On Friday 16th June, disciples gathered at Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Bolton in the presence of His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamiji Maharaj and the eminent Sant Mandal for the start of Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Granth Parayan.
The evening started with sandhya aarti niyams performed to Lord Swaminarayan Bapa Swamibapa.
After this, Sant Shiromani Shree Sarvatmapriyadasji Swami led the sabha with the vanchan of Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Granth.
This was followed by a Bhakti Sangeet programme performed by Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Orchestra and eminent Sants playing the tabla, Sant Shiromani Shree Vivekbhushandasji Swami and Sant Shiromani Shree Tyagpriyadasji Swami.
The programme hosted by Sant Shiromani Shree Gurupriyadasji Swami entailed a variety of Kirtans about the ‘Bhakti’ of disciples towards Lord Swaminarayan. Kirtan after Kirtan was performed into the evening with the congregation fully engaged in the performances before the evening came to a close.