- 6 May 2005
(V.S. 2061, Chaitra vad 13) Friday, Amdavad, Vidyanagar
At 11.10 am Swamishri
departed and reached Vidyanagar at 12.00 noon for the 4-day
13th Sant Shibir. The first shibir concluded on 10 May 2005.
- 11 May 2005
(V.S. 2061, Vaishakh sud 3) Wednesday, Vidyanagar; BAPS Chhatralay
About 300 selected students
of BAPS Chhatralays in Gujarat assembled for a three-day shibir.
Swamishri and senior sadhus blessed and guided the youths through
speeches and question-answer sessions.
- 15 May 2005
(V.S. 2061, Vaishakh sud 7) Sunday, Vidyanagar
15 to 19 May Swamishri
blessed the second Sant Shibir.
- 20 May 2005
(V.S. 2061, Vaishakh sud 11) Friday, Vidyanagar
From 20 to 23 May Swamishri
blessed the Bal Pravrutti Divya Sannidhi Parva.
Since the inception of the BAPS Children’s Forum (Bal
Mandal) by Yogiji Maharaj in 1954, today, through the inspiration
of Pramukh Swami Maharaj, it has grown to 3,020 bal mandals
and 2,200 balika mandals in India and abroad (total of 5,220
bal mandals). It has a membership of 100,000 children from standard
1 to 8. More then 75 sadhus and 7,500 male and female volunteers
are actively running the bal-balika mandals.
The main theme of the shibir was ‘Atmabuddhi’. On
the inaugural day a drama ‘Eva Santne Namu Hu Shish’
was presented by the volunteers. Swamishri addressed the volunteers
in this respect, “Today, you have arrived for the shibir.
You have come to consolidate your personal glory for God and
His Sadhu, faith in them, atmabuddhi in them and to become brahmarup
and make this your last birth. Gunatitanand Swami has said,
‘We have got this birth to become akshar-rup and worship
Purushottam.’ This birth will be worthwhile only when
we offer devotion to God, listen to discourses of His glory
and do satsang… to become free of material desires and
bhakti to God. Yogiji Maharaj established the bal, kishore,
yuvak and mahila mandals. Without the Gunatit Sadhu it is not
possible to become brahmarup because one is engrossed in worldly
During the three-day programme Swamishri and the senior sadhus
addressed 100 sadhus and 650 male and female volunteers, there
were question-answer and interactive sessions with Swamishri,
dramas and a celebration of Swamishri’s 55th Pramukh Varni
Din on 21 May.
- 23 May 2005
(V.S. 2061, Vaishakh sud 15) Monday, Vidyanagar, Bhavnagar
At 5.25 pm Swamishri
departed from Vidyanagar and reached Bhavnagar at 8.05 pm.