Vicharan Reports

29 December 2003 (V.S. 2060 Posh sud 7) Monday, Bangalore
At 11.45 a.m., the Governor of Karnataka, H.E. T.N. Chaturvedi, came for Swamishri's darshan. He was welcomed by Swamishri and was enlightened about the BAPS socio-spiritual activities.

30 December 2003 (V.S. 2060, Posh sud 8) Tuesday,Bangalore
A yagna for the murti-pratishtha function was held today. Swamishri performed the pujan and arti rituals of the deities. One hundred and twenty-five devotees participated in the yagna rituals.
A High Court judge of Karnataka, Shri R Gururajan, came for Swamishri's blessings.
In the afternoon a grand procession of the murtis was carried out on the main streets of Bangalore.

31 December 2003 (V.S. 2060, Posh sud 9) Wednesday, Bangalore
Swamishri performed the murti-pratishtha rituals of Shri Akshar Purushottam Maharaj, Shri Ghanshyam Maharaj, Shri Harikrishna Maharaj, Shri Radha Krishna Dev, Shri Ram Panchayatan, Shri Tirupati Balaji and Padmavatiji, Shri Shiv Panchayatan and Guru Parampara.
During the pratishtha assembly Pujya Viveksagar Swami explained the need for mandirs. Finally, Swamishri blessed the assembly, Just as we have to daily attend to our work at the office or factory, similarly, one needs to go for God's darshan. It makes our daily work easier. There is peace in our family and in ourselves.
More than 2000 devotees and wellwishers attended the pratishtha festival.
In the evening assembly Shri Shri Shri Balagangadharnath head of Adi Chunchungiri Pith, Swami Shri Shri Shri Shivpuri Mahaswamiji head of Omkar Ashram, Shri Shri Nityanand Swami head of Bidadi Dhyan Pith and Mayor of Bangalore Shri P.R. Ramesh were welcomed by Swamishri. The assembly guests briefly addressed the audience.

9 January 2004 (V.S. 2060, Posh vad 2) Friday, Secundrabad
At 6.00 p.m., a special assembly of dignitaries, invitees and devotees was held in the BAPS mandir hall. The subject of the assembly was ‘Relevance of Spirituality in the 21st Century.’ After the ritual dhun and prayer a short video about an introduction to BAPS was shown. Pujya Yagneshwar Swami gave the welcome address followed by a speech in English from Pujya Vishwamurti Swami, a bhajan by Pujya Krishnapriya Swami and a speech in Hindi by Pujya Viveksagar Swami. Dr. P.C. Rao, former law secretary for Government of India, spoke glowingly of Hindu dharma and Swamishri’s services to society. Thereafter, the chief guest, Shri Devendra Gupta, a High Court judge of Andhra Pradesh, addressed the assembly. Finally Swamishri blessed the assembly, elaborating upon the life and work, and message of Bhagwan Swaminarayan in making mankind happy

10 January 2004 (V.S. 2060, Posh vad 3) Saturday, Secundrabad
Devotees from Samudral in Maharashtra, a village reconstructed by BAPS after the earthquake in 1993, sang dhun and bhajans. One hundred and thirty-two devotees had arrived for the murti-pratishtha function, out of which forty-two had pilgrimaged by foot, covering a distance of 142 km from Samudral.

11 January 2004 (V.S. 2060, Posh vad 4) Sunday, Secundrabad
On the eve of the murti-pratishtha function a yagna was held. Around 36 yagna kunds, 310 couples participated in the rituals. Swamishri worshipped the murtis by performing pujan and arti.
During the yagna, the Home Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Shri Devendra Gaud, arrived and was welcomed by Swamishri. Honourable Gaud expressed his gratitude to Swamishri for blessing Secundarabad with a mandir.
After the yagna, Swamishri sanctified the mandir garden and performed pujan of a beautiful, large murti of Shri Ganapatiji.
From 4.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m., a procession of the murtis was carried on the main streets of Secundarabad.
The evening assembly celebrated the symbolic Joli festival.

12 January 2004 (V.S. 2060, Posh vad 5) Monday, Secundrabad
Swamishri performed the murti-pratishtha ritual and consecrated the murtis of Shri Akshar Purushottam Maharaj, Shri Harikrishna Maharaj, Shri Ghanshyam Maharaj, Shri Radha Krishna Dev, Shri Balaji and Padmavatiji, Shri Ram, Lakshman and Sitaji, Shri Hanumanji, Shri Ganapatiji and Kartikeya and Guru parampara. After performing the pujan of murtis, an annakut was arranged and Swamishri performed the murti-pratishtha arti.
Thereafter, the murti-pratishtha assembly was held in the mandir hall. Shri Vidyadhar Rao, Minister for Industries, Andhra Pradesh, honoured Swamishri with a garland and addressed the assembly.
Swamishri blessed the assembly, “By the grace of God, a beautiful mandir has been constructed and inaugurated. It has been done through the effort and cooperation of all. In such works, whether it is spiritual or social, one comes across problems and difficulties. But if one perseveres with faith, one definitely achieves success…”
Under auspices of the murti-pratishtha function the BAPS and Lions Club of Hyderabad had organised an eye camp on 4, 7, 10 and 11 January. A total of 318 people availed of the camp. From 4 to 12 January, a medical camp was also organised by BAPS and Care Hospital in which 203 patients were checked and treated.

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