The Sants and disciples of Bavla held the Chaturmas Katha from Tuesday 17 August to Saturday 21 August 2021.

CHATURMAS KATHA DAY-1 (17-08-2021) - Swaminarayan Mandir Bavla
CHATURMAS KATHA DAY-2 (18-08-2021) - Swaminarayan Mandir Bavla

CHATURMAS KATHA DAY-3 (19-08-2021) - Swaminarayan Mandir Bavla
CHATURMAS KATHA DAY-4 (20-08-2021) - Swaminarayan Mandir Bavla

CHATURMAS KATHA DAY-5 Purnahuti & Aacharya Swamiji Maharaj's Divine Aashirwad (21-08-2021) - Swaminarayan Mandir Bavla

 

The 4 month period between Ashad sud ekadashi (Devshayni Ekadashi - usually falls around July) and 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 5 days is held in all the major Mandirs of Maninagar Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan. During these discourses, scholarly Sants recite and explain passages from Gurudev Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa’s Sanskrit scripture, Shree Swaminarayanbapa Charitramrut Sagar.

The Sants and disciples of Bavla held the Chaturmas Katha from Tuesday 17 August to Saturday 21 August 2021. Shant Shiromani Shree Gnanbhushandasji Swami eloquently recited episodes from Shree Swaminarayanbapa Charitramrut Sagar. During the final day, Saturday 21 August 2021, Acharya Swamiji Maharaj also arrived in Bavla, and bestowed divine blessings during the assembly.