Shashtipurti Mahotsav Nairobi 2012
Shree Swaminarayan Gadi

Day 2 - Shree Ghanshyam Maharaj Shashtipurti Mahotsav

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Acharya Swamishree performed the Mangla Aarti at 6.00am. Just like on the first day, hundreds of devotees had gathered for the divine darshan of Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa. The Lord was once again adorned in glittering white garments studded with diamonds and a golden crown sparkling with red diamonds.

The Satik Vachnamrut parayna vanchan continued and highly talented sants elaborated the episodes from the Vachnamrut to the large number of devotees in the sabha mandap. After the swagat yatra, Acharya Swamishree inspite of His fragile health blessed the congregation for almost 1hour 45minutes. He takes the sufferings on behalf of His devotees and in turn endows them with abundant bliss.

Nagar Yatra

A grand Nagar Yatra (procession) was held in the affluent areas of Nairobi. The procession commenced from General Mathenge Drive, came towards Ukay Nakumatt, passed by Sarit Centre and marched towards Parklands Road. Throughout the procession, a helicopter showered rose petals from the skies. The procession passed by M P Shah Hospital, Parklands Police Station and approached the National Museum of Kenya. As it approached East African Satsang Mandal temple, thousands of people had gathered for the divine darshan of Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa and to have a glimpse of the variety of chariots which were fabricated by the highly talented sants and devotees of Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan. H H Swamibapa Pipe Band led the procession by playing various devotional, cultural and patriotic songs. The devotees dressed in a mixture of colouful traditional costumes performed throughout the procession. Journalist and photographers captured shots of the unique procession and enquired about the celebrations. Upon learning about the Shashtipurti Mahotsav, they too enthusiastically joined in the procession.

Pragat Parcho

The deities in the heaven could not miss such a rare opportunity for the darshan of Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa on the occasion of Shashtipurtui Mahotsav. They all came in turns for the darshan. First came Suryadev at the start of the procession, next to arrive was Vayudev with a cool breeze. Then came Indradev. Acharya Swamishree performed Sandhya Aarti to Lord Swaminarayan-bapa Swamibapa and soon after the prarthna, as the curtains were drawn for the Lord to dine, the heavens opened loose and a heavy shower for about only 7 minutes poured from the skies. Indradev too could not miss the divine darshan of the grand procession on such an auspicious day.



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