Thursday 21 September 2023 | Bhadarva Sud 6, Samvat 2079

Thu 21 Sep 2023

Prabodhini Ekadashi

Prabodhini Ekadashi ( Kartik Sud Ekadashi) is the day when chaturmas comes to an end. The extra observances taken by all disciples conclude on this day. This auspicious day fell on Sunday, 22nd November 2015.

Kartik Sud Ekadashi is considered the most important ekadashi of the year because for disciples of Shree Swaminarayan Gadi six great historical events occurred on this day.

  • In the year Samvat 1796, Lord Swaminarayan's father, Dharmadev was born in the village of Itar.
  • In the year Samvat 1857 in the village of Piplana, Sadguru Shree Ramanand Swami initiated Shree Nilkanthvarni as a Sant.
  • In Samvat 1858, Sadguru Shree Ramanand Swami handed over the helm of the religion to Shree Sahajanand Swami Maharaj.
    Lord Swaminarayan became seated upon His divine throne, Shree Swaminarayan Gadi.
  • Jeevanpran Shree Abji Bapashree, gave darshan upon this earth today in the year Samvat 1901 in the village of Vrushpur.
  • Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa, took initiation as a Sant from His gurudev Sadguru Shree Ishwarcharan Swamibapa.

Due to the significance of this day, a 2-hour continuous dhoon was held in Nairobi in presence of sants and devotees. This was performed with great zeal as it was a rare opportunity for the devotees to celebrate this day in presence of sant mandal. This was followed by Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa's divine blessings, Jeevanpran Shree Abji Bapashree pragatya aarti and poojan to Lord Swaminarayan.

Panchajiri Prasad was distributed to all who gathered to celebrate this auspicious day.