The Sants and disciples of Bhuj held the Chaturmas Katha from Monday 10 to 14 September 2018
The 4 month period between Ashad sud ekadashi (Devshayni Ekadashi - usually falls around July) and Kartik sud ekadashi (Prabodhini Ekadashi - usually falls in October / November) is referred to as the Chaturmas. During this time, all disciples will take extra vows such as fasting, scripture recitals, meditation and other religious observances as described by Lord Swaminarayan in the Shikshapatri, sloks 76-78. The Adhik month is considered very auspicious and extra observances. One of the major observances taken is to attend religious discourses. To facilitate this important observance, special Chaturmas Katha (discourses) lasting for 5 days is held in all the major Mandirs of Maninagar Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan. During these discourses, scholarly Sants recite and explain passages from Gurudev Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa’s Sanskrit scripture, Shree Swaminarayanbapa Charitramrut Sagar.
The Sants and disciples of Bhuj held the Chaturmas Katha from Monday 10 to 14 September 2018. Sadguru Shree Jitendriyapriyadasji Swami eloquently recited episodes from Jeevanpran Shree Abji Bapashree’s divine biographical chapter of Shree Swaminarayanbapa Charitramrut Sagar. The setting of the assembly hall had been transformed into a village hut, very much like the home that Jeevanpran Bapashree lived in during his young age. Acharya Swamishree Maharaj reached Bhuj on Day 2 of the Chaturmas Katha, and bestowed divine blessings on the final two days.