Friday 22 September 2023 | Bhadarva Sud 7, Samvat 2079

Fri 22 Sep 2023

Acharya Swamiji Maharaj's Divine Ashirwad Bolton - 14th August 2023

The evening began with Sandhya Aarti niyams and Kirtan Bhakti at 6pm. Haribhakto of the congregation performed 33 Abji Bapashree Ni Vato Samuh Parayan’s to please Lord Swaminarayan. As part of the Samuh Parayan’s, poojan was performed by devotees who prayed to Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa for the darshan and love that is showered upon them.


In today’s Divine Ashirwad, Acharya Swamiji Maharaj explained the glory of Abji Bapashree Ni Vato as follows:


  • The peace and divinity that was experienced when Bapashree held these discourses in Vrushpur can be relived in this assembly becas it is here is where Bapashree resides


  • Swamibapa demonstrated the importance of the Vato by taking a vow to read this scripture 100 times – once everyday. Thus, Swamibapa gave us a niyam (spiritual discipline) that we must all read one varta everyday


  • Swamibapa has composed the kirtan “Murti ma rasbas banavane, vancho Bapashree Ni Vato”, which translates to – in order to unite with the murti we must recite this scripture


  • To attach your soul with the satpurush, detatch yourself from the physical body, attain the key to meditation and experience the bliss of the murti, we must recite this scripture


This year Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Bolton assembled a total of four elegant Hindolas. Four Satsang Prashansa Shibir teams took the responsibility of designing and bringing the hindolo to life. Their artworks used a multitude of design ideas such as rolled up paper, crayons, origami, mirrors and string. A video displayed the process of crafting the Hindola swings, followed by the celebration of Hindola Utsav in the presence of Acharya Swamiji Maharaj.