His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree Maharaj along with 13 Sants arrived in Nairobi, Kenya, on Saturday, 4th October 2017; Commencing His 29th Vicharan to East Africa. Committee members honored His arrival by adorning Him with a garland.
Devotees were eagerly awaiting the arrival of Acharya Swamishree Maharaj on Swamibapa Road. Upon the arrival of Acharya Swamishree Maharaj, Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Pipe Band – Nairobi gave their salutations and escorted the procession till the temple hall. Acharya Swamishree was seated upon a beautiful chariot, devotees walking around the chariot sang welcome kirtans and carried traditional urns.
Acharya Swamishree Maharaj performed aarti with tunes from Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Pipeband, thereafter He cut the welcome cake and offered to Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa. Devotees were really excited and eager to receive blessings from Acharya Swamishree. Acharya Swamishree then presided on a beautifully decorated throne and blessed the congregartion with His divine darshan.
Many days and nights of hard work by devotees came to an end and the arrival of Acharya Swamishree brought multifold bliss to everyone. Devotees had worked on Lord’s garments, flower garlands, rangolis, decorated pathways, lighting, stage decorations and chariot decorations which stood out around the temple.
In the evening, a huge congregation gathered for Sandhya Aarti niyams, kirtan bhakti and Acharya Swamishree Maharaj’s Divine ashirwad. Young devotees had performed a traditional folk dance to warmly welcome the King of Maninagar Dhaam; Acharya Swamishree Maharaj, on the kirtan “Dhanya Bani Jaay..”
A Sneh Milan ceremony was then held where devotees honored the arrival of Acharya Swamishree Maharaj and Sant Mandal.