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HDH Pramukh Swami Maharaj's Vicharan

18 to 30 September, 2002
Sarangpur - Amdavad - Gandhinagar

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  • Amdavad (2 pages)
  • Gandhinagar (3 pages)
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    Swamishri's Itinerary
    September 2002  

    18 to 28:

    Sarangpur, Amdavad, Gandhinagar

    • 22 September 2002 (V.S.2058, Bhadarva vad 1) Sunday, Sarangpur
      In the evening assembly the students of 'Pramukh Swami Vidya Mandir' - a primary school, presented speeches in Sanskrit and Gujarati, a dance and a march and a drama depicting life in a gurukul. Finally, Swamishri addressed the assembly.

    • 24 September, 2002 (V.S. 2058, Bhadarva vad 3,) Tuesday, Sarangpur
      At 5.10 p.m., Swamishri got news of the terrorist attack in Akshardham monument, Gandhinagar. (For details see special report).

    • 25 September 2002 (V.S. 2058, Bhadarva vad 4) Wednesday, Sarangpur
      Pujya Shastriji Maharaj Shraddh festival was cancelled and instead prayer-assembly was held in honor of those who had died and were injured in the terrorist attack in Akshardham.

    • 26 September 2002 (V.S. 2058, Bhadarva vad 5),Thursday, Sarangpur
      Various dignitaries and leaders of different communities came to offer their condolences to Swamishri for the attack in Akshardham.
      The Defence Minister of India, Shri George Fernandes, arrived to offer his condolences.

    • 27 September 2002 (V.S. 2058, Bhadarva vad 5) Friday, Sarangpur
      Heads various of Muslim community came to meet Swamishri from Amdavad and offer their condolences and condemned the terrorist attack in Akshardham.

    • 29 September 2002 (V.S. 2058, Bhadarva vad 7) Saturday, Sarangpur, Amdavad, Gandhinagar
      • Swamishri arrived at 11.00 a.m. at the Civil Hospital in Amdavad and for 1.1/2 hrs individually blessed all the injured victims of the terrorist attack in Akshardham. (See detailed report.)
      • In the evening from 5.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m., a memorial assembly was held in the presence of Swamishri to pay tribute to all those who had died in the terrorist attack. (See detailed report).
    • 30 September 2002 (V.S. 2058, Bhadarva vad 8) Monday, Gandhinagar
      At 5.50 p.m., Swamishri visited the Civil Hospital in Gandhinagar and blessed the injured victims of the terrorist attack.
      Gems Swamishri :
    • No matter how much we may endeavor, but if one does not have the grace of God on the holy sadhu one does not attain success. (17 Sept 02)
    • God is great, whereas we are infinitesional. We cannot meet God through human effort, but only through God's grace. (17 Sept 02)
    • God's power is the greatest of all powers. Through His power our works are accomplished and we attain peace and happiness. (19 Sept 02)
    • God comes to dissolve our base nature, whereas our actions are such that they increase our base nature. (21 Sept 02)
    • One who does bad or evil things never hope benefits. God finds a solution to this for He is the dispenser of justice. (25 Sept 02)
    • Our principle is to live and let live. But an evil person's principle is to kill and live.
    • To live means to offer devotion to God, to help a person and to work for society, country and God (25 Sept 02)
      Spiritual Endeavors :

    To please Bhagwan Swaminarayan and Guru Pramukh Swami Maharaj children, youths and senior devotees perform austerities, pilgrimages or other devotional means. The spiritual endeavors performed by the devotees during Swamishri's visit to the local centers are congratulatory and worthy of recognition. It also reflects Swamishri's divinity for inspiring such spiritual efforts in children, teenagers and devotees.

    17 Sept Sarangpur

    • Four satsangi youths cycled from Kalol (Mehasana district) to Sarangpur. Eighty-two women devotees pilgrimaged on foot from Bhavnagar to Sarangpur for the good health of Swamishri and the completion of Bhavnagar Mandir at the earliest.

    21 Sept 2002, Sarangpur

    • Two youths pilgrimaged 150 km on foot from the village of Ras (Borsad district) to Sarangpur.
    • Two-hundred-and-fifty women and thirty-five men devotees pilgrimaged 11 km by foot from Botad to Sarangpur.
    • Fifty women devotes pilgrimaged 8 km by foot from Tajpur to Sarangpur
    • Five women devotees pilgrimaged 7 km on foot from Samadhiyala to Sarangpur
    • Five women devotees walked 2 km from Khambda to Sarangpur

    22 Sept 2002, Sarangpur

    • Sixty kishores pilgrimaged 11 km on foot from Botad to Sarangpur.

    23 Sept 2002, Sarangpur

    • Swamishri blessed five devotees who had pilgrimaged 110 km by foot from Dholka to Sarangpur.

    24 Sept 2002, Sarangpur

    • Eleven kishores had pilgrimaged 100 km by cycle from Jorawarnagar to Sarangpur.
    © 2002, Bochasanwasi Shree Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha, Swaminarayan Aksharpith