CHICAGO: Vaishnav Samaj of Midwest celebrated in a grand way its 8th Patotsav under the auspicious presence of Goswami 108 Shree Dwarkeshlalji Maharajshree at the Haveli in Addison, a northwest suburb of Chicago.
The four-day Ashtasakha Festivities were about remembering the contribution of 8 close disciples of the Pushti Marg founder Vallabhacharya Kumbhandas, Surdas, Krishnadas, Parmanand Dass and his son Gusaiji-Govindswami, Chhitswami, Chaturbhujdas, Nanddas. Pushti Marg was founded by Shri Vallabhacharya around 1500 AD
There were four Manoraths-Darshans: Rang Mahal, Vivah Khel, Pushpa Vitan, Ashta Sakha Darbar prepared by volunteers. On Sunday May 29, Shree Dwarkeshlalji Maharajshree 50th Birthday was celebrated by temple devotees. There was Garba and an entertainment program of classical Bhajans held during the four days celebration.
On 18 July, 2014 the ground breaking ceremony for Haveli expansion took place in the auspicious presence of Shri Dwarkeshlalji Maharajshri (Champaran -Kandivali) with blessing of JiJi -Shri Indira Betiji. Haveli is under major expansion in up-coming months.
More than 1,000 devotees from Chicago land and Midwest participated in the event. The young became the volunteers and shouldered the responsibilities of event planning, parking, food, darshan management, etc. Devotees praised the excellent management of every activity. Ample parking was facilitated by dedicated volunteers in sunny heat.
Shreeji Dwar Vaishnav Samaj of Midwest is a religious not for profit organization that promotes the teachings of Srinathji. They have the following activities available to all: Darshan at multiple times, Garba Raas event, Picnic, Diwali, Keertan (Bhajans) and other religious activities as seen throughout the Hindu calendar. Lal Bhava attends this Mandir.
VSM has appealed to all to participate and visit Haveli and enjoy beautiful Darshans offered. Visit the web-site at www. Shreejidwar.org and know future festivities and upcoming Vallabhkul visits.
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