Gurupurnima was celebrated on 26th July 2018, a day earlier than the actual date of gurupurnima due to the Lunar eclipse on 27th July 2018.
The event commenced at 6.00pm with religious discourses and blessings of Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa. Sandhya Aarti niyams were performed from 7.00pm onwards.
Led by the Utsav Mandli, Gurudev Swamibapa was carried on a palanquin as devotees sang kirtans during the Sahi Swagat procession from Swamibapa Hall to the main temple hall. Everyone had an opportunity to perform poojan and aarti to Gurudev Swamibapa.
In his divine blessings, Acharya Swamishree Maharaj explained that a guru enlightens the ignorant. It is only Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa who can truly enlighten ignorant souls to the supreme bliss of eternal happiness. Lord Swaminarayan showed the importance of a Guru in one’s life by taking Shree Ramanand Swami as His Guru.
At the end of the celebrations, divine Prasad was served to all in attendance.