Tuesday 28 November 2023 | Kartik Vad 1, Samvat 2080

Tue 28 Nov 2023

Shikshapatri (Sanskrit, Gujarati & English)


Verses of Meditation

Prayer and Introduction

Importance of Abiding by the Rules

Principal Commandments

Daily Practices for all Disciples

Social Etiquette

Religious Discipline

Religious Philosophy

Additional Responsibilities for Acharya

Additional Responsibilities for The wives of the Acharya

Additional Responsibilities for Gruhastha Disciples

Additional Responsibilities for Kings

Additional Responsibilities for Ladies

Additional Responsibilities for Brahmachari

Additional Responsibilities for Brahman Disciples

Additional Responsibilities for Sadhu

Additional Responsibilities for Both Brahmachari and Sadhu


Prayer to the Lord

Shikshapatri (Sanskrit, Gujarati & English)

  • Author: Lord Shree Swaminarayan
  • Edition: 4th
  • Published: Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Maninagar on 28 Jun 2006


The Shikshapatri is the epistle of beneficial instructions written by supreme Lord Shree Swaminarayan. It describes the rudiments that one should adopt in order to lead an honest and moral life. Adhering to the commandments that are clearly narrated in the Shikshapatri, is the key to attaining ultimate salvation, i.e. attaining the divine abode of Lord Swaminarayan.

Religious Discipline
Slok 87

When the eclipse is over, they should bathe fully clothed (so that the clothes are also washed and purified). My gruhastha disciples should give charitable donations according to their means. Tyagi should perform pooja to the Lord. ||87||

અને તે ગ્રહણ મુકાઈ રહ્યા પછી વસ્ત્ર સહિત સ્નાન કરીને જે અમારા ગૃહસ્થ સત્સંગી હોય તેમણે પોતાના સામર્થ્ય પ્રમાણે દાન કરવું અને જે ત્યાગી હોય તેમણે ભગવાનની પૂજા કરવી. ॥૮૭॥

जातायामथ तन्मुक्तौ कृत्वा स्नानं सचेलकम् ।
देयं दानं गृहिजनैः शक्त्याऽन्यैस्त्वर्च्य ईश्वरः ॥