Thursday 30 March 2023 | Chaitra Sud 9, Samvat 2079

Thu 30 Mar 2023

Jeevanpran Abji Bapashree Mahima Gaan and Dev Diwali celebrations.

In order to fulfill His promise to remain on this earth for 125 years and to explain further His own principles and to preach His glory to the lost souls. Lord Swaminarayan re-manifested as Jeevanpran Abji Bapashree, fifteen years after He had initially withdrawn His human form.

On Kartak Sud Ekadashi, Samvat 1901, at 9:00 in the evening Jeevanpran Shree Abji Bapashree manifested in Vrushpur at Panchapita and devubaas' dwelling in the kanbi ancestry. Along with the manifestation of Jeevanpran Abji Bapashree, on this day Lord Swaminarayan's father, Dharmadev was born; in Piplana Sadguru Shree Ramanand Swami initiated Lord Swaminarayan as a Sant and named him Shree Sahajanand Swami; Sadguru Shree Ramanand Swami handed over the entire helm of the religion to Lord Swaminarayan and Sadguru Shree Ishwarcharandasji Swamibapa initiated Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa as a Sant.

On the day of Pragatyani chhathi on the 17 th of November 2013, disciples in Nairobi celebrated Dev Diwali and Jeevanpran Bapashree's chhathi together. After Sandhya Aarti and niyams, Param Pujya Acharya Swamishree and Sants sat around Jeevanpran Bapashrees' cradle and sang melodious chhathi hymns for an hour. The congregation was also blessed by Muktajeevan Swamibapas' ashirwad and thereafter the occhav ceremony was held and Jeevanpran Bapashree was carried out of the cradle by Acharya Swamishree. Prasadi of kular was distributed to all.