Dungar Bhakta began his first year of academic learning. He was
highly intelligent and resolved to stand first in class.
During this time a group of Swaminarayan sadhus arrived in Mahelav.
Dungar Bhakta served them and studied the holy scriptures of Vachanamrut,
Bhaktachintamani and the Shrimad Bhagvat from them. And along
with his rapid pace of academic progress, Dungar Bhakta's spirit
of renunciation also increased.