Announcements 18-03-2023 The Tree on which Param Krupalu Dev attained Jati Smaran Jnan: Shrimad Rajchandra Nijabhyas Mandap Vadva, Ahmedabad and Idar have generously offered Pujya Gurudevshri and Shrimad Rajchandra Mission, part of the holy tree where Param Krupalu Dev Shrimad Rajchandraji attained Jati Smaran Jnan at the tender age of seven years. In the evening of Sat, 25 Mar, 2023, in the divine presence of Pujya Gurudevshri, devotees will get a chance to pay their obeisances to this holy part of the tree, at the Ashram. New Release: Swayambhustotra (Granth): Composed by one of the foremost Acharyas from the Jain legacy, Swami Shri Samantbhadracharya, Swayambhustotra is a collection of 24 cherished compositions, one dedicated to each of the 24 Tirthankar Bhagwans. Each stanza in Sanskrit has its Hindi transliteration followed by its short explanation in Gujarati and Sanskrit. It is a perfect amalgam of devotional dedications that will purify the heart coupled with fundamental principles of Jain philosophy that will bring clarity to mind. Please click here to purchase. Please click here to download the granth. Pujya Gurudevshri’s Presence at the Ashram (Mon, 20 Mar – Sun, 2 Apr, 2023): Pujya Gurudevshri will be physically present in the Ashram from Mon, 20 Mar – Sun, 2 Apr, 2023. There will be Paravartana of Pujya Gurudevshri’s Mumbai Pravachan held on Patrank 183, from Tue, 21 – Fri, 24 Mar, 2023. Inauguration of New Divine Shop and Raj Uphaar Store (Fri, 24 Mar, 2023): Inauguration of the New Divine Shop and Raj Uphaar store in the Ashram will be done by the revered hands of Pujya Gurudevshri on Fri, 24 Mar, 2023 at 9:30 pm. All mumukshus may be a part of this inauguration. The new Divineshop spreads across 5,000 sq. ft. in the upper dining area of the Ashram. It is equipped with various tools that can help people coming from diverse places and all ages, connect with their higher goal. Latest Updates from Shrimad Rajchandra Divinetouch: Spiritualtouch Summer Retreat 2023 (Fri, 28 Apr – Tue, 2 May, 2023): A 3-day Spiritualtouch Summer Retreat will take place at Shrimad Rajchandra Ashram Dharampur from Fri, 28 Apr – Tue, 2 May, 2023. The retreat is open to all children and teens in grades 6-13 for the academic year 2023-24. The children will get to learn life lessons from the spiritual Titan Shrimad Rajchandraji, encapsulated as interactive workshops designed for modern life. Themed ‘FEEL alive’, in this year’s retreat, the children will get an exclusive practical experience of the FEEL programme (The Faith for Earth Empathy Leadership programme), a collaboration of the Shrimad Rajchandra Mission and the Faith for Earth Initiative of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Some of the enthralling activities the children will get to engage in include the Marathon of Miyawaki, Seed Bomb Making, Eco Triathlon, Segrelay, From Flakes to Furniture, Boco Fest and much more. After due completion of the above activities, children will be co-certified by the Faith for Earth Initiative of the UNEP. First-timers to the Ashram, friends and neighbours of the children are also invited to be a part of this retreat. Please click here to view the schedule and register. Latest Updates from Shrimad Rajchandra Love and Care: Shrimad Rajchandra Educational Aids Distribution Drive 2023: Every year, before the start of a new academic year, as a part of Shrimad Rajchandra Educational Aids Distribution Drive, educational aids like notebooks, schoolbags, compass box, etc. are distributed to less fortunate children across the country. The scope of this project which once began for children in and around Dharampur, has been increasing year after year. The year 2023 will see more than 100 Mission Centres join this generous initiative to distribute stationery worth Rs. 14 Crore. High-quality notebooks made from eco-friendly paper will be made available at around 35% subsidised rate from the market price. The notebook cover pages are adorned with chitrapat of Param Krupalu Dev and inside pages feature inspiring stories from the life of Param Krupalu Dev and inspirational quotes of Pujya Gurudevshri. Volunteers from all ages – Samarpits to Charnarpits have been joining this seva every year. Seva opportunities will be available in diverse fields and places like warehousing, logistics, centre setup, awareness camps and outstation centres too. Approximately 400 sevaks are required for this distribution drive. To offer seva or to open a distribution centre in your city too, please contact Hirenbhai Shah (Trustee, Shrimad Rajchandra Education Trust) +91 9821096964, [email protected] Free Multi-speciality Mega-Medical Camp at Vavania (Sun, 9 Apr, 2023): A free multi-speciality mega-medical camp for the less fortunate will be held in and around the town of Vavania in Gujarat, the birthplace of Param Krupalu Dev Shrimad Rajchandraji. Pujya Gurudevshri will grace the event with His divine presence. Treatment will be given in the fields of general medicine, general surgery, paediatrics, cardiology, orthopaedics, oncology, nephrology, gastroenterology and neurology, thus totalling 25 such specialised fields. Super-speciality surgeries will also be undertaken during the camp. For a period of three to four months after the camp, 200-300 minor to major surgeries will be performed. Patient screening has already begun in Vavania and nearby villages; the number of people screened could touch about 2 Lakh people. For contribution, to offer seva or for any other information, please contact Sunit Kothari at +91 9820806564, charity@[email protected] Varshitap Aradhana Registration: Tapasvis who have begun their Varshitap Aradhana last year and continue to do so this year are requested to register here. They can alternatively contact Atmarpit Mitaji up till Fri, 24 Mar, 2023 between 4:00-5:00 pm on +91 9930551488. Forthcoming Satsang Shibir at the Ashram (Sat, 25 Mar – Sun, 26 Mar, 2023): The first satsang Shibir of the year 2023 on Swayambhustotra will be held at the Ashram from Sat, 25 Mar – Sun 26 Mar, 2023. Pujya Gurudevshri will bless the devotees with three pravachans on this sacred text. In the evening of 25 Mar, 2023, there will be a special event in the presence of Pujya Gurudevshri – devotees will get a chance to do darshan and pay their obeisances to the part of the holy tree on which Param Krupalu Dev Shrimad Rajchandraji attained Jati Smaran Jnan. Please click here to view the shibir schedule and register. During the week after the shibir, there will be Paravartana of Pujya Gurudevshri’s Mumbai Pravachan held on 18 Mar, 2023. SATSANG SHIBIR 1 – SWAYAMBHUSTOTRA Date Details Sat, 25 Mar – Sun 26 Mar, 2023 Reach: Fri, 24 Mar after dinnerLeave: Sun, 26 Mar after lunch Pre-registration is required for Satsang Shibirs. Those who do not use online registration may kindly contact the Ashram Registration office. (+91 72850 40000. Timings: 8:00 am – 10:00 pm (Mon to Sat)). Forthcoming Pravachan: The next pravachan at Yogi Sabhagruh will be held on Sat, 8 Apr, 2023, from 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm.