Memorable dates of festivals celebrated until today.

Samvant 2030 (Year 1974):

Mahavishnu Yagna, celebration in the presence of people who had congregated in large numbers with faithful devotion.

Samvant 2035 (Year 1979):

On the occasion of the Bhandara of Sadgurudev, Srimad Bhagvad Gita parayan (saptah) was organized and pratishtha of Samadhi Mandir was observed.

Samvant 2036 (Year 1980):

On the occasion a decision was made to celebrate the birth anniversary of sadguru with Rath Yatra (Chariot). The Rath Yatra is being organized every year.

Samvant 2040 (Year 1984):

Renovation and face lifting of the Gnan Mandir and the foundation of Sanskrit Vidyalaya (school)

Samvant 2044 (Year 1987):

On the occasion of the diamond jubilee – Yagnopavit program on a large scale, Sanskrit sammelan and dharmasabha organized under the presidentship A.V. Pujya swamiji Niranjanteerthdevji, Goverdhanpeethadhiswara, Shankaracharya Maharaj (Puri) and Agneepithadhiswar Acharya Mahamandaleswara A.V. Sri Prakashandji Maharaj.

Samvant 2044 (Year 1988):

In this year of drought and famine a cattle camp was opened by the Aashram (Gnan Mandir). A good number of cows were fed and taken care of.

Samvant 2049 (Year 1992):

On the occasion of the unveiling ceremony of the main entrance Yagnopavit program organized on a large scale, Sanskrit sammelan etc. under the presidentship of A.V.P. Swami Sri Swaroopanandji Saraswati Jagadguru Shankaracharya Maharaj – sharda and jyotish peethadishwar along with many saints and scholars.

Samvant 2055 (Year 1999):

Adhikmas, Shri Jagjivan Bapu Gnan Mandir mahotsav and pratishthas of the following :

1. Shri Sadgurudev Samadhi Mandir
2. Shri Sadgurudev Charanraj Mandir
3. Shri Sadgurudev Janmabhoomi
4. Shri Sadgurudev smarak
5. Shri Yagnashala
6. Shri Bhojnalaya
7. Shri Gaushala
8. Shri Panjrapole
9. Shri Gnanvan
10 Shri Suryakund.
11 Shri Gnan Sarovar

Different religious programs for welfare of masses,

1. Shri 1008 Pothi – Shree Sadguru Bhajanamrut Parayan
2. Shri Ati – Vishnuyagna
3. Shreemad Bhagwad Gita saptah
4. Shri Chaturveda Parayan
5. Shri Akhand Dhun – Kirtan Saptah
6. Shri Sanatan Dharma Moorti Pradarshan

As mentioned above, celebrations continued all along the week under the presidentship of Anant Vibhushit Param Pujya Shankaracharya Maharaj – Swaroopanand Saraswatiji (Sharda – Dwarka and Jyotir peethadhishwar) and in the august presence of Akhil Bharat Sadhusamaj chief Shri Gopalanandji Maharaj and pujya Mandaleshwarji Akhandanand Sagarji Maharaj along with Saints, Mahanta and Kashi based scholastic Brahmins well versed in 4 vedas. The celebrations showed extra ordinary deep religious faith.

Over and above all these, during every Kumbhmela at religious places like Pryagraj, Haridwar, Ujjain, Nasik, etc and during Shivratrimela at Junagadh every year, arrangements are made for Sojourns, Satsang, puja & Prayers and Mahaprasad by Gnanmandir.

Samvant 2058 (Year 2002): AshtaPrahar Shri Guru Pujan Mahotsav.

Samvant 2062 (Year 2005): Shri Sadgurudevgaadi Samanvay Mahotsav.

Samvant 2065 (Year 2008): Shri Yagnopavit Mahotsav and Shri Rathyatra Mahotsav.

During Adhikmaas, Bhajan Parayan programs presented before mammoth gatherings of devotees were organized and successfully implemented by Gnanmandir at Hanumanteshwar on the banks of river Narmada, Kaleshwar and Mukteshwar in Andhra Pradesh, Hanumangala in Gir sanctuary, Kurukshetra in Haryana, Naimisaranya in Uttar Pradesh, Gokarna in Karnataka, Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh and other holy places of pilgrimage.

Param Pujya Sadguru has himself composed Bhajans and compiled them in the book titled “SHRIMAD SADGURU BHAJANAMRUT”. The treatise is saturated with Advait Gnan and is an unique treasure for all devotees. Repeated chanting of these Bhajans (which reflect Gurudev’s feelings and admiration of our creator – God) is very beneficial for achieving grace of God.

Programs of pilgrimage to holy places and pilgrim centers all over India, in accompaniment of devotees, have been organized regularly. Such programs consisted of Bhajan Parayan, Guru pujan, service to saints, darshan at all different ashrams, etc due to which the hearts of all were overwhelmed with exhilaration.

Such repeated programs made Gnan Mandir well known all over the country. Regular Satsang, Pujan, Sanskrit Vidyalay, Sant seva, Gaushala, Bhojanalay, Library,  Dispensary, celebrations of  auspicious programs during festival time occasions, along with  Dharmashala, Reading Hall, Van raising (Forest), Snan Ghat for sacred dip, etc, -  the sacred Anchar Samhita of Gnan Mandir and above all. The selfless free service rendered by “Gnan mandir” at all centers of pilgrimage during major festivals all over India. All of these have carved out a special place for Simar Ashram on the religious map of Sanatan Dharma in India.

This has resulted in making Gnan mandir famous as one of the most important centers of Sanatan Dharma. The fragrance that has emanated and spread from Gnan Mandir has honored Simar Gnan Mandir as “Sanatan Peeth” throughout India.

Incidentally the attention of all concerned and all who are associated with this institution may well be invited to a very important truth – that all the service rendered by Gnan mandir is free of charge. Every facility provided here is free of charge for one and all. Hence this voluntary organization (Gnan Mandir) has earned its reputation in its own right.

To give an appropriate illustration, we should turn our minds towards the great rivers. At its birth it is only a small spring. Other currents join and this goes on until it becomes a great river in which ships can float. The fragrance of Gnan Mandir spread (far and wide) in that manner.

As innumerable small particles of sand gather together to form a rock and many rocks join to make a mountain, in the same way small group of devotees joined and merged together for daily routine and different religious activities which were planned and chalked out in exclusive manner. Hence the rock was turned into a mountain.

Due to immense faith of devotees, Gnan mandirs have been founded at Una, Gangda, Samter, Khajudra (in Gujarat), Borli (in Maharashtra). Satsang halls have been built at Ghatkopar (Mumbai), Dombivali. Samadhi of gurudev has been erected at Umargaum (Gujarat). Religious activities and continuous satsang go on at all these places, which makes the atmosphere joyful.

The only religion is the religion recognized as such by Shruti and Smriti – this is humbly accepted.

A child with limited intelligence endeavors to express this. Told in brief, though infact, it is so vast. In the temple of Knowledge only Guru’s grace can help us to understand the truth.

Now everyone has only one aspiration:

Chant the dhun of Guruji’s name,

Chant the dhun of Guruji’s abode,

With every breath, my dear, chant it well and please him as well as you can .............................(1)
If you worship Guruji’s feet, meanings of meanings will be cleared and life will be divine  ..........(2)
Forget futile differences of beliefs, stop maligning others sing the song in praise of sadguru  ...(3)
Put an end to practical and professional limitations and fall at the feet of Sadguru  ..................(4)
Forgeting Sadguru, falling prey to the false do not wander astray, please ................................(5)

That is not service wherein life and death are repeated, - it is only sahakar. That which stops birth forever is the real obligation.

That indeed is the greatest obligation. That is the greatest seva. If the instruction of guru is followed, then the disciple will reach that stage.

Offer food to those who come for shelter, with love please guruji by praying before paramatma, day and night.

Understand the meaning of tatva by serving sadhus and saints. We should take care of paramatma by becoming worthy of guruji’s grace.

In conclusion, all the devotees are eager to achieve guru kripa. They are thirsty of gurudarshan. Our innumerable pranams to you guruji. We worship your name.

 

Aum – Shanti – Shanti - Shanti