Vicharan Report

2 March 2001 (V.S. 2057, Fagan Sud 7) Friday, Siddhpur, Kheralu, Modasa

Swamishri performed the murti-pratishtha at the newly inaugurated Swaminarayan Mandir.
During late afternoon Swamishri arrived at Kheralu and performed the foundation-stone laying ceremony for a new mandir.
At 7.45pm Swamishri arrived in Modasa and was welcomed by devotees and dignitaries.

3 March 2001 (V.S. 2057, Fagan Sud 8) Saturday, Modasa

Swamishri participated in a peace yagna for the departed souls who perished in the devastating earthquake. The yagna was also held as part of the murti-pratishtha ritual to be concluded in Samera and the 6th opening anniversary (patotsav) of the Swaminarayan Mandir in Modasa.
After the evening assembly, Swamishri arranged an exclusive assembly for the adivasis (tribals) where he wished to address them and bless them personally. In his blessings, Swamishri said, "God is above all. There is no one above or older than he... If we can reside with Him then we will be called adivasi. But if we do not have virtues befitting us to reside with God then we are worthless. But now you have become devotees and have given up your past life of killing and eating goats and hens. Hence you have come closer to God and become adivasis in the truest sense...
"Shabri was an adivasi like yourselves. Like you, she too stayed in a hut. But because Ram blessed her, we sing of her story even today.
"Vidur was also an ordinary person. He invited God to his home. Duryodhan too invited God. He had 56 delicious food items for him, but he did not believe Krishna to be God. Infact he believed he was a mischief-monger. Whereas Vidur believed him to be God and chanted his name, 'Krishna, Krishna, ...' So God went to his hut and ate rotlo and bhaaji... So you too should perform bhakti according to your means... Since you have given up addictions and vices and accepted Satsang your honor and credit has increased... So maintain and look after this Satsang in your life."

4 March 2001 (V.S. 2057, Fagan Sud 9) Sunday, Modasa

In the presence of Swamishri, the foundation stone-laying ceremony, and for some, the ground-breaking ceremony of seven new mandirs in the Sabarkantha District was held. The donor of the land were blessed and appreciated by Swamishri. The soil from the following places were brought for the ceremony:
Bhadresar, Idar region
Adpodara, Himmatnagar region
Gaambhoi, Himmatnagar region
Prempur, Himmatnagar region
Khaari, near Shamalaji, Liloda region
Talod, Talod region

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