Vicharan Reports

15 February 2004 (V.S. 2060, Maha vad 10) Sunday, Gandhinagar, Amdavad
At 10.00 a.m., Swamishri arrived at Shri Narharibhai Amin’s School, ‘Hiramani Vidyasankul’. Swamishri, senior sadhus and dignitaries performed the foundation-stone laying ceremony of a Chhatralay for the primary and secondary students of Hiramani school. Thereafter Swamishri blessed the elite gathering during an assembly.

17 February 2004 (V.S. 2060, Maha vad 12) Tuesday, Amdavad
After his morning puja, Swamishri performed the murti pratishtha ritual of pujan and arti of Shri Akshar Purushottam Maharaj, Shri Radha Krishna Dev and Guru Parampara for BAPS hari mandirs in the villages of Sarkhej and Nenpur.

23 February 2004 (V.S. 2060, Fagan sud 3) Monday, Bhadra
To fulfill the wish of a three-shikhar mandir by Yogiji Maharaj at the birthplace of Aksharbrahma Gunatitanand Swami, Swamishri endeavored immensely to acquire the adjoining lands around the mandir. Today, during an auspicious time, Swamishri performed the foundation-stone laying ceremony of the shikharbaddh mandir. Swamishri and senior sadhus performed the mahapuja rituals and the placing of the nidhi-kumbh in the foundation pit, pujan of the nine foundation shilas and arti. Thereafter, senior sadhus and Swamishri blessed the assembly.

24 February 2004 (V.S. 2060, Fagan sud 4) Tuesday, Bhadra, Junagadh
At 6.45 p.m., Swamishri inaugurated ‘Premvati Upahargruh’ in Akshar Vadi, Junagadh. Thereafter Swamishri inaugurated the newly built assembly hall called ‘Gunatit Sabha Mandapam’ named in honor of Aksharbrahma Gunatitanand Swami. The assembly hall has a seating capacity for 7,500 people.

25 February 2004 (V.S. 2060, Fagan sud 5) Wednesday, Junagadh
Through the inspiration of Swamishri the construction of a grand BAPS shikharbaddh mandir is underway. At 5.15 p.m., Swamishri guided and placed the first carved stone pillar on the mandir plinth with the aid of the control panel of a large crane. Prior to this Swamishri and senior sadhus had performed the pujan rituals. Thereafter, in conclusion, Swamishri performed the rituals of mantra pushpanjali and arti.

27 February 2004 (V.S. 2060, Fagan sud 7) Friday, Junagadh
At the suggestion of the local municipal corporation, Swamishri inspired BAPS sponsored three ornate stone gateways leading into Junagadh. Today, at 6.20 p.m., Swamishri ritually inaugurated ‘Akshar Dwar’ on the main entry road into Junagadh from Rajkot. The 45 ft high and 80 ft wide gateway was inaugurated by Swamishri in the presence of the Collector and Commissioner of Junagadh Shri Rohitkumar Pathak and other officials and dignitaries. The road after the gateway was named as ‘Gunatit Marg’.
Swamishri inaugurated the second gateway on the Bilkha-Junagadh road called ‘Yogi Dwar’. The road after the gate leading into the city was named as ‘Yogiji Maharaj Marg’. The third gateway, ‘Pramukh Swami Dwar’, on the road from Vanthali and Timbi bypass, was inaugurated by the collector Shri Pathak on Swamishri’s birthday on 1-12-2003. The road leading into the city was named as ‘Pramukh Swami Marg’.
After the inauguration of ‘Akshar Dwar’ and ‘Yogi Dwar’ an assembly was held wherein the collector spoke glowingly of Swamishri’s services to society. Finally, Swamishri blessed the assembly.

28 February 2004 (V.S. 2060, Fagan sud 8) Saturday, Junagadh; Teachers’ Convention
To promote values and the understanding to impart valued-based education to students, a huge Teachers’ Convention was organized at Akshar Vadi. The convention was attended by over 4,000 primary and secondary teachers, principals, supervisors and college professors from Junagadh district. The convention was addressed by Pujya Adarshjivan Swami on the subject of ‘The Value of Education.’ This was followed by a speech on ‘Regularity and Study’ by a satsangi child. A drama, ‘the True Art of Education’ was enacted. Thereafter officials from the district education department addressed the convention. Finally, Swamishri blessed the assembly.

29 February 2004 (V.S. 2060, Fagan sud 9) Sunday, Junagadh
During the morning assembly, a committee of 80 organizations of Junagadh district honored Swamishri by presenting a proclamation.


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