Historical Timeline
     
Inspirator: His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree Purushottampriyadasji Maharaj
   
   
Historical Timeline - Part 2  
Sadguru Shree Gopalanand Swami  

Samvat 1837 Maha Sud 8 (Monday 1781) - Sadguru Shree Gopalanand Swami manifested in the village of Todla near the town of Idar. His name before he took initiation as a sant, was Khushal Bhatt.

Samvat 1864 Kartik Vad 8 (Sunday 22nd November 1807) - Khushal Bhatt was initiated as a sant and named 'Shree Gopalanand Swami' by Lord Swaminarayan.

Lord Shree Swaminarayan places the hands of both Shree Ayodhyaprasadji Maharaj and Shree Raghuvirji Maharaj into the hands of Shree Gopalanand Swami. In this manner, the Lord Himself entrusted the sovereignty of the entire Satsang to Shree Gopalanand Swami  

Lord Shree Swaminarayan places the hands of both Shree Ayodhyaprasadji Maharaj and Shree Raghuvirji Maharaj into the hands of Shree Gopalanand Swami. In this manner, the Lord Himself entrusted the sovereignty of the entire Satsang to Shree Gopalanand Swami

"Shree Gopalanand Swami is My Sankalp-swaroop. Therefore, I command you all to live according to his will. In our Sampraday, he is the greatest of all. Therefore, I am handing the responsibility of this Satsang to him. If you remain under his authority, and remain vigilant that his every command is My decree, there is no doubt that you will attain My abode and experience the bliss of My Murti."

Lord Shree Swaminarayan had said, "Sadguru Shree Gopalanand Swami is the supreme head of the entire Sampraday and superior to all. I Myself will work through him and will remain present and perceptible in the Satsang forever."

Sadguru Shree Nirgundasji Swamibapa  

Samvat 1873 (CE 1817) -  Sadguru Shree Nirgundasji Swamibapa manifested upon this earth in the village of Chuda.

Sadguru Shree Gopalanand Swami entrusts the helm of the Satsang to Sadguru Shree Nirgundasji Swami  

Samvat 1885 (CE 1829) - Lord Swaminarayan entrusted Sadguru Shree Gopalanand Swamibapa with the key to aatyantik moksha and appointed him as the leader of the entire Swaminarayan religion. Hence, Shree Gopalanand Swamibapa was made Acharya of Shree Swaminarayan Gadi.

Samvat 1886 Jeth Sud 10 (Tuesday 1st June 1830) - Purna Purushottam Lord Shree Swaminarayan decided to renounce His human form, in the village of Gadhada. He gave darshan in a human form for forty-nine years, two months and one day.

Samvat 1908 Vaishakh Vad 5, Sadguru Shree Gopalanand Swami withdrew his human darshan   by his own will (at an age of 71 years, 3 months and 12 days).

Lord Shree Swaminarayan gives His divine darshan to Devuba and then immediately assumes the form of the baby Abji  Bapashree  

Lord Shree Swaminarayan gives His divine darshan to Devuba and then immediately assumes the form of the baby Abji  Bapashree.

Purna Purushottam Lord Shree Swaminarayan departed from this earth in Samvat 1886. Exactly fifteen years later, in Samvat 1901 Kartik Sud 11 (Monday 20th November 1849), the Shreeji-sankalp-murti, Prasiddh Swasiddh Shree Abji Bapashree manifested in the village of Vrushpur.

In his childhood, Jeevanpran Bapashree had memorised 1100 kirtans, each of four cantos.

Sadguru Shree Ishwarcharandasji Swamibapa  

Sadguru Shree Gopalanand Swami departed from the earth in Samvat 1908, and exactly fifteen years later, in Samvat 1923, Nidar Siddhantvadi Shree Ishwarcharandasji Swami manifested in the village of Aslali, in the Gujarat state.

Samvat 1923 (1867) - Sadguru Shree Ishwarcharandasji Swamibapa gave darshan upon this earth in the village of Aslali.

In Samvat 1946, Sadguru Shree Nirgundasji Swami initiated Shree Ishwarcharandasji Swami as a sant.

In Samvat 1948 Aso Sud 1, Sadguru Shree Nirgundasji Swami withdrew his human darshan, in Ahmedabad.

Samvat 1976 Shravan Vad 8, Monday 6th September 1920 - Jeevanpran Bapashree established the Satsang Mahasabha and appointed Sadguru Shree Ishwarcharandasji Swami as its head.

Jeevanpran Bapashree and Nidar Siddhantvadi Sadguru Shree Ishwarcharandasji Swami were renowned within the Satsang. Many sants and disciples experienced that the key to eternal  salvation (aatyantik-moksh) exists with them and therefore, those who wish to attain salvation whilst in this very life, should resort to their shelter.

Samvat 1984 Ashadh Sud 5 (Friday 22nd June 1928) - Jeevanpran Bapashree, by his own will, withdrew his human darshan.

During His divine ordination in Akshardham Lord Shree Swaminarayan revealed to His Muktas that he would give darshan upon this earth for 125 years. However, after giving darshan for just over 49 years, He withdrew His human darshan. By manifesting as Jeevanpran Bapashree, Lord Shree Swaminarayan fulfilled His intention to give darshan for 125 years.

Sadguru Shree Nirgundasji Swami places the hand of Shree Ishwarcharandasji Swami in that of Jeevanpran Bapashree  

Sadguru Shree Nirgundasji Swami placed Sadguru Shree Ishwarcharandasji Swami's hand in the hands of Jeevanpran Bapashree and said, "Oh Jeevanpran! I entrust him to you." Jeevanpran Bapashree replied, "Swami! He is already mine. He is extremely great and powerful. Like you, he gives darshan here by the will of Shreejimaharaj. Just as you have looked after the Karan Satsang, he too will take great care of it. Through him, many great tasks will be accomplished in the Satsang. He is just as able and powerful as Sadguru Shree Gopalanand Swami. He will perform great deeds as Sadguru Shree Gopalanand Swami did."

Lord Shree Swaminarayan gives darshan to Ichchhaba and then assumes the form of the delightful baby Swamibapa  

Samvat 1963 Bhadarva Vad Amas (Monday 7th October 1907) - Adya Acharya-pravar of Shree Swaminarayan Gadi, Dharma-dhurandhar, Sanatandharma-samrat Shree Muktajeevan  Swamibapa manifested upon the earth. His name prior to initiation as a sant was Purushottambhai.

Fifteen years after Sadguru Shree Nirgundasji Swami withdrew his human darshan Jeevanpran Swamibapa manifested upon this Earth. Such a 15 years gap is seen throughout our Guru-parampara.

Jeevanpran Swamibapa narrating the Bhaktachintamani scripture in the temple  

Jeevanpran Swamibapa narrating the Bhaktachintamani scripture in the temple.

Sadguru Swamishree initiates Jeevanpran Swamibapa into the sant fraternity  

Sadguru Swamishree initiates Jeevanpran Swamibapa into the sant fraternity.

Jeevanpran Swamibapa explaining the true interpretations of the scriptures at the assembly of scholars, thus protecting the teachings of Jeevanpran Bapashree  

Jeevanpran Swamibapa explaining the true interpretations of the scriptures at the assembly of scholars, thus protecting the teachings of Jeevanpran Bapashree.

At the age of eight, Lord Shree Swaminarayan attended the debate of scholars in Kashi, and explained His Vishishtadwait philosophy. Just over eight years after receiving initiation as a sant, Jeevanpran Swamibapa debated in this assembly and expounded the true supremacy and principles of Lord Shree Swaminarayan.

Sadguru Swamishree and Jeevanpran Swamibapa laying the foundation stone of Shree Swaminarayan Temple Maninagar - the headquarters of the Karan Satsang  

Samvat 1998 Magshar Sud 15, Wednesday 3rd December 1941 - Foundation stone of Shree Swaminarayan Temple, Maninagar - the headquarters of the Karan Satsang are laid by Sadguru Swamishree, together with Sadguru Shree Vrundavandasji Swami and Jeevanpran Swamibapa.

Lord Shree Swaminarayan held an assembly at the exact site where Shree Swaminarayan Temple Maninagar is situated. The Lord forecasted that He would come here in the future and remain here for all eternity.

 
 
 
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