Annual Pratishtha Utsav - Vishwa Shanti Yagna, Gurukul Amd ( 30 Nov. to 1 Dec -2008)

Sadguru Shastriji Maharaj worshiped Murti of Shree Ghnshyam Maharaj at various occasions. The Pratishtha of the same Murti was done at Gurukul Ahmedabad in 1996, on the auspicious day of Vachanamrut Jayanti. Last year after reconstruction of Prayer Hall, Re-Pratishtha of Shree Ghanshyam Maharaj was performed with the holy hands of Pujyapad Shree Jogi Swamiji.

On the auspicious day of Vachanamrut Jayanti, 01 Dec, 2008 14th Annual Pratishtha Utsav was held in the pious presence of Pujyapad Shree Jogi Swamiji under the guidance of Sadguru Purani Shree Balkrishandasji Swami.

For the purpose of Abhishek, on 30th Nov, 2008 holy water from Adalaj Step-well, Narmada River and Gandaki Rivar was welcomed and worshipped.

On the day of Pratishtha, in the early morning Maha-Pooja and related rituals were performed by learned Pandits of Darshanam Sankrit Mahavidyalay, SGVP. Yajmans participated in Poojan. Abhishek of Shree Ghanshyam Maharaj was performed with Panchamrut, Kesar-Jal, Tirth-Jal, Chandan, scent, Herbal medicine juices, various fruit juices and flowers along with the recitations of Vedas, Suktas, Jan-Mangal Stotra and Dhoon.

Pujyapad Shree Jogi Swamiji performed the Aarti of Abhishek and blessed Yajmans and all participants.

Annakut Darshan is a trditional custom of Pratishtha Utsav. But to share the sympathy towards the victims of recent terrorist attack at Mumbai, instead of Annakut, few dishes were offered to Shree Ghanshyam Maharaj and all deities.

It was followed by the assembly on the occasion of Vachanamrut Jayanti. This is the day, Magsar Sud 4, from which Vachanamrut composition was started. Pujya Sadguru Purani Swami Shree Bhaktiprakashdasji Swami performed the Poojan of Vchanamrut with Tulasi-Dal and Janmamgal recitation. Sadguru Shastri Shree Madhavpriyadasji Swami explained the importance of Vachanamrutam as a scripture for the ultimate salvation. Pujya Purani Swami also blessed the participants.

AN Shree Amrutbhai Virjibhai Maru family (Gondal) (Sons: Anilbhai, Harshadbhai, Kiranbhai, Rajeshbhai) is the life time Yajman of Annual Pratishtha Utsav of Shree Ghanshyam Maharaj. Dr. Ravindrabhai Trivedi (Canada) also had privilege to be the Yajman of this holy celebration.

Vishwa Shanti Yagna

Since time immemorial Yagna is having a significant value to pray the Almighty Bhagawan. Recently terrorists attacked at Mumbai. Several innocent citizens lost their lives and left sorrows & miseries behind for many families. In saving operations commandos and police staff too sacrificed their lives showing patriotism & duty towards country and countrymen. A salute with pride to all of them!

For the eternal peace for the departed souls and soothe to the relatives and to retain the atmosphere of peace, warmth and love a Vishwa-Shanti Prayer Maha-Yagna was arranged at Gurukul in the holy presence of Pujyapad Shree Jogi Swamiji on 30 Nov, 2008. Saints, learned Pandits, Rushikumars and devotees took part in this Yagna and prayed for the peace to all victims.

Pujyapad Shree Jogi Swamiji offered the last Aahuti and performed the Aarati of Shanti-Yag. Sadguru Shastri Shree Madhavpriyadasji Swami expressed the sympathy towards victims and prayed to Almighty Shree Hari for the peace and prosperity of country.

On 01 Dec, 2008 Saints, students and devotees performed an hour incessant Dhoon as a prayer to Almighty Bhagwan Shree Swaminarayan for the victims and to regulate the routine again.

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