Makarsankranti Celebration - Gurukul Taravada
Shree Swaminarayan Gurukul celebrated Makara Sankrati at Tarvada - the birth place of its founder Shastriji Maharaj Shree Dharmajivandas Swamiji on Thursday the 15th January which was attended by many Saints & various leaders of the society.
On this auspicious occasion the foundation stone laying ceremony of Dharmajivan Sarovar (Lake) was performed by Sdg. Mahant Shree Devkrishnadas Swamiji, as a part of water-conservation project undertaken by Gurukul. Under the scheme for Gau-poojan in 300 villages, Saints & guests performed Gau-poojan with Vedic-chants.
Students of Gurukul along with Haribhaktas welcomed with full honors all the devotees from 60 surrounding towns & villages who had performed incessant Dhun for over 6 hours. Kothari Swami Shree Harijivandasji Swami along with Bhandari Swami Shree Hariprasaddasji Swami worshipped Lord Shree Swaminarayan with Janamangal Stotra in the end of Incessant Dhun.
On this occasion Sdg. Purani Shree Gnyanswaroopdasji Swami spoke on the significance of Makara Sankranti & benefits of leading a harmonious life filled with affection.
Purani Shree Hariswaroopdasji Swami emphasized on the responsibilities of youth & reminded that taking care of parents would be the prime responsibility of children.
Sdg. Shastri Shree Madhavpriyadas Swamiji spoke on importance of doing good-deeds (Sadachar)& made everyone to realize to lead a life based on strong & good values.
Sdg. Mahant Shree Devkrishnadasji Swami in his blessings stressed that one should lead a life liked by Lord. The life should always be based morals & ethics.
Yajamaans for the Utsav were Shree Harikrishnabhai Chaturbhai Babaria (USA) along with Shree Hiteshkumar Kantibhai Patel (Rajkot) and Shree Shivalalbhai Bhanderi (Taravada). Everyone relished the Bhojan Prasad at the end of the Utsav.
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