Shashtipurti Mahotsav Nairobi 2012
Shree Swaminarayan Gadi

Day 1 - Shree Ghanshyam Maharaj Shashtipurti Mahotsav

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Muktajeevan Swamibapa installed the divine murtis at the temple on Kirinyaga Road in 1952. Acharya swamishree with a sant mandal of 52 arrived in Nairobi to grace the 60th anniversary of this auspicious day. Hundreds of devotees had arrived before 6.00am for the darshan of Lord Swaminarayan. The enthusiasm, the exuberance, the excitement, all were clearly visible on every face.

Satik Vachnamrut Parayan

As the curtains were drawn, everyone experienced the bliss from the divine darshan of The Lord adorned in stunning garments and ornaments. Acharya Swamishree performed the Mangla Aarti at 6.00a.m. After the daily niyams, Acharya Swamishree  commenced the Satik Vachnamrut parayan vanchan. Longing, seeking, surrendering, celebrating - such is the cascade of divine love that drenches the heart in vivid hue of grace and ecstasy. And all of these come alive in this exquisite collection of ‘Satik Vachnamrut’ by the beloved mystic Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa. Featuring different sections with blissful episodes ‘Satik Vachnamrut’ carries the timeless beautiful work of our beloved Jeevanpran Abji Bapashree and great sadgurus.

H H Swamibapa Pipe Band led the mini swagat yatra from H H Swamibapa Hall towards the temple hall. On this auspicious day,Mr. Gopaiya Narayanaswami, the Deputy  High Commissioner from the Indian High Commission came to the temple for the blessings of Acharya Swamishree on the first day of the Shashtipurti Mahotsav.

Acharya Swamishree’s ashirwad:-

Publication of new books and audio CD
Two new books were inaugurated on this auspicious day;

Lagi re Tamthi Prit


Kirtan Bhakti

Melodious, mellifluous, entrancing, words can ever express the experience of being part of the blissful shower of musical ecstasy by Muktajeevan Swamibapa. The soft mellowed, hypnotic, mesmerizing voice of Muktajeevan Swamibapa promptly connects the listener to Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa. Heart sings the divine song and dances to ecstasy when one listens to Muktajeevan Swamibapa singing in love of the beloved.

Every bhajan sung by Muktajeevan Swamibapa is an ocean of love and wisdom, an invitation to celebrate this exuberant life. It helps mind transcend the boundaries of ceaseless thoughts and get absorbed in divine love. Such was the love of Muktajeevan Swamibapa towards music.

His devotees, the members of Swamibapa Sangeet Academy- Nairobi, performed a mesmerizing kirtan bhakti night to please Lord Swaminaryanbapa Swamibapa.


Day 1 - Vachanamrut Scripture Recitals, Swagat and Guest


Day 1 - Acharya Swamishree's Ashirwad

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