To mark the 99th anniversary, Acharya Swamishree Maharaj ceremonially bathed Shree Ghanshyam Maharaj with the five nectars.
Exactly 99 years have passed since Jeevanpran Shree Abji Bapashree ceremonially installed the divine Murti of Shree Ghanshyam Maharaj - Lord Shree Swaminarayan, in Kadi Mandir.
It was first built with the divine blessings of Sadguru Shree Nirgundasji Swamibapa by Shree Gopallalbhai, the Governor of Kadi. Sadguru Shree Nirgundasji Swamibapa performed the Murti Pratishtha of Lord Shree Swaminarayan 126 years ago.
However, the divine Murti of Shree Ghanshyam Maharaj presiding within the centre of Kadi Mandir was installed 27 years later by Jeevanpran Shree Abji Bapashree.
In 2019, the centenary of Shree Ghanshyam Maharaj presiding in Kadi will be celebrated in the presence of Acharya Swamishree Maharaj with a 3 day grand festival; 15-17 February 2019.
The year long countdown to this auspicious centenary commenced on 27 January 2018, when Acharya Swamishree Maharaj and Sants arrived in Kadi. Sants and disciples performed the Ekadashi evening rituals in the presence of Acharya Swamishree Maharaj on Sunday 28 Januaray. To mark the 99th anniversary, Acharya Swamishree Maharaj ceremonially bathed Shree Ghanshyam Maharaj with the five nectars. A grand annakut was also offered to the Lord on this occasion.