Janmashtmi fell on Monday, 30th August 2021. This day was celebrated with great joy at Shree Swaminarayangadi Temple Nairobi.
This day is observed as the manifestation day of Sadguru Shree Ramanand Swami, the guru of Lord Shree Swaminarayan. Shree Ramanand Swami set the platform of the Satsang and announced the forthcoming arrival of the supreme Lord Shree Swaminarayan.
Lord Shree Swaminarayan was seated on a beautifully golden decorated cradle (paranyoo) and gently swung accompanied with jubilant singing of kirtans, dhoon and chhadi (victorious slogans). Poojari performed Aarti and offered panchajiri thaal. Panchajiri is a sweet powder made of five items; coriander seeds, cumin, coconut, ghee and ghor. This was then distributed to all as prasad.