Scriptures
Shikshapatri
Vachanamrut
Abjibapashri Ni Vato
Bapashri Jivan Charitra
Philosophy
 
   
     
 
       
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Anādimukta

The Mukta of highest category who are Purushottamrup

Antahkaran

Group of four inner senses 

1) Mann - Mind 

2) Buddhi - Sense 

3) Chit - Concentrative Power

4) Ahankār - Ego

Arth

Wealth, money

Ārti

Form of worship that includes waving of light wicks before the murti of God

Chāndlo

Round mark 

Chāturmas

Four months of monsoon season, Asādh Sud 11th to Kārtik Sud 11th Vikram Samvat.

Chopāt

One kind of game played with conical pieces

Dharma

Religion; Rules and regulations to conduct of religion 

Dharmādo

Contribution from net income for Bhagwān i.e. 1/10th or 1/20th 

Dharmāmrut

Scripture describing the rules of saints of Swāminārāyan Sect 

Dhoti

A long piece of cloth worn as a lower garment by male

Dhun

Continuous chanting of the name of God

Ekādashi

11th day of the bright and dark halves of the lunar month when special observances including fast are observed

Ektāna

Type of religious observance wherein food is taken only once a day

Gurumantra

A slogan given by Guru (here Satpurush)

Hari Navmi

The ninth day of the lunar month when Hari (Bhagwān Swāminārāyan) manifested 

Ishtadev

The God to worship (according to one's faith)

Kām

Desire, wishes 

Kanthi

Double-threaded sacred necklace

Kumkum

A Red powder (postman color) used in applying chāndlo

Mādarpat

A type of cotton cloth, usually coarse

Mahā

Eighth month of Asādhi Samvat Year

Mahāmantra

The great and glorious name

Mānsi Pujā

Mental Worship of God as the worship is done in physical form

Māyā

The cognitive organs have any trace of desire for the enjoyment of the Panch Vishayas, which disturbs the mind engaged in the meditational worship of God

Moksha

Salvation; ultimate and supreme goal of any soul

Motāpurush

Divine Being whose all doer is God Himself. He remains as a medium for salvation of the beings

Mukta

Liberated souls

Murti

Idol of God or Mukta comprehended as in manifested form.

Nishkām Suddhi

Scripture describing the manners of repentance for an ascetic

Pradakshinā

Circumambulation over the murti of Lord

Prasād

The consecrated food that is a part of thāl. Even used for other items when they are offered to God for the sake of consecration.

Pujā

Daily ceremonial worship offered to Bhagwān Swāminārāyan and His Muktas. A compulsory worship for all devotees prior to every work early in the morning as commanded by the God Himself. 

Rajoguni

Luxurious

Samvat

The Vikram Era (beginning with 56 BC). Years corresponding to that are written as Samvat Year

Satsang

Sang (company) of Sat (the real and ultimate truth (here referring to God or Satpurush). Also used for the Religious fellowship.

Satsangijivan

A Scripture of Swāminārāyan sect.

Sudi

The days of the bright half of the lunar month.

Sutak

A ritual for householders to follow after the birth or death of his/her relative (with blood relation)

Thāl

Food offered to God with affection as a form of devotion.

Tilak

A “U” shaped symbol 

Tilak-Chāndlo

The mark of Swāminārāyan Sect that is applied by all male devotees. The combination of two symbols the tilak and the chāndlo

Tulsi

Plant of Basil (considered as sacred)

Tumbadi

Wooden glass which is used to drink water by saints.

Uparani

A cloth worn as an upper garment – at the time of Pujā.

Upāsanā

The philosophical understanding of the Nature of God. Also means the utmost devotion to God 

Vachanāmrut

Principal scripture of Swāminārāyan Sect. It comprises of 273 discourses of Bhagwān Swaminarayan and was compiled by five Nand Saints.