Jalzilani Utsav, 2003
Posted by news on Saturday, 6 September 2003
On the way to Una, 5kms from Fatasar is Drone, very popularly known as Droneshwar Mahadev located on the bank of Machchhundri river.
For the past 12 years Shree Swaminarayan Gurukul Rajkot, celebrates Jalzilani Mahotsav on grand scale. It is a matter of great pride to know that founder of Gurukul Sdg. Shastriji Maharaj very often visited this place and encouraged Satsang activity. Result of this can be seen today as hundreds of Haribhaktas are engaged in Satsang.
By the grace of Lord Shree Swaminarayan this year we had good monsoon. P. P. D. D. Shree Rakeshprasadji Maharaj graced the occasion hence the whole atmosphere was filled with joy.
Bhagwan Shree Swaminarayan was adorned on a beautifully decorated float from where every one could have Darshan of Lord. P.P.D.D. Shree Rakeshprasadji Maharaj had taken seat on beautifully decorated Buggy in the procession stretching to 5 kms. Music Band and various Raas-groups were the part of the procession. When the procession reached the bank of Machchhuandri river Haribhaktas from more than 50 surrounding villages welcomed the precession joyfully.
Haribhaktas were performing Abhishek, dhoon, bhajan and raas along with Jayghosh of Bhagwan Shree Swaminarayan playfully.
Maharajshree and Saints after the welcoming ceremony Jalzilani Utsav began. After this in a beautifully decorated boat Maharajshree with Shreeji Maharaj entered the boat. Offered arati to Thakorji and Ganpatiji. People were amazed by this beautiful scene.
Acharyashree expressed his happiness for being in the Jalazilani Mahotsav, celebration. He has sanctified many temples and encouraged satsangis and is continuously giving the benefits of satsang.
In the end Acharyaji stressed the importance of Jalazilani Utsav. He said that on Ekadasi it is not only fasting but we are to be free from the enticement of 10 senses as well as the that of mind as mentioned in Vachanamrut. Acharyshree Rakeshprasadji Maharaj said that may lord Shree Swaminarayan bless all, the next Jalazilani utsav celebration be on much higher scale.
Shree Swaminarayan Gurukul saints who are engaged in propagating the principles of ‘Sadvidya’ and Shree Swaminarayan Gurukul. is giving top most priority to true education which is an integration of ancient culture and modern education.
Shree Swaminarayan Gurukul Rajkot, is spreading the principles of Sadvidya as propagated by Lord Shree Swaminarayan Bhagwan, whose main aim is imparting value based education (incorporating ancient Indian culture with modern education) had organized a Yuva Satsang Shibir for the first time in Europe.
Purahi ShreeKrishnpriyadasji swami had successfully organized the whole progamme.
On this auspicious occasion Junagadh temple board chairman Purani Shree Devnandandasji along with other saints attended the celebration. Haribhaktas from more than 50 villages of Una, Nagher and Babariyavad area took the benefit of this celebration.
After performing the 4th arati, various prasads were distributed to more than 30,000 Haribhaktas who had gathered around. Banana, Cucumber and Melon (Chibhada) were part of the prasad, and more than 5000 kgs of 'Siro' was distributed.
Yajmanship was taken by Shree Dhirubhai Babariya (USA)and Shree D.K. Shah (Mumbai) and others.
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