Gyansatra - Gurukul Ahmedabad

The devotion of knowledge is an un-separable and requisite part of Indian culture since Vedic time. The Upanishads - treasure of supreme knowledge, are a form of seeking and exchange of knowledge. Since the era of Puran it took the form of Katha-Parayan. The encounters and religious discourses are conducted and that became the seat of ‘Knowledge-worship.’ Sadguru Shastriji Maharaj Shree Dharmajivandasji Swami had re-established this old tradition in this contemporary age and revitalized the tradition of knowledge by conducting Brahm-satra and Gyan-satra.
In this holy tradition, in the holy presence of Pujyapad Shree Jogi Swamiji and under the guidance of Sadguru Purani Shree Balkrishnadasji Swami an enchanting programme of Gyansatra was organised from 6th August ’05 to 13th August ’05 at Gurukul Ahmedabad.
Continuous recitation (Dhoon) is an un-separable part of all celebrations of Gurukul. As per previous years a 9-hrs non-stop divine recitation was done on 6th August ’05. Dhoon was followed by a grand Shobha-Yatra (Pothi-Yatra) and was taken out from the house of Yaman to Gurukul. After the ritual of Pothi Poojan by Yajmans the Satsangi-Jivan Katha was started with religious fervour. Orators Sadguru Shashtri Shree Madhavpriydasji Swami, Sadguru Purani Shree Gyanswarupdasji Swami, Purani Shree Krishnapriydasji Swami along with other saints graced the devotees. Purani Shree Hariswarupdasji Swami spoke on Vachanamrut in his unique style.
During Gyansatra Sadguru Mahant Swami Shree Devkrishandasji offered blessings and told the importance of Satsang and simplicity in life.
During Gyansatra devotees got the benefit of the Darshan of Pujyapad Shree Jogi Swami thrice and took an opportunity to have blessings. Hearts of saints and devotees filled with joy up to the brim.
Daily Activities :
  • Pujya Bhagvatcharan Swami was conducting the morning session with the reading of Harililamrut Granth from 06.45 am to 07.30 am
  • Satsagi-Jivan Katha was conducted daily morning from 08.45 am to 10.45. am
  • During noontime from 02.30 pm to 03.30 pm the Kirta-Bhakti in Prayer Hall was performed.
  • 03.45 pm to 07.00 pm Satsangi-Jivan Katha
  • 07.00 pm – Aarti and daily rituals
  • 09.00 pm to 11.00 pm – Various inspirational cultural programmes

Cultural Programmes :

  • 7th Aug ’05 : A slide show was arranged in which photo slides, right from the establishment of Ahmedabad Gurukul (1976) to the returning of Shastriji Maharaj (1987) to the Akshardham were shown on screen.
  • 8th Aug ’05 : Pujya Shree Parmatmanandaji (Rajkot) had delivered a spiritual speech in evening session.
  • 8th Aug ’05 : Pujya Khakhi Bapu Shree Ramkumar Swamiji (Sejpur)  had delivered a spiritual speech in last session of the day. 
  • 9th Aug ’05 : An alumni  of Rajkot Gurukul and also a comedian Shree Sairam Dave presented a sober comedy.
  • 10th Aug ’05 : Child star of the tender age 14th Hari Bharwad sang devotional songs of the Sampraday and others too.
  • 11th Aug ’05 : A variety of Cultural Programmes of Ahmedabad Gurukul was presented by students.
  • 12th Aug ’05 : An enthralling programme of ‘Thakar Thali’ was organized in which there was a variety of Raas. ‘Paramhans’ Ras was performed by saints with senior saints. All were delighted by their glimpse.

Other services :

  • 07th Aug’05 Sunday: A blood check-up camp was organized at 8.00 am in cooperation with Dr. Umeshbhai Gondaliya in which 57 patients were benefited.
  • 07th Aug’05: 115 people had taken part in blood donation camp at 9.00 am.
  • 10th & 11th Aug’05: A Mahila-Manch assembly in the holy presence of ‘Sankhya Yogis’ was organized from 1.00 to 3.00 pm in which inspirational speeches and programmes were performed.

Amrutarogyam :

Good Ayurvedic treatment to the patients is given by honorary Vaidyas in Amrutarogryam. Society is getting much benefit of it in various serious diseases too. Because of the demands of society, Vaidyas will now provide fulltime services under the banner of Amrutarogyam.

New Publications:

  • A second version of VCD - ‘Pujya Jogi Swami nu Jivan Darshan’ after reediting, was released.
  • During this discourse Pujya. Shashtri Shree Madhavpriydasji Swami described beautifully the forest-dwelling (Van-vicharan) of Shree Hari. Its VCD have been released.
  • A set of twelve VCDs and a set of three DVDs of Bhagvat Katha narrated by Sadguru Purani Shree Gyanswarupdasji Swami were released.
  • A set of two audio cassettes of ‘Vachanmrut-51’ explained by Pujya Purani Shree Hariswarupdasji Swami was released.
  • A DVD of Shree Sairam Dave’s programme was released.


Alumni Shree Atmarambhai Laldasbhai Patel (Dangarva), Alumni Shree Pravinbhai Narayanbhai Bhanderi (Gondal) and Alumni Shree Viththalbhai Keshavbhai Padhara (Ahmedabad) have taken the benefit of being Yajman. Yajmans expressed their feelings of contentment and joy.

Apart from Ahmedabad the devotees from Mumbai, Rajkot, Surat, Junagadh and various regions of Gujarat took the benefit of this Gyansatra and expressed their pleasure. All devotees have taken Maha-Prasadam in Gurukul on the day of Purnahuti.

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