Extra Niyams for Devotees During Chaturmas
As instructed by Bhagwan Swaminarayan in the Shikshapatri and by the wish of guruhari Pramukh Swami Maharaj, devotees should undertake extra spiritual observances through the four holy months of chaturmas. This year chaturmas is from 7 July 2006 (Ashadh sud 11) to 2 November 2006 (Kartik sud 11). To please Bhagwan Swaminarayan and guruhari Pramukh Swami Maharaj, the following extra observances should be undertaken:
1. One month dharna-parna, chandrayan,
etc. Or ek-tana during the month of Shravan.
Note: During Chaturmas, devotees should not eat brinjals, white & red radish, sugarcane or mogri.