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  • Annakoot

    Annakoot The Annakoot celebrations take place on the first day of the month of Kartik which is the first month of the Hindu new year. The Monsoon season has come to an end and new harvest has been brought in from the fields and grains and cereals are plentiful. To thank the Lord for the good year that has just ended, Read More
  • Bhai Beej

    Bhai Beej Yamunaji the divine form of river Yamuna had invited her brother Yama Raj for a meal at her home. As Yama is always busy handling the affairs of Yamapuri, he couldn't find time to go to her sister's house but on one occasion on Kartik Sud Beej, he went to his sister's house for a meal. Yamunaji was very pleased Read More
  • Devprobodhini Ekadashi

    Devprobodhini Ekadashi On this Ekadashi day the period of Chaturmaas, during which satsangis take special niyams, ends. Lord Vishnu has been resting in an ocean of milk (Kshirsagar) and he awakens on this day. He has also been standing guard at the door of King Bali and on this day his duty ends and he returns to his abode. On this Ekadashi Read More
  • Dhanteras

    Dhanteras Dhanteras is celebrated on the 13th day of the dark of the month of Ashvin and marks the beginning of the five day celebrations of Diwali festival. On this day Dhanvantri, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, emerged from Kshirsagar with a pot of Amrut. Therefore this day is also known as Dhanvantri Jayanti. Dhanvantri is the God of Health and Welfare. Read More
  • Dhanurmaas

    Dhanurmaas Dhanurmaas is also called Shoonya (nothing) Maas because during this month it is considered inauspicious to arrange marriages or other such functions. Only Godly functions and devotional activities should be arranged during this month as rewards for such activities are far greater than during other times. During this Maas the sun transits through Dhanur Rashi so the month is called Read More
  • Diwali

    Diwali This day is very significant to Hindus, Sikhs and Jains. Hindus celebrate Diwali because on this day Lord Rama returned to his Kingdom of Ayodhya after serving fourteen years of exile in the forest. Having defeated Ravana and rescuing his wife Sita, Lord Rama triumphantly returned to the Kingdom of Ayodhya with Sita and brother Laxman and his devotee Hanumanji. Read More
  • Ganesh Choth

    Ganesh Choth Like a normal child, Ghanshyam Maharaj developed a high fever one day. Bhaktimata became worried as Ghansyam was not eating His food. Bhaktimata became worried as Ghanshyam was not eating His food. Being a small village, news soon spread around Chappaiya of Ghanshyam Maharaj illness. Hearing this Chandamasi ran down Bhaktimata's house and found that Ghanshyam Maharaj had come down Read More
  • Guru Poornima

    Guru Poornima This day celebrates the remembrance of ones Guru. In life you can have numerous gurus ranging from mother and father to school teachers, but here we must think of our spiritual Guru, namely our Dharma Guru, the present Acharya. The true Guru is equated with God and is the true link between the individual and the immortal. The first Guru Read More
  • Hanuman Jayanti

    Hanuman Jayanti Hanumanji was born to Anjani, the wife of Kesari Vanar the king of the monkeys. The birth of Hanumaji happened as result of a number of divine events. Longing for a son Anjani performed penance to please Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva was pleased with Anjani's penance and gave her his Darshan and blessings. He then asked Anjani to pray to Read More
  • Hindola

    Hindola This festival marks numerous occasions where Lord Swaminarayan was placed on a swing and rocked to fro for the pleasure of the Satsangis. There are two prominent stories. Once when Lord Swaminarayan was staying in Vadtal, a decorative swing was tied between two mango trees. Satsangi's rocked Lord Swaminarayan to and fro and so Read More
  • Holi

    Holi There are several stories related to this day but the most renowned is that of Prahlad and his unbroken devotion for Narayan. Prahlad's father Hiranyakashipu, a demon king regarded Lord Vishnu as his enemy. Hiranyakashipu tormented Prahlad in attempt to stop him from worshipping Lord Vishnu. Prahlad would show no retaliation but simply chant Lord Vishnu's name knowing that Lord Read More
  • Jal Zilani / Parivartini Ekadashi

    Jal Zilani / Parivartini Ekadashi On this day in Bali Raja's Kingdom Lord Vishnu turned sideways after sleeping on his back since the start of Chaturmass. This change of Lord Vishnu's posture is known as `Parivartan'. We thank Lord Swaminarayan for the rain and the water of the rivers and lakes. Being Ekadashi on this day rules of fasting are observed. To celebrate this day Read More
  • Janmastmi

    Janmastmi This is the birth of Lord Krishna, the eighth incarnation of Purna Purshottam. Lord Krishna took birth on this earth some 5000 yrs ago. He was born to Devaki and Vasudev, in the dungeons of the Evil King Kansa's palace in Mathura. Kansa imprisoned both his sister Devaki, and Vasudev after a sage foretold Kansa that Devaki's eighth child will Read More
  • Kali Chaudas

    Kali Chaudas Hanumanji as a baby was very hungry. Whilst lying down he saw the sun in the sky and thought it was a fruit and went to pick it. He flew into the sky and put the whole sun in his mouth causing darkness throughout the entire universe. Lord Indra requested that Hanumanji return the sun. When Hanumanji refused, Lord Indra Read More
  • Maghasnan

    Maghasnan Maghasnan mahotsav is celibrated with divine enjoyment, All Santos and Bhaktas took bath in Holy lake named Hamirsar at Bhuj, Katha parayan gave good result for all bhaktas and Santos at Prasasi STHAL- FULVADI, Gaushala at Bhuj.

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