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 Shree Swaminarayan instructed Nityanand Swami to translate Shikshapatri from the original Sanskrit into Gujarati so that his devotees in Gujarat could recite it and put the teachings of Lord Shree Swaminarayan into practice. This rule shall not be violated in the name of equality. Also they shall not go to see vulgar bapss nor shall they associate with immodest and immoral women. 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 never touch nor even knowingly look at idols of females made from wood, stones etc. None shall ever hear or believe in the Shastras which clearly refute the name, glory, form and existence of Lord Shri Krishna and his incarnations.

Bhagwan Swaminarayan’s Shikshapatri

Apart from practical spiritual guidance, it engljsh guidelines on every aspect of life – familial, financial, managerial, social, ecological, and even health and hygiene. 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. The codes are applicable to devotees of all enlgish and walks of life — young or old; men or women; married, unmarried or widowed; householder shikshapstri sadhu. All my followers shall practice as additional rules, which are explained below during the period of four months i. One shall always speak to a person just befitting one’s person and position and just in accordance with the time and place; but shall not act otherwise.


All person on the earth, therefore, shall with fervent devotion worship Him alone. Thereafter, they shall chant according to their ability, the Stotras verses in Sanskrit in praise of Lord Shri Krishna and those who do not know Sanskrit, shall sing His name and glory.

All My followers belonging to the four varnas classes i. They shall never stay alone in a lonely place even with their young mother, sister or daughter, except in emergencies and shall never give away in alms their wives shikshalatri anybody.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. All followers shall honor My word as My Image with deep reverence. It contains pages, with six lines of writing per page. Female followers who bape married shall serve their husbands like God, even if the are blind, sick, poor or impotent and shall not speak harsh words to them.

In times of trouble caused by evil spirits like Ghosts etc. One shall first consider oneself as distinctly different from the three bodies viz.: There are five pages without text.

None shall insult bxps Guru, a very great person, a person highly placed in society, a learned man and a man with arms. One shall always provide one’s servants with food, clothing etc.

None shall ever commit suicide even in a place of pilgrimage or through anger or on account of some untoward action by taking poison or by hanging or by falling into a well or from a hill-top or by any other means.

Male followers shall not here religious or philosophical discourses from females nor shall they enter into arguments with them or with a king shikxhapatri with his men. They shall not take their meals without taking bath and without performing Sandhya and chanting Gayatri Mantra, and worship Puja of Shri Vishnu and Vaishvadev sacrifice. All other Bhaktas who are classed below sat-shudras shall were on their neck a double lined necklace prepared from sandal wood or other such wood and shall put on their forehead round mark only but shall not put on vertical mark.



The Shikshapatri was written in Vadtal on February 11, They shall never touch males who are not their close relatives and especially when they are young shall never speak to young persons who are not their nearest relatives unless absolutely necessary. Katha – A Means to Liberation. He forbids all cruel punishments whatever. The Power of Prayer. They shall not give any money even for religious and charitable purpose, if shiksahpatri money is just sufficient for their maintenance, but if it be in excess, then only they may give some.

Thereafter, all shall have darshan of and shall bow respectfully to the image drawn on paper or cloth of Lord Shri Krishna with Radha, then shall chant His mantra eight syllabled one according to their ability and then shall attend to their worldly affairs jobs.

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An easy to use Gujarati Calendar with Colour Images to represent key events. These Bhaktas shall never drink even water nor shall eat leaves, fruits, roots etc. All my Paramhansa and Sadhus here also live and behave similarly. Bqps from ” https: At the end of the Shikshapatri is a Gujarati hymn by Muktanand Muni. All Brahmacharis and Sadhus shall carefully abstain from the use of betel leaves, opium, tobacco etc.

They, therefore, shall initiate into discipleship all male and aspirants for final beatitude. All shall treat him with respect by offering him food grains, money, cloths etc.