Day 5

The 58th Patotsav of Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa in Nairobi temple was celebrated on 26th December 2010. In the early morning, His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree performed Mangla Aarti to Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa adorned in gorgeous garments and ornaments, and a golden crown on His head. During the patotsav ceremony His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree ceremoniously bathed Shree Hari Krishna Maharaj with the five nectors and performed the patotsav ceremony. 108 sacred mantras were recited and each disciple showered rose petals at the lotus feet of Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa after the end of each mantra.

A grand lavish thaar in the form of Ankoot was placed at the lotus feet of Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa. Hundreds of different types of sweets and other edible items formed the grand Ankoot. First, His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree and then disciples performed the Ankoot aarti.

Muktajeevan Swamibapa showered His divine blessings to thousands of disciples who had gathered for the celebrations. His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree then showered His divine blessings upon the congregation.

To mark the conclusion of the Mahotsav, a vibrant and spectacular closing ceremony followed the ashirvad. Young disciples dressed in all sorts of different attires took part in the stunning dances during the closing ceremony. Everyone, sants and disciples, the young and the old, were full of energy during this astonishing closing ceremony. Everyone waved Dashabdi Mahotsav flags throughout the concluding ceremony as multi-coloured balloons filled the empty space under the ceiling. No one showed any signs of tiredness even though the ceremony extended late into the afternoon. Everyone was served with a grand maha-prasad lunch after which everyone dispersed with sweet memories of the Dashabdi Mahotsav.