2023's first Jackpot Jatra with Pujyashree

Thursday February 16, 2023

Palitana Tirth Jatra with Pujyashree 

In the auspicious presence of Pujyashree Deepakbhai, the Dada Bhagwan Foundation had organized a beautiful 4-days Jatra between Feb 9 to Feb 12 on the holy land of Palitana, located in Gujarat, India. 

At Palitana, the mountain popularly known as Shatrunjay Giriraj is an utmost sacred pilgrimage place, where Lord Rishabhdev Bhagwan, the first Tirthankar of the present time cycle, is the prime deity. It is said that barring Lord Neminath, rest of the 23 Tirthankars have visited this Tirth and countless of great Souls have attained salvation from here. There are 863 temples, largely made of marble, housed on this 1 mountain. Also, on one of the hillocks is a mosque of Angaarsha Pir, a pious Muslim saint, who saved all of these temples during an invasion by the Mughal Kings in the 14th century. 

A good strength of people (almost 15000 in number) from all over India and the rest of the world joined Pujyashree Deepakbhai in this Jatra. While climbing the holy mountain along with Him, they also climbed up a big way on their spiritual ladder.

That’s the reason why Gnani Purush calls Jatra a Jackpot for the Mahatmas!

This Jatra to Palitana indeed proved to be a super-Jackpot as Mahatmas kept counting their blessings (until they lost the count) wherever they go, be it in the Bhakti program with Pujyashree on the banks of the holy Shatrunjay river in Rohishala.

The blessings continued to flow from Gnani onto the Mahatmas as they joined Him in the worship at Hastgiri, the Taleti Mandir and the Samosaran Mandir. On the actual day of climbing the mountain i.e. on the 11th Feb 2023, the atmosphere on the entire Giriraj was simply electrifying, full of Bhakti and joy! Many Mahatmas started their yatra very early in the morning. Pujyashree too soon arrived at the Taleti (foothill), recited the Trimantra, and along with a lot of Mahatmas, He began his grand Yatra.

As the pilgrims were on their way up to do the Lord Rishabhdevs and the other Prabhu’s darshan, they were quite excited to get Pujyashree’s darshan as well, at different places, at different times, individually and in groups, not once, twice, thrice… no wonder how many times! Amidst the scorching heat, His darshan came in like a cool breeze everytime; vitalizing everyone’s body and energizing each one’s Soul! 

After worshipping the grand and majestic idol of Lord Rishabhdev Bhagwan, adjacent to this temple, there is a temple of Lord Simandhar Swami, the Living Tirthankar at the Mahavideh Kshetra, with whose blessings and grace, Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan was able to offer Akram Vignan to the people here of the Bharatkshetra; so all the Darshanarthis did Prabhu’s Darshan at this temple as well.

Then, on the last day i.e. the 12th of February, Gnanvidhi (Self-Realization Ceremony) was conducted, where amongst thousands of Shravak-Shravikas, few of the Sadhus-Sadhvis and Acharya Maharaj attained Gnan (Self-Realization) as well! On completion of the Gnan-vidhi on this most sacred soil of Palitana, the spiritually charged Mahatmas finally paid their last obeisance for now to all the Revered Tirthankars and the sacred Souls seated here and moved on for their journey back home, as Pujyashree left for his next Satsang location at Savarkundla!!!

After the swearing-in Ceremony, Honourable Chief Minister, Shri Bhupendrabhai Patel, visited the Adalaj Trimandir Sankul to take the blessings of Pujyashree Deepakbhai Desai.

He was welcomed by the Sankul Members with great respect and love. Soon after, he garlanded and worshipped the idols of Lord Simandhar Swami and Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan there. The Chief Minister then bowed down in the feet of Pujyashree Deepakbhai to take His special blessings before resuming his duty for the second term.

Along with the blessings, Pujyashree Deepakbhai gave him a golden advice that,

“Without any desire for sex, money or power, proceed on the path of your duty, exercising due care to use the power you have been graced with for the benefit of all, reaching out to the smallest of the citizens. Stretch out your help to every person, in a manner that s/he gets relief not only from his worldly life sufferings but upto the point where s/he is able to secure even the ultimate peace.

Our blessings are with you! May you take forward Dada’s jagatkalyan work to greater heights! And in response to the trust that the people of state of Gujarat have reposed in you, may you render a great service to them until your last breath.”

Later, Pujyashree gifted him a momento and recommended that, “To recognize the Gnani Purush, very heartily, please do an in-depth study of this treatise, “Gnani Purush”. This book includes various episodes from the life-sketch of Dada. May your life be spent in the service of public!”

Honourable CM shared with Pujyashree Deepakbhai that, “Our Honourable Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, also insists that our perseverance should be such that even the smallest person in the society should not face any difficulty. So please bless me, so that I am able to render good service to people, with complete dedication and total purity.”

Pujyashree Deepakbhai, in His humble words, suggested, “Yes, my blessings are with you! Ask for strength from Dada and all day long, do your work with that energy.

With the energy of Dada Bhagwan, with the blessings of Niruma, and with the help of Shasan Dev-Devis, may a lot of good work be done! Have prayed to Dada, and with all our blessings, may you go ahead with this work of lok-kalyan, without any interruption and without any hassle! Jai Satchitanand!”

Thereafter, CM Bhupendrabhai Patel went to Trimandir and worshipped Lord Simandhar Swami, Lord Krishna, Lord Shiva and took the blessings of all the deities there too.


This year, it was Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan’s ‘115th’ Janma Jayanti!!!

A grand celebration of this event happened in the auspicious presence of Pujyashree Deepakbhai at Mehsana, Gujarat, India, alongwith thousands of Mahatmas who enjoyed this event together, with great respect and reverence for their Gnani, a firm faith and conviction for the Gnan received from this Gnani, and the enormous enthusiasm and fervor for Gnani’s words and His work (Seva) flowing in every heart!

The celebrations commenced on the 3rd of November, 2022 with a grand Opening Ceremony. Amidst the beautiful lyrics of the theme song ‘Aayo, aayo, aayo, maara Dada no janmotsav aayo!’ energizing the atmosphere, Pujyashree made an enthralling entry on the event Ground as every person present there was eager and keen to have one glimpse of this icon of purity when he passed by them. Pujyashree inaugurated the event with lighting of the lamp and His humble words, “Let’s see the pure Soul in every living being and pray to Dada for their supreme well-being!”

Then began the cultural programme, featuring a nice dance performance from kids dressed in traditional outfits, followed by a skit that inspired us all to always remain positive irrespective of the adversities that we may come across in life. Thereafter, Pujyashree reiterated the message that He had given us on the Guru-Purnima Day as the ‘Homework’ for the year which was ‘See Positive and Remain Happy’; and explained how this is best enabled by the application of the Right Vision that we have received from Gnani to see the ‘Pure’ in the Real and the ‘Positive’ in the Relative!!!

More than 2,00,000 people attended this event! The Honorable Chief Minister Shri Bhupendrabhai Patel and the Former Chief Minister Rajnibhai too visited here, on the 4th of November and they took special blessings from Pujyashree.

Every day, thousands of people availed of the beautiful Theme park and the Children’s Park, meant to kindle the right understanding that helps each one live a happy, harmonious and blissful life. The entry fee was absolutely zero, and there was also the facility of ‘Kids Care’ so that parents could conveniently spend quality time at every dome, without having to worry about their children.

While the thriller multimedia drama show ‘Vikram Vetal Return’, teaching the significance of humanity in life, was a sheer delight; most practical tips gained in the ‘Parents ki Pathshala’ to reduce the generation gap and make a healthy difference in their child’s life, made all the parents feel quite light. As the show ‘A M Patel to Dada Bhagwan’ provided people a glimpse into Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan’s journey of life; ‘Main Kaun Hoon’ intrigued in them a desire to know who really am I amidst this web of relationships that surrounds me. Equally exciting were the bustling Puppet show and the Courage Lab domes in the Children’s Park, where each, in their playful and interesting way, taught children the basic lesson of living a harmonious life in a manner such that no living being is caused slightest hurt by them. On one hand, the Web Duniya and Baal-Vignan counters served Gnan to keep one’s Soul healthy and on the other, the Food Court was busy serving delicious food to keep their bodies fit and going!

A huge number of people attended Pujyashree’s Satsang, the most major attraction of this event, in person, and there were ample of them glued onto their mobile / TV sets at their office / home as well, attending the same online. By hook or by crook, one wanted to remain hooked on with their beloved Pujyashree, the most precious instrument, nominated by Param Pujya Dadashri himself to continue the mission of Jagat Kalyan and thus create a miracle in people’s day-to-day life by making their salvation possible in just 2 hours’ time!!!

On Nov 6, 2022, thousands of people took Gnan (Self-Realization) and got their Soul awakened with the grace of Gnani!!!

On the Day of Janmajayanti, Nov 7, 2022, the atmosphere on the venue Ground was totally mesmerizing. More than 16000 people availed of Pujyashree's special darshan on this day and asked for special strength from Gnani to help combat their inner weaknesses that bog them down on the path of liberation.



Diwali 2022 gifted a beautiful experience of freedom from darkness to all the Mahatmas…

Freedom from the dark fear of Corona and more importantly, freedom from the darkness of intellect-created divides and the resultant miseries and unhappiness in life!

On October 24, being the Diwali day, thousands of Mahatmas visited Trimandir Adalaj to worship Lord Mahavir, who attained Nirvana (freedom from the cycle of birth and death) on this day. They also took the blessings of Lord Simandhar Swami, the Living Tirthankar, from whom we are to attain the freedom from the cycle of birth and death, and Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan, who has kept the path of liberation lighted even in this severe Kalyug.

Then, as the sky dusked, the beautiful lighting on the streets and the trees, on the walls and in the halls illuminated every corner of the Trimandir Adalaj campus. While the enchanting Diwali lamps outside every Mahatma’s home dispelled the outer darkness of the New Moon day, Pujyashree, with His divine presence, kindled the light of joy in every heart of His beloved Mahatmas!

In the evening, during the special Bhakti programme, after the choisest devotional songs being sung by Mahatmas, when Pujyashree, in His turn, sang an awesome unheard devotional song, it left the audience spellbound! As the words spilled from Pujyashree’s lips, it captivated the chit of the Mahatmas so much so that the entire environment of the Dada Bhagwan Convention Hall, where this Bhakti was held, oozed a strong feeling of oneness (abhedta) within!

"While Diwali signifies the Nirvana of Lord Mahavir, it also marks the Keval-Gnan of Gautam Swami, His prime disciple", said Pujyashree!

Mahatmas enjoyed to their heart’s content a splendid New Year celebration as they got to pass the entire day in the divine presence of their dearest Pujyashree!

Early in the morning, the Honorable Chief Minister of Gujarat, Mahatma Bhupendrabhai Patel, visited Trimandir Adalaj to take the blessings of Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan.

Later, when Pujyashree arrived at the temple, all the Mahatmas, together with Him, did the New Year Darshan of all the deities, and the Annakut too. Pujyashree offered a variety of items as prasad to Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan, and graciously distributed chocolates to the crowd present in the temple. He then performed the vidhi, granting strength to every Mahatma, for following the ‘Paanch Aagnas’.Thereafter, Pujyashree came to the Dada Bhagwan Convention Hall, where He delivered the message for the New year, which was, “See positive and remain happy!” Through this message, He also invoked in Mahatmas, the inner awareness to see our ego and the intellect, the duo-generators of the anger-pride-deceit-greed which doesn’t allow us to see the positives in the other person, and as a result, makes us miserable.

Soon after the message, Pujyashree once again performed Vidhi to help us all progress on the path of liberation. Thereafter, the Mahatmas who had poured in from all over the world to attend this event in person, almost more than 10000 in number, queued up in a line and one-by-one touched the feet of Pujyashree (after more than two years of Corona) and looking into His eyes, did the Darshan of the Divine!!! This went on for almost the entire day!

Mahatmas, in the divine presence of the Gnani, asked for strength to come out of their respective weaknesses and progress on the path enlightened by Him. And the Gnani, on His part, graciously blessed everyone as this verily is His own heart-felt desire that, ‘May every living being in this world attain the happiness that I have attained!’ 

Happy Birthday Pujyashree!!!

Saturday May 7, 2022

Happy Birthday Pujyashree!!!

We all know that the country of India is a country of spirituality. For centuries, this sacred land has born countless saints and Gnanis (the Enlightened beings), under whose care, the country’s cultural and ethical fabric has taken shape and with whose nurture, people’s inner urge for spiritual progress is invoked and inspired. May 9th is the birthday of one such Atmagnani, born in this great country. A mere glance of His makes everyone pray, ‘By observing You, May I become as Humble as You!’

On His birthday, He, despite being an Atmagnani  revered by all, bows down with utmost humility before all of us and seeks our blessings for carrying out the work of salvation of the world, assigned to Him by Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan and Pujya Niruma, until His last breath, with complete purity. This gesture is quite overwhelming, as we get to see an outright reflection of His humble being!

He is so divinely blessed that whatever He wishes or prays for, His prayers are answered in no time!! Yet, He bows and asks for blessings from all of us. Such is the Humility that forms His core, and that is why everyone loves Him more and more!

We all may have heard, “Namey te sahu ne Gamey”, meaning ‘Everyone likes a person who is humble’

While explaining what being humble means, Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan says, To bend down completely to the other person, even before that person has gestured to bend down a little, to bend down even if that person is arrogant or inflexible with him. Otherwise, what is human nature like? To retaliate and show arrogance, if the other person is being arrogant. But to yield in at that time is a sign (of humility that suggests) he is heading towards ultimate liberation.” This is exactly how Pujyashree is.

Any Seva without anger, pride, greed and deceit, goes towards the side of liberation (Moksha)

The service of imparting knowledge of the Self to the spiritual seekers and resolving their queries such that they can reach their destination, is rendered by Pujyashree very much without anger, pride, greed and deceit; with all the nobility, humanity and commitment, maintaining total sincerity and utmost purity. That’s the reason why even the most elderly want to follow Him!

Pujyashree Deepakbhai explains:

“When a tree gets fruits on it, do the branches start bending or do they stand upright? They bend…. As the person develops, he becomes more humble, more courteous. The ego then does not interfere and meddle. Even when one has the authority and power, he does not exercise it. He would always believe, ‘I am smaller than everyone here.’ A person with good values is full of humility.”

Anyone who Sees Him wants to Become like Him!

 But how? Pujya Deepakbhai teaches how we also can develop this virtue of humility:

“It is very simple. If we see someone being rigid, not bending, at that time, we should not see his mistake or get agitated that, ‘what type of a person is he?. He is a useless person.’ We should not look at his faults. On the contrary, we should think, ‘Oh! We do not like what he is doing. But in case something similar happens to us, do we also do the same (behave in the manner the other person did)?’ We should check that! Then we will find that even we tend to make similar mistakes as him. If we look within and repent for our mistake, then we will be rid of that mistake. And if someone is straightforward, humble and down to earth, we must feel, ‘He has such good qualities.’ By appreciating these qualities in others, we too will acquire them!”

Pujyashree Deepakbhai is called an Atmagnani because He dwells in the experience of the Soul. And for us, the followers of Gnani, Gnani verily is our own Soul! So on this day, when it is Pujya Deepakbhai’s birthday, with absolute humility and oneness, to Him let us all pray, ‘By observing You, May I become as Humble as You!’ And with His gracious blessings, we shall surely get there!


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