Friday 2 June 2023 | Jeth Sud 13, Samvat 2079
Fri 2 Jun 2023
This year Bhadarva vad amas fell on 25th of September, the auspicious 115th Jayanti of our beloved Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa. Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa was a remarkalble, divine personality who revolutionised the entire Swaminarayan faith, and his pioneering teachings of performing humanitarian and charitable work in addition to religious duties have now been followed by all. This day marked 50 years since Gurudev Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa gave physical embodiment to Shree Swaminarayan Gadi.
The celebrations kicked off with Kirtan Bhakti, dhoon and Kathavarta. Followed by one of Gurudev Swamibapa’s favorite form of bhakti; Dhyan. Once Gurudev Swamibapa was seated on his throne, devotees performed Poojan and adorned Him with flower garlands and Dhotiya.
A beautifully decorated cake was then cut and offered to Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa and a mass aarti was performed. Devotees later attentively listened to the divine audio discourses of Jeevanpran Swamibapa.
Finally, 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.