A total of 225 yuvaks and 251 yuvatis took part in the adhiveshans held in Sydney, Perth, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and Darwin in Australia, and in Auckland and Wellington in New Zealand to commemorate the bicentenary of the Vachanamrut (1819–2019), the foundational scripture of the Swaminarayan Sampradaya which is a compilation of Bhagwan Swaminarayan’s spiritual discourses.
The youths had spent the past several months preparing for the various competitions based on the Vachananmrut: mukhpath (memorization), written exam reconciling real-life scenarios with principles from the Vachanamrut, and others.
The youths experienced that by participating in the adhiveshans their understanding of the principles revealed by Bhagwan Swaminarayan in the Vachanamrut had been deepened and their daily practice of spirituality had been strengthened.
Throughout the Australia and New Zealand region, dedicated volunteers had tirelessly endeavored for over six months to encourage, assist and guide the participating youths in their preparations.
The adhiveshans served as a useful means to all to enhance their Satsang knowledge and to focus on the core teachings of the Vachanamrut that will help their individual spiritual progress.