Inspirator: His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree Purushottampriyadasji Maharaj
   
   
 
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Shashtipurti Mahotsav Ghanshyamnagar   Day 1 - Morning
His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree performs mangla aarti at Shree Swaminarayan Temple in Ghanshyamnagar Sants and disciples gather at the Temple before sunrise for mangla aarti Acharya Swamishree performs mangla aarti at Shree Swaminarayan Temple in Ghanshyamnagar Acharya Swamishree performs mangla aarti at Shree Swaminarayan Temple in Ghanshyamnagar
Disciples take part in the poojan ceremony for the recital of the divine Shree Abji Bapashree ni Vato scripture Disciples take part in the poojan ceremony for the recital of the divine Shree Abji Bapashree ni Vato scripture Disciples take part in the poojan ceremony for the recital of the divine Shree Abji Bapashree ni Vato scripture Disciples take part in the poojan ceremony for the recital of the divine Shree Abji Bapashree ni Vato scripture
Ceremonial items used during the poojan ceremony The entrance to the road leading to Shree Swaminarayan Temple Ghanshyamnagar The huge billboard detailing the celebrations of the 60th anniversary of Shree Swaminarayan Temple Ghanshyamnagar Shree Swaminarayan Temple Ghanshyamnagar
 The side view of the vast Sabha Mandap Divine darshan of Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa inside the Sabha Mandap Divine darshan of Lord Shree Swaminarayan inside the Sabha Mandap Divine darshan of Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa
Divine darshan of Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Divine darshan of Jeevanpran Shree Abji Bapashree inside the Sabha Mandap Lord Shree Swaminarayan inside the Sabha Mandap The divine Rahasyarth Pradeepika Tika sah Vachnamrut scripture
Disciples take part in the poojan ceremony for the recital of the divine Rahasyarth Pradeepika Tika sah Vachnamrut scripture The poojan ceremony for the recital of the divine Rahasyarth Pradeepika Tika sah Vachnamrut scripture Disciples work tirelessly to prepare afternoon prasad lunch for all Divine darshan of His Divine Holiness Acharaya Swamishree
His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree consecretes the chaabs Divine darshan of Acharya Swamishree Divine darshan of Acharya Swamishree seated on the magnificent golden chariot Disicples draw the golden chariot through the narrow Ghanshyamnagar streets
His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree blesses all Disicples draw the golden chariot through the narrow Ghanshyamnagar streets His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree turns a rosary of beads throughout the procession Sants and hundreds of disciples fill the streets of Ghanshyamnagar as the procession proceeds from Shree Swaminarayan Temple to the Sabha Mandap
Divine darshan of His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree The procession proceeds towards the Sabha Mandap Divine darshan of Acharya Swamishree Sants and hundreds of disciples fill the streets of Ghanshyamnagar as the procession proceeds from Shree Swaminarayan Temple to the Sabha Mandap
Divine darshan of Acharya Swamishree showering His blessings on all Divine darshan of Acharya Swamishree Disciples carry gifts in the form of chaab to please Lord Shree Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa Divine darshan of Acharya Swamishree seated on the grand golden chariot
Divine darshan of Acharya Swamishree The procession proceeds on the main Bhuj-Mandvi highway towards the Sabha Mandap The procession arrives at the entrance of the Sabha Mandap The procession arrives at the entrance of the Sabha Mandap
Divine darshan of Acharya Swamishree His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree Disciples draw Acharya Swamishree's golden chariot into the Sabha Mandap Bharasar Band play throughout the procession
Disciples carry gifts Sants and hundreds of disciples arrive in the Sabha Mandap Disciples perform a welcoming dance as His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree arrives at the Sabha Mandap Disciples perform a welcoming dance with flags and traditional cymbals as His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree arrives at the Sabha Mandap
Disciples perform a welcoming dance with various musical instruments as His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree arrives at the Sabha Mandap The view of the welcoming welcoming dance from the grand stage Disciples dance to welcome His Dvine Holiness Acharya Swamishree into the Sabha Mandap Disciples dance on the main stage to welcome His Dvine Holiness Acharya Swamishree into the Sabha Mandap
Acharya Swamishree approaches the Sinhasan in the Sabha Mandap Divine darshan of Acharya Swamishree Divine darshan of His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree blesses the sponsors of the scripture recitals
His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree blesses the sponsors of the scripture recitals The view of the grand Sinhasan in the Sabha Mandap His Divine Holiness blesses all disciples who have sponsored the recital of the divine Rahasyarth Pradeepika Tika sah Vachnamrut scripture Sant Shiromani Shree Gurupriyadasji Swami conducts the scripture recitals
Disciples offer chandlo and a garland of fresh flowers to all Sants as part of the poojan ceremony Disciples perform aarti of Lord Shree Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa and His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree Sants sing devotional songs accompanied by traditional and modern muscial instruments Thousands of disciples from all over the world have come to take part in the celebrations
Disciples perform aarti to Lord Shree Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa and His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree Disciples perform aarti to Lord Shree Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa and His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree Disciples perform aarti to Lord Shree Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa and His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree Divine darshan of Shree Nilkantvarni
Divine darshan of Acharya Swamishree Thousands of disciples who have come to celebrate the grand festival fill the Sabha Mandap The view from the rear of the Sabha Mandap Divine darshan of His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree
Divine darshan of His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree Thousands of disciples who have come to celebrate the grand festival fill the Sabha Mandap His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree explains the glory of the newly released booklet "Vahalo Vichran Vann ma" which depicts the divine episodes of Lord Shree Swaminarayan as he travelled through the Indian subcontinent continuously for over seven years begining at the tender age of eleven years old His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree explains the glory of the newly released booklets depicting the divine childhood episodes of Jeevanpran Shree Abji Bapashree
His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree explains the glory of the newly released booklets depicting the divine childhood episodes of Jeevanpran Shree Abji Bapashree His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree presents a cheque donated to the "Sarve Seva Sangh" charitable organisation Disciples listen attentively as His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree showers His divine blessings on all His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree presents a cheque donated to Shree Madhapur Leva Patel community group
Disciples present a donation in the form of a cheque to the principle of Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Mayla Arts and Commerce College His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree officially releases the new booklet "Vahalo Vichran Vann ma" which depicts the divine episodes of Lord Shree Swaminarayan as he travelled through the Indian subcontinent continuously His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree officially inaugurates the new booklet "Vahalo Vichran Vann ma" His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree releases the booklets depicting the divine childhood episodes of Jeevanpran Shree Abji Bapashree in both Gujarati and English
His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree blesses all disciples who have sponsored the scripture recitals His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree blesses all disciples who have sponsored the scripture recitals His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree blesses all disciples who have sponsored the scripture recitals His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree blesses all disciples who have sponsored the scripture recitals
Disciples escort His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree at the conclusion of the morning's proceedings      
 
   
 
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