Wednesday 22 March 2023 | Chaitra Sud 1, Samvat 2079

Wed 22 Mar 2023


56th Patotsav Celebrations – Nairobi Temple

With the divine inspiration of HDH Acharya Swamishree Purushottampriyadasji Maharaj, a three days camp, from 24th to 26th December 2008, had been organised to celebrate the 56th Patotsav of the divine murti of Lord Shree Swaminarayan, Jeevanpran Abji Bapashree and Jeevanpran Swamibapa at Shree Swaminarayan Temple, Swamibapa Religious, Cultural and Education Centre, Nairobi.

The celebrations commenced on 24th December 2008 with the recital of the Holy Scripture “Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Granth.” The conclusion ceremony was held on the evening of 25th December 2008. To please Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa, the benefactors of the parayan offered gifts and performed poojan and aarti.

HDH Acharya Swamishree in His divine blessings said;

  • By His divine grace, Lord Shree Swaminarayan and His Satpurush have manifested on this earth, to liberate numerous souls and take them to Akshardham.
  • We are all previledged to have been born during the era of His manifestation on this earth.
  • We should all aim to become devoted children of Lord Swaminarayan and always work towards strenghthening of the bond of spiritual brotherhood.
  • The Lord resides in one’s heart if his devotion unto The Lord is authentic and everlasting.
  • Jeevanpran Swamibapa revealed the true form of Shree swaminarayan Gadi. Lord Swaminarayan is everpresent on this divine Gadi. Those who remain under the shelter of this divine Gadi attain ultimate salvation.
  • Lord Swaminarayan will forever protect His devotees from all sorts of calamities, if they abide by His commandments and remain under the shelter of His Gadi.

HDH Acharya Swamishree performed the Patotsav vidhi of Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa on 26th December 2008 and offered an array of sweets in the form of ankoot. HDH Acharya Swamishree cut the 56th Birthday cake and offered to Lord Swaminarayan. HDH Acharya Swamishree, saints and devotess performed aarti to please Lord Swaminarayan. Jeevanpran Swamibapa showered His divine blessings upon hundreds of devotees who had gathered to celebrate this auspicious occasion. This was followed by HDH Acharya Swamishree’s divine ashirwad.

HDH Acharya Swamishree in His divine blessings said;

  • In order to progress further in this Karan Satsang one must believe The Lord and His Satpurush to be omnipresent and omniscient.
  • The poojan that we just offered to Lord Swaminarayan is divine and the same poojan is performed in Akshardham.
  • One must aim to become a humble servant of The Lord, to attain such a status, one must follow all the commandments of Lord Swaminarayan and act according to His principles as laid down in The Shikshapatri.

At the end of this three days celebration, everyone was served with divine mahaprasad.