Wednesday 27 September 2023 | Bhadarva Sud 13, Samvat 2079

Wed 27 Sep 2023

Bhakti Nrutya Bolton - 13th August 2023

As Maninagar Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan’s presence is prominent throughout North America, Acharya Swamiji Maharaj embarked on a 51-day journey to visit the Mandirs and residences of His devoted disciples in the region, satisfying the spiritual yearnings of numerous individuals by visiting twenty states. Despite the physically demanding nature of this excursion, upon returning to the UK, His demeanor was brimming with affectionate smiles for the disciples residing here. Following a short period in London, Acharya Swamiji Maharaj and His Sant Mandal arrived in Bolton.

His arrival was greeted with an atmosphere charged with enthusiasm by the Marathi Band. The rhythmic beats set the stage for a momentous and heart-warming reception befitting the revered presence of Acharya Swamiji Maharaj. The dynamic energy that mirrored the excitement of all those who had eagerly gathered to welcome him.


An exceptional evening filled with devotional melodies and graceful dances took place in the divine aura of Acharya Swamiji Maharaj. The performers seized the moment to delight Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa by showcasing the diverse disciplines. Even the very young pupils participated in devotional dances – many for the first time.


This year’s vicharan centred around the consistent theme of the number 13. It marks Acharya Swamiji Maharaj's 13th vicharan, coinciding with 13 large parayans taking place in both Bolton and London. With a count of 13 revered sants, Acharya Swamiji Maharaj, along with the Sant Mandal, is set to dedicate 13 days to Bolton in 2023.