On Sunday 23rd July, young disciples gathered at Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Kingsbury in the early hours to take part in a Pooja workshop.
At a very young age, each disciple will have been given a set of Murtis for worshipping. He or she must perform Pooja to these Murtis every day – only after performing Pooja can they eat, drink and perform the rest of their daily activities.
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.