6th January 2002 Day 2 - Sarvopari Shree Swaminarayan Mahamantra Dvisatabdi Mahotsav

 

 

Shangar Darshan

Hari Krishna MaharajJeevanpran BapashreeLord SwaminarayanJeevanpran SwamibapaSahajanand Swami

 

5:00am Mangla Aarti

Inside the temple students of the chatralay and devotees gathered to awaken the Lord and have the divine darsan of the first divine aarti of the day... Mangla Aarti.

The devotees firstly chanted "Swaminarayan Gadi, Swaminarayan", followed by "Swaminarayan Gadi, Jaya Ghanashyam" to awaken the Lord. As 5:30am drew near, the chanting grew louder and the rhythm increased.

At 5:30am the doors of the singhasan doors opened, and Ghanshyam Maharaj was beaming with tej .... His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree performed Mangla aarti,

"Oh Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa, how enchanting is your divine darshan...."

Shree Ghanshyam Maharaj, Shree Harikrishna Maharaj, Shree Sahajanand Swami Maharaj was adorned with a pale yellow scarf, pink warm top, red shawl, white surval, and white mojadi. Behind each Murti were sparkling lights, representing the divine tej emitting from the Lord. In front of the murtis had been placed a silver table with a silver kasyo with water, and a daatan in the right hand. Jeevanpran Bapashree was adorned with a red shawl, and a pale blue scarf around his paag. Jeevanpran Swamibapa was adorned with a pink shawl.

6:45am Hari Jap Yagna

His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree performed the start of the 4 day long Hari Jap Yagna, the ancient Hindu fire ceremony. The aim of this ceremony was to please the supreme Lord, so that peace is bestowed upon all humanity.

7:15am Shangar Aarti

The temple was full to the brim, worshippers were waiting outside for darshan. The worshippers waited impatiently for the doors of the singhasan doors to open. The Lord's divine darshan was incredible...

"Vah Re Vah Ghanshyam Prabhu.... Keva to tamara sundar ruda darshan, mara dildu chori lidhu"
"Vah Re Vah Ghanshyam Prabhu.... Your darshan is magnificent, you have stolen my heart"

Shree Ghanshyam Maharaj was adorned with a phool no mugat, gold kundal, cerise pink vaghas, phool na vaghas. In His right hand the Lord held a pale orange handkerchief, with a red rose. In the Lord's left hand was a golden punjo. He also had a silver walking stick.

His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree performed Shangar Aarti. Immediately after the prathana, Acharya Swamishree and the sants went to the Shree Swaminarayan Tower.

7:45 am - Swagat Yatra

All sants and devotees waited patiently at Shree Swaminarayan Tower for HDH Acharya Swamishree, in anticipation of His darshan.

Shree Muktajeevan Pipe Band saluted HDH Acharya Swamishree whilst He was being garlanded by the devotees on whose behalf the Vachnamrut Parayan recital was being held on this auspicious occasion. Aarti was performed..

The devotee hailed Ghanshyam Maharaj, Hari Krishna Maharaj, Sahajanand Swami, Bapashree, Sadgurus, Shree Swaminarayan Gadi na Adhya Acharya Pravar Dharmadurandar 1008 Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa.

The procession started at Shree Swaminarayan Tower. Followed by the sants and male devotees, the chariot and the ladies.

At the entrance of the Sabha Mandap, HDH Acharya Swamishree was lead towards the magnificent singhasan by the band, followed by the devotees offering parayan to Lord Swaminarayan. The Divine Akshardham ni Sabha, had gathered at the Lotus Feet of Lord Swaminarayan.

8:10am - Vachnamrut Parayan Recital

8:15am - Rajbhog Aarti

 

9:00am - Divine Morning Ashirwad

His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree's divine ashirwad;

"All the devotees of Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan from all around the world have been remembered ....."

"Vachnamrut Rahasyartha Pradipika Tika is the greatest scripture in the world.... If a parayan is done of this scripture along with the memory of the Lord, the reader can attain the murti of the Lord within six months....."

"In the Vachnamrut, it is written that if you control your mind, than you will be able to control your worldly deeds....."

"Krishnalal Acharya was the most learned scholar of his time in the entire Swaminarayan Sampraday. After studying the Vachnamrut Rahasyartha Pradeepika Tika he commented that he had never read a scripture which had been structured as questions and answers, enabling the reader to understand the topics of discussion easily.
Also, it had been written in the actual times of the Lord Swaminarayan and then the true meaning of each Vachnamrut is explained again by our beloved Jeevanpran Bapashree, when questioned by Shree Ishwarcharandasji Swami. The author of such a divine commentary must have come from Akshardham. He who has asked such questions must also have come from Akshardham."

"Our Guru Parampara is supreme,
Our Dham is Supreme,
The Sants here today are Supreme....."

"Lord Swaminarayan loves bhakti sangeet..... He is extremely happy with the performances last night by the sants and devotees....."

"To attain peace, it is important to help in sufferings of others by helping and caring for them, with unconditional love....."

"To please the Lord, you must live like a das (servant).....
You will not be able to live without him, and He will not want to be without you....."

"Remember the Lord with every breath you take, and worship Him at every second of every day, and then you will attain His Divine Murti....."

"prathana: O Lord, please give us the strength to do as you say, without a doubt...."

10:30am - Arrival of Guests

The Muktajeevan Pipe band welcomed the chief guests of today with the Indian National Anthem. The guests garlanded HDH Acharya Swamishree and then He garlanded each guest. The chief guests of the day were:

Social Justice and Empowerment, Central Cabinet Minister - Dr Satyanarayan Jatiya along with his wife Kalavati Jatiya

and

Management Consultant, Bombay - Professor Rushikumar Pandya inaugurated the "Ohm Shree Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa Bhagvate Namaha" CD

Other guests included:

Senior Advocate of Supreme Court - Shree Pravin Parekh
Judge of Income Tax Department, Athlate Tribunal Mumbai- Shree V. D. Vakharkar
President of Vishva Gujarati Parishad - Shree Krishnakant Vakharia
Secretary of Gujarat Law Society and Vice President of Gujarat Cricket Association - Shree Sodhirbhai Nanavati
Senior Advocate of Gujarat High Court - Shree K. M. Kaji
Public Prosecutor of Gujarat High Court - Shree Arunbhai Auja
Director of News (Incharge) Durdarshan, Ahmedabad - Shree Dhirajbhai Kakadia
Working President of India, Notree Association - Shree Dhireshbhai T. Shah
Senior Consultant - Shree Thakorbhai Amin

Thakorji Thaar (Lunch)

Churma na ladhu, Puri, Baateta nu shak, Kabooli chana nu shaak, Dal and Rice.

3:30pm Vachanamrut Parayan Recital

4:40pm - Divine Afternoon Ashirwad

His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree's divine ashirwad;

"It is very difficult to find the Supreme Lord,
Who so ever has found the Supreme Lord, the Avatar of all Avatari (Incarnator of all incarnations), are extremely fortunate.....
It is only Lord Swaminarayan who revealed the other Avatars within himself, no other Avatar has ever shown this power, this proves that He is
"Avatar na Avatari (Incarnator of all incarnations)"
After many births, souls that have done good deeds are brought together with the Lord and divine sants
.....
These fortunate souls can easily understand
T
he true supremacy of Lord Swaminarayan.....
That He is the doer of everything.....
He has the ability to read everyones minds and souls"

"You must obey the five commandments:
"Do not steal, do not take alcohol,
do not eat meat,
do not partake in adultery, do not consume anything which is
not suitable for consumption and do not make others eat it."

"Fortune in form of money is not going to be of any use in our next life,
If you use it to please the Lord, His blessing will bring you happiness in this world and eternal bliss thereafter....."

"Always do good deeds, but do not be proud of what you have done. Your inclination should always be that it is the Lord that has done the work though you ....."

4:40pm - Arrival of Guests

The Muktajeevan Pipe band welcomed the chief guests of today with the Indian National Anthem. The guests garlanded HDH Acharya Swamishree and then He garlanded each guest. The chief guests of the day were:

Executive director of Zydus Cadila Pharmaceuticals - Shree Ganeshbhai Nayak

Senior Vice President of Intas Pharmaceuticals - Shree P. G. Shotriya

Director of Stane Mark Pharmaceuticals - Shree Devangbhai

Managing Director of Aan Pharmaceuticals - Shree Ashwinbhai

Managing Director of Marrygold Remedies - Shree Dipakbhai Ganotra

Managing Director of Dial Pharmaceuticals - Shree Sanjaybhai Sheth

Managing Director of Sakat Diagnostic and blood bank - Shree Ketanbhai Patel

Pharmaceutical Consultant - Shree S. K. Bhan

 

6:45pm Hari Jap Yagna

His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree performed aarti at the Hari Jap peace yagna to conclude the day's yagna ceremony.

Thakorji Thaar (Evening Meal)

Khichdi and Kadhi

8:30pm Shayan Aarti

 

Performances

  1. Ek cho pyara - Sants

  2. Prabal pratap mahamantra no - Swaminarayan chatralalya (drama)

  3. Mukhe tu Swaminarayana bol - Swaminarayana chatralaya (Sathia Dance)

    Lord Swaminarayan was giving darshan amongst a large assembly of sants and disciples. Professional dancers performed devotional dances to please the Lord. But they had some pride and arrogance in them. When the dance performances were over, they said to Lord Swaminarayan, "Is there any one of your disciples who can dance like we have just done?" Lord Swaminarayan commanded Shree Muktanand Swami to dance. Shree Muktanand Swami got onto the stage and danced. Muktanand Swami's dancing talent was so great that even the professional dancers became awestruck. They went up to Lord Swaminarayan and begged for forgiveness because of their arrogance. But the Lord said, " Wait. wait until the dance is over." Shree Muktanand Swami's dance finished. Lord Swaminarayan said "Go onto the stage and see Muktanand Swami's talent." On the stage had been spread a carpet of red kumkum. As Muktanand Swami danced, his feet made impressions in the powder. By the end of the dance, an elaborate elephant had been drawn. For the first time after two hundred years, Acharya Swamishree has demonstrated that the same talent exists today in the sants of Jeevanpran Swamibapa, at the divine shelter of Shree Swaminarayan Gadi. Sant Shiromani Shree Sarvatmapriyadasji Swami performed a dance on a bed of 50 kg kumkum. As he danced, his feet made impressions in the kumkum. The music included the mahamantra dhoon, which had been specially sung by His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree Himself. At the end of the performance, the ancient symbol of Hinduism, the Swastika had been drawn. This was a marvellous and unique performance. What a wonderful talent exists in Jeevanpran Swamibapa's sants!!!

  4. Hari charan ma nachu aaj - Shree Yagnapriyadasji Swami

  5. Me to joya joya - Young devotees of Maninagar

  6. Tej na samuh ma - Sants

  7. Mere jiven ka yahi sahara - Young devotees of Maninagar

  8. Premijano ne vash patadio - London

  9. Prasad prabhu hari mandir me - Sants

  10. Bambu dance - Student of chatralaya, Maninagar

Comments of the Day

"I appreciate the services that your sansthan is providing to this society, for example helping the needy, earthquake and cyclone relief, education and medical services....."

Social Justice and Empowerment, Central Cabinet Minister - Dr Satyanarayan Jatiya


"By studying the Vachnamrut and Shikshapatri one can achieve divineness in this life....."

Senior Advocate of Supreme Court - Shree Pravin Parekh

 

End of Day 2