Vicharan Report

The Sharad Punam festival, celebrating the birth of Aksharbrahman Gunatitanand Swami, was held in Mahant Swami Maharaj’s presence at Akshar Mandir, Gondal. The celebration assembly commenced with dhun and kirtan at 6.00 p.m. and was themed on how Gunatitanand Swami consolidated satsang through his discourses on the Vachanamrut.
The celebration assembly included speeches by swamis, traditional dances and short dramas:
  • A short drama on Gunatitanand Swami’s glory as Akshar.
  • Gunatitanand Swami as Shriji Maharaj’s Akshardham: Speech by Viveksagar Swami.
  • Satpurush as the gateway to moksha (Vach. Gadhada 1 54): Speech by Anandswarup Swami.
  • Prizes awarded to devotees for their outstanding performances in the annual Satsang Exams.
  • Downfall in satsang due to ego (Vach. Loya 17): Speech by Ishwarcharan Swami.
  • Vachanamrut: Contains the essence of all the Hindu shastras: Speech by Dr Swami. He emphasized on the importance of upasana, weekly satsang assembly and daily home discourses (ghar sabha).
  • Swamishri inaugurated the Kannada edition of the Vachanamrut and an audio MP3 of Sant Pravachan Mala, part 18.
  • Swamishri blessed 1,200 devotees of Rajkot who had pilgrimaged by foot from Rajkot.
Finally, Mahant Swami Maharaj blessed the Sharad Punam celebration, speaking about the glory of Gunatitanand Swami as Akshar. He also praised Shastriji Maharaj’s historic contribution in consecrating the murtis of Akshar-Purushottam Maharaj in Bochasan. Thereafter, 22,000 devotees were served prasad of dudh-pauva.
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