Satsang Glossary  
     
 
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.
   
 
     
     
 
 
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