Inspirator: His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree Purushottampriyadasji Maharaj
Special Discourses held in Maninagar during the Adhik Maas  


As the Hindu calendar is based around the lunar cycle, a difference of 10-11 days occurs between the lunar and solar years. When this accumulated difference exceeds 29 days, every 3 years, an adjustment is made with an extra month, the Adhik (extra), or Purushottam Maas. The extra month carries the name of the next month. This year was such a year, during which there was an additional month (Adhik Maas). There were two Jeth months, the first being the additional Jeth month.

The Adhik month is considered very auspicious and extra observances, vrat are taken. One of the major vrats taken is to attend religious discourses and to facilitate this important observance, special Adhik Maas Katha lasting for 5 days is held in all the major Temples of Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan.

In Maninagar, the special discourses were held from 11 to 15 June 2007 in the presence of His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree. The Mahant of Shree Swaminarayan Temple Maninagar, Sadguru Shashtri Shree Bhagwatpriyadasji Swami eloquently narrated the divine scripture written in Sanskrit by Jeevanpran Swamibapa, called Shree Swaminarayanbapa Charitramrut Sagar.

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