HDH Acharya Swamishree arrives in Nairobi -20 Nov 2010
HDH Acharya Swamishree and a group of prominent sant mandal arrived at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi on the morning of 20th November 2010 by a Kenya Airways flight. Police escort soon led the entourage to the temple on 2nd Avenue Parklands where hundreds of devotees anxiously waited for their arrival.
HDH Acharya Swamishree took His seat on the chariot as H H Swamibapa Pipe Band gave a guard of honour to HDH Acharya Swamishree and led the procession to the temple hall. On arrival into the temple hall, HDH Acharya Swamishree performed Aarti to Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa, cut the welcome cake ‘Karibuni Kenya’ and offered it to Lord Swaminarayan.
In the evening, during the welcome ceremony, each devotee lit a candle to offer a special prayer to enhance peace, unity and stability during this era of New Constitution in Kenya. Young devotees performed a welcome dance ‘Mare Gher Albelo Avya Re’. HDH Acharya Swamishree then showered His divine blessings upon the congregation. Flower garlands were offered to HDH Acharya Swamishree and sant mandal and delicious prasad was distributed to all who had gathered for this special welcome ceremony.