Friday 24 March 2023 | Chaitra Sud 3, Samvat 2079
Fri 24 Mar 2023
The auspicious occasion of Prabhodhini Ekadashi (Kartik Sud Ekadashi, Samvat 2063) fell on Thursday 2nd November 2006. The disciples of London, UK, had the privilege of celebrating this special day in the divine presence of Acharya Swamishree.
The auspicious occasion of Prabhodhini Ekadashi (Kartik Sud Ekadashi, Samvat 2063) fell on Thursday 2nd November 2006. The disciples of London, UK, had the privilege of celebrating this special day in the divine presence of Acharya Swamishree. This particular Ekadashi is especially significant in the Karan Satsang; five anniversaries fall on this day, namely:
This was the first time in over twenty years that Acharya Swamishree had celebrated Prabhodhini Ekadashi in London, and befittingly, He had inspired a special surprise for His disciples. The curtains, which had been drawn to veil the secret that the sants has meticulously prepared, were opened to rapturous applause as everyone had the divine, unique darshan of Jeevanpran Shree Abji Bapashree presiding in a golden Tula (sacred weighing scales).
His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree then conducted the Tula ceremony during which Jeevanpran Bapashree was weighed in turn against flowers, sugar, beetle nuts, coconuts, and finally pure gold. Acharya Swamishree rotated the scales during each weighing, ensuring that every single sant and disciple received this unforgettable darshan.
Acharya Swamishree then offered cake to the supreme Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa and Jeevanpran Bapashree, before He and the sants performed aarti. All the disciples then had the privilege of performing aarti to Jeevanpran Bapashree whilst He continued to bestow this unique darshan. The evening’s event concluded with everyone taking prasad.
Acharya Shree Jitendriyapriyadasji Swamiji Maharaj is the current spiritual leader of Maninagar Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan. He is the heir to Acharya Shree Purushottampriyadasji Swamishree Maharaj, and sixth in the lineage of ascetic Acharyas, which descends directly from Lord Shree Swaminarayan.