5th Annual Patotsav, SGVP

     Vasant Panchami, the day to welcome the Vasant, the spring, the king of seasons bears the great importance in Indian tradition. In the Swaminarayan Sampraday too it marks glorious occasion as the day of Shaikshapatri Jayanti, birthdays of Sadguru Shree Brahmanand Swami and Sadguru Shree Nishkulanand Swami falls on this day of Vasant Panchami. Moreover, Sadguru Shastriji Maharaj established Gurukul tradition in Shree Swaminarayan Sampraday on this day and Pratishtha of Shree Ram-Shayam-Ghanshyam Maharaj at SGVP was done on this auspicious day of Vasant Panchami.
On January, 20 2010 was the 5th Annual Pratishtha Utsav of Shree Ram-Shya-Ghanshaym with the holy blessings of Pujyapad Shree Jogi Swamiji.  Pratishtha Utsav, Shikshpatri jayanti and Shakotsav were celebrated in the pious presence of Pujya Shastri Shree Madhavpriyadasji Swami, Pujya Purani Swami Bhaktiprakashdasji Swami and Pujya Purani Shree Balkrishnadasji Swami. Devotees from Rajkot, Junagadh, Surat, Mumbai and abroad participated in thousands of number.
During the Poojan, Maha-Abhishek was performed with Panchamrut, Gavamrut, holy water form shrines, Kesar-Jal, fruit juices, herbal medicines, Chandan and flowers.
Abhishek was followed by the recitation of Shikshapatri. Pujya Shastri Shree Madhavpriyadasji Swami and Pujya Purani Swami performed the Poojan of Shikshapatri with Jan-magal and Tulasi Patra along with Yajmans and all devotees.
Marvelous Annakut was offered and Pujya Madhavpriyadasji Swami explained the importance of practice of Shikhapatri and Shakotsav. Pujya Balkrishnadasji Swami delivered the occasional speech and Pujya Purani Swami blessed Yajmans and all participants.
Yajmans of Maha-Abhishek, Annakut and Shakotsav :
Shree D K Shah (Mumbai), Shree Parbatbhai Karsanbhai Ramjibhai Kerai (London), Shree Bharatbhai Joshi (Adarsh Trading, Ahmedabad), Dr. Vinodbhai Shekh (US), Shree Mukeshbhai Chhanabhai Patel (Ahmedabad), Shree Jayantibhai Morvadia (Ahmedabad), Shree Maganbhai Jesaji Prajapati (Ahmedabad), Shree Sursangbhai Aswar (Ahmedabad), Shree Rajeshbhai Patel (Ahmedabad)
In the end all participants enjoyed the Prasad of Shakotsav.
Jal Yatra : Holy water from shrines welcomed and worshipped
Shikshapatri Jayanti : Recitation, Poojan and discourses
Annakut Darshan and Aarti
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