Pran-Pratishtha Mahotsav Raipur(Chhatis Garh) ( 10 to 12 Dec.-2005)

Chhatisgarh is one of the developing and mineral-rich states of India. A gorgeous Hari-temple was constructed in its capital city Raipur by the help of local devotees and Haribhaktas staying abroad.

The rituals of Pratishtha was conducted in the presence of Mahant Swami Shree Devkrishnadasji Swami, Shastri Swami Shree Madhavpriyadasji Swami and other saints of Gurukul from 10th to 12th December’05

Long back, Shreeji Maharaj showered his grace on a staunch follower Shree Jadavjibhai Desai (Bhaktachintamani 133). Shree Ramnikbhai Desai of the same family works actively for the development of Satsang in the city of Raipur. By joint efforts of Shree Ramnikbhai, Shree Pravinbhai, Shree Kishorbhai, Shree Kamalbhai, Shree Chandrakantbhai, Shree Bakulbhai, Mandal leader Shree Ashokbhai Soni, Shree Surajmaliji, Shree Karsanbhai Raghvani (Ahmedabad) and other devotees of great eminence, a gorgeous temple is constructed in the city of Raipur.

An open-handed offer of help was given by Smt. Ranjanben Chandubhai Soni (London) for carving and installation of idols of Ghanshyam Maharaj and other Deities.

In continuation of Pran Pratishtha Mahotsav, a three-day discourses of Satsangi-jivan Parayan was held from 10th December’05. Shastri Shree Krishnacharandasji narrated the Katha of Satsangi-Jivan. During the Katha, birthday festival of Shree Ghanshyam Maharaj was celebrated with religious fervor. Pratishtha Yajna was conducted on 11th Dec. and that was the pious day of Ekadashi. A grand Nagar-yatra was carried out from the residence of Shree Surajmali Mandore to the site of temple. A large number of devotees from Raipur and its vicinity participated in this Shobha Yatra. A variety of decorated things enhanced the beauty of this Shobh Yatra.

On 12 th Dec.’05 at noontime during auspicious constellation of Abhijit Nakshtra the Pratishtha of Shree Ghanshyam Maharaj was performed who was sitting in the central throne with Shree Lakshminarayan Dev, Shree Radhkrishna Dev, Shree Vighnavinayak Dev and Shree Kashtabhanjan Dev on the either sides. Senior saints had performed Pratishtha Arti.

Pujya Mahant Swami Shree Devkrishnadasji Swami and Pujya Shastri Shree Madhvpriyadasji Swami showered their limitless blessings on all devotees. Delicious Annakut, prepared by devotees, was offered to Shree Ghanshyam Maharaj and other deities.

Pujya Shree Parmeshwardasji Swami of Bhuj temple bestowed on everyone his blessings. Honorable Sankhya yogis of Bhuj temple graced the occasion with their presence. Devotees from Nagpur, Durg, Bhilai, Rajnadgaru, Pune, Jamshedpur, Jasuguda had participated enthusiastically and enhanced the grandeur of the Mahotsav.

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