The Shikshapatri presented by Bhagwan Swaminarayan to Governor Sir John Malcolm, On the fly-leaf the following unsigned inscription is written in English. Shikshapatri Bhashya. Sanskrit – English. [Incorporates ‘Arthadeepika’ treatise by Shatanand Muni]. By. S. G. Shatanand Muni. By orders from. H. H. Acharya. Shikshapatri BAPS – This is a universal application, for the first time ever, This application contains an explanation of The Shikshapatri in Swamiji’s own The app is currently available in English and it was last updated on

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Bhagwan Swaminarayan’s Shikshapatri

Those who are not able to read shall hear it daily with respects. In remote past, Bhartji, son of Rishabhdev lived and behaved on earth like a detached Brahmin. All my followers who desire to secure their welfare shall hear them and those who are twice-born shall study them, teach shikshapati to others and shall read them.

shiksbapatri Bhagwan Swaminarayan’s Shikshapatri Written By: Those who are weak and feeble, however, shall practice them only for the month of Shravan.

Its spiritually potent verses in Sanskrit carry the essence of H indu moral codes for everyday life Know you all, qualified monotheism, Vishishtadwait is the doctrine of philosophy, favor, Golok is the Abode Divine, dear to Me, and in that Abode with Body Divine, to be in Service of Lord Shri Krishna, is the final beatitude according to Me.

All shall observe devoutly and with proper festivities, the Vratas of all Ekadashi days of every month as well as the birth day of Shri Krishna and Shiv. It is a detail of the duties of his disciples upon different subjects but not bapx full as the Manu Dharma Shastra to which he refers for what he may have omitted. When they go to the temples of Lord Shri Krishna for darsan either daily or on days of festivals, male followers shall not touch females and vice-versa but when they come out shikshapatti the temple premises, they may behave with each other according to their relation and social customs.

Those who shall observe strictly the rules of ethics as prescribed shall derive happiness here and hereafter, and those who wantonly transgress them and behave willfully shall suffer great distress here and in the life hereafter. In times of sheer necessity, if they touch or speak with an old man, no blemish attaches to them. Aachar conductVyavahar behavior and Prayaschit expiation in life shall always be adopted according to place, time and age, monetary condition, varna class and physical ability.


All alike shall act accordingly. When their husband have gone out to another town or country they shall not wear fine clothes and ornaments, nor shall make merry and cut jocks with others nor shall pay visit to houses of other persons. Laxmiji, He is known as Laxmi-Narayan.


They shall also celebrate big festival in temples of Lord Krishna and shall give various kind of alms to deserving Brahmins. This copy is now housed at the Bodleian Library of the University of Oxford. All shall observe them accordingly. Action of past great men which are not in conformity with Dharma shall never be accepted and followed as precedent; but those actions which conform with Dharma shall only be adopted and followed.

The Shikshapatri, containing verses in its final form, was completed by Bhagwan Swaminarayan in Maha sud 5, Vasant Panchmi, Samvat year at Vartal. Gross Sthool subtle Shukshma and causal karan then shall identify oneself with Brahman and then with that form sublime shall always worship Lord Krishna. They shall never touch or speak with them. This manuscript of the Shikshapatri is one of the oldest copies of the text preserved.

Amidst an atmosphere of mutual respect, Governor Malcolm enquired if Bhagwan Swaminarayan or his disciples had been harmed under British rule. All shall know that in this world there is nothing more conducive to the realization of salvation than His Bhakti. In times of difficulties, caused by forces of nature or by human beings or by diseases, all shall behave in a way so as to protect themselves and others but shall not act otherwise.

All female followers, married including virgins also and widows shall never bathe naked nor shall never bathe naked nor shall they ever conceal the fact of their menstruation.

Focusing on God Pt These Bhaktas shall never drink even water nor shall eat leaves, fruits, roots etc. He forbids all cruel punishments whatever. It has since been translated into numerous other languages, Shree Swaminarayan Temple Bhuj has been at the forefront of producing translations into various languages to make this divine Scripture accessible to as many people as possible. Because of their intimate relation with him, all their action also become Nirguna.

Ayodhyaprasad and Raghuvir who have been installed by Me as Acharya at Ahmedabad and Vadtal respectively, sons of my brothers, Rampratapji and Englisn, born of Shri Dharmadev. None shall ever kill a human being for obtaining women, wealth or even sovereignty. Even articles such as firewood, flowers, etc. He endeavoured diligently to eradicate the evils of robbery, murder, sati, and female infanticide.



Lord Shree Swaminarayan, gifted mankind versed Shikshapatri for the welfare of His disciples and whoever joins the sect. From this humble beginning, he attained the rank of Major-General in the military and his diplomatic skills were recognised by his appointment as Governor of Bombay from 1 November to 1 December They shall establish an institution with a learned Brahmin as teacher, and through it shall propagate Sadvidya right knowledge on the earth for the promotion of such learning in this world is indeed a highly meritorious act.

Complete Bhagavad Gita with Hindi translations and descriptions. Never shall ever divulge secrets of other persons anywhere and to anyone. No one shall also associate with persons, who under the grab of Bhakti devotion and Jnan knowledge zhikshapatri in committing sins, themselves being after shkishapatri, wealth and various attachments sexual gratificationobjects of worldly pleasures, delicious dishes etc.

They shall never touch nor even enylish look at idols of females made from wood, stones etc.

They shall never borrow money from their Acharyas or from the temple of Lord Shri Krishna and shall never bring utensils, ornaments, garments and such other articles, for use on social occasions from them. The Gazetteer of the Bombay Presidency summarised the teachings of the Shiskshapatri as:.

They shall never draw a facsimile of females nor shall touch clothes worn by them and shall never knowingly look at any living being in coitus. They shall not give any money even for religious and charitable purpose, if the money is just sufficient for their maintenance, but if shiksshapatri be in excess, then only they may give some. They shall never keep close relation with a woman who has any kind of relation with a king.

One shall never pass urine or answer call of nature or even spit in places prohibited for such use by people and by Shastras e. Without these two qualities even the most learned shall decay and degenerate. Dharma means the path of good conduct as enjoined by Smruties and Shrutis. All My followers belonging to the four varnas classes shikshapafri. Whenever an eclipse of the Sun or of the Moon takes place, all followers shall immediately suspend all work shikshapatir after purifying themselves by means of bath, etc.

Young widows shall never stay alone in a lonely place even with their close relatives, who are also young, except in exigency.