His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree held the Gurupoonam celebrations on the evening of Tuesday 16th July 2013 at Shree Swaminarayan Temple, London.
Young disciples dressed in varoius costumes performed a devotional drama showing the importance and value of a true Guru. A series of videos and photographs from past Gurupoonam celebrations were shown as disciples performed a series of devotional songs.
Gurudev Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa, seated on a palanquin, was carried by young disciples and led by Shree Muktajeevan Pipe Band into the Temple. Acharya Swamishree performed poojan to Jeevanpran Swamibapa, and then performed the panchamrut snan ceremony to His divine lotus feet.Acharya Swamishree then showered all with His divine blessings.
Acharya Shree Jitendriyapriyadasji Swamiji Maharaj is the current spiritual leader of Maninagar Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan. He is the heir to Acharya Shree Purushottampriyadasji Swamishree Maharaj, and sixth in the lineage of ascetic Acharyas, which descends directly from Lord Shree Swaminarayan.