Satsang-Diksha Adhyayan

Course of a shastra explaining the principles of ājñā and upāsanā as revealed by Bhagavān Swaminarayan

Course Details

‘Satsang-Diksha’ is a shastra authored in Gujarati by Pragaṭa Brahmasvarūpa Mahant Swami Maharaj, the sixth spiritual successor of Bhagavān Swaminarayan. This shastra presents the principles of āgnā and upāsanā taught by Bhagavān Swaminarayan. This shastra was rendered into Sanskrit verses by Mahāmahōpādhyāya Bhadreshdas Swami. The ‘Satsang-Diksha’ shastra is a part of the ‘Akṣhara-Puruṣhottama Saṃhitā’ shastra, which extensively elaborates upon Bhagavān Swaminarayan’s principle teachings and perspectives of bhakti in a scholarly style (manner/approach).

Inaugurated as part of Pramukh Swami Maharaj’s Centenary Celebrations, this contemporary scripture provides insightful solutions to everyday problems. Satsang-Diksha contains the essence of Vedic philosophical principles and the bhakti tradition in 315 concise verses.  Due to its universal appeal, it has been celebrated as a guide to social harmony. Its teachings in moral behavior, social dealings and spiritual knowledge are followed by countless spiritual seekers today.

Satsang-Diksha Adhyayan is a course dedicated to exploring the essence and principles of the Satsang-Diksha shastra. Participants delve into in-depth explanations of its verses, aiming to extract the profound knowledge and secrets contained within. It promises a journey of deep understanding and enlightenment.

By the end of this course, you will...

  • Understand the Akṣara-Puruṣottama Darśana’s core principles and practices.
  • Learn verses of Satsang-Diksha in light of the Vachanāmṛita, Svāmīnī Vāto and revelations by the Guṇātīta Guru Paraṃparā.
  • Analyze contemporary ethical dilemmas based on the teachings of Satsang-Diksha.
  • Re-examine critical/core personal values and perspectives.


BAPS Swaminarayan Research Institute, New Delhi

With the creation of Swaminarayan Akshardham in New Delhi, the capital of India, Brahmaswarup Pramukh Swami Maharaj has fostered the Vedic Sanatan tradition across the globe. In the grand complex of Swaminarayan Akshardham, he has founded the ‘BAPS Swaminarayan Research Institute’ for the knowledge seekers from across the world, offering a platform for various activities for the advancement of eternal Vedic knowledge. This course has been initiated by BAPS Swaminarayan Research Institute, New Delhi with the inspiration and blessings of the current spiritual guru, Pragat Brahmaswarupa Mahant Swami Maharaj.


Satsang-Diksha Adhyayan Course has clarified the principles of agna-upasana as outlined by Parabrahman Swaminarayan, in the lives of many. Here are the personal experiences of some such scholars:

Course Progression

  • Every week, two or four video lectures will be uploaded for studying, which can be viewed at students’ convenience.
  • The study material of each class will be uploaded in the form of a PDF for study convenience.
  • All study materials will be available to download for future reference.
  • A Multiple-Choice Quiz will be uploaded for self-evaluation at the end of each class.
  • Online examinations will be conducted at the end of each semester.
  • Four semester examinations will be conducted throughout the course.

Course Elements

Video lectures

Study material

Self-Assessment Test
(after each Shloka-Illustration Class)

(one week before every semester exam)

Semester Examination
(every three months, total 4 Semester Examinations)

Communication Method

Communication for the course will be primarily through a dedicated Telegram group. Important updates, including announcements, and notifications, will be shared through this group. The Telegram group is created to ensure all students can easily receive messages and stay updated with crucial information. Notifications regarding major events, such as final exams, will also be sent via email.


At the end of the course, a certificate will be given to the students who have successfully passed the examination. A valid certificate will be issued by the BAPS Swaminarayan Research Institute. A minimum score of 50% is mandatory to pass the exam. Students securing more than 95%, 90% or 80% marks will receive a First-Class Honours with Distinction, First-Class or Second-Class Certificate respectively.

Eligibility for joining the course

  • 18 years or above.

Requirement for Passing the Course

Students must watch each class video and read the study material. Only after the study of one class is completed, the video and content of the next class will become available for study. At the end of each semester there will be a semester exam. Based on the marks obtained in the semester examination, the appropriate grades will be determined. An average score of more than 50% is required to complete the course.

Registration Process

Complete the Form

Register for the course by filling out the online form.

Complete Payment*

Complete your payment online.

Begin the Course

You will automatically join the course once payment is processed.

Course registration is now open. The last date for registration is 2nd June 2024.

The course will start from 3rd June 2024.

*The fee for this one-year course is non-refundable.

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