Description of App
Brahmswarup Pramukh Swami Maharaj was an ideal example of devotion towards God.
Swamishri was constantly engrossed in devotion, through katha and kirtan.
He considered katha and kirtan as food for the soul.
He always believed katha-satsang-bhakti-kirtan as ‘amrut’ - nectar, Aksharnu Amrut! He would always enjoy this amrut, and would ask others to do the same.
Thus on the eve of his Shatabdi Celebrations as a mark of respect and rememberance, BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha has created the ‘Akshar Amrutam’ app.
The app contains three main sections, which can be accessed through the tabs on top.
1. Home 2. Kirtan 3. Katha 4. Audio Books
Within each section, there are separate panels, such as:
Kirtan Section - Daily rituals, Prabhatiya, Aarti, kirtans on Murti, philosophical kirtans, kirtans for fasting, kirtans for children, and many others.
Katha Section - blessings of Guru Parampara, discourses of sadhus, different albums such as AARSH lecture series, Sant samagam lecture series, sant vyakhyanmala and many others.
Audio Section - Vachanamrut, Swamini Vato, Bhagwan Shri Swaminarayan’s detailed Jivan Charitra (5 parts), Bhaktachintamani, Aksharbrahma Shri Gunatitanand Swami’s detailed Jivan Charitra (2 parts), Brahmswarup Bhagatji Maharaj’s detailed Jivan Charitra, Brahmaswarup Shastriji Maharaj’s detailed Jivan Charitra, Brahmaswarup Yogiji Maharaj’s brief Jivan Charitra, Brahmaswarup Pramukhswami Maharaj’s detailed Jivan Charitra (part 1 to 3), Eternal Virtues, Mahant Swami Maharaj’s brief Jivan Charitra (English version), Bhagwan Shri Swaminarayan na Bhaktratno and many other audio books.
This beneficial audio streaming app will be regularly updated with new content.
More than 2,000 kirtans, more than 900 katha and over 6,000 audio books - in total, around 9,000 audio tracks - all of them completely free. You will find most of the audio publications of BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha and Swaminarayan Aksharpith in the last 40 years should be found here.
Some of the salient features of this app are:
Search for a kirtan by its singer's name or album
Sing along with the Gujarati lyrics of the kirtan, with English transliteration wherever available
Create your own playlist of favorite tracks
Share any album or track that you like, with anyone else using the app, and also with others through whatsapp, text messenger or email.
Download your favorite tracks or albums and listen to them later without an internet connection
Get notifications whenever a new album is uploaded on the app.
Customize the home screen.
Play position of the tracks are saved, so if you leave a track midway, it will replay from the point where you left.
Place your favorite album on your home screen for easy access.
Titles are shown in Gujarati as well as in English.