Guru Purnima was celebrated with great joy in the presence of Pujya Doctor Swami and sants. The program included devotional, melodious Prathna, bhajans and an enlightening drama, “Charan Ka Prathap.” Spiritual Discourses on the importance of Guru were given by pujya sants.
param Brahma” this Vedic theme expressing eternal gratitude and indebtedness
to the Guru resonated in the Charlotte’s temple auditorium on the occasion
of Guru Purnima. Devotees had gathered to celebrate and offer reverence
to their Guru Pramukh Swami Maharaj. Melodious kirtans enthused and
excited the spirits of the participants. Viewing a video presentation
on Pramukh Swami Maharaj all the participants were visibly moved by
Swamishri’s divinity, simplicity in his action, his perennial desire
to put service above self and his addiction in observing discipline
in day-to-day mundane activities.
was celebrated with great fanfare and devotion. The program consisted
of several melodious kirtans and 2 informative speeches : one on Swamishri’s
GuruBhakti and other on Swami's bhido For us as a Guru. Also, in their
4-5 minute speeches on the topic “Swami Maara Choo Tame” several Kishores
explained their personal experiences and why they consider that Swamishri
is theirs. The Yuvak Mandal presented several melodious and inspiring
kirtans revolving around Guru bhakti and Guru Mahima.
this special occasion prathana and kirtans of Guru Mahima were sung
by balaks, kishores and vadils. A presentation was staged on the true
qualities of a Guru with funny prasangs. The audience really enjoyed
this. A Parayan focused on Swamishri's extraordinary qualities as ideal
Guru. In the end, people had the chance to do "guru pujan" of the murti
of Pramukh Swami Maharaj.
© 1999, Bochasanwasi Shree Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha, Swaminarayan Aksharpith