Diksha Mahotsav
BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Sarangpur
10 March 2010



On Wednesday 10 March 2010, over 4,000 devotees gathered to witness the auspicious Diksha Mahotsav in the presence of Pramukh Swami Maharaj in Sarangpur.
The initial Vedic Mahapuja rituals for the Diksha Mahotsav were performed by Mahant Swami, the initiates and their parents. Thereafter, Swamishri performed the concluding rituals and gave the guru-mantra to all the youths.
Swamishri initiated 21 youths, who had completed their initial training period, into the parshad-order and ordained 21 parshads into the sadhu-order.
Blessing the assembly, Swamishri said, “Diksha is to surrender totally to God. The youths are enthusiastic  that they want to serve at the feet of God. Some parents have permitted their only sons. It is difficult (for parents) to do this. It is not an ordinary thing, but the parents have total faith that God will look after them. Shriji Maharaj will grant them happiness, peace, and physical, mental and financial well-being.
“Having become sadhus, they will help guide thousands onto the path of God.”