Param Pujya Shree Jogi Swamiji's Aksharvas

Akhand Bhagwat-Parayan Pujyapad Shree jogi Swami Shree Hariprakashdasji Swami went to Akshardham on August 28, 2011 evening 07:07pm Sunday at Shree Swaminarayan Gurukul Ahmadabad at the age of 107 years in the presence of saints, students and devotees.

His holy body was kept for the last Darshan at Shree Swaminarayan Gurukul Ahmadabad for three days. Thousands of devotees of Gurukul Parivar from India and abroad, social dignitaries, spiritual leaders, political persons took the benefit of divine Darshan of Pujya Jogi Swamiji.

On 31 August, 2011 in the morning Vedic Abhishek of Pujya Jogi Swamiji was performed by saints, learned Pandits and Rushikumars of Darshanam Sanskrit Mahavidyalay in the presence of thousands of devotees. It was followed by the last procession (Antim Yatra) from Gurukul Ahmadabad to Shree Swaminarayan Gurukul Vishwavidya Pratishthanam, SGVP.

Saints, devotees and well-wishers of Gurukul Parivar in infinite number welcomed with the bottom of the heart and assembly was arranged to offer the tribute and have the last Darshan of such a great saint.

Shree Devprasadji Maharaj (Mahabtshree, Aanadawava Ashram, Jamnagar) said that Pujya Jogi Swamiji was the shelter not only for Gurukul or Shree Swaminarayan Sampraday but for all well-wishers too.

Mahant Swami Shree Devkrishandasji Swami also said that Pujya Jogi Swami was the live example of saintly life full of Dharma, Gyan, Vairagya and Bhakti. He had continuously chanted Shree Swaminarayan Mahamantra during entire life.

Purani Shree Gyanjivandasji Swami (Kundal) said that saints like Pujya Jogi swami nourish the spiritual state of any seekers. It is impossible to get the great saint like Pujya Jogi Swamiji. Pujya Ghanshyamjivandasji Swami (Vadtal, Knadari) also delivered the occasional speech.

In his tribute speech Sadguruvarya Shastri Shree Madhavpriyadasji Swami stated that Pujya Jogi Swamiji was the inspiring source of the various educational, social, spiritual activities of Gurukul. Even time also cannot wipe out the fragrance of divinity of Pujya Jogi Swamiji’s life span of 107 years. His life was the full of penance, detachment and saintliness. The presence of thousands of devotees shows the spiritual personality of Pujya Jogi Swamiji.

Shree Narendrabhai Modi (Hon. CM, Gujarat) specially attended the occasion to pay the tribute to Pujya Jogi Swamiji. He said that now starts the era of Yogi because the inspiration of benevolent deeds of great saints initiates the era. Pujya Jogi Swamiji dedicated him entirely to God so we cannot get or understand the grandness of such Saints. After the traditions of Gurukul in ancient time, such saints are the pioneers of the modern traditions of Gurukul, which change the millions of lives towards the spirituality. I feel myself fortune to be the part of this divine occasion.

In the end Shree Navinbhai Dave (Trustee, Gurukul) stated that the remembrance of such a great event can lead us to salvation.

Saints from Ahmadabad, Vadtal, Rajkot, Junagadh, Kundal, Kandari, Gadhada, Dholera, Jungadh, Bhuj, Pipalana, Vanthali, Dhoraji etc. paid the tribute to Pujua Jogi Swamiji. Devotees from the every corners of Gujarat, cities across the country and from UK, US, Africa, Asia etc. offered the tribute in a divine ambiance. In the last, ritual of funeral was performed along with Vedic recitations and Dhoon of Bhagawan Shree Swaminarayan. Elder saints initiated the ritual surrounded by thousands of eyes full of tears and thousands of hearts passed on the last farewell to beloved Pujya Jogi Swamiji.

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