The Sants and disciples of Maninagar held the Chaturmas Katha for nine days, from Sunday 29 August to Monday 6 September 2021.
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 several 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 Maninagar held the Chaturmas Katha for nine days, from Sunday 29 August to Monday 6 September 2021. The Mahant of Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Maninagar, Sadguru Shastri Shree Bhagwatpriyadasji Swami eloquently recited episodes from Shree Swaminarayanbapa Charitramrut Sagar. The final day, Monday 6 September 2021, was also observed as Shree Sadguru Din. Recitals of Shree Vachanamrut Rahasyarth Pradeepika Tika, Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Granth and Shree Abji Bapashree ni Vato were also conducted during this 9 day period. Acharya Swamiji Maharaj bestowed divine blessings during several of these special assemblies.