Historical Timeline
     
Inspirator: His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree Purushottampriyadasji Maharaj
   
   
Historical Timeline - Part 3  
Acharya Swamishree  

Samvat 1998 Adhik Jeth Sud 13 (28th May 1942) - Acharya Shree Purushottampriyadasji Swamishree gave darshan upon this earth in Bharasar, Kutch.

Samvat 1998 Aaso Vad 11, Tuesday 3rd November 1942 -  Sadguru Swamishree entrusts the sovereignty of Shree Swaminarayan Gadi to Jeevanpran Swamibapa  

Samvat 1998 Aso Vad 11, Tuesday 3rd November 1942 - Shree Ishwarcharandasji Swamibapa entrusted Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa with the key to aatyantik moksha and appointed him as the leader of the entire Swaminarayan religion. Hence, Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa was made Acharya of Shree Swaminarayan Gadi.

Samvat 1998 Aso Vad Amas at night (Sunday 8th November 1942 at 11 p.m.), the Diwali festival, Sadguru Shree Ishwarcharandasji Swamibapa withdrew his human darshan.

The original Temple in Maninagar  

The original Temple in Maninagar.

Samvat 1999 Shravan Vad 5 (Friday 20th August 1943), On this auspicious day Jeevanpran Swamibapa arrived at Maninagar and stayed in the temple.

The  Murtis of Shree Sahajanand Swami Maharaj and Shree Abji Bapashree were installed in the original temple building  by Jeevapran Swamibapa.

Jeevanpran Swamibapa ceremonially installed the divine Murtis of Shree Ghanshyam Maharaj, Jeevanpran Bapashree etc. in Shree Swaminarayan Temple, Maninagar.  

Samvat 2000 Fagan Sud 3 (Saturday 26th February 1944), in accordance with the Vedic rituals, Jeevanpran Swamibapa ceremonially installed the divine Murtis of Shree Ghanshyam Maharaj and Jeevanpran Bapashree in Shree Swaminarayan Temple, Maninagar.

Swamibapa in meditation  

Samvat 2000 (C.E. 1944), Jeevanpran Swamibapa sat in continuous meditation in the temple, in front of Shree Ghanshyam Maharaj. After 12 days had passed, Shree Ghanshyam Maharaj - Lord Shree Swaminarayan Himself descended from the sinhasan and came to Jeevanpran Swamibapa.

Samvat 2001 (Kartak Vad 11, Saturday 11th November 1944), Jeevanpran Swamibapa once again sat in continuous meditation for 31 days.

Jeevanpran Swamibapa commenced the Sadguru-din commemorations, which are held on each Amas (last day of the lunar month). On this day, one is taught the manner of performing meditation, how to instil the Murti of the Lord into oneself, etc. In this manner, to impart spiritual knowledge, a grand ceremony of meditation and spiritual learning is held each month.

Swamibapa Vicharan  

Samvat 2002 (Vaishakh Vad Amas, Thursday 30th May 1946), Jeevanpran Swamibapa  established Shree Swaminarayan Siddhant Sajivan Mandals in several villages in Kutch.

Samvat 2006 Kartik Sud 11 to 15 (Tuesday 1st to Saturday 5th November 1949) - Jeevanpran Swamibapa held the Centenary Celebration of Jeevanpran Bapashree in Kutch at the Chhatri site in Vrushpur.

Samvat 2007 (C.E. 1951) - Jeevanpran Swamibapa sat in continuous meditation for thirteen days at Shree Swaminarayan Temple, Kadi.

Jeevanpran Swamibapa took the revolutionary first step in the spreading of the Swaminarayan faith around the world by visiting Africa. Until then, no other Swaminarayan sant had set foot outside India.

Jeevanpran Swamibapa commenced the Sadguru-din commemorations, which are held on each Amas (last day of the lunar month). On this day, one is taught the manner of performing meditation, how to instil the Murti of the Lord into oneself etc, to ensure that the supreme  spiritual knowledge preached by Sadguru Swamishree was instilled into all the devotees.

Shree Swaminarayan Temple, Maninagar  

Samvat 2011 Fagan Sud 3 (Friday 25th February 1955) - Jeevanpran Swamibapa, ceremoniously installed the divine Murtis of Purna Purushottam Lord Shree Swaminarayan - Shree Ghanshyam Maharaj, Shree Harikrishna Maharaj, Shree Sahajanand Swami Maharaj, Jeevanpran Bapashree etc. in the new and intricately carved temple, in Maninagar.

     
Suvarna Tula  

Samvat 2013 Bhadarva Vad Amas (Monday 23rd September 1957) - 50th  Anniversary of Jeevanpran Swamibapa's manifestation on this Earth. To mark this auspicious occasion, a huge festival, the Suvarna Jayanti (Golden Jubilee) Mahotsav was held in Maninagar. Jeevanpran Swamibapa was seated upon a magnificently decorated elephant and a procession was held throughout the major streets of Ahmedabad. Jeevanpran Swamibapa was weighed against gold. This gold was then used for the welfare of the society at large. Hence, schools, colleges, hospitals etc. were founded from the proceeds of the Mahotsav. Additionally, the Suvarna Jayanti Mahotsav Smarak Trust was established and amongst other institutions Shree Swaminarayan Arts and Science Colleges in Ahmedabad were inaugurated.

In Samvat 2014 Kartik Sud 12 (Monday 4th November 1957) - the Akhil Bharat Sadhu Samaj was held in Ahmedabad and Jeevanpran Swamibapa was designated the chairman.

 

Samvat 2028 Posh Sud 2, Sunday 19th December 1971 - Jeevanpran Swamibapa begins his 61 days of continuous meditation which was completed on Fagan Sud 3 (Samvat 2028, Thursday 17th February 1972).

     
Jeevanpran Swamibapa performing the first aarti to Lord Shree Swaminarayan and Jeevanpran Bapashree enthroned on  Shree Swaminarayan Gadi  

Samvat 2028 Bhadarva Vad Amas (Saturday 7th October 1972) - Jeevanpran Swamibapa gives a physical embodiment to the Gadi of Lord Shree Swaminarayan - Shree Swaminarayan Gadi.

     
Jeevanpran Swamibapa hands the helm of the satsang to Acharya Swamishree  

Samvat 2035 (CE 1979) - His Holiness Jeevanpran Swamibapa nominated Shree Purushottampriyadasji Swami as His successor and entrusted him with the key to aatyantik moksha. Thus Shree Purushottampriyadasji Swamishree became Acharya of Shree Swaminarayan Gadi.

Jeevanpran Swamibapa and Acharya Swamishree  

Samvat 2035 (30th August, 1979) -  Jeevanpran Swamibapa's third tour to the United Kingdom. It was during this visit that Jeevanpran Swamibapa ceased to give darshan in a human state. This episode of Swamibapa's leela occurred in Bolton, Manchester. Jeevanpran Swamibapa's murti was taken to Maninagar where His Holiness Acharya Swamishree performed the agnisanskar vidhi (cremation ceremony). At the exact space where this took place, Acharya Swamishree instigated the creation of Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Smruti Mandir.

Smruti Mandir  

Samvat 2047 (7th October, 1991) -  His Holiness Acharya Swamishree performed the opening of the magnificent Swamibapa Smruti Mandir at Godasar, Ahmedabad. This Memorial to Gurudev Swamibapa was opened in the presence of Dr Shankardayal Sharma (President of India). 

Jeevanpran Bapashree  

Samvat 2051 (CE 1994) -  This year marked 150 years since Jeevanpran Shree Abji Bapashree gave darshan upon this earth. To mark this ocassion, His Holiness Acharya Swamishree celebrated the Sat Suvarna Mahotsav at Maninagar.

   

Samvat 2053 (CE 1997) -  The Rajat Mahotsav of Shree Swaminarayan Gadi (a festival marking 25 years since Jeevanpran Swamibapa gave Shree Swaminarayan Gadi a physical embodiment) was held in Maninagar. Acharya Swamishree opened the newly re-built Shree Ishwar Sadvidyashram (Swaminarayan Boarding). His Holiness Acharya Swamishree initiated the celebrations of  Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Satabdi, a magnificent 10 year long festival commemorating the divine leela of Swamibapa. It will culminate with a magnanimous festival in the year 2007.

 
 
 
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