Shashtipurti Mahotsav Nairobi 2012
Shree Swaminarayan Gadi

Day 5 - Shree Ghanshyam Maharaj Shashtipurti Mahotsav

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The day that everyone has been anxiously waiting for was finally here! Exactly 60 years ago, Gurudev Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa installed the divine murti's of Shree Ghansham Maharaj, Jeevenpran Bapashree and Muktajeevan  Swamibapa at the temple on Grogan Road.

The fifth and the final day of the mahotsav commenced with Acharya Swamishree performing Mangla Aarti at 6.00am. At approximately 7.30am, HDH Acharya Swamishree commenced the ceremonies by performing the auspicious ‘shodshopchaar’ poojan of Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa.

The Lord was then offered an array of lavish food items in the form of an annkut. Thereafter, the much awaited pinnacle of the mahotsav had arrived – the ‘tula’ of Shree Ghanshyam Maharaj during which our Lord was ceremonially weighed against flowers, coconuts, sopari ( betle nuts), sakar (lump sugar) and sukomevo (mixed dried nuts). To fulfil the desires of His disciples, Acharya Swamishree also gave his divine darshan in the ‘tula’ along with Lord Swaminarayan.

Acharya Swamishree and the sants then performed aarti to the divine murti of Shree Ghanshyam Maharaj seated in the ‘tula’. H H Swamibapa Pipe Band was also given the opportunity to perform a salute to the divine darshan of The Lord seated in the ‘tula’.

Thereafter, the congregation offered aarti to Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa, before listening to the divine arshirwad of Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa and Acharya Swamishree in which Acharya Swamishree said:

Following Acharya Swamishree’s Ashirwad, all the disciples were given an opportunity to take photographs with Acharya Swamishree and Lord Swaminarayan seated in the ‘tula’.

It was then time for the finale of the mahotsav. The whole congregation danced to the kirtan ‘Jay Jay Shreeji bapa Jay Jay Swamibapa’ and offered flowers to the Lord. It was truly a remarkable mahotsav that will vividly remain in memories that will last a lifetime!



Day 5 - 60th Patotsav, Annkut, Aarti, Tula



Day 5