Shri Manik Dwishatabdi Mahotsava – 2017
Shri Sadguru Manik Prabhu Maharaj is one such saint in the Datta Parampara whose life has been chronicled by his biographers in great detail. He is the only Dattavatari saint, details of whose life, right from his birth to his Maha Samadhi in the year 1865, are systematically recorded. Shri Prabhu descended on this earth in human form on the day of Datta Jayanti in the year 1817 for the welfare of humanity at large. His life and his teachings have impacted thousands and thousands of people during the last 200 years and have motivated them to tread the path of virtue and to aspire for the highest moral and spiritual good. Year 2017’s Datta Jayanti will be a momentous occasion in the history of the Samsthan and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in the lives of all Prabhu Bhaktas, since it will mark the 200th anniversary of Shri Prabhu’s birth. ‘Manik Dwishatabdi Mahotsav’ – the Bicentennial Celebrations of Shri Prabhu’s birth have been planned by the Samsthan in a manner befitting the sanctity, dignity and grandeur associated with the life and mission of a divinely-ordained personality like Shri Prabhu. We are all immensely fortunate to be a part of this divine occasion and there is not an iota of doubt that each and every person associated with Shri Prabhu and HIS mission will consider it an honour and privilege to be a part of the magnificent celebrations that have been lined up to mark the occasion.