On Wednesday 14th June, disciples celebrated Yogini Ekadashi at Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Bolton in the presence of His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamiji Maharaj and the eminent Sant Mandal.
The program started with sandhya aarti niyams performed to Lord Swaminarayan Bapa Swamibapa. A brief 2022 highlight video followed, presenting the best moments from Bolton's jam-packed year of devotional activities, altruistic endeavours, band performances, and, not to mention, the lavish Suvarna Mahotsav celebrations. The video displayed how the community has personified Bolton’s theme of “Gnan” (knowledge) through events promoting progression in health, spirituality, academia and the workplace. The newly bestowed title of “Gnan Mahodadhi” of Acharya Swamiji Maharaj from last year served as inspiration.
After this, Sant Shree Gurupriyadasji Swami led the sabha and stressed the value of observing Ekadashi vows for attaining ones wishes of family, health and wealth. He explained that in the next world, one attains atyantik mohksh - unparalleled happiness of God's murti in Akshardham and such is the capacity of the vow of Ekadashi.