History of Hariyala Gurukul
According to the inculcation of Lord Shree Swaminarayan in Shikshapatri as “प्रवर्तनीया सद्विद्या भुवि यत्सुकृत् महत्” Sadguru Shastriji Maharaj Shri Dharmajivandasji Swami pioneered the Gurukul Tradition for the first time ever in 1948 A.D. established a Swaminarayan Gurukul at Rajkot. With this act Shastriji Maharaj Know as the proto-founder of Modern Gurukul tradition, following to this successful example, there are more than 200 Gurukul are already serve the Society and Nation with their inimitable services.
Serve the society under guidance of Sadguru Shastriji Maharaj Shri Dharmajivandasji, His Holiness Sadguru Purani Shri Aksharjivandasji Swami and His Holiness Sadguru Shastri Shri Bhaktijivandasji Swami has Established “Shri Swaminarayan Gurukul” on the bank of river Vatrak, Hariyala near Kheda on Vikram Samvat 2044 Vijayadashmi, Date 20-10-1988 Thursday. The institute operated under “Shri Swaminarayan Sarvamangal Sansthan Trust”
The Growth Story of Hariyala Gurukul
The greener most and exuberant region of Gujarat is known as Charottar Pradesh, where this Hariyala is located, Hariyala is remote and distinct area and unknown for Swamiji, so at beginning, it was too difficult to develop the complete infrastructure of Gurukul at that place at that time, so the development took place progressively under divine guidance of His Holiness Sadguru Purani Aksharjivandasji Swami and His Holiness Sadguru Shastri Shri Bhaktijivandasji Swami.
1991 – Shri Swaminarayan Gurukul Vidyamandir began with 50 students; The Hostel was started with 8 rooms constructed
1992 – Completed the construction of another 8 rooms of Hostel
1993 – Stone laying ceremony of School Building
1994 – Opening ceremony of School Building
1994 – Organized a Yoga Camp
1995 – Completed the Construction of Hostel Building
1996 – Date: 03/03/1996 Celebration of “Shikshan Utsarsh Mahotsava” in Presence of Cabinet Minister Shri Savajibhai Korat, Active MLA Shri Dhirubhai Chavda and His Holiness Sadguru Shri Jagatprakashdasji Swami. And the year of first batch of SSC
1997 – “Eye Check up Camp” organized by Bharat Vikas Parishad
1998 – “Susanskar Shikshanotkarsh Satsang Shibir” at Rajkot
1999 – Date: 17/04/1999 Celebration of “Sadvidya Shikshan Utsarsh Mahotsava” in presence of Former Chief Minister Shri Keshubhai Patel, Health Minister Shri Ashok Bhatt, Transportation Minister Shri Bimal Shah, Jail Minister Shri Gabhaji Thakor and many well known political and social leaders. Along with His Holiness Sadguru Shastri Shri Hariprakashdasji from Gandhinagar, His Holiness Shastri Shri Jagatprakashdasji Swami from Dabhan, His Holiness Sadguru Shastri Shri Ghanshyamprakashdasji Swami from Kandari.
2000 – Completed the construction of Dining Hall and second floor of School building
2001 – Reconstruction works of effected villages of Kachchh due to massive earthquake
2002 – Launching ceremony of “Shri Swaminarayan Nagar” at Rapar, Kachchh reconstructed by Shri Swaminarayan Gurukul Hariyala
2003 – Foreign Satsang Tour to America by His Holiness Sadguru Purani Aksharjivandasji Swami and His Holiness Sadguru Shastri Shri Bhaktijivandasji Swami
2003 – 38th Kheda District Science Exhibition for Secondary and Higher Secondary School placed at Hariyala Gurukul Campus.
2004 – Foreign Satsang Tour to London by His Holiness Sadguru Purani Aksharjivandasji Swami and His Holiness Sadguru Shastri Shri Bhaktijivandasji Swami
2005 – First tour to Southern India
2006 – “Parbrahmvidya” a magazine by Hariyala Gurukul started with blessing of His Holiness 1008 Acharya Shri Rakeshprasadji Maharaj
2006 – The First “Shri Swaminarayan Smritisatra” camp organized at Hariyala Gurukul campus.
2006 – Regular celebration of Gurupurnima Utsav started this year at dated 11/07/2016
2006 – Regular celebration of Pushpdolotsav started this year
2007 – The 250 divine Mass Mahapooja organized at Hariyal Gurukul Campus Second
2007 – Tour to Northern India
2007 – The Second “Shri Swaminarayan Smritisatra” organized at Bapunagar, Ahmedabad
2007 – Date: 23/12/2007, the very first Shakotsav celebrated at Gurukul campus
2008 – 17th Annual function of celebrated magnificently
2008 – Shrimad Satsangijivan Katha organised on the occasion Chaul Sanskar of Pratham and Antim, son of Principal Shri Kiritbhai Patel at Sarsa, District Kheda, Shastri Shreejipriydasji Swami on the Dias in guidance of His Holiness Sadguru Purani Aksharjivandasji Swami and His Holiness Sadguru Shastri Shri Bhaktijivandasji Swami.
2008 – Date: 02/11/2008 to 06/11/2008, Third celebration of “Shri Swaminarayan Smritisatra” organised
2009 – Magnificent Shakotsav celebrated in Presence of His Holiness 1008 Acharya Shri Rakeshprasadji Maharaj for the first time at the campus and divine presence of the number of Saints from Memnagar, Kundal, Dhoraji, Fareni, Kandari, Kalakunj, Piplana, Vanthali, Rustambaugh-Surat, Amreli, Vedroad-Surat, Vadtal, Jamjodhpur, Gandhinagar, Junagadh, Una, Sarangpur, Dabhan, Sandhana, Virsad, Vasad, Dakor, Naar, Umreth, Pij, Khambhat, Vrajbhumi, Kubernagar, etc
2009 – Celebration of Magnificent “Hindola Utsav” Gurukul Campus
2009 – Date: 24/10/2009 to 26/10/2009, The Fourth “Shri Swaminarayan Smritisatra” organised at Gurukul Campus
2010 – Celebration of Divine Shakotsav inducing “Divyasmriti Mahotsava” at Rajkot dated 03/01/2010
2010 – Magnificent Satsang Sabha organised inducing to “Divyasmriti Mahotsava” at Varachha-Surat and Nikol-Ahmedabad
2010 – Foreign Satsang Tour to Uganda, Kenya inducing to “Divyasmriti Mahotsava” by Pujya Shastriji Swami, Pujya Narayansevadas Swami and Pujya Shrijipriayadas Swami from 11/03/2010 to 15/03/2010
2010 – Completed the construction of School building, second floor of Dining Hall and Guest House
2010 – On occasion of 108th Birth Anniversary of His Holiness Sadguru Shastriji Maharaj Shri Dharmajivandasji Swami and 25th Death Anniversary of His Holiness Sadguru Purani Shri Premprakashdasji Swami, the memorial celebration magnificently as “Divyasmriti Mahotsava” from 02/06/2010 to 06/06/2010 organised by Shri Swaminarayan Gurukul Hariyala.
There was dignified and divine three day Mahavishnuyag organised inspired by His Holiness Purani Shri Bhaktiprakashdasji Swami from Gurukul Memnagar.
His Holiness 1008 Acharya Maharaj Shri Rakeshprasadji Maharaj from Vadtal blessed along with Integrally Devoted to God Pujyapad Shri Jogi Swami and Saints from Chharodi, Memnagar, Dhoraji, Rustambaugh-Surat, Kundal, Fareni, Junagadh, Kandari, Aatkot, Jamjodhpur, Dabhan, Ladvi, Haridwar, Kalakunj-Surat, Vrajbhumi, Vadtal, Gadhpur and Dholera etc were presented and offered blessings to devotees.
2010 – Special Yatra Train to Chhapaiya, Ayodhya by Hariyala Gurukul in the Month of Shravan was conducted
2011 – Special edition in Memories of Integrally Devoted to God Pujyapad Shri Jogi Swami of magazine “Parbrahmavidya” issued.
2011 – Conducted a divine tour to Northern India and Pulhashram, dated from 17/10/2011 to 30/10/2011 by Hariyala Gurukul
2011 – Date 02/01/2011, “Divya Shakotsava” organised at Gurukul campus in divine presence of His Holiness 1008 Acharya Maharaj Shri Rakeshprasadji from Vadtal and number of Saints from across the India
2012 – Date 08/12/2012, “Divya Shakotsava” celebrated at Gurukul campus
2012 – Pujya Shastriji Swami had garlanded our active Prime Minister and former Chief Minister Shri Narendra Modi at Swami Vivekananda Yuva Vikas Yatra passing by Hariyala Gurukul
2013 – Date 13/01/2013, “Divya Shakotsava” celebrated in divine presence of His Holiness 1008 Acharya Maharaj Shri Rakeshprasadji and the last in his divine presence of His Holiness Sadguru Shri Aksharjivandasji Swami at Hariyala Gurukul
2013 – Founder of Shri Swaminarayan Gurukul Hariyala, His Holiness Purani Shri Aksharjivandasji Swami went to Akshardham, the divine adobe of Lord Shri Swaminarayan on Vikram Samvat 2069, Posha Sud 13, Date 24/01/2013
In Swamiji’s cremation ceremony there was presence of more than 150 saints from Swaminarayan Sampraday across the India
2013 – Memorial Meeting of Pujya Gurudev was conducted at Hariyala Gurukul campus on 10/02/2013 and the same day bone dissolution of Pujya Gurudev conducted at Bank of River Narmada near Chanod, Karnali
2013 – In tributes to Pujya Gurudev, Salver to Thakorji of Six main temples of Sampraday and offered Prasad to the Students of mother institutes Rajkot, Junagadh, Ahmedabad and Rushikumars of Gurukul Chharodi
2013 – Homage meeting of Pujya Gurudev conducted at Swaminarayan Mandir, Bhupendra Road, Rajkot on 17/03/2013
2013 – Foreign Satsang Tour to America conducted from 24/08/2013 to 27/10/2013
Pujya Shastriji Swami got an opportunity to enlighten the lamp for opening ceremony of “Global Gujarati Conference 2013” organised by “Friends of Gujarat” and invited by the President Shri Kiritbhai Patel
Pujya Shastriji Swami then visited New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohayo, Chicago, Illinois, Dallas, Saint Louise, Atlantic City etc. And Spread the divine massages of Lord Shri Swaminarayan
2013 – Alumni meet conducted at Naranpar, Kachchh on 31/12/2013
2013 – Northern India Tour conducted by Hariyala Gurukul from 21/12/2013 to 28/12/2013
2013 – In divine memory of His Holiness Sadguru Shri Aksharjivandasji, on the bank of pious river Ganga at Rishikesh in the lap of Himalayan range, the dignified “Shri Swaminarayan Smritisatra 5th” was celebrated in Presence of His Holiness 1008 Acharya Maharaj Shri Rakeshprasadji from Vadtal Dham.
More than 800 devotees had benefited with Satsang from Pujya Shastri Swami and Shastri Shri Vishvillabhdasji along with Pujya Shastri Shri Shrijipriyadasji Swami
2015 – Second Memorial Homage of Pujya Gurudev and 24th “Divya Shakotsava” celebrated at Gurukul campus on 24/01/2015 along with the continuum chants (Akhand Dhun)
2016 – Third Memorial Homage of Pujya Gurudev and 25th “Divya Shakotsava” celebrated at Gurukul campus on 10/01/2016 along with (Akhand Dhun).