What is Chaturmas?

The Shravan month falls within the auspicious Chaturmas. The 4 month period between Ashad sud ekadashi (usually falls around July) and Kartik sud ekadashi (October / November) is referred to as the Chaturmas, literally, 4 months.


What do you have to do?

  1. Decide which of the niyams you want to do, to please the Lord. Remember this is a promise to God; for the next 4 months, you will do this each day to please Him. So you should not promise something that you cannot achieve.
  2. Either download the form and write your niyams OR Fill in the form below and you will be able to download and print your niyams.
  3. The night before or on the first day of the start of Chaturmas, read the letter in front of God in the Mandir.

Enter your Chaturmas Niyams in the form below

Oh merciful Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa and Acharya Swamishree!

Today, Ashad Sud Ekadashi, is the auspicious day when we, Your loving children, make a promise to You that we will perform additional devotional tasks during the forthcoming Chaturmas. We perform these for the sole purpose of
pleasing You.

Dear Lord! Shower me with Your divine grace and provide me with the strength, so that I can fulfil the promise that I
make to You today. Without Your divine mercy, that would be impossible.

The additional vows that I wish to take are as follows: