Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan's 116th Birthday was celebrated with great devotion and enthusiasm in Amreli this year. The event began on the November 22nd evening with a beautiful Shobha Yatra through the venue ground, where the followers had queued up in high spirits to welcome their beloved Pujyashree Deepakbhai in person and  Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan and Pujya Niruma in the subtle form.

The Honorable Chief Minister of Gujarat Shri Bhupendrabhai Patel was present on the occasion too, where he, alongside Pujyashree, lit the lamps and inaugurated the grand 5-day event of Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan Janma Jayanti. To start with, 116 little kids and youth presented an awesome cultural programme performance on the stage, which was quite quick and swift in connecting each and every person watching it. Soon following it, was a beautiful satsang of Pujyashree, whose words invoked bhakti of an altogether different level in the hearts of people towards Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan and inspired us all to come out of our faults. On the occasion, he also released a double bonanza for the progress of the followers on the path of salvation:

Gnanvani (in the voice of Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan) Part 42 and Part 43, and

  1. Two books on how to get rid of Vyasan (addiction) in life,
    a. 'Vyasan mukti no marg' for beginners and
    b. 'Vyasan mukti ni vaignyanik reet’ for the Self-realized followers, showing a scientific way to come out of any fault that is hindering their progress on the path of liberation.

Over the next two days too, there were Satsangs in the morning as well as evening for the followers, who obtained very useful guidance regarding their burning questions and few also shared their experiences. As always, the Satsangs did their beautiful bit in taking every follower one step ahead of where they stood. Our heart-felt obeisance to this most precious Gnani and the incredible Gnan!!!

On Nov 23rd evening, there was ‘Daayro’, performed by a follower Vimalbhai Mehta from Amreli, where he entertained the followers present in huge numbers, with a variety of things; the most heart-touching being an illustration of how Mother's love means everything to the child in his life, and the way ‘Niruma as a Mother’ has impacted each and every follower’s life through her 'Vatsalya' is even far more superior than any Mother’s love. Pujyashree here made a special remark that Niruma’s Vatsalya has not reduced after she’s gone from here, on the contrary, it has increased multifold, which every follower has experienced.

The next day evening, there was Garba organized, where a team of musicians and singers performed live for the the followers. As Pujyashree made an entry onto the stage, the jubilation of the followers soared to super heights. While their feet were dancing to the tunes of Dada's melodious pad bhakti, all the eyes were anxiously waiting to see Pujyashree arrive for the Garba.

The sprawling ground on which the Janma Jayanti celebration is taking place has in it an elaborate Theme park, comprising of video shows and activities that educate and enlighten people on various topics that are very useful in life and a nice cozy Kids Park too, where there’s lots the little stars could learn from. One of the shows ‘Siren’, alerting us regarding our false pride within, has been a super hit, and in the Children’s Park, the ‘Vikram and Betaal show’ is entertaining crowds while serving good lessons on humanity. So people pouring in, in large numbers, have lots to see and enjoy in this ‘Jova Jevi Duniya’!!

On the 25th of November was Gnan-vidhi, where 3500 spiritual seekers procured Gnan (Self-realization) and secured their path of liberation!!! And finally, the special day of Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan's Janma Jayanti had arrived. On 26th of morning, people gathered in large, very large numbers, from all over the country and the world, to participate in the Janma Jayanti celebrations and receive the special Drashti Darshan from Pujyashree along with His blessings to each one in order to come out of all weaknesses.

Thus, the JJ116 celebrations proved to be a very fruitful event in terms of spiritual progress each one could make.

On September 7, 2023, the Janmashtami festival was celebrated in Adalaj, gujarat with great enthusiasm and fervour. In the non-sectarian temple of Trimandir, inspired by Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan, right from morning, the devotees poured in to do the darshan of Lord Shri Krishna.

The entire temple was specially decorated on the occasion of Janmashtami festival. More so, in the inner temple of Shri Krishna Bhagwan, Shri Krishna Yogeshwar, Shreenathji, Bal-Krishna, Tirupati Balaji and Garudji; the decoration of all the forms of the Lord were so attractive, so as to captivate the devotee’s consciousness. Several visitors, big and small, did the darshan while rocking the cradle of Baal-Krishna, located in the inner temple of Shri Krishna Bhagwan.

Janmashtami Celebration 2023 at Trimandir Adalaj

In the evening, at 5 pm, AtmaGnani Pujyashree Deepakbhai arrived at Trimandir to do the darshan of all the Lords. Thereafter, until about 6.30 pm, all the visitors who had come to do darshan in the temple got the benefit of Pujyashree’s Drashti-Darshan. In the campus of the Trimandir, a telecast of a special short film, “Krodh Ki Shodh (Search of Anger)” was arranged for throughout the day, wherein the reasons behind the passion for anger and ways to overcome it were served in a very light and entertaining way.

From 9.30 pm, a special Pad-bhakti programme was organized at the Dada Nagar Convention Centre, where after showing the film, “Krodh ni Shodh” in the beginning, echoed some melodious devotional songs reminding of Shri Krishna’s virtues.

Along with devotional songs, a cultural and musical programme depicting Shri Krishna’s life sketch was also organized. And thereafter was the Raas-Garba and Matki-fod celebration, performed by the Y-boys. Pujyashree Deepakbhai did the honours of breaking the pot (Matki-fod) and in an environment charged with devotion, Lord Shri Krishna’s birthday festival was celebrated!

On the occasion of the opening ceremony of New Vatsalya – the heart of the AptSankul residence – an exhilarating and soulful celebration was done by all the Mahatmas in the presence of the present Atmagnani Pujyashree Deepakbhai Desai.

As a part of the pre-event preparations for this auspicious event, on 14th of August, thousands of Mahatmas, made an offering of coconut and green grams, along with their heartfelt prayers, into the large Saathiya (the swastik symbol), that was designed in the courtyard of the Vatsalya. On August 13th, a Gnan-Vidhi Ceremony was held for the spiritual seekers, wherein 2090 people attained Self Realization (Atma-Gnan). Thereafter, on August 14 and 15, more  than 15000 Mahatmas from various places joined in for the event of Vatsalya opening.

In the early morning of the 15th August, Pujyashree Deepakbhai did the Darshan at Trimandir and Niruma’s Samadhi, followed by darshan of Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan and Pujya Niruma at the old Vatsalya in Simandhar City. From there, began the grand Shobhayatra (procession) with 108 Kumarikas walking ahead with Kumbh on their heads. In this Shobhayatra, AptSankul Bhaio-Beno and Brahmachari Bhaio-Beno joined Pujyashree Deepakbhai. The grandeur of this grand Shobhayatra was enhanced by the beautiful dance performance of 250 children of Amba School for Excellence.

After entering the Sankul Residence, Pujyashree Deepakbhai did Darshan of the huge idol of Simandhar Swami. Amidst the humming of devotional songs, Pujyashree Deepakbhai did the honors of cutting the ribbon and thus marked the opening of the Vatsalya. Thereafter, with the worship and installation of 11 Kumbhs, and the Aarti of Tirthankar Prabhu Shri Simandhar Swami and Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan, Pujyashree Deepakbhai’s auspicious entry happened into the new Vatsalya.

New Vatsalya Opening Ceremony on 15th  August 2023

Then came the mention of the eagerly awaited ‘unimaginable gift’ for the Mahatmas. In the invaluable gift of Rakhi are the pieces of sandalwood garlands, worn by Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan, and such Rakhi would be gifted to every Mahatma who would come to do the Vatsalya Darshan. Listening to this, the entire campus resounded with loud and cheerful applause. 

15th August being India’s Independence Day, the local security staff did a parade and Pujyashree Deepakbhai hoisted the national flag. In the morning, after an hour-long Kirtan Bhakti, a special video based on the virtues of Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan was shown. For the Mahatmas, ‘Mahaprasad’ arrangements were also made, morning and evening.

Thereafter, the gates of the new Vatsalya were opened for the Mahatmas, who flocked in for Darshan of the premises from morning to evening. Approximately 15000 Rakhis were distributed to the Mahatmas. Late evening, the Bhakti programme conducted in the presence of Pujyashree Deepakbhai marked the end of this event. Countless Mahatmas who could not make it to this event, joined in through the live webcast while sitting in their homes.

One more Trimandir coming up in Mumbai…

On July 30th 2023, Pujyashree Deepakbhai was in Mumbai, to perform the Khatmuhurat Ceremony of a grand Trimandir, proposed to be built here, in Thane, Mumbai, India. 

Also, Pujyashree was invited, along with Shri Mohan Bhagwatji, to perform the Bhoomi Poojan Ceremony of the Dharmaveer Anand Dighe Cancer Hospital, which is planned to be built under the care and supervision of Tata Memorial Hospital, in an initiative led by Jito, at this location in Thane. The Honorable Chief Minister Shri Eknath Shinde, the Honorable Deputy Chief Minister Shri Devendra Fadnavis, Shri Ajit Pawar, and other respected Ministers and Leaders were also present on this occasion. The temple will be located next to this Hospital, and underneath, there will be a large satsang hall too. 

Trimandir, as many of us know, is one-of-a-kind non-sectarian temple, inspired by Param Pujya A. M. Patel, also known as Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan, who believed that until 'yours and mine' quarrels persist in religion & society, there cannot be peace in the world. The Dada Bhagwan Foundation has built several such Trimandirs in different locations, including one in Borivali, Mumbai. This Trimandir will turn out to be a wonderful turning point in many people’s life, as Pujyashree Deepakbhai, in His compassionate voice, mentioned this day that, 

Cancer hospital mein rogo se mukti milegi usko aur Trimandir mein anant avatar se sansar rog mein hum bhatke hai, usme se mukti milegi.”


“At this Cancer Hospital, one will gain freedom from the diseases in his body, and at Trimandir, one will gain freedom from the ‘world disease’ because of which we have been wandering since infinite lives.”

Guru Purnima 2023

Every year, the full moon day in the month of Aashaadha (as per the Hindu calendar) is celebrated as the Guru Purnima day! 

Guru Purnima Celebration 2023, Dallas, US


Why do we celebrate guru purnima?

This is a significant day for all spiritual seekers or disciples, as it is the time to worship their Guru. It is the day of praying and asking specifically for their lacking strengths, which are otherwise required to progress on the spiritual path. It is also the day when one’s spiritual resolutions gain more strength by the grace of the revered Guru when prayed for the same. 

Disciples feel blessed upon recalling the specific preaching of their Guru that helped them identify their weak areas or inspired them to get stronger to combat the obstacles on their path of progress. They feel connected with their Guru like never before. 

This is the beauty of the day, for every Guru Purnima rekindles in the heart of each disciple a spirit of pure surrender of one’s ego into the lotus feet of his Guru, the benefactor of spiritual knowledge. This event gives each one an opportunity to express gratitude and reverence toward the Guru, who very tenderly have held their hands and helped them cross the chasm from the darkness of ignorance to the light of knowledge. 


Significance of Guru Purnima

Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan says, ‘Guru is the one whose very sight makes our heads bow.’ Just upon seeing him, our head will bow. That is why if one is a guru, then he must be such that he dissolves all egos. Then you can attain liberation, but not otherwise. 

Guru looks after you in every situation that you get placed in, while in His association. He inspires you, guides you, protects you and ensures that you rise above all the difficulties that come your way and reach your ultimate destination. Guru is a beacon of light so that we don’t get lost; a beacon of faith such that we never lose hope.

Only the one who is living and present can help you, so on this auspicious occasion of Gurupurnima, let us all take this opportunity to resolve that we shall always be sincerely willing to listen, accept and introspect upon whatever our Guru points out to us, as His ultimate goal is our spiritual progress.


Guru Purnima Celebration at Dallas, USA.

Like every year, this year too, the Dada Bhagwan Foundation together celebrated this auspicious occasion of Guru Purnima in the divine presence of Pujyashree Deepakbhai Desai, the living Gnani, on 3rd July in Dallas. 

On this day, Pujyashree gave a useful and practical message to be followed by all Mahatmas (Akram Science Followers) across the world until the next Guru Purnima day. This message was, ‘With Gnan, see pride (maan) separate from You’. When one does not have Gnan (the right knowledge of the Self), in that state of ignorance, one is always seated on the foundation of pride. It is only after the Gnan, gained from Self-Realization, that things begin to change. 

Now, to see pride separate, it is important to first recognize it. For instance, a disliking toward being insulted or even the fear of being insulted is a symptom of pride. In many cases, the hunger for pride is so severe that if even a trivial insult happens, one decides to leave the spiritual discourse sessions (Satsangs) and even leave the Spiritual Path and drift away from that person who insulted. Furthermore, negativity may arise.

Pride deforms one so much that one gets desperate for fame, keeps hunting for it here and there, runs behind it trying to set an impression upon others, then gets greedy for praise and applause, and gets intoxicated with the ego, “I am something, I know everything.” Now, if some insult or abuse comes, one feels like running away from there. One protects pride so much that one gets ready to break even the most precious or beneficial relationship instead of leaving this pride.

Therefore, recognize pride and see it separate so that it dissolves with Gnan!!!

Pujyashree further humbly upheld that once the pride dissolves, we experience Moksha here itself! So, we will remain aware; we don’t want to leave Satsang; we don’t want to leave Seva; we even don’t want to leave Dada; we want to leave this pride. Such was His compassionate guidance, reiterating each detrimental action, triggered by pride, to be avoided for progressing toward salvation!

Thereafter, Pujyashree narrated the Jagat Kalyan Samayik (a short prayer for the salvation of this world). Amidst the chanting of prayers and hymns, all devotees, along with Pujyashree, did ritualistic worship (pujan) and waved lamps (aarti) in front of Lord Shree Simandhar Swami and Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan, followed by Pujyashree’s darshan wherein a live connection with Him was established through eye contact.

This event shall continue until 6th July, 2023. So, in case you've missed the beginning, you can still join in for the remaining sessions. 

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