Around the month of April, along with the enthusiasm of the Ram Navami celebration across the country, the enthusiasm of Lord Swaminarayan Jayanti will also be at its peak. Swaminarayan Jayanti 2022 will be celebrated on 10 April 2022, Sunday. Swaminarayan Jayanti is one of the most special occasions of the year for the people of the Swaminarayan sect, spread all over the world. On this day, there is a special event arranged for the worship of Lord Swaminarayan in various temples of the Swaminarayan sect located all over the world. The devotees spread the teachings of Lord Swaminarayan by chanting the mantras given by him.
When is Swaminarayan Jayanti 2022
In the year 2022, Swaminarayan Jayanti will be celebrated on the Navami of Shukla Paksha in the Hindu month of Chaitra according to the Hindu calendar.
Who is Lord Swaminarayan
Lord Swami Narayan was born on the Navami day of Chaitra Shukla Paksha, dated 3 April 1781 in Chhapia village of Uttar Pradesh. Ram Navami festival was also being celebrated on that day. Chhapia is located near Ayodhya, so Swaminarayan’s parents were very happy on the birth of their child on the day of Ramnavami. Swaminarayan’s father’s name was Hariprasad and his mother’s name was Bhakti Devi. Swaminarayan’s childhood name was Ghanshyam. It is believed that after seeing Ghanshyam’s birth chart, astrologers had predicted that this child would eliminate the sufferings of the people and give them the right direction in life. Swaminarayan is known for doing many works of social reform. On Swaminarayan Jayanti, all his devotees get engaged in social service work like him.
Know the famous teachings of Swaminarayan on Swaminarayan Jayanti 2022
The devotees who join the Swaminarayan sect are required to follow some rules and regulations made by Lord Swaminarayan. There are mainly 5 rules that his followers need to follow-
– Do not steal.
– Do not eat meat.
– Don’t drink alcohol.
– Abandon adultery.
– Follow your religion.
Everyone belonging to the Swaminarayan sect has to follow these rules made by Lord Swaminarayan. Along with this, his followers also take a pledge for performing social service on Swaminarayan Jayanti.
Puja Vidhi for Swaminarayan Jayanti
Swaminarayan Jayanti 2022 will be celebrated on 10 April, Thursday. Here’s a detailed Puja method the devotees can follow for conducting Swami Jayanti puja at their homes.
Wake up early in the morning, take a bath and wear fresh clothes.
Bathe the idol of Lord Swaminarayan and keep it at the puja place. The worship space should be cleaned properly before installing the idol there.
Then light a lamp in front of Lord Swaminarayan and offer fruits and sweets as bhog.
Chant the mantras related to Lord Swaminarayan and take a pledge to follow his teachings with full dedication.
After the Puja ends, distribute the Prasad among the devotees.
People belonging to the Swaminarayan sect also keep a fast on this day.
Some Famous Temples of the Swaminarayan
– Akshardham Temple, New Delhi
– Akshardham Temple, Ahmedabad
– Swaminarayan Mandir Ahmedabad
On the occasion of Swaminarayan Jayanti 2022, special Puja will be organised in Swaminarayan temples located in many countries including America, UK, Australia, apart from across the country.
The DevDarshan family wishes you all a very Happy Swaminarayan Jayanti.