Swamishri's daily routine in Sarangpur
included darshan, puja, morning assembly, meetings and pradakshina
at Yagnapurush Smruti Mandir. During breakfast, lunch and dinner
various sadhus presented and performed speeches and debates
- 16 March
2003 (V.S. 2059, Fagan sud 13) Sunday, Gandhinagar, Sarangpur
At 5.30 p.m., Swamishri
departed from Gandhinagar and arrived in Sarangpur at 7.50
p.m. The students of 'Pramukh Swami Vidya Mandir' played the
band and welcomed Swamishri at the Yagnapurush Smruti Mandir.
After Thakorji's darshan, Swamishri attended the welcoming
- 17 March
2003 (V.S. 2059, Fagan sud 15) Monday, Sarangpur
This morning, an assembly
to celebrate the 174th birth anniversary of Bhagatji Maharaj
was held. Pujya Bhaktavatsal Swami, Pujya Tyagvallabh Swami,
Pujya Bhaktipriya Swami (Kothari Swami) and Pujya Balmukund
Swami spoke about the glory of Bhagatji Maharaj. Finally,
Swamishri elaborated upon the divinity that Bhagatji Maharaj
had in Gunatitanand Swami when he asked him about the 64 pilgrim
places. Swamishri also mentioned the incident about Bhagatji
Maharaj's service in offering four bucketfuls of water to
each of the 300 mango trees in Maliya Hatina.
- 18 March
2003 (V.S. 2059, Fagan vad 1) Tuesday, Sarangpur; Pushpadolotsav
- After his puja
Swamishri inaugurated two video cassette publications
on the drama called 'Paksh' and 'Where is Pramukh Swami?'
He also inaugurated an audio cassette and CD publication
'Avsar Anandno' and two print publications 'Prasadam'
in Gujarati and 'Nilkanth Charitra' in Marathi language.
- At 9.45 a.m.,
the Fuldol festival commenced. Pujya Atmaswarup Swami
spoke on how Swamishri has 'colored' (transformed) the
lives of teenagers and youths, Pujya Viveksagar Swami
spoke about how Swamishri has 'colored' the lives of senior
devotees, Pujya Doctor Swami spoke about the glory of
Swamishri, Pujya Ishwarcharan Swami announced the 50th
anniversary celebration of BAPS Children's Activities
by citing incidents about how Yogiji Maharaj and Swamishri
have inspired and elevated the lives of children and Pujya
Mahant Swami explained how Swamishri has inspired devotion
in the lives of thousands of devotees. After the bhajan
'Yogi Aavo te rang mane shid lagadyo', Swamishri blessed
the assembly. He said, "By believing in the glory
and purity of God one will not become bound by the social,
business and political activities one performs... By abiding
in the commands of the Satpurush one becomes brahmrup.
Everyday one must strive to give up one swabhav (base
instincts), and in so doing one will become free from
March 2003 (V.S. 2059, Fagan vad 13) Sunday, Sarangpur; Kishore
At 10.30 a.m., Pujya
Viveksagar Swami spoke on the occasion of Kishore Day. The
kishores performed a traditional dance and a seminar was presented
by kishores of Tajpur on "The Necessity of Mandirs."
Thereafter the kishores of Botad performed a drama on 'Vajesinh
Darbar's Hookah.' Finally, Swamishri blessed the assembly.