Sunday 26th August 2012 saw the 12th Patotsav (Anniversary of the Installation of the Divine Murti of Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa) of Shree Swaminarayan Temple London. HDH Acharya Swamishree, sants and devotees of Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Temples gathered to celebrate the occasion.
HDH Acharya Swamishree commenced the ceremonies by performing the auspicious shodshopchaar poojan of Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa at 7am. Thereafter, Acharya Swamishree presided over the traditional flag raising ceremony. The Lord was offered an array of lavish food items in the form of an annkut. Acharya Swamishree and the sants performed aarti to the divine murti of Shree Ghanshyam Maharaj, Jeevanpran Shree Abji Bapashree and Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa.
Thereafter the congregation offered aarti to Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa, before listening to the divine arshirwad of Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa and Acharya Swamishree. The day concluded with a prasad thaar for all members of the congregation.
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.