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Shree Swaminarayan Jaynti

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Shree Swaminarayan Jaynti

Contrary to popular belief, Lorem Ipsum is not simply random text. It has roots in a piece of classical Latin literature from 45 BC, making it over 2000 years old. Richard McClintock, a Latin professor at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, looked up one of the more obscure Latin words, consectetur, from a Lorem Ipsum passage, and going through the cites of the word in classical literature, discovered the undoubtable source. Lorem Ipsum comes from sections 1.10.32 and 1.10.33 of “de Finibus Bonorum et Malorum” (The Extremes of Good and Evil) by Cicero, written in 45 BC. This book is a treatise on the theory of ethics, very popular during the Renaissance. The first line of Lorem Ipsum, “Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet..”, comes from a line in section 1.10.32.

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About

It was in the year 1954 when the first meeting of Satsangi was called at the Patel Brotherhood under the Chairmanship of Sheth Lalji Makanji Karania and it was decided to establish a branch of East Africa Satsang Swaminarayan Mandal. A gross sum of T.sh.

Maha-Shivratri

Mahashivratri Pujan And Maha rudra Abhisek:
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Thakarthali

Shree Swaminarayan Yuvak Mandal was formed on 17th February, 2013 in the presence of Brahmnisth Santo’s and Sunday was set as the day to do Sabha of Yuvak Mandal. Therefore every Sunday we have Yuvak Sabha’s and many Yuvak’s & Yuvati’s takes part in Sabha. Sabha contains many different activities i.e Prathna, Katha, Yuvak’s speech, Kirtan , Dhun , etc. Interactive activities such as presentations, Satsang quiz, Antakshri, and much are arranged during Sabha to motivate our Yuvak’s and Yuvati’s.

At present 150 Yuvak’s and Yuvati’s take part in every Sabha and get Satsang knowledge.SSYM is also trying to clean addictive /alcoholic habits from our youth.

Vision
Our youth should be strong Satsangi’s

Mission
To take out addictive habits from our youth (Vyasan Mukti)

Fuldoltsav

Significance:
Phalgun Sud Poonam marks the celebration of the Holi Festival. Various aspects of the festival of Holi make it significant to ones life. It may not be so apparent but analysing it reveals the significance of Holi in more ways than it meets the eyes. Festivals in Sanatan Dharma are to enjoy and be indulged in Devotion towards the Lord and get closer to Him. Ranging from religious to cultural significances, there is every reason why we must heartily enjoy this holy festival cherishing the reasons for its celebrations.

Religious Significance:
The Narad Puran and Bhavishya Puran entail the religious significance of this festival. According to these holy texts, Hiranyakshipu; a powerful demon considered himself as God out of his ego sought to be worshipped by all. To his great ire, his son Prahalad was a great devotee of Lord Vishnu. Hiranyakshyapu tried various methods to get him killed but he was always protected an unharmed. Having a boon to enter fire unscathed, aunty Holika assured her brother that she will be successful in killing Prahalad in fire with Prahlad on her lap. Shed paid the price for her sinister intentions when she burnt to death while Prahalad remained unharmed. Hence this day is celebrated as ‘Holika dahan’.

Cultural Significance:
The religious significance associated with Holi reassures Devotees of the power of the truth and the ultimate victory of good over evil. It also enlightens us that the Lord always protects His Devotees that truly surrender unto Him. Thus it helps us to be righteous and also believe in the virtue of being truthful. In todays modern society people resort to evil practices for gains torturing honest ones, hence this festival helps remember the virtues of truthfulness, righteousness and honesty to fight away evil. This festival is also celebrated during a time when people expect a good harvest due to the spring season giving them a chance to rejoice in thanking the Lord for His benedictions.

Ram Navmi & Swaminarayan Jayanti

On the day of Chaitra Sud Navmi, Samvat 1837, at 10.10pm, all the planets were at its usual positions and Vasant season was ongoing. It is in this circumstances that Almight Shree Swaminarayan Bhagwan was born to Bhaktidevi and Dharmapita inoder to uproot unrighteousness and establish Ekantik Dharma for the benefit of millions and millions of souls. On this very special day, all Satsangis should do an Upwaas. All Swaminarayan Mandirs worldwide carry out the Birthday aarti at about 10.10pm and then distrubute the prasadi of panchamrut and pinjaari.

On the same day in Tretayug, Shree Ramchandra Bhagwan was born to Kaushalyamaa and DashrathRaja at 12 noon. Therefore we should do the aarti of Bhagwan at 12 noon on Chaitra Sud Navmi. Swaminarayan Bhagwan has emphasised his followers to do the Ram Navmi Vrat in both Shikshapatri and Satsangi Jeevan.

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It was in the year 1954 when the first meeting of Satsangi was called at the Patel Brotherhood under the Chairmanship of Sheth Lalji Makanji Karania and it was decided to establish a branch of East Africa Satsang Swaminarayan Mandal. A gross sum of T.sh. 48,000/- was contributed by all present and the process of registering the organization and working on the constitution began right from there.

Land was chosen near the then RSPCA along Bagamoyo St. (now Morogoro Road) and the Mandal acquired a 40,000 sq.ft. plot. After the registration of our organization and acquisition of land, the next step was to build a Mandir. Khimji Ramji Patel chaired the building committee and with the help of Tapubhai P. Tank, building plans were prepared. On the auspicious day of Janmashtami of 1957 (19 Aug), the Chairman, Sheth Lalji Makanji Karania laid the foundation stone and M/s Patel Construction Co. Ltd. took up the building project. Acharyas of both Gadis (Diocese) blessed this herculean task and in a very short period, the Mandir took its full shape. The 3 murtis (Laxminarayan Dev, Narnarayan Dev & Ghanshyam Maharaj were brought from India while those of Ganpatiji and Hanumanji were brought from Nairobi (Kenya)

The moment all the Satsangi worked and waited for arrived. It was in December of 1958 (23-25), in the presence of P.P.Sg.Swami Aniruddhdasji and the Chief Priest from Mombasa Pandit Jatashankar Naranji Shukla, the Pran Pratishtha ceremony was performed. The total cost of construction including the murtis stood at T.sh. 80,238/- out of which the Directors of M/s Patel Construction Co. Ltd. wrote off T.sh. 45,000/- Mandir’s debt.