Vicharan Reports

2 November 2002 (V.S. 2058, Aso vad 13) Saturday, Gondal; Dhanteras
After his morning puja, Swamishri performed the murti-pratishtha of the deities for the newly built Hari mandirs in Nani Vavdi, Dedan and Gidardi (Gadhada region). Swamishri also performed the foundation-stone laying rituals for the proposed English Medium Secondary School in Nagpur.

5 November 2002 (V.S. 2059, Kartak sud 1) Tuesday, Gondal; New Year's Day
o Swamishri blessed everyone as he went to Akshar Deri. After having darshan Swamishri performed the New Year's mahapuja from 6.10 a.m. to 7.30 a.m. Thereafter he performed his morning puja and blessed the devotees, saying, "New Year's Jai Swaminarayan to everyone. Blessings to you all for the New Year. May you all engage yourself in bhajan and spiritual discourses. Maharaj will be happy upon you... When Yogiji Maharaj used to be here devotees from India and abroad would come for darshan and listen to spiritual discourses. They would wish to stay for one day but Yogiji Maharaj made them stay for five. The reason was to lessen their worldly desires. The great Sadhu has the desire to worship God and abide by moral rules and to inspire others likewise ..."
o At 11.20 a.m., Swamishri and sadhus sang thal and offered annakut to Thakorji.

11 November 2002 (V.S. 2059, Kartak sud 7) Monday, Gondal, Ramod, Gadhada
Swamishri performed pujan of murtis for the Swaminarayan Sanskar Bhavan in Ramod, district Rajkot.

12 November 2002 (V.S. 2059, Kartak sud 8) Tuesday, Gadhada
Swamishri performed pujan of bricks for the construction of a Hari mandir in Navagam (sub-district: Vallabhipur).

13 November 2002 (V.S. 2059, Kartak sud 9) Wednesday, Gadhada, Tajpur, Sarangpur
o Swamishri performed pujan of bricks for the construction of a Hari mandir in Umrala (Bhavanagar district).
o Swamishri performed the murti-pratishtha rituals of marble murtis of Shri Akshar Purushottam Maharaj and Guru Parampara at the newly built Hari mandir in Tajpur. Thereafter a satsang assembly was held in which 5,000 devotees were present.

14 November 2002 (V.S. 2059, Kartak sud 10) Thursday, Sarangpur, Gandhinagar, Himmatnagar
To commemorate the 200th anniversary of the introduction of arti by Muktanand Swami, Swamishri, sadhus and devotees performed mass arti of Shri Harikrishna Maharaj after morning puja. The occasion and ritual arti evoked a divine feeling. Swamishri narrated the brief life of Shriji Maharaj and the incident of how arti was made.


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