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This book is dedicated to the teachers and students for their continued journey towards spiritual knowledge.

Text of SGBYM Activity Book

  • || Shree Swaminarayano Vijaytetaram ||

    VADTALDHAMShree Swaminarayan Mandir

    I.S.S.O. of Chicago (Member of I.S.S.M.)397 Northgate Parkway Wheeling, IL 60090, USA

    Phone: (847) 808-9980www.ShriSwaminarayan.org

    Activity BookLevel 1Book 1

    S.G.B.Y.M.

  • 2|| Shree Swaminarayano Vijaytetaram ||Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Wheeling, IL.

    This book is dedicated to the teachers and students of S.G.B.Y.M. for their continued journey towards spiritual knowledge. The S.G.B.Y.M. classes meet every Sunday.

    Collection of activities in this book are compiled by:

    Mr. Lakulish PatelMr. Hasit Patel

    Mr. Surendra BrahmbhattMr. Priten Patel

    First Edition : 500 copiesSamvat : 2068 Jeth Sud 7

    Date : May 27, 2012

    Inspired & blessed by:H.H. 1008 Acharya Shree Ajendraprasadji MaharajH.H. 108 Lalji Shree Nrigendraprasadji Maharaj

    Published by:Shree Swaminarayan Temple

    I.S.S.O. of Chicago (Member I.S.S.M.)Shree Ghanshyam Bal Yuvak Mandal

    Shree Swaminarayan Mandir397 Northgate ParkwayWheeling, IL 60090

    Phone : (847) 808-9980website: www.ShriSwaminarayan.org

  • 3Shree Swaminarayan Bhagwan - Wheeling (Chicago, USA)

  • 4 Following the footsteps showed by Shriji Maharaj for youth generation; our intent is to prepare children with the higher morals and knowledge about Hinduism/Swaminarayan Sampraday, allowing preservation and enhancement of our culture/values for the future. With Lord Shree Swaminarayans blessings and the outstanding enthusiasm of SGBYM members, the SGBYM has exceeded all of its short-term goals and is progressing forward with even higher momentum. This book will introduce the children to our Indian culture and the Hindu religion. The various fun activities compiled in this book will provide basic knowledge about the facts of India and USA; in addition with festivals celebrated in India. This book is our attempt to impart knowledge about Swaminarayan sampraday through variety of activities that the children can enjoy. Please forgive us for any errors or omissions in this book and notify the Mandir for any mistakes or suggestions to improve this activity book. This book contains activities that are used in SGBYM classes and satsangi children. It may not be used inappropriately.

    Influence and blessings from current resident Santos:P.P. Swami Nirbaycharandasji

    P.P. Swami NishkamsworupdasjiParshad Pravin Bhagat

    Preface

  • 5Lotus Feet of Lord SwaminarayanMatch 16 Pag Chinhas with their names

    ANKUSH

    MEEN

    VYOM

    TRIKON

    ASHTAKON

    DHANUSH

    GAUPAD

    SWASTIK

    JAMBU

    JAV

    KAMAL

    UDHVAREKHA

    KALASH

    DHVAJ

    VJRA

    ARDHACHANDRA

    Right Foot

    Left Foot

  • 6Down2. What do we celebrate on 15th August every year? _______________

    3. _____________ is the festival of Lord Ganesh. It is a 10 day long festival.

    6. _______________ is the festival celebrated in honor of Lord Shiva.

    7. Name the festival that popularly known as festival of lights:

    _______________. On these days families at home perform traditional

    activities with family members. It is one of the most important festivals of the year.

    9. _________________ is the festival celebrating the relationship

    between brothers and sisters. On this day sister ties a sacred thread on brothers wrist.

    11. _____________ is the festival celebrating birth of Lord Swaminarayan.

    Across1. _________________ is the festival celebrating birth of Lord Ram.

    4. ______________ is the major festival celebrated for 2 days during the

    month of January. It is also known as kite flying festival.

    5. ______________ is celebrated to recall the birth of Lord Hanuman.

    Hanumanji is a great devotee of Lord Ram.

    8. One of the religious spring festivals celebrated in March: _____________.

    It is also known as festival of colors.

    9. ________________ is known as Chariot Festival. This festival was

    originated in Jagannath Puri on eastern coast of India.

    10. ________________ is a festival celebrating the birth of Lord Krishna.

    Lord Krishnas favorite musical instrument is flute.

    12. _______________________ is the day celebrating victory of

    Lord Ram over the Demon King Raavan. It is celebrated after 9 days of Navratri.

    13. What do we celebrate on 26th January every year? _______________

    14. _____________ is a festival when we eat Rice Krispies with Sweetened

    Milk (Dudh Pauva). It is also a harvest festival celebrated on the Full Moon Day.

    15. __________________ is a festival of worship of Goddess Shakti

    (Amba Ma) and dance and festivities. It is a festival celebrated for 9 nights.

    16. ____________ is celebrated to recall Shriji Maharajs cooking for Bhaktos.

    Indian Festivals - Crossword Puzzle

  • 7Indian Festivals - Crossword Puzzle

  • 8About Shriji Maharaj - Crossword PuzzleDown:

    2. ______________ was the first Acharya of Narnarayan Dev Gadi.

    6. ______________ is the Guru of Shriji Maharaj. He was also

    founder and head of Uddhav Sampraday.

    7. ______________ was the first Acharya of Laxminarayan Dev Gadi.

    11. Name the place where Maharaj built 6th temple: ______________

    Across:

    1. __________________ is the elder brother for Shriji Maharaj.

    3. __________________ is the place where 3rd Temple was built

    by Shriji Maharaj. It is a place, where Shriji Maharaj wrote Shikshapatri.

    4. Name the place where Shriji Maharaj built 4th temple: ____________

    5. Shriji Maharaj is the author of the book Scripture named: __________

    8. ___________________ is the mother of Shriji Maharaj.

    9. ___________________ is the bhabhi of Shriji Maharaj.

    10. Name the place where Shriji Maharaj built 5th Temple: ___________

    12. ___________________ is the birth place of Shriji Maharaj.

    13. _________________ is the younger brother of Shriji Mahraj.

    14. _________________ is the first temple built by Shriji Maharaj

    and the first temple of Swaminarayan Sampraday.

    15. _________________ is the place where Shriji Maharaj built

    the 3rd Temple. This place also experienced earthquake on Indias 52nd Republic Day

    (26th January) in 2001. After the destructions new temple was built on the same place.

    16. ___________________ is the Father of Shriji Maharaj.

  • 9About Shriji Maharaj - Crossword Puzzle

    Ahmedabad - 1824 A.D.

    Bhuj - 1823 A.D.

    Vadtal - 1824 A.D.

    Dholera - 1826 A.D.

    Junagadh - 1828 A.D. Gadhpur - 1828 A.D.

    Wheeling - 1991 A.D.

  • 10

    Shriji Maharajs Devotees Seek-A-Word

    Look for:

    DADAKHACHAR SURAKHACHAR MANCHAKHACHAR

    PARVATBHAI ZINABHAI JOBANPAGI

    JIVUBA LADUBA MAYARAMBHATT

    LADHIBA RAJBAI GANGAMA

  • 11

    10 Scriptures Suggested by Shriji Maharaj to Read

    SAIRATHKSIPH

    AHTACMUVRAN

    OUFR-DEVSA

    VINSUH-HRSAMNAASAT

    NYGKAYAAVYL-TIRSIM

    RIMHASD-VAAGTBH-GTAI

    RIHS-VEDVUSA-MYHMAATA

    NIVDURTII

    SYVA-HSASURT

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    SADHIRM-BATVAGH

    Unscramble the scriptures

  • 12

    Hindu Calendar Months

    Fill in the Blank: ____________ is the calendar established by Indian King Vikramaditya and is followed by Indian culture.

    Shuffled Order:

    BHADARVO

    JETH

    FAGAN

    MAGSHAR

    CHAITRA

    ASHADH

    ASO

    POSH

    KARTAK

    SHRAVAN

    VAISHAKH

    MAHA

    Correct Order:

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    ______________________

    ______________________

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    Arrange Hindu Calendar Months in Correct Sequence

  • 13

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  • 14

    Name of Santos / ParamhansSeek-A-Word

    Look for:

    MUKTANAND BRAHMANAND PREMANAND

    SHUKANAND DEVANAND ATMANAND

    GUNATITANAND GOPALANAND AKHANDANAND

    VYAPAKANAND NITYANAND ANANDANAND

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