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HDH Pramukh Swami Maharaj's Vicharan

1 to 15 March, 2000
Ahmedabad - Himatnagar - Kishorepura - Himatpur
Khedbrahma - Gandhinagar

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  • Swamishri's Itinerary
    March 2000  

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    Ahmedabad, Himatnagar
    Himatnagar, kishorepura, Himatnagar
    Himatnagar, Himatpur, Khedbrahma
    Khedbrahma, Gandhinagar

    • 1 March, 2000 (Maha Vad 11, V.S. 2056) Wednesday, Ahmedabad
      In the evening Swamishri attended a special dramatic performance of 'Karna's Enigma', performed by the children and youth members of the Sanstha.
    • 2 March, 2000 (Maha Vad 11, V.S. 2056) Thursday, Ahmedabad
      In the evening assembly, Swamishri witnessed a beautifully choreographed 35 minute dance presentation, 'Sabrang', by children and youth members. During his blessings Swamishri said, "If one remembers God then one's mind will become calm and peaceful. You should study your very best, and do your homework properly. By studying well, you will be able to support your parents, serve society and the nation in the future. And by offering devotion to God you will be blessed with happiness and redemption…"
    • 4 March, 2000 (Maha Vad 12, V.S. 2056) Friday, Ahmedabad, Kishore Day
      • Prior to his morning puja, Swamishri was welcomed by kishores seated in a heart-shaped arrangement on the mandir grounds. To declare the Kishore Day Swamishri released a bunch of balloons.

      • In the evening assembly a drama presentation by kishores, 'Sabse Unchi Prem Sagai', depicted the healing love of a God communion sadhu.
    • 5 March, 2000 (Maha Vad 13, V.S. 2056) Sunday, Ahmedabad, Children's Day
      In the evening, members of the Children's forum performed an inspiring and impressive drama, 'Sare Jahase Accha'. It described how the tremendous potential in children could be brought out through the association of Satsang and blessings of Pramukh Swami Maharaj. More than 18,000 devotees had attended the evening program.
    • 7 March, 2000 (Fagan Sud 1, V.S. 2056) Tuesday, Himatnagar, Kishorepura, Himatnagar
      At 10.25 a.m., Swamishri arrived at Kishorepura village and performed the murti pratishtha at the newly built Swaminarayan Mandir.
    • 8 March, 2000 (Fagan Sud 2, V.S. 2056) Wednesday, Himatnagar, Himatpur, Himatnagar
      • Swamishri arrived at Himatpur at 10.30 a.m. and performed the murti pratishtha ceremony at the newly built Swaminarayan Mandir. After lunch, Swamishri left for Himatpur and arrived at Khedbrahma at 1.35 p.m.
      • In the evening assembly a group of tribal devotees sang a bhajan in the traditional tribal style.Swamishri then enquired about the musical instrument used by the tribal devotees and blessed them.
    • 9 March, 2000 (Fagan Sud 3, V.S. 2056) Khedbrahma, Gandhinagar
      • This morning Swamishri had a 102° fever. With the prevailing weakness and temperature Swamishri still suggested that he visit Modasa two days later. But at the suggestion of senior sadhus Swamishri agreed to return to Gandhinagar for treatment and complete rest.

      • At 5.40 p.m. Swamishri left Himatnagar and arrived at 7.05 p.m. in Gandhinagar for a total rest.
      Living with Swamishri :

    1 March, 2000 Ahmedabad

    • "The Joy of Shastriji Maharaj"
      Swamishri was in Ahmedabad. After having darshan of Yogiji Maharaj's murti in a shrine in the mandir pradikshana, a devotee asked Swamishri, "Bapa, there is so much joy on your face. What is the reason for this joy?"
      Swamishri replied spiritedly, "The joy of Shastriji Maharaj!"
      Swamishri's unbroken joy arises out of his profound realisation and attachment to Lord Swaminarayan and his guru.

    1 March, 2000 Ahmedabad

    • A Tulsi Plant:
      Yesterday, Swamishri was welcomed and honored with a pot of Tulsi plant during an inaugural function of an MRI machine at the Civil Hospital. This morning Swamishri asked a sadhu where he had placed the pot of Tulsi plant.
      "In your room," the sadhu replied.
      "See to it that it is planted in an appropriate place in the mandir grounds. They have presented it with great love and affection. And besides leaving the plant there it will dry up and die by itself."
      In the least overwhelmed by the presentation (Tulsi Plant) as a mark of honor, Swamishri's hallmark of care and affection is reflected by his appreciation and recognition of the officials' sentiments. Swamishri's care and concern that a plant should not dry up and die also shows his respect and love for the survival of plants.

    12 March, 2000 Gandhinagar Sunday Assembly

    • Despite physical weakness due to illness, Swamishri expressed a wish to go to the Sunday assembly this evening. When Swamishri entered the assembly, he was welcomed by thunderous clapping from the devotees. After Thakorji's darshan, Swamishri sat on a sofa and listened to the spiritual discourse for a half hour. When the discourse concluded at 7.30 p.m., Swamishri returned to his residence and said, "I have obeyed Yogiji Maharaj's instruction (by attending the Sunday assembly). We had the opportunity of having the darshan of the devotees and in pleasing them."
      Even in such a debilitated state Swamishri obeyed to the wish of Yogiji Maharaj by attending the Sunday discourse.
      Gems From Swamishri :
    • By washing two tons of soil one gets only a pinchful of pure gold, likewise, God and His holy sadhu discourse to thousands and only five become dedicated.

    © 1999, Bochasanwasi Shree Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha, Swaminarayan Aksharpith