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 Swamishri lovingly sprays colored water on Shri Harikrishna Maharaj

Swamishri sprays water on balaks

Balaks in a joyous mood during the fuldol celebration

Swamishri bids 'Jay Swaminarayan' to all balaks and balikas before leaving the assembly

Sunday, July 11, 2004

    In continuation of the celebration of various Hindu festivals, balaks and balikas observed Guru Purnima, in which they offered their thanks to Swamishri for being the ideal Guru. From the very beginning of the assembly, they welcomed Swamishri with special shlokas and a prarthana extolling the glory of the Guru.

    During the evening program, balaks and balikas also got a glimpse at some ideal disciples such as Aruni, Eklavya, and Satyakam Jabali through dramas. Then, Swamishri demonstrated the extent of his Guru Bhakti towards Shastriji Maharaj by narrating an incident about this, as well as by singing "Shastriji Maharaj no Sang." Finally, several balaks who had proved to be true devotees through their commitment to niyam-dharma were recognized.

    Swamishri also played a game with the balaks, leading one blind-folded balak through an obstacle course, demonstrating the necessity to put total faith in the words of the guru.

    Finally, after aarti and mantra pushpanjali, Swamishri sprayed colored water on Shri Harikrishna Maharaj. Thereafter, the balaks, one by one, were sprayed with the sanctified water. The entire atmosphere reverberated with the joy of the balaks, giving them memories to last a lifetime.


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