Bhakta was very anxious to receive the Bhagvati diksha (initiation
of a parshad into a sadhu in saffron). Vignananand Swami also
desired that such a detached devotee should be initiated as
soon as possible. On the fourth day of the bright half of Kartik
in Samvat year 1939, Adbhutanand Swami attained the divine abode-Akshardham
(passed away). On that occasion many saints had gathered in
Vadtal. Vignananand Swami also went to Vadtal along with Dungar
Bhakta. He requested Acharya Maharaj to give diksha to Dungar
But Acharya Maharaj too desired that Dungar Bhakta, being so
saintly and intelligent, should stay in his service; therefore
if he initiated him into Bhagvati diksha, he would lose him.
He suggested: "He has not yet completed his twelve month
period necessary for a parshad to be initiated into Bhagvati
diksha. Therefore there is no hurry at the present." Vignananand
Swami was hurt to hear this, but he argued : "Last year
there was an adhik mas (additional month according to the Hindu
calendar); so he has actually completed the required period
of twelve months as a parshad." But Acharya Maharaj paid
no heed to this.
Swamiji was disappointed. He therefore, approached Gordhanbhai
Kothari and requested him to persuade Acharya Maharaj. But the
Kothari, too, desired to keep Dungar Bhakta with him. So he
too did not take any interest in the matter. Ultimately some
senior saints requested Acharya Maharaj : "It is not proper
to hurt the feelings of an eminent saint like Vignananand Swami
who has served Shriji Maharaj. So kindly give diksha to Dungar
Bhakta." Acharya Maharaj at last relented.
It was decided to give diksha on the fifth day of the dark half
of Kartik in Samvat year 1939. Realising the significance of
the occasion, Acharya Maharaj made preparations for the performance
of a yagna (sacrifice) on a large scale. Thus on he fifth day,
amidst great fanfare, Acharya Shri Viharilalji Maharaj gave
diksha to Dungar Bhakta in the sacrificial panda], and renamed
him as 'Yagnapurushdas.' In the evening, Acharya Maharaj asked
a learned astrologer to see the horoscopes of all the new sadhus.
Looking at the horoscope of Swami Shri Yagnapurushdas, the astrologer
remarked : "This sadhu is a manifestation of God in the
form of a yogi of the highest order. He will be a great saint."
Those present were pleased to hear this.