Shree Vishnu-SahsraNam Purshchayan - Kunkavav

“My follower shall perform ‘Purashchran’ (repeated recitations for at least a particular number) of the tenth ‘Skand’ of Shreemad Bhagawat, Vihnu-SahasraNam, etc. in a holy place as per their individual capacity. Such a Purshcharan helps one to attain desired objects”. – Bhagawan Shree Swaminarayan, Shikshapatri Shlok 118.
As per the command of Bhagawan Shree Swaminarayan in Shikshapatri, the follower should perform Purshcharan of Vishnu-SahasraNam and other approved scriptures at holy places. Purshcharan means repeated recitation of scripture or Stotras. Such Purshcharan fulfills one’s desires – is the boon of Bhagawan Shree Swaminarayan (Shikshapatri – Shloka 118).
Alumni of Gurukul sustain the traditions of Sampraday and Sanskars obtained from Gurukul, wherever they settle in India or abroad. Shree Virajibhai Paghdal from village Kunkavav (Dist: Amreli) is an alumna of Gurukul Rajkot and now well settled in US. His family decided for the Purashcharan and performed the 11,000 thousand recitations of Vishnu-SahasraNam Stotra and Janmangal Stotra. For the celebration of this Purashchran they arranged for a Maha-Vishnu Yag at their native village Kunkavav. For the Maha-Vishnu Yag Shree Virajibhai did the Sankalp-Vidhi at SGVP by the learned Pandits of Sanskit Mahavidyalay. In addition, Rushikumars of Sanskrit Mahavidyalay too, performed the 108 recitations of Vishnu-SahasraNam, Jan-Mangal, Purush-Sukta and Shree Sukta.
During 3-4-5 Feb, 2008 Vishnu-Yag was performed in the presence of Acharya Shree of two Samapradays, saints and devotees. Shree Virjibhai Paghdal, Shree Jerambhai Paghdal, Shree Dhirubhai Paghdal, Shree Babubhai Babariya, Shree Savajibhai Visavadiya and Shree Girishbhai Vaghasiya participated in this Maha-Vishnu Yag.
On this occasion, Acharya Maharajshree Rakeshprasadji Maharaj, Vadatal and Shree Dwarkeshlalji Maharaj, Acharyashree of Vaishnav Sampraday were cordially invited. On Feb 04, Paghdal family and devotees offered a warm welcome to both the Acharyas and a grand procession was carried out throughout the town. During this Shobha-Yatra both the Acharyas performed the Arati at Shree Swaminarayan Temple, Shree Ramji Mandir and Shree Vaisnav Haveli. Along with saints form various places and many devotees, procession was ended in the form of an assembly.
While addressing the assembly Sadguru Shastri Shree Madhavpriyadasji Swami stated that this is the first historic occasion in entire Amreli district in which Acharyas of Shree Swaminarayan Sampraday and Pushti Margi Vaishnav Sampraday are on one stage. This event is as holy as the Sangam of Ganga and Jamuna. Nowadays, it is very essential to build the bridge of understanding and harmony among the various Sampradays of Hinduism when the great Indian culture is severely affected by media. Acharya Shree Dwarkeshlalji Maharaj also inspired to preserve the values of Indian culture. He said that the holy and cultured life of Paghdal family in US shows the greatness of Sanskar and teachings of Gurukul. Acharya Maharaj Shree Rakeshprasadji Maharaj emphasised on the practise of moral established by Bhagwan Shree Swaminarayan for a blissful life.  He also inspired to work cooperatively to preserve and propagate the Indian culture.
Both the Acharyas offered the Ahuties in the Maha-Vishnu Yag and blessed Yajman for this generous attempt. 
Sadguru Shastri Shree Madhavapriyadasji Swami and Sadguru Purani Shree Balkrishnadasji Swami also offered the Ahuties and blessed the Yajman family. Along with the Rushikumars of Darshanam Sanskrit Mahavidyala, SGVP Shree Kishornbhai Dave (Rajkot) and Shree Kaushikbhai Pandya (Ahmedabad) performed all Vedic and scriptural rituals of Shree Maha-Vishnu Yag.
Shree Virjibhai and Paghdal family expressed the feeling of heartily satisfaction and pleasure. During all three days all guests, visitors were served with the Bhajan-Prasad by Paghdal family.
Assembly in the holy presence of Acharya Maharajshree Rakeshprasadji Maharaj, Vadatal and Shree Dwarkeshlalji Maharaj, Acharyashree of Vaishnav Sampraday
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