Shashtipurti Mahotsav Nairobi 2012
Shree Swaminarayan Gadi

Day 3 - Shree Ghanshyam Maharaj Shashtipurti Mahotsav

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Day 3 of the Mahotsav commenced with scripture recitals by Sadguru Shashtri Shree Jitendriyapriyadasji Swami. Disciples on whose behalf scripture recitals were held, were keenly waiting at Swamibapa Hall to have a glimpse of Acharya Swamishree’s divine darshan. H H Swamibapa Pipe Band performed a guard of honour when Acharya Swamishree reached outside Swamibapa Hall and led the swagat procession from Swamibapa Hall to the sabha mandap.

A number of prominent guests including Mr Atul Shah, the owner of Nakumatt supermarkets were also present on this occasion. Mr Shah and his other family members were presented with a prasadi paagh by Acharya Swamishree.

Magazine by Swamibapa Education Centre

A special book written and composed by the students and teachers of Swamibapa Education Centre to mark the 10th Anniversary of Swamibapa  Education Centre, was inaugurated by Acharya Swamishree. The magazine contains the experiences and stories of individual students and teachers.


Acharya Swamishree bestowed his divine blessings and said:

After the sabha, a delicious lunch prasad was served to all.


The afternoon sabha commenced at approximately 4.00pm with scripture recitals by sants, followed by samuh parayan poojan held on behalf of devotees to pray to The Lord for a better health of our beloved Acharya Swamishree.



Drama by Swamibapa Education Centre

The evening programme consisted of a drama production by the young students of Swamibapa Education Centre. The drama was divided into two parts. The first part of the drama comprised of the story of Faiba and Fulibai from the village of Machhiav. Faiba was one of Swaminarayan Bhagwan’s eminent disciples. She would do all that The Lord would command of her, but due to her  ego, she did  not obey one command of The Lord - she refused to accept her daughter-in-law in her house even though The Lord insisted her to do so. Lord Swaminarayan was so disappointed with her that He refused to dine at her house even though He Himself had requested the sants to prepare the lunch prasad.
 The moral of the story was to always follow The Lord’s commands and do as he says.


The second part of the drama was based on the recognition of a true sant. A true sant is one who always works tirelessly for the common good and not personal benefit. By doing so, he and the followers attain ultimate salvation.



Day 3 - Vachanamrut Scripture Recitals and Swagat


Day 3 - Acharya Swamishree's Ashirwad

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