Shree Kutch Satsang Swaminarayan Temple (Mandir) London
Affiliated to Shree Swaminarayan Temple, Bhuj, Kutch, India
Proposal for Ghanshyam Maharaj's Marriage
Once Suvasini bhabhie thought that time was now right for Ghanshyam to be engaged for His marriage. She then put the suggestion forward to Ghanshyam Maharaj's brother (Rampratapbhai). Her husband agreed with her suggestion. At that very moment, Rampratapji wrote and sent the letter to Nihal Mishraof Khambhariya village, inviting him, and his daughter to their house.
As soon as Nihalji received the letter, he made his way to Ayodhya with his daughter Chandrakalaa. Ghanshyam was surprised to see the visitors. So he just left home immediately, and did not turn up for lunch.
Ghanshyam then returned home in the evening, and everyone was relieved. Suvasini bhabhie heated the food, and was serving Ghanshyam. Ghanshyam was physically there, but his mind was else where. He had 1-2 bites and said, "Bhabhie this is your last meal that I am ever going to have."
Bhabhie started laughing and thought that Ghanshyam was saying about having the last meal because he was shy. Ghanshyam did not want to get married nor get into the grahasth ashram. Instead he had manifested on this planet to redeem souls. But, he thought how could I explain this to bhabhie? He simply, washed his hands, and proceeded towards His room.
Rampratapbhai followed him in His room, and tried to convince him to get married, and meet Nihalji. But Ghanshyam kept on saying no. Rampratapji said, "Ghanshyam listen to me, you are young and that is why you are speaking from ignorance. Oh Ghanshyam it is very rare to find such a kind of good and noble family. Please try and understand."
Ghanshyam said, "No! brother, I am not talking from ignorance. I am telling you the truth, the reason I have come here is not to materialise, and my work is to save all the souls from their worthless maya. Rampratapbhai thought, no point convincing Him today, may be I shall target Him tomorrow, and he left the room at that very point.
Ghanshyam was now left alone, and He thought that He should now start accomplishing His main aim, and redeem all the souls from the worthless maya they are attached to, and bless them with His divine abode (Akshardhaam).
Therefore; Ghanshyam Maharaj left home the next day early Friday morning and this was on samvat 1849 ashadh sud 10. Thus, He was 11 years, 3 months and 1 day old when He left home for van vichran.