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Bhagwan Swaminarayan and his life work

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suhani patel

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Bhagwan Swaminarayan Born on April 3rd 1781
Dharmadev and Bhaktimata
Iccharam and Rampratapbhai
Chhapaiya Birth Childhood in Chhapaiya and Ayodhya.
left home at age 11
Nilkanth Varni
7 years, 1 month and 11 days. Nilkanth Varni Ahmedabad
Gadhada Mandirs Shikshapatri
provided practical guidance on family, social, financial, hygienic, moral, and spiritual issues.
Vadtal in 1826
212 shlokas
major shastras= Shikshapatri, Vachanamrut, Swamini Vato. The Shikshapatari What is jīva? - the immortal essence of a living organism (human, animal, fish or plant etc.)
What is Iśwar? - a philosophical concept in Hinduism, meaning controller or god
What is Maya? - "illusion"
What is Brahman? - the one supreme, universal Spirit that is the origin and support of the phenomenal universe
What is Parā brahman? - "attainment of the ultimate goal" arrived in Loj
Ramanand Swami
Sahajanand Swami Foundation His Social Work His Purpose Given the leadership of the sect Uddhav Sampraday with the blessings of Ramanand Swami,
Swaminarayan, the name refers wholly and solely to one entity,
The name "Swaminarayan Sampraday" came into existence. Shriji Maharaj and Bhagwan Swaminarayan
He elevated the poor and ignorant from bad habits and inspired faith and devotion.
Not to fear superstitions, but to have faith in God.
To live a life free of addictions
Stopped the killing of innocent animals in sacrifices. get rid of bad without killing
end the cycle of births and deaths
path of Ekantik Dharma
dharma (righteousness)
Gnan (knowledge)
Vairagya (detachment)
Bhakti (devotion to God).
What is jiva?
What is Iswar?
What is Maya?
What is Brahman?
What is Parbrahman? The Laxmi Narayan Dev Gadi (Vadtal) one of the two gadis (thrones) that together form the Swaminarayan Sampraday.
The Current Acharya (leader of a sect) is Acharya shree Ajendraprasadji Maharaj (9th) The Naranarāyan Deēv Gadī
(Ahmedabad) The current Acharya of the Gadi is Acharya Shree Koshalendraprasadji Maharaj. (7th) Wheeling Temple (Chicago) Itasca temple (Chicago) Swaminarayan Symbols Tilak-chandlo : made of sandalwood paste (chandan)
The chandlo : made of red kanku (potash nitrate)
Kanthi : The kanthi is a double stranded necklace made of wooden beads BAPS New Dehli, India Bartlett, Chicago Neasden, North London Toronto, Canada Shastriji Maharaj Pramukh Swami Maharaj
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