Maha Sud 5, also known as Vasant Panchmi is also the day that our merciful supreme Lord Swaminarayan gave us His scripture of commandments, the Shikshapatri. Lord Swaminarayan presented this scripture in Vadtal for the benefit of all souls and for that reason, it is described as the Sarvajeevhitavaha. These rules are just as relevant today as they were nearly 2 centuries ago.

Disciples gathered at the California Mandir for a communal recital of this fundamentally important scripture. In keeping with tradition, the ceremonial poojan was performed by all the disciples gathered.