A special tribute night to one of Jeevanpran Swamibapa’s choicest Sants was held in the divine presence of Acharya Swamishree Maharaj this evening. The eminent Sadguru Shree Akhileshwardasji Swami departed from this mortal world to become merged within the divine Murti of the Supreme Lord on 20 November 2014 (Samvat 2071, Kartik vad 13) at Maninagar, Shree Swaminarayan Temple, Ahmedabad, India.
A video tribute enabled the sabha to reminisce about the remarkable contribution that ‘Bapu’ – as he was affectionately known – had made to the Sanstha and the flawless devotion that he had shown toward Lord Swmainarayanbapa Swamibapa and Acharya Swamishree Maharaj. The evening also included Bhakti Sangeet, which Sadguru Shree Akhileshwardasji Swami was especially passionate about. He was immensely talented with the Tabla in particular; an instrument that he personally taught to numerous Sants who are now renowned in the discipline.
We all pray that the merciful Lord bestows greater and greater divine, eternal happiness upon the exemplary Sadguru Shree Akhileshwardasji Swami.
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.