215th Swaminarayan Mahamantra Jayanti
Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan Maninagar, Shree Swaminarayan Temple – Nairobi, celebrated 215th Swaminarayan Mahamantra Jayanti on 24th December 2016. A grand utsav was organised to celebrate this landmark day in Swaminarayan Sapradaay. On Magsar Vad Ekadashi, Samvat 1858, 31st December 1801, 215 years ago, Lord Swaminarayan Himself announced this very mantra (Swaminarayan) in a large assembly and explained the benefits of chanting this very powerful mantra. Today, devotees all around the world wholeheartedly chant this all powerful supreme Mahamantra.
Lord Swaminarayan Himself has said “Je Swaminarayannaamleshe, tenabadhapatakbadideshe, chhenaammarashruti ma anek, sarvopariaajganay eek…”. There are multi fold benefits of chanting this Mahamantra – one is cleansed of his sins, nullifies the poisonous effect of a deadly cobra, a blind person acquires sight, a chanter emanates out of any difficult condition, it is the road to ultimate salvation, etc..
During this festive period, HDH Acharya Swamishree Purushottampriyadasji Maharaj performed Abhishek and aarti to Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa.
Devotees showed their devotion by displaying placards of “Swaminarayan” in different languages, performed a Bhakti Sandhya Night where they sang kirtans composed by Nand Padvi Santos and Muktajeevan Swamibapa. The musicians thoroughly entertained a large congregation. HDH Acharya Swamishree Purushottampriyadasji Maharaj showered His Divine blessings upon a large congregation from Uganda, Tanzania, UK and Kenya.