The auspicious day marked the celebrations of Deva Prabodhini Ekadashi, the beginning of Tulsi Vivah, offering fresh vegetables to Thakorji, the end of Chaturmas, the birth of Dharmadev, the diksha day of Nilkanth Varni, Shriji Maharaj’s appointment by Ramanand Swami as his successor and Shastri Narayanswarupdasji’s parshad diksha by Shastriji Maharaj at Ambli Vali Pol in Ahmedabad.
A red carpet was laid out for Swamishri’s arrival. The pathway was flanked by decorations of rangoli, candle lights and baskets of vegetables. Pujya Mahant Swami and Pujya Dr Swami garlanded Swamishri and honoured him on the anniversary of his diksha into the parshad order. Swamishri performed arti of Thakorji in all the three mandir sanctums, where baskets of fresh vegetables were displayed. Then he was wheeled into a vegetable shop set up beneath the mandir dome. Here Swamishri held a variety of vegetables and sanctified them to the joy of all.