Inspirator: His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree Purushottampriyadasji Maharaj
Madhapur Mahotsav - Day 4  
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The concluding ceremony of the scripture recital of Shree Rahasyarth Pradipika Tika sah Vachanamrut was held on the fourth day of the festival. Disciples, on whose behalf the recitals had been held, brought gifts to offer at the lotus feet of the Lord.

In His divine blessings, Acharya Swamishree said:

  • Lord Shree Swaminarayan has mercifully bestowed us with the supreme scripture of nectar, His divine words. This sacred scripture is akin to a supreme site of pilgrimage because it is from here that the eternal bliss is attained. Such is the unsurpassed grandeur of this auspicious scripture. Jeevanpran Bapashree has blessed this sacred scripture; whoever listens to this magnificent scripture with faith and sincerity, without doubt, attains absolute salvation (aatyantik moksh).

  • The words of the Lord are deep and meaningful. Only the Lord Himself can explain the true meanings of His own words. This is indicated by Sadguru Shree Sukhanand Swami, who was regarded as being the Lord’s scribe. Even Shree Sukhanand Swami confessed, ‘I lived with the Lord and wrote down everything that He said. However, I was still not able to fully comprehend what His words truly meant. It is only when I am learning the philosophy from Shree Gopalanand Swami that I am able to discern the facts as God intended.’ By giving darshan as Jeevanpran Bapashree and creating the Rahasyarth Pradipika Tika on the Vachanamrut scripture, Lord Swaminarayan has given the opportunity to His true disciples, to understand His philosophy, as He intended.

  • The eternal home of Lord Shree Swaminarayan is Shree Swaminarayan Gadi. It is here that the supreme tenets of Lord Shree Swaminarayan are preserved and protected in an unadulterated form; in the exact same manner that the merciful Lord Shree Swaminarayan has intended. All that remains is for His children to take resort at Shree Swaminarayan Gadi, i.e. take refuge at His lotus feet, and partake in drinking His divine nectar.

During the afternoon of the fourth day of the festival, a grand procession was held from the outskirts of the village. Despite the intense heat, the sants and disciples were eager to be a part of this procession, aimed to disseminate the divine teachings of the Lord about morality, peace, tolerance, compassion and universal brotherhood, to all the villagers of Madhapur. The Madhapur Music Band led the procession. Men, dressed in various different comical costumes brought humour to the crowds. Young ladies, danced elegantly to devotional music throughout the procession, and in this manner, showed their heartfelt love towards the Lord. The crowd were truly amazed by the various different chariots and floats made by Swamibapa’s sants, upon which presided, Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa, and Acharya Swamishree, together with senior sants. For the people living in Madhapur, the spectacle that they witnessed today was truly an event that they will remember for the rest of their lives.

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