Today, 24th August 2003, was the third anniversary of the installation of the murtis of Shree Ghanshyam Maharaj, Shree Jeevanpran Abji Bapashree and Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa by our beloved Acharya Swamishree.
The day’s events commenced at 8am, with the His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree performing the shodsopachaar poojan. The Patotsav vidhi continued with the abhishek (ceremonial bathing) of Shree Ghanshyam Maharaj, Shree Jeevenpran Bapashree and Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa followed by the samarpan vidhi during which Acharya Swamishree, the sants and devotees placed flower petals at the lotus feet of Lord SwaminarayanBapa Swamibapa whilst chanting the janamangal stotra.
A magnificent arrangement of sweets and other delicacies where then offered to Lord SwaminarayanBapa Swamibapa which formed the ankoot darshan. Acharya Swamishree then cut a grand cake in the ankoot and offered it to Shree Harikrishna Maharaj before He and the sants performed aarti.
His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree then proceeded outside, led by the new members of Shree Muktajeevan Pipe Band, to perform the dhajarohan (flag-raising) ceremony in the forecourt of the London Mandir. Devotees then performed aarti before listening to the Ashirwad of our beloved Gurudev Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa. Acharya Swamishree then gave His divine Ashirwad before the days celebrations ended with everyone receiving mahaprasad.