Wednesday 6 December 2023 | Kartik Vad 9, Samvat 2080

Wed 6 Dec 2023

Day 2

23rd December 2010, the second day of Dashabdi Mahotsav commenced with Mangla Aarti. Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa was adorned in red and golden garments with Vachanamrut  Rahasyarth Pradeepika Tika extracts in the background. The recital of the Vachnamrut Rahasyarth Pradipika Tika scripture continued in the morning. After the morning discourse, delicious lunch maha-prasad was served to all.

In the evening, Professor George Saitoti, minister of State for Provincial Administration and Internal Security came to the temple for His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree’s blessings. He was warmly received at the entrance by commitee members of SSSS Mandal, Nairobi. H. H. Swamibapa Pipe Band gave a guard of honour to the minister and led him to the temple hall where he was welcomed by His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree. He was honoured with a traditional turban, Tilak Chandlo, shawl and a flower garland. In his speech, the minister praised Kenyans of Indian origin for their patriotism to Kenya. He commended them for their major contribution to the development of Kenyan economy.

The evening programme for the day was Bhakti Sangeet Night performed by sants and members of Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Sangeet Academy, Nairobi. Young disciples pleased the Lord with "Kirtan Bhakti" (Devotional songs) and gave a spectacular performance in the presence of His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree and the honourable minister. At the end of the day’s celebrations delicious maha-prasad of “Ladoo and chevdo” was served to all.