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FLOWER PETALS REPLACE COLOUR WATER IN HOLI FESTIVAL

March 23, 2019 10:42 AM

Abohar: (Raj Sadosh)

As many as 10 thousand volunteers were deployed to manage more than 30 service departments. For the last one month, residents of Botad and Dhandhuka area have been doing hard work under the guidance of highly educated saints.Many devotees had conducted Padyatra while many others did cycling. The students of Swaminarayan Vidya Mandir were there to assist the visitors; they enthralled the gathering with group dances based on devotional songs also. The visitors were served with Khichdi, Khajur and rice as Mahaprasad.

A motivational example of water conservation was set at the annual Rangotsav in Sarangpur as BAPS chief Mahant Swami Maharaj blessed a strong gathering of about 50,000 devotees besides 700 saints who had arrived from different Indian states and abroad with flower petals.

The grand function concluded at 8 pm on Thursday. Participation of devotees from America, England, Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Canada was very high.

  This was done to express concern over drought like conditions owing to lesser rainfall in the past season in Gujarat and to express solidarity with the families of 40 CRPF men who were martyred in Pulwama terror.

As many as 10 thousand volunteers were deployed to manage more than 30 service departments. For the last one month, residents of Botad and Dhandhuka area have been doing hard work under the guidance of highly educated saints.

Many devotees had conducted Padyatra while many others did cycling. The students of Swaminarayan Vidya Mandir were there to assist the visitors; they enthralled the gathering with group dances based on devotional songs also. The visitors were served with Khichdi, Khajur and rice as Mahaprasad.

Fuldol Festival is celebrated in Sarangpur village, which Bhagwan Swaminarayan had visited. His fifth spiritual successor Pramukhswami ji served for many years and also had last breath here. A Smruti Mandir is being developed now to keep his memories alive.

The function was held by creating a compound of 10 lakh sq ft of land clean and clear. There was a 100x40x40 ft spectacular artistic platform. This stage was also decorated very beautifully according to the Vachanamrut bicentennial festival.

Narayanmuni Swami, Ghanyamcharan Swami, Anand Swarup Swami, Viveksagar Swami, Ishwarcharan Swami, Tyagvallabh Swami and Dr. Swami delivered inspirational speeches.

Mahant Swami Maharaj gave a call to save water. “We should celebrate Holi as divine festival, maintain purity and sanctity in daily life, shun social evils, he said.

Swami ji also released new publications of Aksharpeeth on the occasion. Earlier he was received by Atmatrupt Swami, Kothari Swami and other saints on his arrival.  

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