Wednesday 29 March 2023 | Chaitra Sud 8, Samvat 2079
Wed 29 Mar 2023
After 67days tour to East Africa (23rd November 2011 to 29th January 2012) Acharya Swamishree, sant mandal and devotees returned back to India via Kenya Airways flight on Sunday, 29th January 2012.
While in East Africa, HDH Acharya Swamishree spiritually enlightened residents’ souls, donated handsome amounts to charities, performed scripture recitals and performed annual patotsavs in East African temples. One remarkable event during this tour was the grand Shakotsav Festival held in Nairobi. Hundreds of devotees gathered in Nairobi to celebrate this event - first of its kind outside India in presence of HDH Acharya Swamishree.
Upon His arrival in India, a large number of devotees had gathered in Maninagar temple to welcome back Acharya Swamishree. Flower garlands were exchanged and rose petals filled the Maninagar temple compound as each devotee showered the petals upon Acharya Swamishree. Acharya Swamishree performed aarti to Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa and retired to His quarters.