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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Ayothayaprasad and Raghuvir, sons of My elder and younger brother respectively and who has been installed by Me as Acharya shall never preach to females except those who are their nearest relatives. All female, married including virgins also and widows and all Sadhus, Muktanand and others, all who have become My followers. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


All shall avoid with care sleeping by day time on such days, for such an act destroys merits of the fast just as sexual intercourse does on such days. Chanting his Shi,shapatri Stotras 7. All shall clearly understand that those who spend more than what they earn shall verily land themselves in great miseries.

All mentioned above, shall accept My Blessings Divine, Blessings which protect their Dharmas, which carry with them the Divine memory of SrimanNarayan and which are endorsed by the Shastras. The rulers who are my followers shall treat their subjects as their bxps children according to Dharmashastras and shall establish a rule of dharma on earth.

They shall perform ceremonial observance of all Vratas, such as Ekadashi and other according to their means as laid down in the Shastras, for such observance yields desired results. Those who are learned shall read it daily or once a year.

Dharma means the path of good conduct as enjoined by Shukshapatri and Shrutis. Bhakti of Lord Krishna means profound love for Him accompanied by knowledge of His glorious greatness.

Whenever an eclipse of the Sun or of the Moon takes place, all followers shall immediately suspend all work and after purifying themselves by means of bath, etc. All alike shall act accordingly.


None shall ever practice Bhakti of Lord Shri Krishna devoid of Dharma or shall ever give up his Bhakti, for fear of criticism from ignorant people. They shall never touch nor even knowingly look at idols of females made from wood, stones etc.

He endeavoured diligently to eradicate the evils of robbery, murder, sati, and female infanticide. 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. It has since been translated numerous times shkkshapatri other languages.


My male followers who are householders shall not touch widows who are not their nearest relatives. This copy is now housed at the Bodleian Library of the University of Oxford.

Others shall be treated as they deserve. Persons, who are classed as higher Shudras sat-shudra and who are Bhaktas of Lord Krishna and shiksha;atri do follow their Dharmas properly, shall wear necklace on their neck and put on marks on their forehead etc. None shall ever commit shikshapatgi, even for the sake of performing an act of Dharma. They shall never put on or use costly clothes with gaudy colors and designs or valuables shawls even if they are willingly offered to them by others.

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shikhsapatri They shall study the Vedas, the Shastras, etc. 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. Bhagwan Shree Swaminarayan instructed Nityanand Swami shikhapatri 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.

Except in emergency like sickness they shall not sleep by a day nor knowingly indulge in or hear gossips. A pictorial presentation of selected verses from the Shikshapatri – a code of do’s and dont’s by Lord Swaminarayan – for Children. One shall first consider oneself as distinctly different from the three bodies viz.: Those who live by it shall be happy here and hereafter. The book of precepts strictly prohibits the destruction of animal life; promiscuous intercourse with the other sex; use of animal food and intoxicant liquors and drugs on any occasion, suicide, theft and robbery; false accusation against a fellow man; blasphemy; company of atheists and heretics, and other practices which might counteract the effect of the founder’s teaching.

And all those who disregard them and behave according to their own whims are indeed evil-minded and shall verily meet with great miseries in this life and the life beyond.

All Acharyas and their wives, shall observe all the above Dharmas of house holders, males and females. These Bhaktas, shall worship the idol of Lord Shri Krishna, made either from stone or metal or Saligram with offering like flowers, sandal paste, fruit, etc. Shall be treated as taking precedence over all other portions.

And when they come into menses they shall not touch any person or other clothes for three days but on the ejglish day, after taking bath, they may do so. It contains pages, with six lines of writing per page. 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. My followers shall never kill any living being under any circumstances, knowingly, not even small insects like lice, bugs, etc.

Essays Archives No one shall also associate with persons, who under the grab of Bhakti devotion and Jnan knowledge indulge in committing sins, themselves being after women, wealth and various attachments sexual gratificationshiksnapatri of worldly pleasures, delicious dishes etc.

These bhaktas, Radha and others, sometimes stay by His side, and some times on account of love par-excellence stay in His Body Divine then He is described as alone.