Monday 11 December 2023 | Kartik Vad 13/14, Samvat 2080

Mon 11 Dec 2023

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13th February 2008 – Final Assembly

This was the penultimate day and the last assembly before Acharya Swamishree and sants returned back to India. Devotees performed a spectacular dance by the tune of “Oh Bapa! Oh Bapa! kyare have mane darshan desho.”

Ashirwad :

  • Lord Swaminarayan and His Shatpurush has taught us lessons of respect and humbleness and we should show our respect to our elders as mentioned in The Shikshapatri.
  • If we offer our body, mind and wealth to Lord Swaminarayan then He will perform all our deeds.
  • We should gain victory over the mind and get engrossed in the Murti of Lord Swaminarayan akin to how a river mingles into the ocean.
  • The Lord showers His love equally to all, but one is able to absorb according to his capabilities.

After the Ashirwad, Acharya Swamishree inaugurated the S S S S Mandal Nairobi 4thEdition Telephone Directory 2008

14th February 2008 – Acharya Swamishree's Departure to India

After imparting spiritual guidance by teaching and practicing different forms of devotion to all the devotees in East Africa for eighty three days, Acharya Swamishree and sants departed for India. During His stay, Acharya Swamishree performed numerous scripture recitals of Abji Bapashree Ni Vato and Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Granth and enlightened numerous souls.

Even during times of violence that erupted after the December 2007 General Election, Acharya Swamishree’s presence imparted spiritual encouragement to all the devotees. He held special prayers for those who had lost their lives during the post-election aftermath. May Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa restore peace and tranquility that Kenya has enjoyed in the past.

Today also being Valentine’s Day, devotees offered rose flowers to Acharya Swamishree and decorated the temple hall with red roses and teddy bears. Devotees brought a heart shaped cake which Acharya Swamishree cut and offered to Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa.

Acharya Swamishree and sants eventually left Nairobi and flew to India by Kenya Airways at 6.15pm.