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Swamishri performs the kalash vidhi

Swamishri performs the kalash vidhi

Vadils perform a drama during the evening assembly

Swamishri blesses the evening assembly


Thursday, August 5, 2004

    To begin the inauguration of the second traditional Hindu Mandir in America, Swamishri performed the Prasad Pravesh, or the first official entry into the mandir, and kalash vidhi after completing his morning puja. The kalash is the pinnacle of the mandir, and it symbolizes the spiritual height one can attain as they become more attached to God and His Saint.

    People unfortunately become attached to many different things: personal belongings, places, relatives, friends, etc. But scriptures such as the Vachnamrut explain to us that if people become too engrossed in the world, their souls will still continue to pass through the cycle of births and deaths. But, if one completely attaches oneself to God and His Saint one will attain ultimate liberation. The Midwest Satsang mandal took a deeper look into how to help devotees and aspirants cultivate attachment only for God and His Saint throughout the day.

    Pujya Ghanshyamcharan Swami explained Vachnamrut, Gadhada II - 54, and described the methods to become closer to the present Satpurush, Pramukh Swami Maharaj. Pujya Viveksagar Swami detailed how one can become closer to God by performing yagnas according to the Bhagvad Gita. Before Swamishri's blessings, the vadil mandal performed a drama on Dada Khachar's high level of sacrifice for God and His bhaktas. Finally, Swamishri praised Dada Khachar's faith in and sacrifice for Bhagwan Swaminarayan. He said that according to Vachnamrut Loya 3, what can a devotee who has great faith not do for God and His Saint? He also stated that must realize God's greatness and do everything in one's capability to please Him.

    Finally, during Swamishri's blessings, he stated the importance of keeping faith and explained how to maintain peace of mind. In the end, he conveyed that the ultimate goal of life is to become Aksharrup and worship Purushottam. After the conclusion of his blessings, Swamishri granted sameep darshan to all devotees.




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