Sunday 28 November 2021 | Kartik Vad 9, Samvat 2078

Sun 28 Nov 2021

The Chaturmas Katha was held in Mokhasan from Saturday 28 August to Tuesday 31 August 2021.

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 Chaturmas Katha was held in Mokhasan from Saturday 28 August to Tuesday 31 August 2021. Sant Shiromani Shree Prashantswaroopdasji Swami eloquently recited episodes from Shree Swaminarayanbapa Charitramrut Sagar. During the final day, Tuesday 31 August 2021, Acharya Swamiji Maharaj also arrived in Mokhasan, and bestowed divine blessings during the assembly. On this occasion, charitable donations of food and other essential items were given to the poor and needy of Mokhasan and the surrounding villages.