The 9th Patotsav (Anniversary of the Installation of the Divine Murti of Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa) of Shree Swaminarayan Temple London took place on Sunday 23nd August 2009 in the presence of HDH Acharya Swamishree.
The day commenced with Acharya Swamishree performing the auspicious shodshopchaar poojan of Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa at 7am. Thereafter, Acharya Swamishree presided over the traditional flag raising ceremony.
The sants then offered an array of lavish food items in the form of an annkut to the Lord. The congregation then offered aarti to Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa, before Acharya Swamishree delivered His divine ashirwad.
The day concluded with a prasad thaar for all members of the congregation.
His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree Purushottampriyadasji Maharaj is the spiritual leader of Maninagar Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan. He is the current and fifth heir in the lineage of ascetic Acharyas, which descends directly from Lord Shree Swaminarayan. He is the incumbent Acharya of Shree Swaminarayan Gadi.