The eleventh day of the Hindu month of Margasheersha is the day when Shri Prabhu decided to bring curtains down on his corporeal existence and entered into the state of Sanjivini Maha Samadhi. This day is also important for the reason that it is the day when Bhagwan Shri Krishna preached life-transforming message of Gita to his confused but proficient disciple Arjuna. Shri Prabhu thought there was no better occasion than this (Geeta Jayanti) to transcend the realm of the physical world and make himself a part of the universal conscience by entering into Maha Samadhi. In the wee hours of this day he took Sanyas Deeksha (the highest state of renunciation), sat in the yogic posture of Padmasana in the pit that had been very secretly prepared inside his hut by his very close and confidant shishyas and began to meditate. As instructed by Shri Prabhu, his followers closed the pit from above as soon as they got the signal from Shri Prabhu.
A Rajopachar Mahapooja is performed on this day by Shreeji to Shri Prabhu’s Samadhi. This Pooja, as its name suggest, is truly a royal affair. All the privileges, services and honors that are generally meant for a king are offered at the lotus feet of Shri Prabhu. One should personally see this Rajopachar Mahapooja or the ‘royal ritual’ to understand why Shri Prabhu is called ‘Rajadhiraj’ (the king among kings) or ‘Yogi-Maharaj’ (the greatest among the ascetics or Yogis). The day begins with Kakad Arati at sunrise. Amidst chanting of Veda Mantras by Vedic Pundits Rudrabhishekam is performed to the Samadhi of Shri Prabhu and as various Suktas are chanted the Samadhi is decorated with flowers and precious ornaments. Maha-Naivedya is offered to Shri Prabhu and Maha-Arati is then performed. The Arati is followed by Mantra-Pushpam and Rajopachar Seva. The Rajopachar Seva which then follows is an event to behold. Eminent Vedic Scholars and Shastris (those who have mastered the Shastras) participate in recitations of Vedic mantras and hold discourses on the various Shastras such as Vedant, Nyaya, Vyakarana, Jyotish and Purana. Gayan (Music) and Nritya (Dance) Sevas are also performed as a gesture of our gratitude to Shri Prabhu who has given us the bounty of all the wisdom in the form of the infallible Vedas, the knowledge-packed Upanishads and the various Shastras which help us to live a better and meaningful life.
In the evening, Aaradhana of Shri Prabhu is conducted by Shreeji who performs pooja of thirteen Brahmins and respectfully offers them food amidst chanting of Vedic Mantras and soulful renditions of Bhajans by the congregated devotees. Thousands of devotees partake of the bliss of Maha-Prasad after the Aradhana.