The evening of Sunday 11 August 2019 saw a wonderful and electric concert of live kirtan performances, by singers, musicians and composers of Swamibapa Orchestra – a part of Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Academy of Performing Arts. Bhakti Dayro saw a variety of kirtans, including soothing melodies as well as crowd-pleasing tub-thumping numbers. All the while, His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree Maharaj presided throughout the evening, bestowing His blissful darshan to all.
Between the performances, the master of ceremonies explained the kirtans, provided anecdotes and entertained the congregation, while imparting spiritual knowledge about the divine philosophy of Lord Shree Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa. The delightful evening was a great warm up for the series of events that all form part of the Mandir’s fifth anniversary celebrations, which include a magnificent parade through Kingsbury on 24th August, and Patotsav ceremony on 25th August.
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.