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Jaljilani (Parivartni) Ekadashi
13th Sept 2016
On the day of Parivartni Ekadashi, Bhagwan continues to rest for the period of monsoon in the middle of the ocean on the head of Shesh Narayan until Kartik Sud Prabodhini Ekadashi. This day carries great importance for those who observe their Vrat accordingly, as it is a day to wash away one’s sins. ‘Parivartini’ means ‘of change’ and represents the time when Shesh-Shayi Narayan (for...
5th Sep 2016
Lord Swaminarayan instructs His followers in the 84th verse of the Shikshapatri to offer obeisance to Vishnu, Shiva, Ganapati, Parvati and the Sun. Shatanand Swami honoured Him in the 77th mantra of the Janamangal Namavali (Aum Panchayatan-Sanmanaay Namah) which highlights the Shikshapatri verse. In the 127th verse of the Shikshapatri, Lord Swaminarayan instructs the Acharyas (Spiritual heads of ...
21st July 2016
This festivals is celebrated yearly during the Chaturmass (Monsoon Season) between Ashadh and Shravan (July - August). A “Hindolo” is a swing. A Chal (Mobile) murti of HariKrishna Maharaj, known fondly as “Lalji” (A childhood form of Bhagwan Swaminarayan), is placed in the Hindolo. The arrival of these festivities usher a new wave of devotion within the hearts of the Devotees. For the wh...
15th July 2016
Chaturmaas 2016 Niyams by Bhuj Saints for all Devotees: Prayer to the Lord prior to taking Niyam: 'Oh lord! (or Swami!) - Please give me strength and courage so that i may able to follow my chosen niyam. Confide in the saints of which niyam you are taking and request them to remind you frequently about your niyam. Oh Lord! with your grace, I will - Do 5 extara malas (Chanting of the maha ma...