The Sants and disciples of Kalol held the Chaturmas Katha from Tuesday 24 August to Thursday 26 August 2021.
The 4 month period between Ashad sud ekadashi (Devshayni Ekadashi - usually falls around July) and Kartik sud ekadashi (Prabodhini Ekadashi - usually falls in October / November) is referred to as the Chaturmas. During this time, all disciples will take extra vows such as fasting, scripture recitals, meditation and other religious observances as described by Lord Swaminarayan in the Shikshapatri, sloks 76-78. The Adhik month is considered very auspicious and extra observances. One of the major observances taken is to attend religious discourses. To facilitate this important observance, special Chaturmas Katha (discourses) lasting for several days is held in all the major Mandirs of Maninagar Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan. During these discourses, scholarly Sants recite and explain passages from the sacred scriptures, narrating the supremacy of Lord Shree Swaminarayan and the glory of the divine Faith (Satsang) that we are fortunate to have attained.
The Sants and disciples of Kalol held the Chaturmas Katha from Tuesday 24 August to Thursday 26 August 2021. During this 3 day period, Sant Shiromani Shree Anadipurushdasji Swami recited the Rahasyarth Pradeepika Tika Sah Vachanamrut and eloquently explained the meanings and context behind these sacred words of the Lord Himself.
On the final day, Thursday 26 August, Acharya Swamiji Maharaj visited Kalol and bestowed divine blessings to the congregation.