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The sacred book of ethics. Its 212 spiritually potent verses in Sanskrit carry the essence of Hindu moral codes for everyday life...From the basics of hygiene, how to meditate, whom to honor, whose company to avoid, ... to the highest ideals of devotion. The Shikshapatri, originally written by Lord Swaminarayan on 11 February 1826 CE (Maha sud 5, 1882 VS), is read daily by the Swaminarayan devotees. Apart from practical spiritual guidance, it provides guidelines on every aspect of life - familial, financial, managerial, social, ecological, and even health and hygiene.

A pictorial presentation of selected verses from the Shikshapatri - a code of do's and dont's by Lord Swaminarayan - for Children.


Shikshapatri Bhavan:- where Lord Swaminarayan Wrote the Shikshapatri in Vadtal Mandir



Glory of Shikshapatri

Those who shall observe strictly the rules of ethics as prescribed shall derive happiness here and hereafter,
and those who wantonly transgress them and behave willfully
shall suffer great distress here and in the life hereafter."
Shloka: 8, 9

"I have collected the quintessence of all the scriptures
and written this Shikshapatri,
which is the giver of the highest desired fruits to mankind.
Those who live by it shall be happy here and hereafter."
Shloka: 204


Essense of Shikshapatri

oneself with Brahman,
separate from the three bodies,
and eternally offer devotion to God."
Shloka: 116

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