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Category

Meaning

Aajaanbaahoo-Aajaanbhuj

Divya Darshan

A term for the Lord's arms

Aangada

Divya Darshan

The Lord's divine fingers

Aangali

Divya Darshan

The Lord's divine toes

Aangariyoo

Divya Darshan

The Lord's divine fingers

Aavaahan Mantra

Worship

Prayer used in morning pooja to welcome the Lord, to be present in one's pooja

Abjibapa

Spiritual Heritage

Jeevanpran Shree Abji Bapashree, the divine murti through whom Lord Swaminarayan re-manifested upon this earth, on Kartik Sud 11 (Ekadashi) Samvat 1901 (1845 CE), to teach us His own true spiritual ideals. Jeevanpran Shree Abji Bapashree is Lord Swaminarayan Himself

Acharya

Spiritual Heritage

Spiritual or religious leader; sovereign

Acharya Swamishree

Divya Darshan

Spiritual or religious leader; sovereign

Adhroshth

Divya Darshan

The Lord's divine bottom lip

Ahimsa

Non-harm; to respect all life as sacred and practice non-violence in thought word and deed, not only towards people but to animals, plants and all of nature

Ahmedabad

The city in Gujarat, Northern India, in which Maninagar Dham is located

Akshardham

Worship

The divine place of Lord Swaminarayan

Anadi Mukta

Worship

The highest status of a soul freed from cycle of life and birth. The soul becomes merged within the Lord's murti

Ang

Divya Darshan

The divine parts of the Lord's body

Ashirwad

Worship

Religions discourse; blessings

Atyantik Moksh

Worship

Attaining the status of Anadi Mukta

Ayodhyaprasadji Maharaj

Spiritual Heritage

Ghanshyam Maharaj's nephew, the son of His brother Shree Rampratapbhai and first Acharya of the Narnarayan Gadi

Baahoo

Divya Darshan

The Lord's divine upper arm

Baladia

A village in Kutch in which Jeevanpran Abji Bapashree manifested upon this earth on Kartik Sud 11 (Ekadashi) Samvat 1901 (1845 CE); also known as Vrushpur

Bhaal

Divya Darshan

The Lord's divine forehead

Bhaktachintamani

Worship

A scripture written by Nishkuranand Swami describing the Lord's divine episodes

Bhakti

Worship

Devotion unto the Lord; love of God

Bhakti geet

Worship

Devotional songs

Bhaktidevi

Spiritual Heritage

Ghanshyam Maharaj's mother

Bhrakuti

Divya Darshan

The Lord's divine eyebrows

Bhujaa

Divya Darshan

The Lord's divine arms

Brahm

Worship

A status of divinity

Brahmachari

Worship

A sub-class of sadhu

Brahmacharya

Worship

Celibacy

Brahmin / Brahman

Worship

A high caste person

Brahmroop

Worship

Having the same qualities of the Lord, also known as purshottamroop

Brakuti

Divya Darshan

The Lord's divine eyebrows

Charan

Divya Darshan

The Lord's divine feet

Charan kamar

Divya Darshan

The Lord's divine lotus feet

Chatralaya

Places

Students' boarding house

Chaturmaas

Worship

Four months of the monsoon season

Chhaati

Divya Darshan

The Lord's divine chest

Chhapaiya

Places

A village on the banks of the river Saryu, near the holy town Ayodhya (Northern India) where Lord Swaminarayan manifested

Chibuk, Daadhi-Chibuk

Divya Darshan

The Lord's divine chin

Chinh

Divya Darshan

Divine marks or moles on the Lord's body

Daadhi-Chibuk

Divya Darshan

The Lord's divine chin

Dadakhachar

A king and great devotee of Lord Swaminarayan

Dant

Divya Darshan

The Lord's divine teeth

Dant pankti

Divya Darshan

Line of teeth

Dasya bhakti

Worship

Always remaining in the Lord's service

Daya

Worship

Compassion

Devta

Worship

Deities

Devuba

Spiritual Heritage

Jeevanpran Shree Abji Bapashree's mother

Dharma

Worship

Religion; observance of good conduct / morals

Dharmadev

Spiritual Heritage

Lord Swaminarayan's father, born in the village of Itar, Kartik Sud 11 (Ekadashi) Samvat 1796

Dharmadhurandhar

Worship

Chief or head of dharma

Dharmarakshan

Worship

Protection of dharma

Dhoti

Worship

Loincloth - a cloth worn around the body starting between the ribs and hips

Dhyan

Worship

Meditation, visualising the Lord and remembrance of His deeds for the purification of the mind and realisation of the ultimate truth

Diksha

Worship

Initiation of a sant

Divya Darshan

Worship

Divine vision or visualisation of the Lord

Diwalli

Worship

Festival of lights

Dveej

Worship

Twice born, a person who is first born into life and then reborn into the Swaminarayan religion after undertaking the rites of purification for the cleansing of their soul

Ekadashi

Worship

11th day of each half month, regarded as a day of fasting and abstinence

Ekantik

Worship

Unique

Ekantik-Mukta

Worship

State of the soul whereby the soul has the obstacle of their material bodies to overcome before they can become as one with Lord SwaminarayanBapa Swamibapa

Gaal

Divya Darshan

The Lord's divine cheeks

Gadi

Worship

Throne; representation of regal or divine office

Ghanshyam Maharaj

Spiritual Heritage

Lord Swaminarayan's childhood name

Ghooti

Divya Darshan

The Lord's divine shin

Gnan

Worship

Spiritual knowledge

Gopal Muni / Gopalanand Muni

Spiritual Heritage

An affectionate name for Sadguru Shree Gopalanand Swamibapa, to whom Lord Swaminarayan entrusted the helms of the entire Swaminarayan religion

Gopal Yogi

Spiritual Heritage

An affectionate name for Sadguru Shree Gopalanand Swamibapa, to whom Lord Swaminarayan entrusted the helms of the entire Swaminarayan religion

Gopalanand Swamibapa

Spiritual Heritage

Sadguru Shree Gopalanand Swamibapa, Lord Swaminarayan's dearest and choicest sant to whom He entrusted the helms of the entire Swaminarayan religion, and thus became the Acharaya of Shree Swaminarayan Gadi

Grahastha

Those with family associations

Granth

Worship

Religious scripture or text

Guru

Worship

Spiritual teacher or head of a religious sect

Guru Bhakti

Worship

The love and devotion towards ones Guru

Guruparampara

Worship

Lineage of Gurus - Shree Swaminarayan Bhagwan, Sadguru Shree Gopal Bapa, Sadguru Shree Nirgun Bapa, Sadguru Shree Ishwar Bapa, Jeevanpran Muktajeevan Swamibapa, Acharya Shree Purushottampriyadasji Swamishree

Gurupoonam

Worship

Special day celebrated to respect one's own Guru. Similar to father's day etc. but this is Guru's day

Hari

Spiritual Heritage

A name give to Lord Swaminarayan by the great sage Markandaya Rushi; one of the many names of Lord Swaminarayan

Hari Krishna

Spiritual Heritage

A name give to Lord Swaminarayan by the great sage Markandaya Rushi; one of the many names of Lord Swaminarayan

Hasta kamar

Divya Darshan

The Lord's divine hands

Hatheli

Divya Darshan

The Lord's divine palms

Hoth

Divya Darshan

The Lord's divine lips

Hruday kamar

Divya Darshan

The Lord's divine lotus heart

Ichharambhai

Spiritual Heritage

Lord Swaminarayan's younger brother

Incarnation

In general Hinduism, God has come to earth in twenty four (24) forms (Sanak, Varah, Yagnapurush, Hayagreev, Narayan, Kapildev, Dattatreya, Rushabhadev, Pruthuraj, Machh, Kachh, Dhanvantri, Mohini, Nrusinh, Vaman, Hanspakshi, Hari, Parshuram, Ram, Vedvyas, Krishna, Buddh, Kartik, and Kalki) with Kalki being the one still to come in the future. However, Lord Swaminarayan is separate from these 'avtars' (incarnations) because He is the 'Avtari' - the cause of all the incarnations

Irshaa

Envy

Ishwar

Worship

A status of deity

Jaanoo

Divya Darshan

The Lord's divine knee

Janghaa / Saathar

Divya Darshan

The Lord's divine thigh

Jay Swaminarayan

Worship

A greeting; a hail to Lord Swaminarayan

Jayanti

Worship

Anniversary

Jeev

Worship

The soul

Jeevanpran

Worship

Life and soul

Jeevanpran Bapashree

Spiritual Heritage

The divine murti through whom Lord Swaminarayan re-manifested upon this earth, on Kartik Sud 11 (Ekadashi) Samvat 1901 (1845 CE), to teach us His own true spiritual ideals. Jeevanpran Shree Abji Bapashree is Lord Swaminarayan Himself

Kaam (1)

Worship

Performing virtuous deeds

Kaam (2)

Worship

Lust

Kaandaa

Divya Darshan

The Lord's divine wrists

Kalidatt

Worship

A demon

Kanth

Divya Darshan

The Lord's divine throat and neck

Kanthi

Worship

Sacred necklace, a double stranded necklace made of wooden beads, usually the tulsi plant; When someone places a kanthi around their neck, they take the vows of the religion and swear by their own necks to abide by them. The kanthi is unique to the Swaminarayan religion, symbolising the Vishishtadvait philosophy of Lord Swaminarayan

Kapol

Divya Darshan

The Lord's divine cheekbones

Kar, Hast

Divya Darshan

The Lord's divine hand

Karan

Worship

Eternal body

Karan Satsang

Worship

Karan means cause, and Satsang means true (sat) association (sang), hence Karan Satsang means establishing a true association with Lord SwaminarayanBapa Swamibapa

Karma's

Worship

Past actions of the previous life

Karna

Divya Darshan

The Lord's divine ears

Kati

Divya Darshan

The Lord's divine waist

Kendrastaan

Headquarters

Kesh

Divya Darshan

The Lord's divine hair

Kheda

Indian town where Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa manifested in the year Samvat 1963 (7th October 1907 CE)

Khushal Bhatt

Spiritual Heritage

Sadguru Shree Gopalanand Swamibapa's name before he was initiated as sant

Kirtan

Worship

Devotional prayer

Kirtan bhakti

Worship

Singing praises of God

Koni

Divya Darshan

The Lord's divine elbow

Krishna

Spiritual Heritage

A name give to Lord Swaminarayan by the great sage Markandaya Rushi; one of the names of Lord Swaminarayan.

Krodh

Worship

Anger

Kundal

Divya Darshan

The Lord's earring

Leela

Worship

Biographical episodes of the Lord

Lobh

Greed

Mad

Arrogance

Mahapooja

Worship

Ceremonial worship e.g. offering flowers, tulsi patra, rice, or panchanmrut snan (the ceremonial worship using five nectars; milk, yoghurt, saffron, honey and sugar) to the Lord

Mandir

Worship

Temple

Mangla Aarti

Worship

Aarti that is performed after the Lord has awakened in the early morning

Maninagar

A district within the City of Ahmedabad, North India. The name means jewel (mani) city (nagar), and is appropriately the site of the Headquarters of Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan

Maninagar Dham

Worship

Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Mandir, Maninagar, Ahmedabad is the source that brings the true principles of Lord Swaminarayan Bapa Swamibapa to the world; Sadguru Shree Ishwarcharan Swamibapa established a trust under which the land was bought and Sadguru Swamibapa and Jeevanpran Swamibapa laid the foundation stone for Maninagar Mandir, the Kendrastaan for the Karan Satsang - Maninagar Dham; Maninagar means jewel (mani) city (nagar)

Mansi pooja

Worship

Mental worship of the Lord

Mantra

Worship

A word or phrase that is chanted for purification of the mind and communion with Divinity

Mastak, Shir

Divya Darshan

The Lord's divine head

Matsar

Worship

Vanity

Maya (1)

Worship

Anything that comes in the way of devotion to the Lord

Maya (2)

Worship

Nature, creation

Moh

Worship

Uncontrolled fascination into something or someone

Mohotsav

Worship

Festival

Moksh

Worship

Release from the endless cycle of life and death; salvation

Moochh / Muchchh

Divya Darshan

The Lord's divine moustache

Mukh kamar

Divya Darshan

The Lord's divine lotus face

Mukh, Mukhadoo, Mukhaarvind

Divya Darshan

The Lord's divine mouth

Mumukshu

Worship

People who are seeking salvation

Murti

Worship

Physical embodiment of God, whether as His divine form in Akshardham, in a human form, or as statues, paintings etc.

Murti Pratishtha Mahotsav

Worship

Festival at which the murti of the Lord are ceremoniously installed into a temple

Naabhi kamar

Divya Darshan

The Lord's divine lotus naval

Naasaa-Naasikaa

Divya Darshan

The Lord's divine nose

Naivedya / Neivedya

Worship

Food to be consecrated i.e. made into Prasad by offering it to the Lord

Nakhshikh

Divya Darshan

From head to toe (nakh-nail to shikh-choti)

Narayan Muni

Spiritual Heritage

One of the two names give to Lord Swaminarayan by Sadguru Shree Ramanand Swami when he initiated Shree Nilkanthvarni, Lord Swaminarayan as a Sant (year Samvat 1857)

Nayan

Divya Darshan

The Lord's divine eyes

Netra

Divya Darshan

The Lord's divine eyes

Nilkanthvarni

Spiritual Heritage

The name by which Lord Swaminarayan was known during his forest expedition

Nitya Niyam

Worship

Daily religious observances or practices

Oodar

Divya Darshan

The Lord's divine stomach

Oopasna

Worship

The feelings that we have for Lord Swaminarayan is called our oopasana, our worship to Him

Oor

Divya Darshan

The Lord's divine heart

Oordvapundra

Worship

Upright U-shaped mark, as in the tilak

Ootthaapan Mansi Pooja

Worship

Mental worship of the Lord when He wakes up from his afternoon rest

Padseven bhakti

Worship

Physically serving the Lord

Panchamrut

Worship

five nectars: milk, yogurt, saffron, honey and sugar

Panchang-pranam

Worship

Five-fold worship of the Lord, performed by females

Panchapita

Spiritual Heritage

Jeevanpran Shree Abji Bapashree's father

Paramhansa 

Worship

Highest category of Sant

Parayan

Worship

Scripture recital

Parbrahm

Worship

Higher status of deity

Pativrata

Worship

Virtuous ladies

Pativrata bhakti

Worship

Chaste devotion

Patotsav

Worship

Anniversary celebrations

Patsala

Reading rooms; libraries

Pindi

Divya Darshan

The Lord's divine heel

Piplana

The village in which Sadguru Shree Ramanand Swami initiated Shree Nilkanthvarni, Lord Swaminarayan as a Sant, and named Him Shree Sahajanand Swami and Shree Narayan Muni (year Samvat 1857)

Pooja

Worship

Worship, to perform regularly religious rituals

Poonam

Worship

Day of the full moon

Praathakaar Mansi Pooja

Worship

The mental worship of the Lord at the beginning of the day

Prabhodini Ekadashi

Worship

Also known as Kartik Sudh Ekadashi. This is the first ekadashi after the Diwali festival and is considered the most important ekadashi of the year. For disciples of Shree Swaminarayan Gadi, the day has an even greater importance as six great historical events occurred on this day (follow link to find out more)

Pradikshna

Worship

Ritual observance which involves encircling of the Lord in a clockwise direction. is associated with the Lord being the centre of one's life - I revolve around Him

Pragatya

Worship

Divine manifestation of the Lord and His Muktas upon the Earth

Prarthna

Worship

Devotional prayer

Prasad

Worship

Consecrated offering, food that has been offered and blessed by the Lord

Prasango

Worship

Events

Purascharan

Worship

Scripture recital

Purusharth

Worship

Achievements of life, dharma, arth, kaam and moksh

Purushottambhai

Spiritual Heritage

Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa's name before He was initiated as sant

Purushottamroop

Worship

Having the same qualities of the Lord

Raghuvirji Maharaj

Spiritual Heritage

Ghanshyam Maharaj's nephew, son of His brother Shree Ichchharambhai, and first Acharya of the Laxminarayan Gadi

Rajas

Worship

The pleasure seeking attributes of maya (2)

Rajbhog Aarti

Worship

The aarti performed after the Lord has dined

Rajbhog Mansi Pooja

Worship

The mental worship of the Lord performed just after the Lord has dined

Ramanand Swami

Spiritual Heritage

Sadguru Shree Ramanand Swami was Lord Swaminarayan's guru

Rampratapbhai

Spiritual Heritage

Lord Swaminarayan's eldest brother, husband of Suvasini Bhabhi and father of Ayodhyaprasadji Maharaj

Rekhaa

Divya Darshan

Lines on palms

Saathar, Janghaa

Divya Darshan

The Lord's divine thigh

Saayansandhya Mansi Pooja

Worship

The mental worship of the Lord performed after the dusk aarti

Sadaachaar

Worship

Good (moral) conduct

Saddharma Ratnakar

Worship

The ocean of true religiosity

Sadguru

Worship

Higher category of Saints; senior Saints are given this title

Sadguru Din

Worship

Day to commemorate Sadgurubapa which falls on the last day of each month

Sadguru Shree Ishwarcharan Swamibapa

Spiritual Heritage

Nidar Siddhant Vaadi (unfaltering and principled) Sadguru Shree Ishwarcharandasji Swamibapa was affectionately known as Sadguru Swamibapa. Sadguru Shree Nirgundasji Swamibapa gave the leadership of the Karan Satsang to Sadguru Swamibapa in Samvat 1948 (1892 CE)

Sadguru Shree Nirgun Swamibapa

Spiritual Heritage

Sadguru Shree Nirgundasji Swamibapa manifested in Chuda in Samvat 1873 (1817 CE); and in 1852 CE, Sadguru Shree Gopalanand Swamibapa, made Sadguru Shree Nirgundasji Swamibapa the leader of the Swaminarayan Karan Satsang. Sadguru Shree Nirgundasji Swamibapa openly and with great authority taught that Jeevanpran Abji Bapashree was Lord Swaminarayan Himself

Sadhu

Worship

Sants, individuals who have taken a vow to given up worldly life to serve the Lord

Sahajanand Swami

Spiritual Heritage

One of the two names give to Lord Swaminarayan by Sadguru Shree Ramanand Swami when he initiated Shree Nilkanthvarni, Lord Swaminarayan as a Sant (year Samvat 1857)

Sakhya bhakti

Worship

Having total faith in the Lord's commands

Samadhi

Worship

Spiritual trance

Samarpan bhakti

Worship

Offering wealth, body and soul to the Lord

Sammelan

Gathering; meeting or conference

Sampradaya

Worship

Religious sect or following

Sanatan

Worship

Eternal, without beginning

Sanatan dharma samrat

Worship

The protector of the eternal religion, Sanatan Dharma

Sandhya Aarti

Worship

The aarti performed at sunset

Sangeet Sala

Music academy

Sankalp Swaroop

Divine persons which give dharshan on the earth by the will of God. These divine persoms represent God on this earth.

Sankhyogi

Worship

A separate ascetic class of women - closest Western equivalent would probably be nuns

Sanskar

Good conduct

Sant

Worship

A category of ascetic; closest western equivalent is a Monk

Sarvajivheetavaha

Worship

The Shikshapatri written for the benefit of all souls.

Sarvavtari

Worship

Incarnator of all incarnations

Sarvopari

Worship

Supreme

Sarvotkrusht

Worship

Best of all

Sashtang Dandavat-pranam

Worship

Eight-fold prostration before the Lord's murti performed by males

Satsang

Worship

Divine fellowship - Swaminarayan fellowship

Satsangi

Worship

Devotee, a person who follows the rules of the Satsang

Satya

Truth

Seva Murti Param Tapa

Worship

The service incarnate of highest austerity referring to Acharya Swamishree

Shalgram

Worship

Sacred stone found in the river Gandki

Shangar Aarti

Worship

The aarti performed after the Lord has been adorned with garments and ornaments

Shanti

Peace

Shayan Aarti

Worship

The aarti performed as the Lord rests at the end of the day

Shikhaa

Divya Darshan

The Lord's divine choti

Shikshapatri

Worship

Divine scripture of 212 holy commandments, written by Lord Swaminarayan

Shir / Mastak

Divya Darshan

The Lord's divine head

Shravan bhakti

Worship

Listening to discourses of the Lord

Shree Abji Bapashreeni Vato

Worship

Lord Shree Swaminarayan's supremacy and essence of His eternal philosophy is narrated in this collection of Jeevanpran Shree Abji Bapashree's discourses, which are compiled by Sadguru Shree Ishwarcharandasji Swami. The way of performing chaste devotion unto Lord Swaminarayan in order to attain the highest status for a soul, that of Anadi-mukta, are clearly elucidated.

Shree Brahmanand Swami

Spiritual Heritage

The nand status sants, including Shree Premanand Swami, Shree Muktanand Swami, Shree Bhrahmanand Swami, wrote countless splendid devotional poems that narrate the divine deeds and glory of Lord Shree Swaminarayan. Some of these devotional poems are written to be sung on specific, ceremonial days.

Shree Gopalanand Swamibapa

Spiritual Heritage

Sadguru Shree Gopalanand Swamibapa, Lord Swaminarayan's dearest and choicest sant to whom He entrusted the helms of the entire Swaminarayan religion, and thus became the Acharaya of Shree Swaminarayan Gadi

Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa

Spiritual Heritage

Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa, the predecessor of the present leader of the Swaminarayan faith, was also the will-manifest (Shreeji-Sankalpamurti) of Lord Swaminarayan.

Shree Muktanand Swami

Spiritual Heritage

The nand status sants, including Shree Premanand Swami, Shree Muktanand Swami, Shree Bhrahmanand Swami, wrote countless splendid devotional poems that narrate the divine deeds and glory of Lord Shree Swaminarayan. Some of these devotional poems are written to be sung on specific, ceremonial days.

Shree Ramanujacharya

Spiritual Heritage

Vishishtadvaita philosphy was founded by Shree Ramanujacharya (11th century AD). The ideology is that there are three ultimate realities; The Lord, souls and matter (or maya's creation). Of these only the Lord is the independent reality and the other two are dependent upon Him. The soul and the matter are thus distinct from the Lord but not separate from Him.

Shree Swaminarayan Bhagwan

Spiritual Heritage

Purna-Purushottam Lord Shree Swaminarayan

Shree Swaminarayan Gadi

Spiritual Heritage

The divine lustrous throne upon which Lord Swaminarayan is seated in Akshardham (the divine abode of Lord Swaminarayan) is Shree Swaminarayan Gadi. Shree Swaminarayan Gadi embodies the power, supremacy and sovereignty of Lord Swaminarayan. Lord Swaminarayan is supreme, unique, unparalleled and eternal. Thus the Gadi of Lord Swaminarayan is also supreme, unique, unparalleled and eternal. The two are synonymous. Thus, just as the glory of Lord Swaminarayan is infinite, the glory of Shree Swaminarayan Gadi is also infinite.

Shreeji Maharaj

Spiritual Heritage

Lord Swaminarayan is also known as Shreeji Maharaj

Shreeji-Sankalpamurti

Spiritual Heritage

Will-manifest; The Lord's incarnated upon this earth by his own decision and will, in a manner that is evident to the eye or to the understanding

Shruti

Worship

The teachings of Lord Himself, the words that have come from him personally

Shukshma

Worship

Invisible body

Sinhasan

Worship

Divine throne

Slok

Worship

Verse; stanza

Smaran bhakti

Worship

Reminiscing about the Lord

Smruti

Worship

Remembrance

Smruti Mandir

Worship

Memorial mandir for Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa built at the exact eternal Samadhi (funeral pyre) site of Swamibapa, in Godasar, Ahmedabad, India. The temple was inspired by the unparalleled devotion of His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree unto His Gurudev and was opened in 1991 CE

Sud

Worship

That part of the lunar calendar when the moon is waxing.

Sutak

Worship

Ritual periods during times of births and deaths, in which one is considered impure

Suvasini Bhabhi

Spiritual Heritage

Lord Swaminarayan's elder sister-in-law, wife of Shree Rampratapbhai and mother of Ayodhyaprasadji Maharaj

Svaroop

Divya Darshan

The Lord's divine face

SwaminarayanBapa Swamibapa

Worship

Reference to Swaminarayan Bhagwan, Jeevanpran Bapashree and Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa indicating that all three murti are one

Tap

Activities done to please God such as fasting and extra niyam, i.e. penance

Tapasvi

Worship

Ascetic

Tapni Mara

Worship

Mara performed standing on the right leg, with the left foot placed above the right knee, and with both arms stretched upwards

Tej

Worship

Divine and lustrous aura of light emanating surrounding The divine Lord

Tibakadi

Divya Darshan

Beauty spot on The Lord's divine Body

Til

Divya Darshan

Mole or beauty spot on The Lord's divine Body

Tilak

Worship

Auspicious mark

Tilak-chandlo

Worship

Auspicious mark on the forehead made up of a U shaped tilak made from sandalwood paste, within which there is the round vermillion mark of the chandlo made from kum kum (potash nitrate)

Tirth

Worship

Pilgrimage site

Trivali

Divya Darshan

3 horizontal lines above God's navel

Trushnaa

Desire for something or someone

Tulsi

Worship

Sacred plant

Tyagi

Worship

Renouncer

Udgatan

Worship

Inauguration

Vachnamrut

Worship

An in-depth volume of the supreme principles of Lord Swaminarayan spoken by the Lord Himself

Vad

Worship

That part of the lunar calendar when the moon is waning

Vadtal

Name of a town in Gujarat

Vairagya

Worship

Asceticism

Vakshasthal, Chhaati

Divya Darshan

The Lord's divine chest

Vandan bhakti

Worship

Bowing and prostrating before the Lord

Vartman

Worship

Initiation ceremony also refers to the five sacred vows taken at the time of initiation into the Satsang

Ved

Worship

Holy scriptures

Visarjan Mantra

Worship

The mantra chanted at the end of one's daily pooja

Vishishtadvait

Worship

The philosophy of Lord Swaminarayan

Vrushpur

The Kutch town in which Jeevanpran Abji Bapashree manifested upon this earth on Kartik Sud 11 (Ekadashi) Samvat 1901 (1845 CE); also known as Baladia

Will-manifest

Worship

Dwelling on this earth merely by the will of the Lord

Yagna

Worship

Non-violent sacrificial ceremony

Yagnopavit

Worship

Sacred thread worn from over the left shoulder and across the chest

Yampuri

Hell

Yatra

Worship

Pilgrimage, to visit sacred sites such as temples

Yog

Worship

Unification with the Lord

Yog

Efforts to unite with God


   
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