On the pious land of Vadtal Gadi established by Bhagawan Shree Swaminarayan, a marvellous ‘Shree Harikrishna Maharaj Mahotsav’ will be organized next year, by the joint efforts of Shree Swaminarayan Temple, Vadtal and Shree Swaminarayan Gurukul, Rajkot. In accordance with that Mahotsav a chain of holy Satsang Maha-sammelan at various zones will be arranged. The first Maha-sammelan was carried out at Gurukul Surat on 18th Dec’05 in the holy presence of HHDD 1008 Maharajshree Rakeshprasadji Maharaj and senior saints of the Sampraday.
Pujya Shastriji Maharaj decided to do 3.5 crore chanting of Mantra (Mantrajap) on the bank of Narmda nearly 63 years ago. He decided to do Yagna as a ‘Purashcharan’ after having a Darshan of Vishnuyag conducted beside the river Narmada at that time. Pujya Shastriji Maharaj instead of doing 3.5 crore Jap performed 10 crore chanting of Mantra (Mantrajap) and by the wish of Shreeji Maharaj he had done a fabulous celebration continuously for 21 days at the temple of Junagadh.
Holi Utsav or Rang Utsav has a special significance in Swaminarayan Sampraday. This utsav is also very famous as Phuspadolotsav in Swaminarayan Sampraday. Lord Shree Swaminarayan celebrated Holi Utsav or Rangotsav on various occasions. Shree Swaminarayan Gurukul, Rajkot and its branches specially at Gurukul Surat celebrate this festival every year. This year to mark the various occasions Holi Utsav was celebrated in devotional and enthusiastic atmosphere.