INVITATION_25th Punyatithi Celebration of Pujyapad Shree Purani Swami
- Dear Satsangi & Friends,
Jai Shree Swaminarayan!!!
Shree Swaminarayan Gurukul Parivar extends a warm invitation to you, your family and friends to attend 25th Punyatithi Celebration of Pujyapad Purani Shree Premprakashdasji Swami at Ahmedabad Gurukul from 19 to 24 March 2010. Gurukul family will celebrate it with great devotion. In the divine memory of Pujyapad Shree Purani Swami, all members of the gurukul family do extra bhajan during these days and celebrate this occasion with a great devotion and reverence.
Purani Swami Premprakashdasji was the epitome of love and affection; he had immense love for God and affection for everybody. He enlightened the path to God and thus quite literally justifying his name - Premprakashdasji.
He was always cheerful, kind and a pious saint with a pure heart, He was born in the village Khadkhad (Ta. Jetpur) and left home at the age of seven years. He was later initiated as a saint by Purani Swami Shree Keshavpriydasji and received hearty blessings of Mahant Swami Shree Krushnajivandasji.
He grew close to Pujya Shastri Maharaj Shree Dharmajivandasji and joined the group of saints of Shastri Swami in about S.Y.2000.
He was a simple and serving saint with a balanced nature and saintly virtues. Since the beginning of Rajkot Gurukul, Swami Premprakashdasji firmly and sincerely stood by Shastri Maharaj. He felt victim to insults from narrow minded persons, but such was his nature, he silently tolerated it and never opposed.
He took on the role of caring for all the students of Rajkot Gurukul as the Superintendent of the boarding school. He offered them great support; he treated ill students with medicine but also with smiles and warm compassion. Hence the students always had an utmost respect and regard for him.
Swami Premprakashdasji cultivated good virtues in the students and through constant care melded their character. This was his greatest contribution in achieving the aim of the Gurukul.
Additionally, he was a very impressive orator. He would talk about the supremacy of Bhagwan Swaminarayan in such a spiritual way that, by narrating the specialities of His incarnation, it filled the hearts of listeners with firm faith in Bhagwan Swaminarayan. Through this preaching, many people had left their addictions and vices.
Although he did not like writing himself, he dictated many events of Bhagwan Swaminarayan, saints and devotees in the monthly issue "SADVIDYA”, which has subsequently been published as books namely ‘SATSANG – STORIES’.
Swamiji had a special style of describing any event in such a way that the listener or reader could clearly visualise the events before him.
He left his physical body in V.S. 2041 (1985) and it was then the holy fellowship lost a lively, impressive orator, preacher and writer.
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With Best Wishes,
Gurukul Family Team
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