The Original - Swaminarayan Sampraday (Ahmedabad & Vadtal Gadi)
|| Shree Swaminarayano
Lord Swaminarayan manifested Himself at Chhapaiya, a small village, 20 kms. north of Ayodhya in U.P., on Monday, the ninth day of bright moon of Chaitra of Samvat year 1837, April 2, 1781 A.D. at 10 hrs. 10 minutes night. The original Swaminarayan Sampraday was established by Lord Swaminarayan and consists of Ahmedabad (North diocense) and Vadtal (South diocense) Gadis. Shree Laxmi-Narayan Dev (Vadtal gadi) and Shree Nar-Narayan Dev (Ahmedabad gadi) are the ONLY TWO Gadis established by Lord Swaminarayan Himself. The temples of both gadis are located all over India and around the world.
It may be noted that the name Swaminarayan, as some try to suggest, does not indicate two names "Swami and Narayan." It is one whole full proper name of God Supreme. It means one who is omnipresent (Sarva Vyapak). In all objects, sentient (Chitt) including Aksharbrahmn, as well as non-sentient (Achit) ones are always pervaded by Him and are internally controlled by Him. Swaminarayan means one who is omnipotent (Sarva Antaryami). All objects, including Aksharbrahmn are subservient to Him. It means one who is omniscient (Sarvajna Sarvatantra Sivatantra). All objects, including Aksharbrahmn, derive power of thinking (Ichha Shakti), power of knowledge (Jyan Shakti) and power of action (Kriya Shakti) from Him. It means one who is (Ekmevadvitiya), one without a second.
It is also noted that Lord Swaminarayan stays by Him-self surrounded by maha mukts thereafter mukts. This meaning is explained in detail in Vachanamrut. (Gadhada P.P. 64).
Shree Swaminarayan Sampraday = Acharya (Ahmedabad & Vadtal Gadi) + Sants (both gadi) + Murti (installed by Lord Swaminarayan) + Shastra (Shikshapatri, Satsangi-Jivan, Vachanamrut)
"All male and female followers of My Sampraday shall consider all the males and females who live and behave against the precepts of this Shikshapatri as outcast from My Sampraday." - Shikshapatri Slok No. 207