20 February 1999 : Saturday (Falgun Sud 5), Gandhinagar
Left Atladara at 5:30 p.m.
Swamishri arrived in Gandhinagar at 8:20 p.m.
During Swamishri's dinner in the evening, a volunteer guide at the Akshardham complex presented incidents of how visitors were impressed of their visit to Akshardham. At the end, the volunteer asked Swamishri, "What do you think is the fruit or result of visiting Akshardham?"
Swamishri, "By seeing it, the person takes a positive impression, and he attains Akshardham (heaven) and experiences peace and happiness in life."
The volunteer however added, "I think the greatest fruit or consequence of seeing Akshardham is that the visitor will understand and realize the greatness of Pramukh Swami Maharaj."
Swamishri,"They get impressed by the power and divinity of Bhagwan Swaminarayan. The murti of Bhagwan Swaminarayan in the monument is divine and miraculous and that is why everyone gets so impressed and develops faith for Swaminarayan."
The volunteer however persisted in emphasizing Swamishri's greatness, "But it is you who has introduced the murti." Swamishri, "God is the root. We are all behind Him. If He is not there, then we are of no value."
21 February 1999 : Sunday (Falgun Sud 6), Gandhinagar, Himmatnagar
His Holiness Shri Balwantsinghji Maharaj, Guru of a Sikh Sampraday met Swamishri.
Swamishri departed from Gandhinagar at 6:00 p.m. and arrived at Himmatnagar at 7:10 p.m.
In the evening assembly Swamishri said, "Yogiji Maharaj had visited this region several times. Gopalanand Swami - a great yogi - was born in this region. And you are privileged and fortunate because you are staying on this holy land...
" There are many attainments in life - like money, political status... but to be blessed with the attainment of satsang ( spiritual association ) is priceless..."