- Bhagwan Shree Swaminarayan wrote "Shikshapatri" on Maha Sud
5 (Vasant Panchami), Sanvat 1882 (Monday, February 12, 1826
A.D.) in which he defined rules for his devotees to follow. There
are 212 Sloks in Shikshapatri.
- Satsangi Jeevan
- Shatanand Swami* wrote "Satsangi Jeevan." This is another MAIN
granth about Udhav Sampraday (i.e. Swaminarayan Sampraday). There
are 5 prakaran and 328 adhyay in Satsangi Jeevan.
- Hari Geeta
- Hari Geeta is in 32 to 36 Adhyay of Satsangi Jeevan's
1st Prakaran. This granth talks about Sadhu's 64 behaviors (32nd Adhyaya), Dharma (33rd Adhyaya),
Gnan (34th Adhyaya), Vairagya (35th Adhyaya), and Bhakti (36th Adhyaya). Bhagwan Shree
Swaminarayan talked to His mother about this granth to give her
real Gnan about Bhagwan Him-self.
- Bhagwan Shree Swaminarayan spoke to many devotees about many
different religious topics in following villages: Gadhada, Sarangpur,
Kariyani, Loya, Panchala, Vadtal, Ahmedabad. Muktanand Swami,
Gopalanand Swami, Nityanand Swami and Shukanand Swami put together
this granth named "Vachanamrut" in presence of Bhagwan Swaminarayan.
The total number of Vachanamruts are 262.
- Harileela Mrut
- Aacharya Shree Viharilalji Maharaj wrote "Harileela Mrut." This
granth talks about Bhagwan Shree Swaminarayan Charitra and leela in details. This is really nice granth for someone who
is not familiar with Swaminarayan Sampraday. Harileela Mrut is
divided into 2 parts containing total 10 Kalash.
- Nishkulanand Swami wrote "Yamdund" granth upon request of Bhagwan
Shree Swaminarayan. "Yamdund" is the FIRST granth of Udhav Sampraday (currently known as
Shree Swaminarayan Sampraday). This granth talks about 14 different
types of hells and a bad person gets a punishment according to
the types of sins he/she committed on this earth.
- Bhakt Chintamani
- Nishkulanand Swami wrote "Bhakt Chintamani" granth which contains
- Nishkulanand Kavya
- Nishkulanand Kavya contains 22 out of 23 granths listed
below except Bhakt Chintamani.
- Muktanand Kavya
- Muktanand Kavya contains 21 granths.
- Shikshapatri Bhashya
- Shikshapatri Bhashya is written by Shatanand Swami* which explains
each Slok of Shikshapatri.
- Vishnu Sahastranam
- Vishnu Sahastranam is written by Vyasmuni which contains 142 Sloks.
- Sarvamangal Stotra
- Sarvamangal Stotra is written by Satanand Swami* which contains
214 Sloks and 1000 names.
- Janmangal Stotra
- Janmangak Stotra is written by Satanand Swami* which contains
- Narayan Kavach
- Narayan Kavach is in 8th Adhyay of Srimad Bhagwat's
- Narayan Geeta
- Narayan Geeta is in 7th Adhyay of Satsangi Jeevan's
2nd Prakaran and has 108 Sloks.
- Bhagwat Geeta
- Bhagwat Geeta is written by Vyas Bhagwan. It contains 18 Adhyay and 700 Sloks.
- Kapil Geeta
- Kapil Geeta is in Srimad Bhagwat's 3rd Skandh.
- Ras Panchadhayi
- Ras Panchadhayi is in Srimad Bhagwat's 10th Skandh - 29
to 33 Adhyay.
- Bhagwan Shree Swaminarayan told
his devotees his favorite 8 Granths. (Shikshapatri Slok No. 92
- 4 Vedas (RugVed, YarjuVed, SaamVed, ArthavVed)
- Vyas Sutra
- Shreemad Bhagwat (Puran)
- Shree Vishnu Sahastra naam (from Maha-Bharat)
- Shree Bhagwad Gita
- Vidurji's Neeti
- Shree Vasudev Mahatmya (from Skand-Puran's Vishnukhand)
- Yagnavalkya Rushi's Smruti
*Bhagwan Swaminarayan asked Shatanand Swami to write these granths
and many others. Shatanand Swami was given Divya Dhrasti (person who can see past, present and future) to write these granths
and he is also amar (person who never dies) and still lives
somewhere in India.
The following 23 granths
were written by vairagya murti P.P. Nishkulanand Swami.
|1. Bhakt Chintamani
||10. Lagna Shakunavali
||11. Vruti Vivah
||12. Kalyan Nirnay
||13. Shikshapatri Padhyarupa
||14. Pusp Chintamani
|7. Hari Vicharan
||15. Avtar Chintamani
|8. Hari Smruti
||16. Chinh Chintamani
NOTE: This is not a complete list of granths of Shree Swaminarayan