Gurukul Vadodara - Bhoomi Poojan & Shilanyas,2003

A new branch of Shree Swaminarayana Gurukul - Rajkot
 
Vadodara which has carved a niche for itself in the field of education is also known as Chhota-Kashi.
 
It was a long demand of Haribhaktas to have a Gurukul in Vadodara due to the strong presence of large base of student community which could avail the benefit of Satsang. 
 
With the inspiration of elder saints For almost 4 years Shastri Shree Premswarup Swami and saints from Surat-Gurukul used to visit Vadodara for spreading spiritual activities by conducting Dhun, Kirtan & special discourses during the Satsang – Sabhas.
 
It was also a long desire of all devotees to have a Gurukul mainly to spread & nourish the Satsang-movement in & around Vadodara.
 
By the grace of Lord Shree Swaminarayana Bhagawan, a Nagar Grihastha who is devoted to educational welfare of society, inspired by the various activities of Shree Swaminarayana Gurukul-Rajkot, donated land on national high way for a noble cause of establishing a Gurukul in Vadodara for the benefit of all.
 
On 4th November, Tuesday the auspicious day of Prabodhini-Ekadashi, Prabhuparayana Jogi Swami Shree Hariprakashdasji Swamiji performed Bhoomi-Poojan & Shilanyasa (Foundation-laying) ceremony in a traditional way at the Gurukul at Varnama site which is located on the national-highway, 6 kms. from Maneja octroi check post towards Surat.
 
To bless this occasion Sdg. Mahant Swami Shree Devkrishnadasji & Kothari Swami Shree Harijivandasji along with other Saints participated in the Poojan-Vidhi.
 
Poojya Swami Shree Devkrishnadasji, Sdg. Purani Shree Balkrishnadasji, Sdg. Purani Shree Shreeharidasji, Sdg. Purani Shree Dharmavallabhadasji informed about the plans & details of new Gurukul to the Haribhaktas in the gathering after the Bhoomi-Pooja & Shilanyasa ceremony.
 
It was certainly a great feast to the eyes of Haribhaktas as Saints allover from Rajkot, and branch Gurukuls along with more than 3000 Haribhaktas from Vadodara, Surat & Ahmedabad attended the memorable event.
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