Inspirator: His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree Purushottampriyadasji Maharaj    
12th Patotsav of Shree Swaminarayan Temple, Bolton
Celebrating 12 Years of Arts & Culture


Monday 13th August - HDH Acharya Swamishree arrives in Bolton

His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree and santos arrived in Bolton on the 13 August 2012. In the evening santos and the haribaktos performed the ekadashi samayo followed by a swagat ceremony with the band officially welcoming Bapa and santos.

TopTuesday 14th August - Gujarati school performance

The Gujarati school students performed a mini drama based on the shloks of the Shikshapatri and the meanings. The whole performance was narrated in the Gujarati language and the young students even incorporated jokes within the performance to entertain the audience.


Wednesday 15th August - Independence Day & Dhol Fusion Night

On the 15th August 2012 HDH Acharya Swamishree raised the Indian Flag whilst Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Pipe Band played the Indian national anthem. In the evening His Divine Holiness enjoyed the performances from members of the girls dholies and the dhol fusion. 


Thursday 16th August - Nrutya Night

On the evening of 16th August 2012, a dance programme was performed by girls, boys and men from Bolton. The choreography was arranged in such a way that all the dances were seamlessly joined together to create 50 minutes of continuous but varied dance performances.


Friday 17th August - Sadguru Din & Bhakti Night

During Sadguru Din his divine holiness Acharya Swamishree, santos and devotees sat in dhyaan, followed by dhoon, katha varta and kirtan bhakti by the santos. Later that evening with the divine inspiration from HDH Acharya Swamishree, santos and devotees put up an outstanding show on 17th August 2012


Saturday 18th August - Raas Night

On the eve before the 12th Patotsav ceremony, hundreds of disciples and Sants played Raas as traditional devotional songs were sung to please Lord Shree Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa in the presence of His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree. HDH Acharya Swamishree was sat on a rotating dais showering his divine blessings on all the devotees.


Sunday 19th August - 12th Patotsav of Shree Swaminarayan Temple Bolton

His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree presided over the 12th annual patotsav celebrations of Shree Swaminarayan Temple Bolton with the patotsav taking place on Sunday 19th August 2012.

The Patotsav celebration was brought to a joyous and noisy end with the celebration of Swamishree’s 70th birthday. The band and dhol fusion serenaded everyone with a lively mixture of tunes.

Following the patotsav ceremony all the devotees from Bolton, London, Kenya and America enjoyed the prasad from the patotsav.

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