Gujarat Dharmayatra 2023
The seekers of Jamnagar soared in Joy,
The aspirants of Ahmedabad basked in Amazing grace,
The disciples of Vadodara drenched in Vivacious Love
as Pujya Gurudevshri blessed these lands with His benevolent presence this April.
Reminiscing Param Krupalu Dev in Rajkot
Pujya Gurudevshri delivered three life-transforming discourses, one at the Pramukh Swami Auditorium and two at Shrimad Rajchandra Jnan Mandir, where He emphasised that the true essence of religion lies in an unprecedented search within oneself. He further elaborated that in the journey towards the Self, detachment is a crucial component which can be cultivated through satsang.
The Master’s purifying padhramanis wrapped devotees in happiness. The Divine was cemented in the homes and hearts of Bhavin-Namita Mehta, Yash-Nikki Mehta, Manan-Puja Vasa, Dinesh-Jayshree Maniyar, Pankaj-Bhavna Bakhda, Manish-Deepa Mehta and Kalpana Gosalia through blissful pratishthas.
The Rajkot mumukshus had an unforgettable daylong retreat with Pujya Gurudevshri, where they immersed themselves in His aura and deepened their love, faith and surrendership. Devotees of all ages expressed their adoration for the Master through heart-touching skits, emotional sharing of experiences, spirited dances and musical dedications. Rajkot Youth Group and Study Group members received the opportunity to connect to their beloved Master over a love-filled meeting.
On the occasion of Chaitra Vad Pancham, the hallowed day when Param Krupalu Dev left the mortal coil in absolute equanimity, Pujya Gurudevshri offered salutations and spent time at the Shrimad Rajchandra Samadhi Bhavan. While in Rajkot, Pujya Gurudevshri had a cordial exchange with Pujya Ben Shri Ratna Prabhu – Spiritual Head of Shrimad Rajchandra Mission, Delhi.
Pujya Gurudevshri then travelled to the Jewel of Kathiawar, Jamnagar. The Master consecrated an idol of Param Krupalu Dev at the Adarsh Smashan (Manekbai Sukhdham), a crematorium in the form of a park with beautiful murals and statues adorning its interiors. The event was covered widely across print and electronic media.
Adoring Param Krupalu Dev in Ahmedabad
Inspiring, lucid and logical, the Master’s three pravachans at the Pandit Dindayal Upadhyay Auditorium empowered aspirants to set extraordinary goals in their spiritual journey and make continuous efforts without indolence to achieve them. Hon. Home Minister of Gujarat, Shri Harsh Sanghavi and Padmashri Dr Kumarpalbhai Desai were the esteemed dignitaries present on the occasion. Shrimad Rajchandra Love and Care’s benevolent initiative – the Shrimad Rajchandra Educational Aids was launched in the city in the presence of the Hon. Home Minister. Speaking on the occasion he commended the Mission and its humanitarian endeavours. The event also witnessed the launch of a book ‘Samayik’, written by Shri Arvind Shah, President, Shrimad Rajchandra Nijabhyas Mandap & Vihar Bhavan Trust.
Several seekers were thrilled upon the Master’s padhramanis in their midst. Pious pratishthas embedded the Lord in the beings of Ashok-Kajal Aswani, Mukesh-Varsha Vanker, Sunil-Pooja Shah, Mahendra Mehta-Aruna Kamdar, Hardik- Ruchi Shah and Kaushik Patel.
The Ahmedabad Group was blessed to have an outing with the beloved Master where they celebrated His presence in their lives through dedications. They also enjoyed learning essential lessons over games. Ahmedabad Youth Group and Study Group members spent priceless moments with Pujya Gurudevshri.
In Ahmedabad, Pujya Gurudevshri made a special visit to Pujya Acharyashri Vijay Rajhanssurishwarji Maharaj, who was the Pratishthacharya of Shri Dharampur Tirth Anjanshalaka-Pratishtha Ashtahnika Mahotsav.
Devotion reached its pinnacle and the premises of Raj Farms throbbed with excitement and fervour as aspirants gathered to participate in the pujan of the revered Shri Atmasiddhi Shastra. It was a moment of exhilaration as Pujya Gurudevshri arrived with the original manuscript of the magnum opus in His hands and placed it in front of the idol of Param Krupalu Dev. 12 families worshipped the 12 sections of the sacred text in a mesmerising atmosphere. Singing of the verses along with nrutyabhakti added to the piety.
Connecting more deeply with Param Krupalu Dev and His matchless composition Shri Atmasiddhi Shastra, the Master visited Shri Atmasiddhishastra Rachnabhoomi, Nadiad. The gathering delved inward with a recital of the verses of Shri Atmasiddhi Shastra, chanting and meditation.
Venerating Param Krupalu Dev in Vadodara
Thousands thronged at Sir Sayajirao Nagargruh to absorb the Master’s wisdom through two pravachans. They strengthened their resolve of bringing an end to the cycle of transmigration by reinforcing association with an Enlightened One and by working on their eligibility. Pujya Gurudevshri had a warm interaction with Swaminarayan saints from the Sokhda Temple.
Pujya Gurudevshri’s padhramanis infused devotees with unbounded joy. Dwellings of Sumit-Jignasa Kapasi, Sandip-Panna Doshi and Naitik-Hiral Desai were sanctified with pulsating pratishthas.
Over a daylong excursion with Pujya Gurudevshri, devotees of Vadodara enriched their beings with meaningful dedications in the form of skits and dances. The Vadodara Youth Group and Study Group members received guidance from the Master over some invaluable time spent with Him. With love and admiration, the group wished Atmarpit Nemiji on the upcoming occasion of his 40th birthday.
Imbuing hearts with sacredness, minds with right perception and spirits with a burning passion for liberation, Pujya Gurudevshri concluded His Gujarat dharmayatra.