The community at Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Kingsbury gathered on Thursday 30th March 2023 to celebrate 242 years since the Lord’s manifestation.

As part of the celebrations, the devotees took part in a one hour dhoon where they ceremoniously chanted the divine name of Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa.  The dhoon was led by the Swamibapa Orchestra with young students from Swamibapa Tabla classes playing instruments to celebrate the occasion. During the dhoon, highlights of the festivities from Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Maninagar were shown and the devotees had the divine darshan of the Lord and Acharya Swamiji Maharaj.

After the dhoon, the Lord's Pragatya Aarti was performed as He presided over an ornate regal golden swing.  A lavish thaar was prepared and placed before Him. After Ashirwad devotees offered aarti to Lord Shree Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa before the evening was concluded.