The Lakes at Windermere are considered a sacred site pilgrimage for the disciples of Shree Swaminarayan Gadi: Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa held His final sabha on the hill at Lake Windermere, shortly before renouncing His human form from the Earth 30 years ago.
In commemoration of our beloved Gurudev, His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree, the sant mandal and disciples from all over the world will visit the site in Bowess-on-Windermere on the banks of Lake Windermere on 18th August 2009 where a procession of peace will be held through the streets of the town. The procession will include a magnificient chariot, specially made by the sants, on which Gurudev Jeevanpran Swamibapa and Achayra Swamishree will give Their darshan, pipe bands from Bolton and London, dhol players, as well as ladies carrying hamayas.
Acharya Swamishree will be welcomed by the Mayor of Windermere at Bowness Pier. This will be followed by a boat cruise on Lake Windermere which will recreate the aspects of Jeevanpran Swamibapa’s visit to Windermere in 1979. All on board will recite in a united voice a prayer of peace and sing kirtans that will reverberate and echo in the valleys of the land.
There will also be a sabha on ‘Swamibapa Hill’ where a special exibition of images from the event 30 years ago will be displayed. This will be followed by a picnic where the general public will be invited to sample some authentic Indian vegetarian cuisine.
Schedule for the Day
|10.00 am||Gathering for Procession|
|10:30 am||Commencement of Procession|
|11:15 am||Welcoming by Dignitaries|
|12.00 pm||Boat Cruise|
|1.30 pm||Sabha on Swamibapa Hill|
A number of kirtans which were sung during Jeevanrpan Swamibapa's visit 30 years will also be sung on the 18th August visit. Click here to download the kirtans.