The fifth spiritual leader in Supreme Lord Shree Swaminarayan’s divine lineage, successor of Gurudev Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa, and current Acharya of Shree Swaminarayan Gadi, His Divine Holiness Shree Purushottampriyadasji Swamishree Maharaj has departed from this mortal world on Thursday 16 July 2020 (Samvat 2076 Ashadh Vad 11).

Let us pray to the supreme Lord Shree Swaminarayan, Jeevanpran Shree Abji Bapashree, Gurudev Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa and Acharya Swamishree Maharaj that they bestow divine strength, wisdom and courage to accept His will. Please note that in this current period, no-one will be permitted to enter the grounds of Maninagar Mandir.

Darshan of Acharya Swamishree Maharaj’s funeral rites and cremation ritual will broadcast live at, on 16 July 2020, from 07:00 to 08:30 am (IST).

Due to our Guru-Disciple relationship with Him, as soon as Acharya Swamishree Maharaj’s final cremation rituals have been completed, all disciples must undergo ritual bathing.

For the next 11 days:

  • Cymbals (Zalar) and drums (Nagara) should not be played in Mandirs or homes. Utsav may not be held.
  • Prayer assemblies comprising of discourses (Katha), religious songs (Kirtans), meditation (Dhyan) and chanting (Dhoon) should be held. If due to the current situation the assemblies cannot be held in the Mandirs, disciples should be asked to hold them at home. 
  • Individual disciples should take additional vows, including meditation and scripture recitals according to their own capacities

Jay Shree Swaminarayan
Sadguru Sants of Maninagar Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan