Saturday 9 December 2023 | Kartik Vad 12, Samvat 2080

Sat 9 Dec 2023

Diwali and New Year Celebrations

Diwali and Sadguru Din was celebrated in Nairobi on 26th October 2011. Devotees decorated the temple with colourful lights. Hundreds of food items were made, artistically arranged and displayed in the form of Annkut at the lotus feet of Lord Swaminarayan.

Sadguru Din celebrations commenced with Kirtan Bhakti followed by Dhyan. Thaad, Sandhya Aarti , Annkut Aarti, daily niyams and HDH Acharya Swamishree’s Diwali blessings followed in that sequence. Devotees then performed “chopda poojan”.

Devotees joyfully greeted each other and exchanged wishes of Happy Diwali and prosperous New Year.

On New Year’s day thousands of devotees and Hindus from all over Nairobi flocked the temple for the blessings of Lord Swaminarayan and Annkut Darshan. Every individual who came for Annkut darshan was blessed with a packet of Annkut prasad.