All our mandir haribhaktos who are interested in participating in our 5th Patotsav Lazium program. 
Please complete the online Registration form https://goo.gl/oDwJcA

The closing date for submitting completed registration forms is 17th November 2017. All participants need to register online, regardless of any participants who have been playing lazium in the mandir on several previous occasions are still required to be register.

Please note: The participants will be selected on a first come first serve basis, therefore register yourself ASAP.

The minimum age limit for participants is 7 years and above with practices held every Saturday from 8:00pm to 8:30pm starting from the 18th November 2017 until the Patotsav. 

For more information please contact us via email on info@sstperth.org

Join us on Saturday 4th November to celebrate the holy wedding between Tulsibai and Lalji Maharaj.

May the beauty of Deepavali Season, fill your home with Happiness, Prosperity and Good Fortune and May Lord Shree Swaminarayan shower His divine blessings on you. May the coming year Samvat 2074 assist you in observing Dharma and Bhakti towards Lord Shree Swaminarayan.

Shree Swaminarayan Temple (Mandir) Perth Australia cordially invites you, your family and friends to come and celebrate Diwali & Annakut Utsav 2017 and attend various festivals being Dhanteras, Kalichaudas/Hanumanji Poojan, Chopda Poojan, Annakut Utsav and Nutan Varsh.

Annakut Preparation will begin from 5:00am onwards on Friday, 20th October 2017.

When attending Annakut Utsav on Friday, 20th October 2017 due to limited car park space, please share a car. There will be no right turn into Temple from Marshall Road. Please use Reid Highway, turn into Lord Street, take 1st exit from the roundabout and travel West up Marshall Road or carry on East down Marshall Road and turn around at Lord St. Roundabout. Please do not use side roads to perform U-Turns as it is very dangerous.
 

Note: All the Devotees participating in the Chopdra Poojan, please bring a New Accounting Journal Book, a Red Pen, One Coin, One Fruit and One Flower.


Below is the detailed itinerary of Diwali & Annakut Utsav 2017.
 

 

|| Jay Shree Swaminarayan ||

Diwali is time of joy and happiness. Though the festival is just for couple of days, the actual preparation begins few weeks before the grand festival.  

Please come and join us and provide your Seva in kitchen for making Prasad on the following days:
 

Date Time
Wednesday, 11th October 6:30pm onwards
Thursday, 12th October 6:30pm onwards
Friday, 13th October 6:30pm onwards
Saturday, 14th October (Diwali Mela) 8:00am onwards
Monday, 16th October 6:30pm onwards
Tuesday, 17th October 6:30pm onwards
Wednesday, 18th October   6:30pm onwards
Thursday, 19th October 6:30pm onwards
Friday, 20th October (Annakut Utsav) 5:00am onwards

 
Therefore, we would like to request all the available devotees and volunteers to come and provide their seva in the kitchen.
 
We appreciate your seva and time contributed to the Temple and to our beloved Ghanshyam Maharaj.
 

To celebrate Diwali and Nutan Varsh this year we are holding Diwali Mela and Food Stalls on Saturday, 14th October 2017 at Shree Swaminarayan Mandir (Temple) Perth. On this event there will be outdoor activities for all age groups, bouncing castle, face painting, mehendi, delicious food stalls, nasto for sale and lots of other fun surprises.
Note: Please register your interest to volunteer between 4:00pm to 9:00pm in the food stalls at the Mandir Kothar. For safety reasons volunteers must wear appropriate shoes and clothing for the seva being performed.

Sharad Poonam is an auspicious day when the moon is the closest to the earth in the year.  Devotees celebrate by performing Raas Dance and Singing Devotional Songs to the accompaniment of musical instruments. An offering of Dudh Pawa (rice in thick milk) is served to the Lord on this special day and Devotees enjoy the remnants (Prasada)

On this day, Lord Shree Krushna performed the divine dance (Raas Leela) with the Gopis in Vrundavana. The discourse for this pastime can be found in Shreemad Bhagwatam – Raas Panchaadhyay Katha Canto 10 (29-33).
 
 
 6:30pm – 7:00pm  Sandhya Arti, Nitya Niyam and Thaal
 7:00pm – 7:15pm  Katha
 7:15m –  8:00pm  Raas Utsav
 8:00pm – 8:30pm  Chesta and Prasad roopi bhojan
 

 

It’s time to ‘save the date’ for the next annual Australasia Shibir!

Come join us on an epic journey with ‘Suhrudbhav’, to insight you with a deeper bond amongst your family and friends, as well as being spiritually united with the Almighty; Shree Swaminarayan Bhagwan himself.

With heaps of fun activities, games, workshops and in the presence of Bhuj Mandir Santos, this will be an event you wouldn’t want to miss!!

Hosted in two iconic locations within Australia; Perth and Sydney for all age groups.

To submit your interest for the 3 nights/4 day’s Shibir please complete Application Form: http://bit.do/Shibir2017
Deadline for Registration – 6th August 2017.

All payments to be processed at your local mandir kothar.

Note: During the Shibir a white Kurta (top) & Salavar (bottom) will be required to be worn a selected day. Your order can be placed with your Local Temple & everyone attending the Shibir will be gifted a memorabilia T-Shirt. Complete the application on time to secure your T-Shirt.

For any queries contact  – aushibir@gmail.com, alternatively speak to your local Mandir Shibir representative (Kavitbhai Bhudia, Vishalbhai Halai and Priyaben Pindolia)

On the auspicious day of Ashadh Sud 2 we will celebrate the Rath Yatra Festival. The Rath Yatra darshan will be available from 4:30pm – 6.00pm and then followed by Thakarthali utsav.

Rath Yatra originates from two words: “Rath” meaning chariot and “Yatra” meaning a pilgrimage or procession. The Rath Yatra Festival originated in Jaganaath Puri, Orissa (on the North Eastern coast of India) where it is still observed by the entire population today. The Rath Yatra Festival symbolises various stories of Lord Krishna’s travels on a chariot but the most popular one is the story of Jaganaath Puri. On this day, Shree Jaganaath (Shree Krishna) announced His wishes to visit His birthplace once every year. Therefore, every year the deities of Jaganaath Temple; Shree Jaganaath, His brother Balaram and His sister Subhadra, are traditionally installed on beautifully decorated chariots and pulled in a Yatra through the streets from Jaganaath Puri to Ghundicha Ghar. The journey is accompanied by thousands of devotees joyously singing and celebrating the Rath Yatra Festival.

Also on this day, Lord Krishna and Balaram left Gokul and travelled to Mathura. It was Shree Krishna’s maternal Uncle, the evil tyrant Kansa who had sent Akrur with a chariot to Gokul to invite Shree Krishna for a wrestling competition in Mathura. In conclusion, the Rath Yatra Festival depicts the many journeys of Shree Krishna on a chariot with His brother Balaram and His sister Subhadra. Jaganaath Temple is or was the only temple with these three murtis, therefore this festival is most celebrated there.

The first ever UN-approved International Day of Yoga is fast approaching where millions of people worldwide will be participating.
Lord Swaminarayan during His forest expedition practiced Yoga. The basic idea of yoga is to unite the atma (individual, which means our soul) with the paramatma (Lord Swaminarayan).
We encourage you to come and join us in this historic moment to learn and practice Yoga to unite our soul with Lord Swaminarayan.

Date: Wednesday, 21st June 2017
Time: 7:45pm – 9:00pm
Venue: Shree Swaminarayan Temple (Mandir), Perth.
Dress Code: Ladies and Gents please wear appropriate clothing suitable for Yoga inside the Mandir Hall.
Proposed Schedule:

  • Welcome
  • Brief introduction to Yoga
  • Practice Yoga
  • Close

Coordinators:

Name Contact No.  
Damjibhai Koriya 0468960164  
Vinodbhai Patel 0412801667  
Bharatbhai Dabasia 0432667486  

For more information visit the website www.idywa.com.au 

Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi
Last year, the UN declared June 21st as International Yoga Day, with the support of 170 nations, after Honorable Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modiji’s clarion call to the world community to celebrate Indian yoga at the international level in his speech at the United Nations General Assembly in September 2014.
In his speech at UN General Assembly he also stated “Yoga is an invaluable gift of India’s ancient tradition. Yoga embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfillment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well-being. It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and the nature”.
In the true spirit of “Yoga” – the Union, world leaders came together to support this initiative & with 175 co-sponsor nations this initiative had the “highest number of co-sponsors ever for any UNGA Resolution of such nature”. 21st June was declared as the International Yoga Day by the United Nations General Assembly on 11th December 2014. 21st June “One of the two solstices, is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and has special significance in many parts of the world.

Please join us for an upcoming event, Jaal Yatra Utsav this Friday, 9th June 2017. Full programme is shown below. 

 Jaal Yatra Utsav
 Sandhya Aarti, Nitya Niyam and Thaal   6:30pm – 7:00pm 
 Katha  7:00pm – 7:30pm
 Jaal Yatra Aarti  7:30pm – 7:40pm
 Chesta   7:40pm – 8:00pm
 

 

Please join us this Sunday 4th June 2017, for bhajan bhakti from 7:30am to 8:30am and to listen to Shree Hari Antardhaan Leela Katha from 5:00pm to 6:00pm followed by Thakarthali. 

Lord swaminarayan’s transcendental pastime of departing the mortal body is narrated in various holy scriptures of the swaminarayan sampraday. Reading and hearing about this event definitely brings tears to one’s eyes and we can only imagine what must have been felt by those devotees and saints who were present with the lord at that time.

We must remember that any pastime the lord performs is always for the benefit of the devotee and always one to remember. Shree Hari Antardhaan / Tirodhaan / Swadhaam gaman leela took place on the Vikram Samvat 1886, Jyest Sud 10.

Swami Avinashanand has composed a 2 verse (pad) kirtan in which he sings of the event when lord swaminarayan held an assembly of devotees and saints informing them of his wish to depart to akshardham and the series of events that unfolded thereafter to the lords departure.

Please join us for upcoming event, Hanuman Jayanti on Tuesday 11th April 2017, full programme details is below.
 

 Shree Hanuman Jayanti
 Tuesday, 11th April 2017
 Sandhya Aarti and Nitya Niyam  6:30pm – 7:00pm
 Katha Varta  7:00pm – 7:15pm
  7 Times Hanuman Chalisa  7:15pm – 7:40pm
 Hanumanji Aarti  7:40pm – 7:45pm
 Chesta  7:45pm – 8:15pm
 Yajman:
 TBC

Please Note: Oil and Nariyal (Coconut) will be provided by Mandir.

Hanuman Jayanti – Chaitra Sud 15 (Poonam)

History of His advent:

Mother: Anjana – Father: Kesari > Hanuman’s childhood name: Maruti

According to the tales narrated in the Puran, Sage Narad once performed immense penance in the Himalayas for attainment of further spiritual enlightenment. The demi-gods tried to break His penance but were unsuccessful in doing so. Sage Narad was bound by ego when He came to this realisation and boasted to (Bhrama, Vishnu, Mahesh) about His achievements. This ego had to be broken for Narad’s own welfare in devotion.

Narad visited the kingdom of King Sheelnidhi where He fell in love with princess Shirmati and wanted to marry her. He came to know that the King had organised a Swayamvar (where a woman chooses her future husband among host of eligible suitors). He went to Lord Vishnu and asked him to make him as handsome as the Lord Himself. Lord Vishnu granted him the handsomeness of his physic but made his face look like a monkey.

Hastily, Narad came to the Swayamvar and took to His seat. The princess was aghast when she saw Narad who looked very ugly with His monkey face. Later Narad came to know of the trueness of His physic and in an emotional outburst cursed Lord Vishnu that He will suffer separation from His wife when he takes a human form. The Lord humbly accepted this curse knowing this will be the future event in the great epic of Ramayan. Narad later realised his mistake and also said that with the help of monkeys, Lord will be able to locate His wife’s whereabouts and be able to rescue her.

Anjani and Kesari performed penance on Lord Shiva to attain a son. They were blessed when Lord Shiva appeared and gave them a boon that His divine energy will be born through Anjana with assistance from Vayu Dev (Demi-God of Wind).

When Maruti, devoured the Sun seeing it as a big red tasty fruit, the whole world became engulfed in darkness. Indra broke Maruti’s jaw (Hanu) with his Vajra weapon. Unconcious Maruti was later given boons of powers and valour by various Demi-Gods and was then famously known as Hanuman.

Facts about Hanuman Ji:

Hanuman is known as the 11th incarnation of Lord Shiva, whose purpose of advent on earth was in the Tretayug to serve Lord Shree Ramchandra.

Later in Dwaparyug, He served Lord Shree Krishna during the Mahabharat by resting on Arjun’s charriot and protecting it from destruction. In Kaliyug during Lord Swaminarayan’s time, He served Him both during childhood and forest adventures (Van Vicharan).

Hanumanji is one amongst the seval Immortals (Chiranjeevi) as mentioned in the Bhaktchintamani in a conversation between Dharmadev and Bhaktimata. Until the start of the next Satyug, He is present in divine form ever engaged in the service of the Lord and also protecting His devotees.

In various Vachanamrut, Lord Swaminarayan praises Hanuman for His stauch and chaste devotion.

Gopalanand Swami established the idol of Hanumanji in Sarangpur where till today Hanuman Ji breaks the sorrows of those who seek His help. The entire discourse for this event is described in great detail within the 10th Kalash of Harileelamrut by Acharya Viharilalji Maharaj of Vadtal.

It’s our pleasure to inform all the devotees that 108 Shree Lalji Maharaj, Gadivara Shree and learned Saints from Shree Swaminarayan Mandir, Kalupur, Ahmedabad will be coming to Perth. We invite all devotees to come and join us for Satsang and Darshan. 
 

Lalji Maharaj and Gadivara Shree flight details:
Arrival Detail:
Monday 10th April 2017 at 11:40am via flight no VA679
Departure Detail:
Tuesday 11th April 2017 at 5:35pm via Flight no VA722

Ahmedabad Mandir Santo flight details:
Arrival Detail:
Monday 10th April 2017 at 9:35am via flight no VA677
Departure Detail:
Tuesday 11th April 2017 at 5:50pm via Flight no JQ975

Note: Can we request all Gents Haribhaktos not to go to the Airport to welcome 108 Shree Lalji Maharaj and Gadivara Shree.
 

 6:00pm – 6:30pm  Sandhya Aarti by 108 Shree Lalji Maharaj
 6:30pm – 7:45pm  Katha Varta and Ashirvachan
 7:45pm – 9:00pm  Prasadroopi Bhojan

NOTE:
Gents Sabha will be done in Mandir Back Shed and Ladies Sabha will be done in Mandir after Aarti and Nitya Niyam has been done
.

Yajman:
Sonaliben and Bhavikbhai Pareshbhai Hirani Gaam Baladia

Please note that there will be prashad preparation at the Temple kitchen on Monday 10th April 2017 from 2:00pm onwards.
Therefore, we would like to request available devotees to come and assist in making prashad.

 
We appreciate your seva and time contributed to the Temple and to our beloved Ghanshyam Maharaj.

Hope to see you all.

Shree Ghanshyam Maharaj heartiest invites all his haribhaktos to come and celebrate his and Shree Ramchandra Bhagwan’s Birthday on Wednesday, 5th April 2017.  See below for more details:

Brief summary of Ram Navmi and Swaminarayan Jayanti Festival:
On the day of Chaitra Sud Navmi, Samvat 1837, at 10:10pm, Shree Swaminarayan Bhagwan was born to Bhakti Mata and Dharma Pita to uproot unrighteousness and to establish Ekantik Dharma for the benefit of millions of souls.

On the same day in Tretayug, Shree Ramchandra Bhagwan was born to Mata Kaushalya and Raja Dashrath at 12 noon.

All Swaminarayan Mandirs worldwide celebrate the Birthdays of Bhagwan Ramchandra and Bhagwan Swaminarayan. On this very special day, it is advised that all Satsangis should do an Upwaas.

To celebrate these auspicious occasions; the birth of Bhagwan Ramchandra and Bhagwan Swaminarayan, Birthday Aartis will be performed at 12 Noon and 7:45pm, Raas Utsav and prasad roopi bhojan will be served.

Yajmans:

  1. Gaurangbhai Bhuva (Gaam Rajkot)
  2. Dhruvbhai Bhimji Varsani (Gaam Samtra)
  3. Haribhai & Brindbhai Gaurang Patel (Gaam Ahmedabad)
  4. Vishrambhai Premji Rabadia (Gaam Baladia) 

Please note that there will be prashad preparation at the Temple kitchen onWednesday, 5th April 2017 from 9:00am. Therefore, we would like to request available devotees to come and assist in making prashad.
 

We appreciate your seva and time contributed to the Temple and to our beloved Ghanshyam Maharaj.

Hope to see you all.

It’s Fuldol Utsav & Holika Dhan Utsav.

Sunday 12th March 2017 is Holi the festival of colours. Holika Dahan will be performed at 5:15pm and thereafter celebration will continue till 7:00pm. For those devotees interested for poojan please bring your own Kalash and Coconut.

The history of the bonfire dates back to millennia, when the demon king Hiranyakashipu ruled and terrorized the universe and considered Lord Vishnu, and his devotees to be his arch enemy. When the demon saw that his own son, Prahlada, had become a devotee of Lord Vishnu, he became enraged and decided to kill Prahlada. But Lord Vishnu protected Prahlada during all the assassination attempts. In despair, Hiranyakashipu ordered his sister, Holika, who had been blessed with immunity from fire, to take Prahlada into fire and burn him to death. She complied, but to the dismay of the demon, Prahlada came out of the fire, unscathed, being protected by Lord Vishnu, whereas Holika was reduced to ashes. Why? Because she had been given that blessing by Brahma with the condition that it shouldn’t be used to cause harm to others. This burning of Holika is commemorated by the bonfire and by the name ‘Holi’.

Monday 13th March 2017 is Shree NarNarayan Dev Jayanti the festival of Fuldol Utsav. Fuldol Utsav poojan will be done in the morning at 7:00am and aarti will be done in the evening at 7:30pm.

Please join us for an upcoming event Sports Day on Sunday, 12th March 2017 held at Shree Swaminarayan Temple (Mandir) Perth organised by the events team. On this event there will be outdoor sports for all age groups, such as Cricket, Football and lots of other fun surprises.

The event will start at 10:00am and finish at 2:00pm and lunch will be served. Sports activities is open to all age group and gender.

Please contact Kavitbhai Bhudia (0405660268) and Bhavishaben Kerai (0403161004) for more details.

Please join us for upcoming event, Maha Shivratri  Friday, 24 February 2017. Full programme is shown below.
For those who would like to take part in the Shivling Abhishekh below are the timings:
 

 Shivling Abhishekh  7:00am – 11:00am
 Shivling Abhishekh  4:00pm – 8:00pm
 Shivling Poojan & Panchmrut Abhishekh  5:50pm – 6:25pm
 Shiv Aarti, Sandhya Aarti, Nitya Niyam & Thaal  6:30pm – 7:00pm
 Katha  7:00pm – 7:20pm
 Chesta  7:20pm – 7:45pm
 Shiv Bhajan and Dhun  7:45pm – 8:15pm
 
 Note: Please note that the milk for the Abhishekh will be provided by the Temple