Tuesday 21 March 2023 | Fagan Vad 30, Samvat 2079
Tue 21 Mar 2023
The celebrations commenced with kirtan bhakti, Sandhya Arti Niyams, followed by a 30-minute meditation. Thereafter, disciples escorted Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa on a palkhi from Swamibapa Hall to the main temple hall. Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Pipeband – Nairobi, gave their salutations to Gurudev Swamibapa and lead the mini-procession. Young devotees took part in the procession by carrying flowers and various offerings and elder devotees sang kirtans to please Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa.
Once in the temple hall, devotees adorned Gurudev Swamibapa with flowers, garlands, dry & fresh fruits, cake, dhotiya, panchamnrut amongst various offerings. The committee members then performed panchamrut snaan to Gurudev Jeevanpran Swamibapa. Devotees later sat attentive and listened to the divine audio discourses of Jeevanpran Swamibapa. Divine discourses of Acharya Swamishree Maharaj were also displayed via video of Swamibapa Jayanti celebrations that took place in Maninagar.
Mahaprasad was served to all.
Acharya Shree Jitendriyapriyadasji Swamiji Maharaj is the current spiritual leader of Maninagar Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan. He is the heir to Acharya Shree Purushottampriyadasji Swamishree Maharaj, and sixth in the lineage of ascetic Acharyas, which descends directly from Lord Shree Swaminarayan.