 different venues and cities across India. Over 2700 yuvatis took part in the adhiveshan.
The yuvatis had to prepare for the convention from the Satsang Gnanamrut book. This encouraged the participants to learn more about the historical roots of the BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha. The convention involved three separate components:
Satsang Knowledge Questionnaire
These components were based on Swaminarayaniya Tatvagnan, Bhagwan Swaminarayan and His Spiritual Lineage, and the BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha.
The top performing yuvatis were awarded trophies. This adhiveshan gave the participating yuvatis an opportunity to understand existential questions about the meaning and purpose of life and to dig deeper into their beliefs as devotees of Bhagwan Swaminarayan and followers of the BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha. They were all inspired as this helped them strengthen their understanding and knowledge of satsang.