Weekly Satsang Assemblies

 

In the Swaminarayan Sampradaya, it is important for celebration and worship to be informed by proper scriptural understanding as revealed by Bhagwan Swaminarayan and the enlightened gurus. To facilitate this, weekly assemblies are held in the Haveli’s main hall and surrounding areas where learned sadhus and experts deliver discourses on the history, theology and practical aspects of the Swaminarayan Sampradaya and Hindu faith. Interspersed with interactive presentations, singing and chanting, and concluded with the arti and communal prayers, the assemblies usually last about two hours on a Saturday evening and cater to a wide range of age groups – from toddlers through to the elderly.

Along with the fundamental theological themes covered consistently around the year, other topics regularly covered include:

  • family values
  • community spirit and serving the less fortunate
  • interfaith harmony and respect
  • channelling the energy, ideas and potential of children and youths
  • caring for and respecting the elderly
  • dangers of substance abuse
  • education
  • healthy living
  • environmental responsibility
  • contributing to the nation

The current timings for the assemblies are as follows:

Age Group Timing

Shishu Mandal (Toddlers up to 8)

Every Saturday 4.15pm to 7.00pm

Every Sunday 10.00am to 12.30pm

Bal & Balika Mandal (Children from 9 to 13)

Every Saturday 4.15pm to 7.00pm

Every Sunday 10.00am to 12.30pm

Kishore & Kishori Mandal (Adolescents from 14 to 21)

Every Saturday 4.00pm to 5.30pm

Every Sunday 1.30pm to 3.00pm

Yuvak & Yuvati Mandal (Adults from 22 to 35)

Every Saturday 5.30pm to 7.00pm

Every Sunday 11.00am to 12.30pm

Sanyukta Mandal (36 and above)

Every Saturday 5.30pm to 7.00pm

Every Sunday 11.00am to 12.30pm

 

To learn more about the satsang activities available at the Mandir, please see this leaflet here.