On Sunday, August 17th 2008, His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree performed the 8th Patotsav ceremony of Shree Swaminarayan Temple Bolton. After the Patotsav ceremony, He performed the flag-raising ceremony, replacing last year’s Shree Swaminarayan Gadi flag. Upon reentering the temple, the sants had arranged a grand ankoot to offer to Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa, featuring a variety of Indian sweets. Acharya Swamishree then cut the cake and offered it to the Lord. Sants and disciples then performed aarti to Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa.
After Acharya Swamishree’s divine blessings, everyone was served maha-prasad.