Today marked Swamishri’s 75th diksha anniversary (according to the Indian calendar). Shastriji Maharaj had given Shantilal the parshad diksha on this day at Ambli Vali Pol in Ahmedabad. Senior sadhus honoured Swamishri with garlands and a shawl.
At 10.30 a.m. Swamishri gave darshan from Akshar Jharukho to over 750 youths from Bhavnagar. They had come for Swamishri’s darshan after concluding their shibir in Sankari. Some youths performed a drama and dance.
At 6.55 p.m. Swamishri went for Thakorji’s darshan and performed arti. According to tradition, a variety of vegetables were displayed as offerings to Thakorji. Swamishri sanctified a variety of vegetables by holding them and displaying them to all. Swamishri also blessed all, saying, “God is seated here while the shakotsav is being held. May all devotees be happy in body, mind and wealth and that all sadhus realize ekantik dharma in their lives.”