09th February 2008 – H H Swamibapa Media Centre , Gujarati Classes and Religious Drama
H H Swamibapa Media Centre
Acharya Swamishree visited the Swamibapa Education Centre and inaugurated the H H Swamibapa Media Centre. Nairobi Web Team members and members of the main committee performed poojan and aarti to Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa and Acharya Swamishree. HDH Acharya Swamishree then browsed through the www.swaminarayangadi.com/nairobi website.
He then performed padharamani to Gujarati classes. He went from class to class inspecting the work of the students and encouraging them to learn their mother tongue – Gujarati. Teachers and students performed poojan and aarti to Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa and Acharya Swamishree. The students sang prathana kirtans to please Lord Swaminarayan. Ice-cream Prasad was distributed to all the students and devotees who had accompanied Acharya Swamishree and sants.
By 7.00pm, everyone had taken their seats in H H Swamibapa Hall to watch the religious drama entitled “Valido Vahre Dhayo” and the dances. The programme started off with a prathna dance “Janam Sudharyo Re Ho Maro” by young devotees. The theme of the drama was the intervention in the movement of the solar system by Sadguru Shree Gopalanand Swamibapa to evade a lunar eclipse and thus protect His staunch devotee who had placed a bet with his friends to be beheaded if a lunar eclipse occurred during the forthcoming full moon (poonam) night. Sadguru Shree Gopalanand Swamibapa warned him not to place such bets in future. The devotee realized his mistake and asked for forgiveness.
After the drama, young devotees performed a spectacular and unforgettable Antakshari Dance. The final event of the night was the Muktajeevan Swamibapa Shatabdi dance “Jay Jay Swamibapa, Oh Jay Jay Swamibapa”.