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Transcript of Chaturmas

The Origins of Chaturmas
Conditions of Chaturmas
Dev Shayani Ekadashi
Month of Asad
July 27th-Novmber

Lord Vishnu
Comes to earth
Begins 4 month sleep
Asks Bali Raja (demon) for three footsteps of land
Two foot steps
No space for 3rd Step!
"O Prabhu! Please place your third step on my head!"
Vishnu was pleased and Bali requested Vishnu to eternally reside at his door
Bali Raja
Bhagwan Resting
We become uneasy
Need protection
Through Bhakti we can gain strength, peace, and protection
"During Chaturmas, devotees shall observe additional religious duties. Those who are physically weak observe them at least during the month of Shravan"
Listening to Katha
Singing Kirtans
Performing Mahapuja
Chanting Swaminarayan Mantra
Reciting shlokas
Performing Pradakshina and dandvat
Why Chaturmas?
Closer to Maharaj
Results of Chaturmas
Closer to Maharaj
Nandkishore Swami
Gadhada II-33 "unhindered bhakti can only be attained when one couples it with dharma, atma-realization, and vairagya".
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