Jeevanpran Abji Bapashree manifested in the Kutch town of Vrushpur on Kartik Sud 11 (Ekadashi) Samvat 1901 (1844 CE). His parents Pachapita and Devuba were devout followers of Lord Swaminarayan.
In the form of Jeevanpran Abji Bapashree, Lord Swaminarayan further communicated His principles. The main being those of the true glory and supremacy of Lord Swaminarayan and the status of Anadi Mukta. With Sadguru Shree Nirgundasji Swamibapa and later with Sadguru Shree Ishwarcharandasji Swamibapa, Jeevanpran Abji Bapashree toured India, and used any opportunity to further propound the greatness of Lord Swaminarayan.
On 19th November 2018, Disciples at Maninagar Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan, Shree Swaminarayan Siddhant Sajivan Mandal – Nairobi gathered to celebrate the 174th Manifestation Day of Jeevanpran Shree Abji Bapashree. The first Ekadashi after the Hindu New Year falls on this day too, known as Kartik sud Ekadashi. Kartik sud Ekadashi also marks the end of the Chaturmas (4 months) Niyams.
Devotees sang devotional songs in which the glory of the Lord was narrated and devotees played dhoon to please Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa. Sandhya aarti niyams, pragatya utsav, samooh aarti, Divine ashirwad and poojan were followed after which prasad of 'panchajiri' was served to the devotees.