About Lord Shree Swaminarayan’s

At the same time Durvasa Muni came to Badrikashram from Kailash expecting a big welcome. On reaching the Badrikashram he stood behind the sabha for a few moments. Not getting the welcome he expected, he got angry and shouted “you shameless people, you don’t know how to welcome a great Sage like myself, I therefore curse you all for that huge mistake, “that all of you will take birth on earth, and will be subject to a lot of harassment, humiliation, from the Asuras and Rakshasas”.

On hearing the curse all the Munis pleaded to Sage Durvasa to null the curse as they were engrossed in Lord Nar-Narayan Dev to solve the Adharma on the Earth, Sage Durvasa then calmed down and said that the curse could not be revoked but he assured them that Lord Nar-Narayan Dev would also join them and protect them from curse. This was exactly what Lord Nar-Narayan Dev inspired Sage Durvasa to do. This curse was a boon in disguise for all the devotees. Think about it, if Sage Durvasa did not give that curse in Badrikashram then would we have be graced by Incarnation of incarnations Bhagwan Shree Swaminarayan, in fact we should be grateful to sage Durvasa for his curse.

Lord Nar-Narayan Dev, adhering to Sage Durvasa’s curse, was born in a small village known as Chappaiya in Uttar Pradesh, to parents Dharmadev and Bhaktimata on the auspicious day of Chaitra Sud 9, 1837 (Monday 02/04/1781) at 10.10pm. He was known by four names given by Markandya Muni, that is, Hari, Krishna, Hari-Krishna and Nilkanth. Bhaktimata used to call him by the name of Ghanshyam, because Lord was her favorite. Ghanshyam had two brothers Rampratap (elder) and Ichharam (younger).