Wednesday, December 26th 2018 marked the 66th Patotsav (Anniversary) of Maninagar Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan, Shree Swaminarayan Siddhant Sajivan Mandal - Nairobi.
The week-long celebrations commenced on 18th December with scripture recitals of Vachanamrut Granth and Jeevanpran Abji Bapashree’s Vato. Eminent sants and Acharya Swamishree Maharaj elaborated on the episodes and imparted spiritual and moral values to the congregation. A musical bonanza on 23rd December in form of Bhakti Sooranjali submerged the entire congregation into divine bliss of Lord Swaminarayan.
On 26th December, shortly after Mangla Aarti, Acharya Swamishree Maharaj commenced the Patotsav ceremony. On this auspicious occasion, Acharya Swamishree Maharaj showered the divine lotus feet of the Lord with flower petals.
Sants and disciples worked hand in hand to prepare a grand Annakut to offer to Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa, which contained a plethora of Indian sweets, cakes and savories. Acharya Swamishree Maharaj cut the cake and offered it to the Lord. Thereafter, Acharya Swamishree, sants and disciples performed aarti to Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa.