With the blessings of Bhagwan Shree Swaminarayan, H.H. 1008 Acharya Shree Koshalendraprasadji Maharaj and Bhuj Mandir Mahant Swami Shree Dharmanandan Dasji, we will be celebrating the 5th Anniversary of our beloved Ghanshyam Maharaj from the 8th January 2018 to 14th January 2018

Join us for our 5th Anniversary Celebrations. The event will be graced by learned Saints from Shree Swaminarayan Temple Bhuj, who will recite holy scripture Shreemad Satsangi Jeevan composed by Shatanand Muni. Be sure not to miss the divine wisdom within this scripture written as a discourse between Suvrat Muni and Pratapsinhraja on the divine banks of Chakratirth. 

The entire utsav will be live streamed on our Mandir YouTube, Facebook and Matruchhaya TV Channel.

View the full Patrika and itinerary.

 

 

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

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 ||

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.

The Hindola utsav is celebrated from Ashadh Vad 2 to Shravan Vadh 2.

Hindola Utsav
Begins: Tuesday, 11th July 2017
Ends:    Wednesday, 9th August 2017 A “Hindolo” is a swing and Harikrishna Maharaj is placed in the Hindolo. The arrival of this festival usher’s a new wave of devotion within the hearts of the Devotees. For the whole month, the Murti of the Lord is placed in a decorated swing and pulled to and fro with a string by devotees.
 
The Hindola Utsav will be celebrated in the Mandir and Darshan timings will be from 7:00am – 9:00am in the morning and from 5:00pm – 7:30pm in the evening and thereafter a daily Hindolo Aarti will be performed by the hindola yajmans.
If you would like to become Yajman for Hindolo, kindly register your name with Poojari Bapa or any of the hari bhaktos who sit at the back of Mandir on weekends; the donation for hindolo Yajman is $21.00.If you would like to become yajman of Hindola for the Sunday thakarthali utsav that falls between 11/07/2017 and 9/08/2017, please contact Mandir secretary (Vinodbhai Hirani)

The origins of the divinity of Hindola go back to Vrindavan, 5000 years ago where the Gopis swayed Lord Krishna on a decorated swing. The Hindola utsav has a special status in the Hindu dharma due to this event because of the divine joy of rocking the almighty Lord for His pleasure. The back and forth motion is expressive of bliss, a flight away from the mundane worries of the world. The swinging motion creates elation and identification with spirituality. One experiences a tranquil state of mind because of the immersion into His lustrous murti swaying back and forth. The act of seating the idol upon the Hindola is in itself one of veneration.

During Swaminarayan Bhagwan’s time, once whilst in Vadtal, a decorative Hindolo was tied to a couple of mango trees and the devotees rocked the Bhagwan back and forth. Bhagwan became so pleased that He blessed the devotees by showing his twelve divine forms for this whole month.

During this month the Chal (mobile) murti of Bhagwan is seated upon the Hindola (decorated swing) and swayed back and forth to commemorate the event. Devotees sing hindola bhajans, and the whole mandir is charged with the extra vibrancy and energy of the extra special bhakti that surrounds this utsav. The Hindola is decorated differently everyday with great grandeur and splendour, using a variety of colours, shapes, form and material. Satsangis perform daily aarti of these richly decorated Hindolas for the blessing and merit of Bhagwan Swaminarayan.

Bhagwan Swaminarayan also often sat on a swing tied between two tamarind trees in Laxmivadi in Gadhada.

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)

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.

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.