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Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Shatabdi, Day 11 - Utsav & Finali

A globe descends from the sky, opens up and reveals an enchanting Murti of baby Swamibapa Acharya Swamishree carries baby Swamibapa Baby Swamibapa is gently cradled by Acharya Swamishree whilst the sants sings devotional songs describing the glorious moments when Swamibapa manifested on the Earth Sants sing devotional songs
Sants sing devotional songs describing Swamibapa's glory Acharya Swamishree lovingly swings Swamibapa whilst the devotional songs are sung Disciples from Varodara perform a dance in praise of Swamibapa Young disciples from London perform a devotional dance narrating Swamibapa's accomplishments
Swamibapa's sants dance to the kirtan, ‘nana nana baa lame to nadi kinaare jaataa', which describes when Swamibapa used to play on the banks of the River Vatrak when he was young Acharya Swamishree joins in the dancing and brings delight to all the sants and disciples – this was a truly memorable sight, which everyone present will cherish forever Swamibapa used to make sand temples and install Murtis of Lord Shree Swaminarayan. He would then offer thaal and distribute prasad to all the friends The friends would make huge dunes of sand and seat Swamibapa on it. Swamibapa would then impart teachings to them all
The friends would play in the River Vatrak. Swamibapa would reminds everyone that even whilst playing in the water, one should never forget God; His name should be recited whatever you are doing Acharya Swamishree brings delight to the dancing sants Acharya Swamishree imparts teachings to the sants, just as Swamibapa did to his friends whilst playing on the banks of River Vatrak Acharya Swamishree dances and delights all the sants and disciples
Acharya Swamishree enact a scene from Swamibapa's childhood, when Swamibapa used to play games with his friends and at the same time, explain the glory of Lord Swaminarayan to them all Acharya Swamishree's devotional dance on this auspicious occasion Just as his childhood friends played with Swamibapa on the banks of the River Vatrak, Acharya Swamishree plays with his beloved sants Acharya Swamishree performs a devotional dance
Acharya Swamishree was one of the first few sants from Swamibapa's sant mandal to learn classical Indian dance and perform in front of Swamibapa Acharya Swamishree's devotional dance was a sight that disciples would never forget for the rest of their life Acharya Swamishree's divine darshan Acharya Swamishree's divine darshan
Acharya Swamishree's divine darshan Acharya Swamishree's divine darshan In 1979, Swamibapa was presiding in London Temple. The sants had made flower garments for Swamibapa and he was seated on a swing. Acharya Swamishree enabled everyone to have that darshan again. A life-size Murti of Swamibapa, adorned with flower garments and crown, was gently swayed on a swing by Acharya Swamishree Acharya Swamishree offer thaar to beloved Gurudev, Swamibapa
Acharya Swamishree distributes prasad to the sants The sants and disciples sitting alongside the stage were fortunate to receive prasad Acharya Swamishree distributes prasad to the sants and disciples sitting alongside the stage The disciples sitting in the audience are overcome with joy and elation
The finale of the festival; everyone is filled with an uncontrollable feeling of divine happiness Acharya Swamishree distributes prasad to disciples sitting in the audience Acharya Swamishree distributes prasad to disciples whilst the sants dance on the stage to the anthem of the festival, 'Jay Jay Swamibapa' Acharya Swamishree's darshan on this occasion was truly delightful
Acharya Swamishree and the sants dance to the music of the Shatabdi anthem The dancing disciples join in the dancing Acharya Swamishree gives darshan dressed in the traditional dancing attire worn by sants Acharya Swamishree gives darshan dressed in the traditional dancing attire worn by sants
Acharya Swamishree gives darshan dressed in the traditional dancing attire worn by sants Acharya Swamishree gently swings Swamibapa, and this marks the end of the magnificent 11 day festival held at the eternal home of Lord Shree Swaminarayan, in celebration of Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa's centenary    

 

 

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