Monday 25 September 2023 | Bhadarva Sud 10/11, Samvat 2079

Mon 25 Sep 2023

The sants and disciples of Bhuj held the Chaturmas Katha from Friday 1 to Tuesday 5 September 2023.

Acharya Swamiji Maharaj Welcome Ceremony at Bhuj Chaturmas Katha Purnahuti at Bhuj

Satsang Sibir at Smruti Van Bhuj Bhakti Sangeet at Smruti Van Bhuj

Janmashtami celebrations at Bhuj Chhatthi Ochav

Bhuj - Day 1 - Chaturmas Katha 2023 on 1st September 2023
Bhuj - Day 2 - Chaturmas Katha 2023 on 2nd September 2023

Bhuj - Day 3 - Chaturmas Katha 2023 on 3rd September 2023
Bhuj - Day 4 - Chaturmas Katha 2023 on 4th September 2023

Bhuj - Day 5 - Chaturmas Katha & Aashirvad on 5th September 2023
Bhuj - Satsang Sibir and Bhakti Sangeet at Smruti Van on 6th September 2023

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 Bhuj held the Chaturmas Katha from Friday 1 to Tuesday 5 September 2023. Sant Shiromani Shree Vignanprakashdasji Swami eloquently recited episodes from Lord Shree Swaminarayan’s childhood chapter of Shree Swaminarayanbapa Charitramrut Sagar.

When Acharya Swamiji Maharaj arrived in Bhuj, He was ceremonially welcomed to the Mandir. As part of the Kutch vicharan, a day of activities was held in Ved Ratna Acharya Swamishree Maharaj Smruti Van. An evening of devotional song was also presented by sants and disciples during that evening. During the concluding ceremony of the Chaturmas Katha, Acharya Swamiji Maharaj showered divine blessings upon the gathered assembly.