3rd Annual Pratishtha Utsav & Shakotsav - SGVP

In the pious presence of Pujyapad Shree Jogi Swamiji, the third annual Pratishtha Utsav of Shree Ram-Shyam and Ghanashyam was celebrated at SGVP along with Shakotsav on the auspicious day of Vasant Panchami February 11, 2008.
On February 10 a holy procession – Jal-Yatra war arranged to welcome and worship the holy water from the Prasadi Step-well of Adalaj and River Narmda.
Vasant Panchami is the day on which Shreeji Maharaj bestowed the earth with the Shikshapatri – a code of conduct for the benevolence of every one in the universe. The same day is the birthday of Sadguru Shree Brahmanand Swami & Sadguru Shree Nishkulanand Swami and the foundation day of Shree Swaminarayan Gurukul. Shreeji Maharaj was celebrating this day many a times with colours (Rangotsav). On this sacred day in the early morning Pratishtha poojan was performed and all saints and devotees took the privilege of divine Darshan of marvellous Abhishek of Shree Ghansyam Maharaj, Shree Radha-Krishna Dev and Shree Sita-Ramji. Along with chanting of Vedic Stotras, Janmangal Stotra, Abhishek was performed with Panchamrut, Kesar-Jal, Tirth-Jal, Chandan, juices of 108 herbal medicines & fruits and flower petals.
A recitation of Shikshapatri was performed in-group and Sadguru Shastri Shree Madhavpriyadasji Swami and Sadguru Purani Swami Shree Bhaktiprakashadasji Swami along with the Yajmans and all devotees worshipped the Shikshapatri with Tulasi-Patra and the recitation of Janmangal.
It was followed by the marvellous Annakut Darshan with variety of delicious dishes. The enthusiasm and pleasure of devotees knew no bounds when Pujyapad Shree Jogi Swamiji bestowed his delightful Darshan. Pujyapad Shree Jogi Swamoji performed the Aarati of Annakut and blessed the Yajmans and all devotees.
While addressing, Sadguru Shastri Shree Madhavpriyadasji Swami explained the importance of the day consisting many auspicious coincidences for the Gurukul Parivar. Sadguru Purani Shree Balkrishnadasji Swami gave the occasional speech. In the blessing speech, Sadguru Purani Swami Shree Bhaktiprakashadasji Swami narrated the divine Shakotsav Lila of Shreeji Maharaj.
In the end, all participants took the Bhojan-Prasad of Shakotsav.
Shree Virajibhai Paghadal (US) was the Yajman of Pratishtha-Utsav Abhishek, Dr. Vinodbhai Pardanani (US) was the Yajman of Annakut and Shree Bhavanbhai Vaghasiya (Village : Medi) was the Yajman of Shakotsav.
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