Festivals
Vyas Puja

Vyas Puja is celebrated on Purnima (full moon day) in the month of Ashadh (June/July). On this day, disciples worship and pay reverence to their Guru, the spiritual master who removes the darkness of ignorance just like the radiance removes the murk.

In Shri Dhianpur Dham, devotees celebrate Vyas Puja with great devotion and exultation glorifying Satguru Shri Bawa Lal ji.

Beautiful new dresses are offered to the deities in the morning. Maha Abishek is offered to the deities of Shri Bawa Lal ji and then Aarti is performed by His divine holiness Shri Maharajji. After the Aarti, Mahaboga is offered and the prasadam is distributed to devotees.

Afterward, His divine holiness Shri Maharajji gives his divine appearance to all the devotees on Vyas Gaddi. Devotees have his divine darshan, offer tilak, flowers, aarti and prasadam.

Acharya Shri Maharajji gives his blessings and prasadam to all his devotees. Devotees are filled with reverence and pure devotional love of Satguru Shri Bawa Lal ji.

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Duj

The appearance day of Shri Bawa Lal ji is celebrated on Shukla Paksha, Dwitya (second day of bright fortnight) in the month of Magh (January/February).

Shri Dhianpur Dham is beautifully decorated with colourful lights and flowers and, deities are adorned with new outfits.A large number of devoteespilgrimage to Shri Dhianpur Dham to celebrate the appearance day of the most merciful incarnation of Supreme Lord Shri Bawa Lal ji.

In the morning, Maha Bhoga offering and Aarti of Shri Bawa Lal ji’s Samadhi is performed by His Divine Holiness Shri Maharajji. The whole atmosphere fills with the blissful sound of conch, bells and fragrances of the spiritual aroma. Everyone present, experiences the divinity of Shri Bawa Lal ji and his divine abode, Shri Dhianpur Dham. Sumptuous feasts are organized throughout the day and are relished by the devotees.

After noon, grand huge procession of the beautifully decorated Palki of Shri Bawa Lal ji and his divine successors is taken out for Parikarma, devotees dance and sing bhajans completely engrossed in the praise of their Lordship. The procession proceeds with devotees carrying Palkis, the rides of decorated elephants and horses and performances from different bands which play mesmerizing tunes. Devotees feel amazing joy and elation singing bhajans completely engrossed in the glory of Shri Bawa Lal ji while taking part in the Parikrama of Shri Dhianpur Dham.

In the evening, Duj Kirtan is organised in the inner courtyard of the temple complex, in front of the sacred Samadhi of Shri Bawa Lal ji. A huge gathering arrives to witness the festivity and the whole atmosphere of the temple is vibrant with the enchanting Kirtan. Later on, His Divine Holiness Shri Maharajji gives appearance to all the devotees, presiding congregation of the Duj Kirtan.

The presence of His Divine Holiness Shri Maharajji exemplifies the thrilling joy of the devotees singing bhajans in ecstatic mood of pure devotional love, glorifying Lord Shri Bawa Lal ji. His Divine Holiness Shri Maharajji performs the puja of the divine images of Shri Bawa Lal ji with the divine successors offering flowers, tilak, prasadam, fragnances and colourful embroidered handkerchiefs.

At midnight, the Aarti of Shri Bawa Lal ji is performed by His Divine Holiness Shri Maharajji. After the aarti and the bhoga offerings, His Divine Holiness Shri Maharajji, shows the divine images of Shri Bawa Lal Ji and the divine successors.

The devotees take assuring glimpse of divine photos and realise the true glory of Shri Bawa Lal ji. This fills them with pure devotional ecstasy.Devotees offer prayers, obeisance and advances the pure devotional life.


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Vasanta Panchami

Vasanta Panchami is celebrated on Shukla Paksha, Panchami (fifth day of bright fortnight in the month of Magh (January/February). It is a sacred festival which is celebrated with the onset of spring season. It is also the appearance day of 13th Vaishnavacharya Shri Dwarkadas Maharajji.

In Shri Dhianpur Dham, Vasant Panchmi is celebrated with great elation. On this day, deities are adorned with yellow coloured outfits. His divine holiness Shri Maharajji himself wears yellow outfit and gives divine appearance to all devotees on Vyas Gaddi.

Devotees offer prayers and obeisance, and take the merciful blessings of Acharya Shri Maharajji for the fulfilment of their wishes.

On this day, yellow colour, regarded as the sacred colour of joy and happiness is the main attraction of the event. Yellow sweets and dishes are prepared and distributed to the devotees.

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Ram Navmi

Lord Shri Ramchandra appeared in this world in the month of Chitra (March/April) on Shukla Paksha, Navmi (ninth day of bright fortnight). This incarnation of the Supreme Lord is also known as Maryada Purushottam Avatar.

The appearance day of Lord Shri Ramachandra is celebrated with great devotion and fervour in Shri Dhianpur Dham.

In Ram Mandir, deities of Shri Ramachandra, Shri Sita and Shri Lakshamana are offered abhishek and are adorned with beautiful new dresses in the early morning. Devotees in large number make their pilgrimage to Shri Dhianpur Dham to have divine darshan of Lord Shri Ramachandra and listen to the narrations of the divine leela of Lord Shri Ramchandra from Ramcharitmanas composed by Goswami Tulsidas.

At noon, the time of the divine appearance of Lord Rama, after the completion of the narration of Ramacharitmanas, Maha Aarti is performed by His divine holiness Acharya Shri Maharajji in Ram Mandir. Mahaboga is offered to the deities and the prasada is distributed to all the devotees.

After the Aarti, Durga Puja is also performed by His divine holiness Acharya Shri Maharajji on Navmi (ninth day) of Chaitra Masa because it also marks the end of the nine day festival of Navaratras.

Eight days fast of Navaratri kept by most of the devotee ends and sumptuous feast and preparations of various dishes are distributed to the devotees.

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Maha Shivratri

Maha Shivatri is celebrated on Krishna Paksha, Chaturdashi (fourteenth day of the dark fortnight) in the month of Phalguna(February/March).On this day, Lord Shiva is worshipped by the devotees.

In Shri Dhianpur Dham, Shivalya temple is decorated with colourful lights and flowers on Shivratri. In the early morning, His divine holiness Shri Maharajji, himself performs Maha abhishek of Shivalaya offering  bael leaves, flowers, honey, ghee and then the aarti of Lord Shiva.

After, the Shiv puja performed by Acharya Shri Maharajji, the devotees present in Shri Dhianpur Dham celebrates the Shivaratri by performing puja of Lord Shiva in Shivalya temple.

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Baisakhi

Baisakhi is celebrated on the first day of the month of Vaisakh. It is an ancient harvest festival in Punjab region and also marks the beginning of the New Year. It is celebrated with gaiety and enthusiasm.

Early in the morning His divine holiness Acharya Shri Maharajji performs the aarti and parikrama of Shri Bawa Lal Ji’s Samadhi and Shri Ram Mandir. After aarti, Maha Bhoga is offered and the prasadam is distributed to devotees.

Afterwards, His divine holiness Acharya Shri Maharajji gives divine appearance to all devotees on Vyas Gaddi and devotees take pleasure, hearing the holy auspicious words and blessings from His divine holiness Acharya Shri Maharajji.

Baisakhi festival is special among Farmers. Farmers from all over the places offer part of their harvest to His divine holiness Acharya Shri Maharajji for happiness and prosperity.

His divine holiness Shri Maharajji blesses every one and gives prasadam to all his devotees. Sumptuous feasts are organised and preparation of dishes are distributed through the day.

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Shri Krishna Janamashtami

Janamashtami, appearance day of Supreme Lord Shri Krishna is celebrated on Krishna Paksha, Astami (eight day of dark fortnight) in the month of Bhadra (August/September). Lord Shri Krishna incarnated in the city of Mathura, at midnight in the age of Dwapur Yuga and is one of the most beloved incarnations of the Supreme Lord in Hindu Dharma.

On Janamashtami, Shri Dhianpur Dham is decorated with beautiful light and flowers. New dresses adorn the deities in the morning and aarti of the deities are performed.

A large number of devotees visit Shri Dhianpur Dham on this auspicious day. The pilgrims spend the whole day immersed in the ecstatic Kirtan, singing his divine Leela, glorifying Supreme Lord Shri Krishna. Devotees observe fast usually, a nirjal fast, i.e. without eating and even drinking water.

At midnight, is the time of divine appearance of Lord Shri Krishna, ‘Bal Gopal’ deity is given abhishek with panchamrit (especially honey, ghee, milk, yoghurt and water) and then the Bal Gopal is adorned with beautiful clothes. The Lord is kept in a cradle and aarti of Shri Bal Gopal is performed by his divine holiness Shri Maharajji. Devotees celebrate this divine moment with great fervour and joy.

Lord is offered many delicious Bhoga items and the traditional prasada of Panchajiri, made of mainly five ingredients, sugar, ghee, powdered coriander, dry fruits and milk.

After keeping a day long fast, devotees break their fast at midnight by having panchamrit and prasadam is distributed to the devotees. They only eat prashada. No cereals are eaten even after breaking fast on that day.

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