Kshitij  Rupali
Kshitij Rupali
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Tuesday 09 Jan 18 06:48:36 PM
Shak-Utsav at Prantij Swaminarayan temple
Shak-Utsav at Prantij Swaminarayan temple

Sabarkantha: Like every year, this year also the grand celebration of Shak-Utsav was organized at Prantij Swaminarayan temple. The 302 years old tradition has still remained unchanged. Even today women cook chapatti (rotla) on traditionally brick chulas in temple campus. All the devotees of the surrounding areas including Prantij taluka participated in the grand celebration.

About 302 years back, Lord Swaminarayan cooked about 120 kg brinjal vegetable in 24 kg pure ghee for all his devotees, since then this tradition has been celebrated as Shak-Utsav. The grand celebration of Shak-Utsav was organized at Shree Swaminarayan temple in the main market of Prantij. The Mahant of the temple Swami Gopaljivandasji organized meeting for all the devotees and other saints at the meeting hall of the temple where Swami Pranjivandasji gave the blessing speech. According to the tradition, the female devotees cooked bajri rotla, bringal veg, Khichadi and buttermilk as Prasad for the devotees on the traditional brick chulas at Prantij Swaminarayan temple. All the devotees felt blessed by such celebration.