With the blessings of Acharya Swamishree, a two day festival was held to celebrate the silver jubilee of the establishment of Shree Swaminarayan Temple in Gavada.
The festival commenced on 20 November 2005, with a magnificent procession through the village. A special assembly was then held during which many local dignitaries were present. Virtually the entire village came for the divine darshan of Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa and Acharya Swamishree.
On this auspicious occasion, six recitals of the divine scripture, Shree Swaminarayan Gadi were performed, as well as 56 recitals of Shree Abji Bapashree ni Vato.
During the evening program, the sants and young disciples performed a concert of devotional music and dance. Everyone present was delighted to see the great talent of our sants and disciples; and their dedication to performing devotional practices to please the Lord.
On the second day of the festival, 21 November 2005, Acharya Swamishree performed the patotsav ceremony of the Lord who gives darshan at Shree Swaminarayan Temple Gavada. In the main assembly, He then performed the concluding ceremonies of the scripture recitals, before bestowing His divine blessings to all present.