Various festivals and days of celebration are observed throughout each year. The meaning and significance of the occasions is provided on this section.
In the third Vachanamrut of Gadhada First Section, Lord Shree Swaminarayan says that even a person who can incessantly visualise God’s murti must remember the various events performed by God and retain memories of them all. This is necessary because, if the murti of God is forgotten during one’s last moments, the memories of the celebrations will remind that person of God’s murti and then, that soul can attain salvation.
Lord Shree Swaminarayan adds, “It is for this reason that I arrange magnificent celebrations and annually celebrate the festivals of Janmashtami, Ekadashi etc., during which I invite the brahmacharis, sadhus and disciples. Even a sinful soul can attain God’s divine abode, if he remembers these, during his last moments.”