Satsang Shibir - London UK

Sdg. Shastri Shree Madhavpriyadasji Swami and other saints had arrived at London to nourish Satsang among devotees.

There was a nice seven days Shreemad Bhagvat Katha in Shree Swaminarayan temple – Kenton (London). Sdg. Shastri Shree Madhavpriydasji Swami and Purani Shree Madhavjivandasji Swami gave vivid description in interesting speech. The devotees enjoyed it. Chief host of the Katha was Shree Bhimjibhai Ashani family of London (Village: Baladiya).

During the Katha at night from 08-30 to 10.00 p.m. there was the special meeting of youths with Purani Shree Madhavjivandasji Swami. It was really fruitful for the youngsters.

Under the guidance and inspiration of Sdg. Shastri Shree Madhavpriydasji Swami, Shree Swaminarayan temple, Kenton (Harrow) and Shree Swaminarayan temple, E. London had arranged a camp (Satsang Shibir) at Keel University’s worth seeing and enjoying atmosphere near Birmingham from 25th to 29th Aug 04. About 350 to 400 boys and girls had participated in it. The subject of the camp was “Spiritual education for children and youths”. Saints worked tooth and nail for the success of the camp. Youngsters of London, Kenton and E. London had co-operated willingly.

The camp had been stated with Arati and a welcome dance conducted by the alumni of Gurukul. Daily from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. children, teenagers as well as aged enjoyed the Shibir.

There was a special arrangement for children and youth to teach them morning Pooja, Manasi Pooja and other rituals of Sampraday. Simultaneously aged personalities were addressed by Sdg. Shastri  Shree Madhavpriydasji Swami on religious matter.

On the last day what the children got had been presented by them. Programme was enjoyed by everyone. The young students had a wonderful and successful presentation with computer aids on various topics like- Lord Shree Swaminarayan – The Supremacy, Tirthyatra, Hinduism etc.

DVD presentation prepared by the saints was really effective and useful to promote the knowledge among the children. This presentation with English commentary was one of the attractions. It was to explain the importance and procedure to perform Arti, Dandvat, Mala, Pradaxina, Thal etc. Participants acquired much important knowledge from this presentation.

Everyday devotees enjoyed the Purani Shree Hariswaroop Swami’s video cassette on different subjects.

In addition Pujya Madhavjivandasji Swami explained the importance of five Mansi Pooja and practically showed that how to perform it. The participants took the pledge to do the five times Mansi Pooja everyday.

In the end of the camp children and youths exhibiting excellent performance were encouraged.  All the participants were gifted with a laminated photograph of Sdg. Shree Muktanand Swami.

The end of the camp was emotional, tears rolled down from the eyes of all. Everybody was willing to have another long camp in a short period.

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