Goodbye 2013, Hello 2014 !

Tuesday December 31, 2013

This past year has been full of memorable events. It included the unveiling of the Vision and Mission of the Dada Bhagwan Foundation, the opening of the new Dada Nagar hall, the celebration of numerous festivals in the presence of Pujya Deepakbhai, as well as his trips to spread Dada Bhagwan’s Akram Science all around the world. Here’s a brief look at all the highlights of the year 2013.

 

January, 2013

janThe Vision Unveiling Ceremony: On the auspicious day of Param Pujya Gnani Purush Dada Bhagwan’s Punyatithi (Death Anniversary) on 2nd January 2013, the Vision Statement of the Dada Bhagwan Foundation was unveiled by Pujya Deepakbhai.

 

 

 

jan-1TheGround Breaking Ceremony for Sector 4, ATPL: Pujya Deepakbhai in presence of many followers laid the foundation stone for 13 story buildings in Amba Township (ATPL Sector 4, India).

 

 

 

 

jan-2Self Realization Ceremony: During this month Pujya Deepakbhai, visited different places in India, and performed the Self Realization Ceremony in Adalaj, Gujarat; Surat, Gujarat and Ghodra, Gujarat. A total of 3,925 people participated in the ceremonies and many more became familiar with Akram Vignan. New seekers from Germany, France, Sweden, Nepal, Bangkok, Portugal, Shimla, Lucknow etc especially came for the Self Realization Ceremony in Adalaj, Gujarat.

 

 

February, 2013

febSanctification Ceremony at Morbi: A non-sectarian temple as per Param Pujya Gnani Purush Dada Bhagwan’s desire was built in Morbi, Gujarat. The auspicious event of Pran Pratishtha (the Ceremony of the consecration of idols) was held on 24th February 2013, where almost 32,000 people came to do darshan (devotional viewing) as well as participate in the ceremony. The sanctification of all Lords, Gods and Goddesses was done by Pujya Deepakbhai.

 

 

feb-1Self Realization Ceremony: During this month Pujya Deepakbhai, visited different places in India, and performed the Self Realization Ceremony in Baroda, Gujarat; Surendranagar, Gujarat; Junagadh, Gujarat; Rajkot, Gujarat; Jetpur, Gujarat; Morbi, Gujarat and Gandhidham, Gujarat . A total of 12,900 people participated in the ceremonies and many more became familiar with Akram Vignan.

 

 

March, 2013

marchCelebration of Pujya Niruma’s Nirvan Day: On March 19th, there was a grand celebration where we celebrated Pujya Niruma’s extraordinary life. On this day, Pujya Deepakbhai inaugurated Aptavani 14 Part-3 in Gujarati, as well as other books and spiritual song CDs at the same time.

 

 

 

march-1Samarpan Ceremony of Aptasinchan Boys and Girls: Also on this day, the Samarpan Vidhi (Akram-diksha ceremony) of new celibate boys and girls took place. The new Sadhaks (spiritual aspirants) surrendered themselves to Param Pujya Dadashri’s cause of Jagat Kalyan whole heartedly.Additionally, Pujya Deepakbhai announced the progression for the already dedicated Aptasankul members, as they take a step forward in their spiritual path.

 

 

march-2Self Realization Ceremony: During this month Pujya Deepakbhai, performed a Self Realization Ceremony in Adalaj, Gujarat. A total of 1,800 people participated in the ceremony and many more became familiar with Akram Vignan.

 

 

 

April, 2013

aprSelf Realization Ceremony: During this month Pujya Deepakbhai, visited different places throughout Europe and performed the Self Realization Ceremony in Oberstdorf, Germany; Tenerife, Spain; London, England; Leicester, England and Walsall, England. A total of 1,246 people participated in the ceremonies and many more became familiar with Akram Vignan.

 

 

 

May, 2013

mayPujya Deepakbhai’s 60th Birthday Celebration: On the 9th of May, Pujya Deepakbhai completed 60 years of his life. 10,000 followers had come from different places to greet Pujya Deepakbhai for good health and a long life. 40 followers, who were above 90 years, were specially invited to have dinner with Pujya Deepakbhai. Among them 5 were Centenarians, the oldest being 110 and youngest 100 years old. Each of them blessed Pujya Deepakbhai, whole heartedly for a super long and healthy life.

 

 

may-1Self Realization Ceremony: During this month Pujya Deepakbhai, visited different places throughout Gujarat, India and performed the Self Realization Ceremony in Mumbai, Gujarat and Ahmedabad, Gujarat. A total of 3,450 people participated in the ceremonies and many more became familiar with Akram Vignan.

 

 

 

 

June, 2013

junHindi Shibir: 1,680 Hindi seekers attended a four day spiritual retreat and one day Jatra (pilgrimage) during this month. The seekers came from different places in India, like Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Punjab, Bihar, Orissa, Haryana, Delhi, etc. Many seekers had travelled two to three days to attend the retreat. For the one day Jatra, 1,100 Hindi speaking followers went to Shankheshwar and Serisha, Gujarat with Pujya Deepakbhai.

 

 

jun-1Self Realization Ceremony: During this month Pujya Deepakbhai, visited different places throughout the world and the performed the Self Realization Ceremony in Adalaj, Gujarat; Dubai, U. A. E; San Jose, America; Simi Valley, America and Toronto, Canada. A total of 1,340 people participated in the ceremonies and many more became familiar with Akram Vignan.

 

 

 

July, 2013

julSelf Realization Ceremony: During this month Pujya Deepakbhai, visited different places throughout America and Africa and performed the Self Realization Ceremony in New York, New Jersey, Atlanta, Georgia; Jacksonville, Florida and Mombasa, Kenya. A total of 1,120 people participated in the ceremonies and many more became familiar with Akram Vignan.

 

 

 

August, 2013

augSelf Realization Ceremony: During this month Pujya Deepakbhai, visited different places throughout Kenya (Africa), as well as India and performed the Self Realization Ceremony in Nairobi, Kenya; Kericho, Kenya; Adalaj, Gujarat and Pune, Maharashtra. A total of 4,595 people participated in the ceremonies and many more became familiar with Akram Vignan.

 

 

 

September, 2013

sepDada Nagar Satsang Hall Inauguration: Just a day before the Paryushan Parayan Shibir in Adalaj, Gujarat, a new hall that is 100,000 sq. ft was inaugurated by Pujya Deepakbhai, in the presence of thousands of followers. Although this new hall can currently accommodate 15,000 followers, it has the flexibility to accommodate even more followers in the future is the need arises.

 

 

sep-1Self Realization Ceremony: During this month Pujya Deepakbhai, visited different places throughout New Zealand, Australia as well as Asia and performed the Self Realization Ceremony in Auckland, New Zealand; Sydney, Australia; Singapore; Bangalore, Karnataka and Hubli, Karnataka. A total of 1,860 people participated in the ceremonies and many more became familiar with Akram Vignan.

 

 

October, 2013

octSelf Realization Ceremony: During this month Pujya Deepakbhai, visited different places throughout India and performed the Self Realization Ceremony in Delhi, Gujarat; Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh and Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. A total of 1,160 people participated in the ceremonies and many more became familiar with Akram Vignan.

 

 

 

November, 2013

novDiwali and New Year Celebration in Adalaj, Gujarat: On 3rd November, in Adalaj (Gujarat), Diwali, was celebrated with a grand night of bhakti in the Tri-Mandir in the presence of all the Gods and Goddesses, and everyone’s beloved Pujya Deepakbhai. On 4th November, Pujya Deepakbhai’s New Year message to all of Dada’s followers was to keep awareness on who is the real doer in this world. Over 9,000 followers came to do darshan of Pujya Deepakbhai on this auspicious day.

 

 

nov-1106th Janma Jayanti Celebration in Bharuch: Dada Bhagwan’s 106th Janma Jayanti (birth anniversary) was celebrated in a grand manner in Bharuch (Gujarat), India from 13th November to 17th November. There were 2,700 new people participated in the Self Realization ceremony during the event, and there was a great response to the spiritual discourses, children’s park and theme park.

 

 

nov-2Self Realization Ceremony: During this month Pujya Deepakbhai, visited different places throughout India and performed the Self Realization Ceremony in Adalaj, Gujarat; Bharuch, Gujarat; Baroda, Gujarat and Savarkundla, Gujarat. A total of 5,675 people participated in the ceremonies and many more became familiar with Akram Vignan.

 

 

 

December, 2013

decBhavnagar Special Children’s Session: To celebrate Pujya Niruma’s 70th Birthday, a special session for children was kept in Bhavnagar (Gujarat), India on 2nd December. All the children had the incredible opportunity to ask Pujya Deepakbhai questions in a session especially for them. Altogether the children asked nearly 40 to 50 questions.

 

 

dec-1Self Realization Ceremony: During this month Pujya Deepakbhai, visited different places throughout Gujarat, India and performed the Self Realization Ceremony in Anand, Gujarat; Surat, Gujarat and Bhavnagar, Gujarat. A total of 3,910 people participated in the ceremonies and many more became familiar with Akram Vignan.

 

 

dec-2Spiritual Discourse at Subtle Level (Parayan) and Sanctification Ceremony: From the 21st December to 28th December 2013 there was eight days of Spiritual Discourses, followed by the Sanctification Ceremony of over 1,100 small Idols of Simandhar Swami, as well as other Gods and Goddesses on 29th December 2013. Over 10,000 followers from all around the world attended the event and there were live simultaneous translations of Pujya Deepakbhai’s discourses in Hindi, English and German.

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