Shree Swaminarayan Bhagwan's
lotus feet have sixteen (16) holy signs, symbolic of His Godhood
and are described below:
Those who Meditate upon Ashtakon (the Octagon), would be free from
all sufferings and their hears would be overflowing with bliss.
They will never be affected by Kal-the Demon of Time.
Nishkulanandji gets overwhelmed with the meditation on Urdhvarekha
(the ascendent line) in the feet of Lord Swaminarayan.
The Swastik mark in the right foot represents welfare on all those
who mediate upon it.
One who has once tested the benefits of meditating upon Jambufal
(black berry) mark loses interest in everything else and feels that
all worldly affairs are worthless.
One who sees Java (the barley grain) mark on the right foot of the
Lord would never be affected by the sine, and on one's mind would
remain brimful with bliss.
Those who have observed Vajra (the mark of thunder bolt) become
fearless and they are freed from Kal and effects of Karma.
Ankush mark shows that as a big elephant is kept under control by
a goad, likewise by meditating upon Ankush one controls the mind
which is extremely difficult to control otherwise.
The flag mark( Ketu) indicated that as the flag moves according
to the wind, the devotees move according to the orders of the Lord
As the lotus remains undefiled in the water, the saints mesitating
upon the mark of Padma (Lotus) remain pure and undefiled.
In the Left foot of Lord Swaminarayan there is a mark of Trikon
(triangle). Those who meditate upon it get freed from all kinds
of miseries: aadhi (the internal), vyadhi (the outward and upaadhi
(the accidental sprrows.
Those who have meditated upon the Kalash (kumbh, the holy pot) need
not make any special effort for their liberation, they are asssured
Those who meditate on Gopad (the foot print of the holy cow) get
relieved from the world.
The Lord is pleased with those who observe , (the bow mark). Their
vices get destroyed.
The fish in the water remains unsoiled, likewise devotees meditating
upon the mark of fish remain unsoiled from the worldly affairs.
The Ardha-chandra (half moon) mark symbolizes for the devotee the
smoothing effect of the moon , when it is meditated upon.
Vyoma (the space) mark indicates the space Aakash. It makes one
penetrate through all obstructions on one's way to the Lord.