Vicharan Reports

17 October 2003 (V.S. 2059, Aso vad 7) Friday, Gondal; Youth Day
At 7.00 p.m. after Pujya Viveksagar Swami's parayan, the youths performed a welcome dance and participated in a quiz on Swamishri's redemptory virtues. Finally, Swamishri blessed the assembly.

19 October 2003 (V.S. 2059, Aso vad 7) Sunday, Gondal; Children's Day

Children recited shloks, Swamini Vato and sang bhajans during Swamishri's routine walk and morning puja.

At 7.00 p.m. the Children's Day assembly commenced with a traditional dance on the lyric "Swaminarayan Mahamantrano Jagma Jai Jai Kar Chhe..." Thereafter children enacted two skits on Yogiji Maharaj's parables: 'The Businessmen's Son Returns with a Fortune' and 'Titodi and the Ocean god'. Finally, Swamishri blessed the assembly.

23 October 2003 (V.S. 2059, Aso vad 13) Thursday, Gondal; Dhanteras

Swamishri performed the murti-pratishtha rituals of murtis for Lathidad hari mandir. Swamishri blessed the local devotees and showered rice grains on them.

In the evening assembly Swamishri blessed the assembly.

24 October 2003 (V.S. 2059, Aso vad 14) Friday, Gondal; Kali Chaudash

Swamishri performed pujan of the murti of Hanumanji.

At 7.00 p.m. Pujya Viveksagar Swami narrated the significance of Kali Chaudash. In conclusion, Swamishri blessed the assembly.

25 October 2003 (V.S. 2059, Aso vad 30) Saturday, Gondal; Diwali
From 5.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. Swamishri performed the Chopada Pujan rituals and then blessed the assembly.

26 October 2003 (V.S. 2060, Kartak sud 1) Sunday, Gondal; New Year's Day

Swamishri performed mangala arti in Akshar Deri. After performing his puja, Swamishri performed arti of the New Year's mahapuja and blessed the assembly for the New Year by explaining Vachanamrut Sarangpur - 7.

At 10.45 a.m. Swamishri blessed the morning assembly. Thereafter Swamishri went to Thakorji and devotionally sang the thals during the annakut offering of 550 food items. (See News report)

30 October 2003, (V.S. 2060, Kartak sud 6) Thursday, Rajkot

Swamishri performed murti-pratishtha of the canvas murtis of Guru Parampara in the mandir sanctum.

After his morning puja Swamishri performed the murti-pratishtha of murtis for hari mandirs in Acharda and Pandri villages (Surendranagar district and Limbdi sub-district respectively).

31 October 2003, (V.S. 2060, Kartak sud 7) Friday, Rajkot
At 9.30 a.m. Swamishri performed the foundation-stone laying ceremony of an assembly hall in the mandir ground.

1 November 2003 (V.S. 2060, Kartak sud 8) Saturday, Rajkot
Shri Harikrishna Maharaj was honored by devotees.

2 November 2003, (V.S. 2060, Kartak sud 9) Sunday, Rajkot

After puja, Swamishri performed the murti-pratishtha rituals for murtis of BAPS hari mandirs in the newly built town of Yagnapurushnagar (formerly Gariya, Rajkot District), and Gunatitnagar (formerly Modpar, Rajkot District), after the earthquake had destroyed them. Swamishri also blessed the devotees.
In the evening Swamishri blessed the Parent's Day assembly.

3 November 2003 (V.S. 2060, Kartak sud 10) Monday, Rajkot
Swamishri performed the pratishtha rituals of murtis of Shri Hanumanji and Shri Ganapatiji to be installed in the hari mandir in Rangpar and Bhoyka.


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