3 January 2005 (V.S. 2061; Maghshar vad 7) Monday, Selvas, Athal, Selvas
Through the blessings and efforts of Swamishri and the vicharan of sadhus, out of 72 villages in Selvas and Dadranagar Haveli Satsang has spread in 55 villages.
After his morning puja, Swamishri performed the murti-pratishtha rituals of pujan and arti of the murtis for the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir (hari mandir) in the village of Kudacha.
11 January 2005 (V.S. 2061; Posh sud 1) Tuesday, Mumbai
After Pujya Viveksagar Swami’s elaboration on a Vachanamrut the evening assembly program celebrated Swamishri’s 65th diksha anniversary. Four children spoke on different aspects of Swamishri’s personality. Then a dance was presented on the bhajan, “Malya mune Shastriji Maharaj...” Finally, Swamishri expounded on a talk from the Swamini Vato and blessed the assembly.
12 January 2005 (V.S. 2061; Posh sud 2) Wednesday, Mumbai
The Swaminarayan dhun was chanted throughout Swamishri’s puja for a favorable verdict on the Akshardham case in New Delhi. The dhun was continued by sadhus and devotees after breakfast before Thakorji. At 11.45 am the Sanstha’s solicitor, Shri Sandip Mehta, broke the news that the Supreme Court gave the judgment that the construction of Akshardham is not illegal and there has been no encroachment of land. The Supreme Court had dismissed the plaintiff’s charges as invalid. Shri Harish Salve’s services as the advocate for the Sanstha were noteworthy.
14 January 2005 (V.S. 2061; Posh sud 5) Friday, Mumbai; Uttarayan
At 5.30 pm, while on the way to the Uttarayan celebration venue Swamishri visited the BAPS Pramukh Swami Eye Hospital in Sion, Mumbai. Swamishri blessed the doctors and staff members in the hospital auditorium. On arriving at Bhakti Park, a garden owned by the Ajmera family, Pujya Viveksagar Swami’s speech was over and Pujya Adarshjivan Swami was addressing the assembly of 14,000 devotees. The senior devotees welcomed Swamishri with different garlands. Thereafter, youths performed a traditional welcome dance and sadhus sang a bhajan. Finally, Swamishri blessed the assembly, “The more God is pleased the more happiness and peace will prevail in one’s heart, social life and in business. By serving with devotion, no matter how small it may be, one receives infinite fruits. Whatever devotion one does in the house of God one is blessed with liberation. Service done with devotion gives inner peace. The devotion of Dada Khachar was such that Maharaj became pleased upon him.”
In conclusion Swamishri proclaimed the joli call, ‘Narayan Hare Sachchidanand Prabho’ with two joli bags hanging from his shoulders.