Inspirator: His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree Purushottampriyadasji Maharaj
Kera Suvarna Pratishtha Mahotsav - Day 5  
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Divine Morning Ashirwad  
Mahotsav Finale and Cake Cutting  
Wednesday 21st May 2003
Vaishakh Vad 6

This, the fifth and final day of the Mahotsav marked the fiftieth anniversary of the installation of the murtis of Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa by our beloved Gurudev Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa.

The Patotsav Vidhi was performed first in the ladies’ and then the men’s temples in the early hours of the morning. The events in the temple ended with the divine darshan of the ankoot where many varieties of sweetmeats were offered to the Lord.

Divine Morning Ashirwad

  • During yesterday’s Nagaryatra, thousands of people came onto the streets of Kera to receive the darshan of Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa. Let us pray to the Lord to shower mercy upon all those who witnessed this event and to grant them salvation.

  • One Rahasyartha Pradipika Tika Sah Vachanamrit Parayan, three Swaminarayan Gadi Granth Parayans and twenty-six Bapashree ni Vato parayans were recited during this five day festival. It is as a result of Lord Swaminarayan’s immense mercy upon us that we have been blessed with this wealth and prosperity. Lord Swaminarayan’s true children will always use their acquired wealth to further please the Lord and attain His further blessings.

  • In the 45th Vachanamrit of the Gadhada middle section Lord Swaminarayan elucidates on the different actions performed by people and the results that are attained as a result of each action. Those who behave in accordance with the Lord’s decree and remain calm and composed, will go to the Lords abode. Those who do not behave according to the wishes of the Lord and His muktas in this life will receive affliction similar to that of being in hell.

  • Those who have an understanding nature will always behave according to the will of the Lord and will never behave otherwise. Furthermore, they will ensure that all their acquaintances, friends and family too are provided with the same understanding.

  • On this the last day of the Mahotsav, let us pray to Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa to give us strength and divine guidance to behave according to the wishes of the Lord.


Mahotsav Finale and Cake Cutting

The final event of the Suvarna Pratishtha Mahotsav was the honoring of our beloved Param Pujya Acharya Swamishree. It is only through His tireless efforts and divine inspiration that festivals such as these take place at Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan. When one considers the efforts that have been made in organizing this Mahotsav, from the immense efforts of the Sants and devotees in creating the magnificent stage and chariots, to the preparation of the twice-daily meals and the coordination of the Nagar Yatra and evening events, one realizes that such an event could only have taken place with the inspiration of Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa and His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree. To give thanks for enabling everyone to partake in such a memorable event, Acharya Swamishree was presented with a trophy on behalf of Shree Swaminarayan Sidhant Sajivan Mandal, Kera. Representatives of the Mandal and Sants then offered a huge garland of flowers to Acharya Swamishree and showered Him with flower petals on behalf of all those present at the Mahotsav. His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree then cut fifty cakes (representative of the 50th anniversary of the installation of the murtis in the Kera Mandir), which were to be served to everyone during the afternoon Prasad

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