New Year’s Day (Bestu Varsh)
Swamishri performed his puja in his room. At 8.30 a.m. He came for Thakorji’s darshan. A grand annakut was arranged before Thakorji. Swamishri sat before Thakorji in the mandir and a thal was sung. The entire celebration was telecast live by Aastha Channel and webcasted on baps.org.
Swamishri blessed the devotees seated beneath the mandir dome, saying, “Today is New Year’s Day and we have been blessed by the darshan of Thakorji and the Annakut. May the New Year go well and our lives become happier, peaceful and joyful. We have offered annakut to God, but he is the King of kings. He has given us infinite happiness so we must think what we can do for him. On New Year’s Day may we pray to him; say mala and do puja daily so that he takes care of us. God has given us intelligence, so whatever we have gained is due to him. When one believes this one can remain humble.”
In conclusion, Pujya Kothari Swami and Pujya Viveksagar Swami honoured Swamishri with garlands. Swamishri performed the annakut arti and thereafter did darshan of Nilkanth Varni in the Abhishek Mandap.