Wednesday 17 August 2022 | Shravan Vad 6, Samvat 2078

Wed 17 Aug 2022

Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Suvarna Mahotsav

To celebrate 50 years since Gurudev Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa gave a physical embodiment to Shree Swaminarayan Gadi, with the divine blessings of Ved Ratna Acharya Shree Purushottampriya Swamishree Maharaj, a grand festival has been inspired by Acharya Shree Jitendriyapriya Swamiji Maharaj, which will take place in Maninagar, Ahmedabad, India from 19th -25th September 2022.

Shree Swaminarayan Gadi is eternal, just as Lord Shree Swaminarayan is eternal.  Shree Swaminarayan Gadi is the throne that Lord Shree Swaminarayan presides upon in Akshardham; the lustre from His Murti takes the form of a Gadi, as stated in the Vachanamrut scripture. On 31st December 1801 CE, the Lord revealed His true name, Swaminarayan; He also said that the throne that He was sitting on would now be called Shree Swaminarayan Gadi. After 61 days of continuous meditation during which He received the direct command from Lord Shree Swaminarayan Himself, it was in 1972 that our most revered Gurudev, Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa performed the revelation of the Lord’s sacred throne, Shree Swaminarayan Gadi. In September 2022, the Sants and disciples of Shree Swaminarayan Gadi living around the world celebrate the golden jubilee of the most significant event in the history of our religious Organisation, at our headquarters, Maninagar, Gujarat, India.

In the Vachnamrut, it is stated that in Akshardham, Lord Swaminarayan is seated on a divine throne (Sinhasan - Gadi). When Lord Swaminarayan came onto this earth, He was given initiation as a saint by Shree Ramanand Swami, and then subsequently was pronounced the leader of the religion. At the occassion when Lord Swaminarayan first announced His true eternal and divine name - Swaminarayan, He also said that the throne that He was sitting on would now be called Shree Swaminarayan Gadi.

Jeevanpran Swamibapa meditating continuously for 61 days
Jeevanpran Swamibapa meditating continuously for 61 days

When Lord Swaminarayan handed the relms of the entire religion to Sadguru Shree Gopalanand Swamibapa, Lord Swaminarayan also entrusted this supreme Gadi to him, and made Shree Gopalanand Swamibapa it's Acharya (sovereign). This Gadi was then concealed, but spiritually handed down from Sadguru Shree Gopalanand Swamibapa, to Sadguru Shree Nirgundasji Swamibapa, to Sadguru Shree Ishwarcharandasji Swamibapa. Lord Swaminarayan told Shree Gopalanand Swamibapa that this Supreme Gadi would remain concealed and the fourth Acharya in Gopalanand Swamibapa's supreme spiritual lineage would be the one who would re-establish it.

In 1971 when Swamibapa sat in continuous meditation for 61 days, Lord Swaminarayan Himself told Swamibapa that it was now time to personify His spiritual throne, Shree Swaminarayan Gadi, which had been concealed for so many years. Lord Swaminarayan said

Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa performing the first aarti to Lord Shree Swaminarayan and Jeevanpran Bapashree enthroned on Shree Swaminarayan Gadi
Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa performing the first aarti to Lord Shree Swaminarayan and Jeevanpran Bapashree enthroned on Shree Swaminarayan Gadi
  • Shree Swaminarayan Gadi is the supreme, eternal Gadi.

  • Only at Shree Swaminarayan Gadi, can my true and divine principles be attained and understood.

  • I will preside upon this Gadi forever.

  • The home of Shree Swaminarayan Gadi is Shree Swaminarayan Mandir, Maninagar. 

  • I will be ever present upon this earth through the Acharyas of this supreme eternal Gadi. 

  • Only a disciple of this Gadi will be able to achieve my eternal bliss, Atyantik Moksha. 

  • The Gadi that I am seated upon in my divine abode Akshardham, is the same Gadi that Jeevanpran Swamibapa has re-established upon the earth and given a physical embodiment.

  • Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa has personified my ever-glorious Shree Swaminarayan Gadi by my express command.

Jeevanpran Swamibapa presides upon Shree Swaminarayan Gadi
Jeevanpran Swamibapa presides upon Shree Swaminarayan Gadi

The Invitation

Parayan and aarti names will be regularly updated in the kankotri. (Last update: 17th August 2022)

Mahotsav Schedule

Sun
18 Sep

Prelude

Bhadarva Vad 8

Time Event Location
5:00PM Mahapooja of Scriptures Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Maninagar
Mon
19 Sep

Day 1

Bhadarva Vad 9

Time Event Location
8:00AM Scripture Recitals
Pothi Yatra from Shree Swaminarayan Tower
Acharya Swamiji Maharaj's divine blessings
Scripture Recital Conclusion (India and America)
Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Maninagar
4:00PM Ladies' Shibir (Maninagar & Vadodara) Shree Muktajeevan Auditorium
8:00PM Shree Harignanamrut Kavya Bhakti Sangeet Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Maninagar
Tue
20 Sep

Day 2

Bhadarva Vad 10

Time Event Location
8:00AM Scripture Recitals
Swagat Yatra from Shree Swaminarayan Tower
Acharya Swamiji Maharaj's divine blessings
Scripture Recital Conclusion (United Kingdom)
Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Maninagar
4:00PM Ladies' Shibir (Kadi & Bavla) Shree Muktajeevan Auditorium
8:00PM Bhakti Raas Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Smruti Mandir
Wed
21 Sep

Day 3

Bhadarva Vad 11

Time Event Location
8:00AM Scripture Recitals
Swagat Yatra from Shree Swaminarayan Tower
Acharya Swamiji Maharaj's divine blessings
Scripture Recital Conclusion (Africa)
Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Maninagar
4:00PM Ladies' Shibir (Kutch & Africa) Shree Muktajeevan Auditorium
8:00PM Bhakti Nrutya Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Smruti Mandir
Thu
22 Sep

Day 4

Bhadarva Vad 12

Time Event Location
8:00AM Scripture Recitals
Swagat Yatra from Shree Swaminarayan Tower
Acharya Swamiji Maharaj's divine blessings
Sant Samelan
Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Maninagar
4:00PM Ladies' Shibir (United Kingdom) Shree Muktajeevan Auditorium
8:00PM Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Granth Episode Drama Production Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Smruti Mandir
Fri
23 Sep

Day 5

Bhadarva Vad 13

Time Event Location
8:00AM Scripture Recitals
Swagat Yatra from Shree Swaminarayan Tower
Acharya Swamiji Maharaj's divine blessings
Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Maninagar
4:00PM Ladies' Shibir (North America) Shree Muktajeevan Auditorium
8:00PM Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Bhakti Sangeet Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Smruti Mandir
Sat
24 Sep

Day 6

Bhadarva Vad 14

Time Event Location
6:30AM Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Smruti Mandir Patotsav
Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Smruti Mandir
8:00AM Scripture Recitals
Swagat Yatra from Shree Swaminarayan Tower
Ved Ratna Acharya Swamishree Maharaj divine blessings
Acharya Swamiji Maharaj's divine blessings
Aarti Names Reading
Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Maninagar
4:00PM Nargaryatra Ahmedabad
Sun
25 Sep

Day 7

Bhadarva Vad 15 (Shree Sadguru Din)

Time Event Location
6:45AM Shree Sadguru Din
Scripture Recitals
Sahi Swagat from Shree Swaminarayan Tower
Poojan & Tula Ceremony
Aartis
Jeevanpran Swamibapa's divine blessings
Acharya Swamiji Maharaj's divine blessings
Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Maninagar