Sadguru Shree Gopalanand Swami 206th Diksha Jayanti
“Yogi Gopalbapa, NeekhilJagatmaa, Siddha AshtangYoge”
“AcharyonaaSookani, Kari Vrushatanaye, SthaapiyaNeejSthaane”
“JenaaSankalpoMaatre, GrahagatiAtake, VrushteeThaayeAkaade”
“ShreejiJevaPratapi, NamanNaman Ho, AapnaPaad Padme”
Yogi (eminent wise sage) Gopalbapa is the only one in the entire world who was accomplished in the eight aspects of Yog. Making him the controller of the Acharyas, the son of Dharma (Lord Swmainaryan), established him to be His place. By whose mere thoughts, the planetary orbits become still and rain falls even outside of season. He who is just as powerful as Shreeji – I bow down repeatedly at your lotus feet.
It has been 206 years since Khushal Bhatt got his bhagvi diksha and was named Sadguru Shree Gopalanand Swami. When in Samvat 1886 Lord Swaminarayan willed to cease giving darshan in His present body, He commanded everyone to obey Sadguru Shree Gopalanand Swamibapa. Lord Swaminarayan made Shree Gopalbapa the successor of His own Gadi, Shree Swaminarayan Gadi and established Shree Gopal Bapa as the head of both deshs.
In Nairobi on the 26 th of November 2013, devotees gathered to celebrate Gopalanand Swamis 206th Diksha Din. Acharya Swamishree lit the diwas and offered a garland and flower petals to Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa and performed Aarti. Thereafter, a slideshow presentation of Sadguru Shree Gopalanand Swami was narrated to the congregation.