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. 

Registration Link: https://usevents.dadabhagwan.org/ 

Happy Birthday Pujyashree!!!

9th May – is a very special day, for on this day, Nature gifted us our precious Pujyashree!

This year, the birthday celebrations began with a one-hour Kirtan Bhakti, where every Mahatma prayed for a long and healthy life of Pujyashree, so that He could carry out the Jagatklayan work without any obstruction or interruption whatsoever.

At about 10am, Pujyashree first did the darshan of Simandhar Swami, located within his premises and then He drew down to Mandir, where along with Simandhar Swami, He took the blessings of Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan and the other Gods and Goddesses too. He also went to Samadhi to take the special blessings of dear Pujya Niruma. 

During this time, every nook and corner of the Trimandir campus was overflowing with Mahatmas, eagerly waiting to have just one glimpse of their Gnani. As Pujyashree moved, whether in car or on foot, on Him only, was every eye glued; and on their lips was an ecstatic smile, which even on their own birthday, one would never find. 

“Happy Birthday Pujyashree”, “Long live Pujyashree”, “Wish you a healthy and blissful life Pujyashree”,… were the kind of wishes gushing out from the bottom of every heart!

Also this time, there was a unique ‘Sukhdi distribution’ programme, planned on this occasion.

A few days prior to the event, an announcement was made that we all Mahatmas shall prepare Sukhdi (a Gujarati sweet) at home, and bring it to the Venue Kitchen (the Distribution Centre) for the other Mahatmas. 

The whole idea was designed based on Pujyashree’s heartfelt desire that we all learn to give happiness (Sukh) to others, as the Universal principle is such that when we give happiness, we get happiness. Hence, this Sukhdi distribution programme! Interesting, isn’t it?! This idea appealed to all the Mahatmas; and therefore, almost every home in Simandhar City participated in this event.

As the clock struck 4pm, thousands of grams of Sukhdi started pouring in from the entire township, which went on until late evening. And mind you, this wasn’t a one-way street; every Mahatma that brought in Sukhdi, in return, took back home a lot of Sukhdi brought by others too. Thus, a perfect illustration of what you give is what you get, when you give happiness (Sukhdi), you get happiness (Sukhdi) ☺!! The atmosphere in the entire kitchen area was oozing with positivity and love all over.

Also, on this special day, at 8pm, a grand Spiritual Concert was organized at the Dada Bhagwan Convention Centre, so that Mahatmas could spend some time with Pujyashree, doing bhakti and celebrating this special day along with their Gnani. While on one hand, through the beautiful devotional songs, Mahatmas paid their heart-felt obeisance in the lotus feet of Gnani, on the other, little kids enchanted their hearts through their beautiful dance performance. The icing on the cake were Pujyashree’s blessings that ended the programme. He said that let us all support the Dada’s goal of, “Whosoever I meet must experience happiness (Sukh)“, and thus decide today that, “May no living being be caused slightest hurt, such be our words, actions and thoughts!” 

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