Shankheshwarpuram Jain Science City
From the 21st of January to 26th of January 2020, a grand ceremony of Anjanashalaakaa was performed at the Churchgate Cross Maidan, Mumbai under the Nishraa (blessings) and presence of His Highness Gachhaadhipati A.B. Shri Daulatsagarsuri Ji Maharaaja and the source of inspiration His Highness Anuyogachary Shri Labhdhichandrasagar Ji Mahaarajaa. The ceremony was attended by over 400 saintly men and women as also disciples.
In this function the Holy spirits like Aacharya Nandivardhan Sagar Suriji, Bandhu Beldi Aacharya Jinchandra Sagarsuri Ji, Aacharya Hemchandar Sagarsuri Ji, Aachary Harshchandra Sagarsuri Ji, Acharya Sagarchandra Sagar Suri Ji, Aacharya Kalasundar Suriji, Harshvallabh Suriji, Somsundar Suriji, Nayanpadm Sagar Ji, etc. presented the Nishraa (blessings).
On 26th of January morning carrying the platters of Bhoga of Vama Mata Ji, the Shraavikaas (women devotees) arrived. The platters contained icon of Shankheshwarpuram Pilgrimage, five salutation of God, various pilgrimage, etc. were decorated with sweets. The morning started with chanting of hymns by the Guru Devotees wherein Theerthprerak Labdhichandra Sagar Ji M.S. was entered with special devotion. Gurudeva Shri Labdhichandra Sagar Ji said, “I wish to reach the Jain religion on the world horizon through science. I am furthering the dreams of Gurudeva Shri Abhay Sagarsuri Ji. If there is any superpower giving shape to my ideas, he is Suresh D. Shah – Surat.”
Gurudeva also praised all the trustees of Shankheshwar Karuna Trust. On the occasion, Gurudeva Ji thanked all the male and female saints, donors, workers and trustees.
The renowned musician, Kumar Chatterjee led the devotees present in the event to chant four thousand navkaras during the God’s Anjanashlaakaa Ceremony.
Coming from Japan, Menkabahen Nitishbhaai Sarkar, too, paid their heartfelt obeisance. The Patron, Shri Chandrikabahen Sureshbhai Doshi family had invaluable contribution to the function. Amitaben Shah had performed 30 fasts (Maasakshaman) for the success of the function. Almost 2300 women devotees performed eight-fold (Attham) perseverance.
On this occasion, Shri Vinamra Sagar Ji, Hemchandra Sagarsuri Ji, Sagarchandra Sagarsuri Ji, Anandchandra Sagar, and Viragchandra Sagar Ji M.S. delivered their preaching in context of the present day.
15 prizes were given to the devotees who had carried with them the decorated platters of Vama Mata. Thousands of brothers and sisters had come dressed as Vama Mata and Ashwasen Maharaj. In the evening Anjan Ghuntan ceremony and Aarati of Kumarpal Maharas was performed in the Sanctum. In the night a short play titled ‘Padkaar’ was performed and during midnight from 12 to 3 a.m. Anjan Ceremony was performed in the Sanctum. All the devotees and saints invoked life to God. I will take the scientific works through the world, said Labdhichandra Sagar Ji.
On Sunday, initiation rites of salvation-seeker Kumari Stuti Suresh Shah would be performed under blessings of 700 male and female saints at Surat. This will be a five-day festival celebrated from 26th of February at Surat.
|Image Caption : Shri Devendra Fadnavis, Former Chief Minister of Maharashtra seen with Jain Gurudev Bhagwants, Shri Arvind Swant- MP, Shri Mangal Prabhat Lodha – MLA and other dignitaries||click for high-res image|