Wednesday 22 March 2023 | Chaitra Sud 1, Samvat 2079
Wed 22 Mar 2023
HDH Acharya Swamishree’s arrival to Nairobi
HDH Acharya Swamishree arrived at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi at 7.45am. He was escorted to 2nd Parklands Avenue by traffic police motor bikes to beat the notorious morning traffic jam. Devotees enthusiastically and excitedly waited for His divine darshan at the junction of Swamibapa Road and 2nd Parklands Avenue.
HH Swamibapa Pipe Band played some melodious tunes whilst waiting for His arrival on Swamibapa Road. As HDH Acharya Swamishree took His seat on the chariot, the band gave a guard of honour and led the procession to the temple. Ladies carried traditional urns decorated with flowers and sang kirtans and victory slogans rejoicing the arrival of HDH Acharya Swamishree.
HDH Acharya Swamishree performed aarti to Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa and thereafter retired to his quarters.
In the evening, HDH Acharya Swamishree performed Sandhya Aarti and daily niyams. He then showered His divine blessings upon hundreds of devotees who had gathered for His darshan. As part of the welcoming ceremony, flower bouquets and garlands were offered to HDH Acharya Swamishree and sant mandal by each devotee. Delicious prasad was distributed to all who had gathered for the first day assembly.