Dharampur Joshipura Manipura
The auspicious day that the supreme Lord Shree Swaminarayan chose for the inauguration of His sacred book of holy commandments, the Shikshapatri, was Vasant Panchmi, the official start of the Vasant – spring season.
Acharya Swamishree Maharaj travelled to the village of Dharampur for the celebrations on Monday 3rd February 2014, where He was ceremonially welcomed by the villagers.
The Shikshapatri Jayanti was celebrated on Tuesday 4th February. This is also the Patotsav day of the Lord who presides in Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Dharampur. Acharya Swamishree performed the Patotsav ceremony of the Lord, and then a recital of the Shikshapatri was performed by all the sants and disciples. Poojan to the Shikshapatri was also performed.
The next day, on Wednesday 5th February, Acharya Swamishree visited the nearby village of Joshipura, to perform the Patotsav ceremony there. From there, He travelled to Manipura, and performed the evening devotional rituals there.