The Vachanamrut of Bhagwan Swaminarayan is the most sacred and foundational scripture of the Swaminarayan Sampraday. It contains the profound wisdom of the Vedas, Upanishads, Brahmasutras, Bhagvad Gita, Bhagvat Purana, Dharma shastras like Yagnavalkya Smruti, Vidurniti, and epics like the Ramayan and Mahabharat (Vachanamrut Gadhadha II-28). Bhagwan Swaminarayan says in Gadhadha II-28, "What is this discourse which I have delivered before you like? Well, I have delivered it having heard and having extracted the essence from the Vedas, the shastras, the Purans and all other words on this earth pertaining to liberation."
The Vachanamrut, a compilation of 273 spiritual discourses, is divided into 10 sections. The discourses were delivered by Bhagwan Swaminarayan in the last decade of his life, between 1819 and 1829 CE in Gujarati. They were mostly delivered in ashram-like ambience in secluded places like Gadhada, Sarangpur, Kariyani, Loya, Panchala, Vadtal, Aslali, and Jetalpur.
We have taken great care in ensuring that the Vachanamrut eBook is compatiable and readable on as many eBook readers as possible so that all devotees can take advantage of this offering from Bhuj Mandir. We can confirm that this eBook should work on the following devices:
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If your device is not listed above and it supports .ePub files then it will also work on that without much issue; below, we have provided some information on how to get this eBook onto your device.
Devotees with Amazon Kindle can download it from the Amazon Bookstore by searching “Vachanamrut” but due to Amazon policies, we are not permited to have the price set to Free and so they will charge you their minimum price (which varies depending on your country). Our aim is NOT to make any money out of sales but to give our scriptures exposer on the various book stores; we highly recommend that you DON’T download it directly from Amazon but download the .mobi file from here and search for instructions on “How to open .MOBI on Kindle”. A good set of instructions can be found here.
Apple Devices (iPad, iPod, iPhone etc..)
Open iBookstore from your device and then search for Vachanamrut.
All Other Devices
Download the eBook onto your computer and then transfer this file onto your device. For instructions on how to open this eBook on your device, use a search engine such as Google for the term “How to open ePub on xyz” where “xyz” should be replaced by your device name. For example, if you wanted to know how to open it on an Android device, you would search for “How to open ePub on Android”; this should bring back many results that can guide you through the process. This eBook can also be downloaded directly from Lulu, Barnes & Noble or Apple iBookstore; for most devices, we recommend that Devotees download the Nook application for your device and then search for Vachanamrut through it.