It was a day of celebration. A day of joy. A long awaited day. It was the arrival day of Gnan Mahodadhi Acharya Shree Jitendriyapriyadasji Swamiji Maharaj.
His Divine Holiness Gnan Mahodadhi Acharya Shree Jitendriyapriyadasji Swamiji Maharaj and a mandal of 14 eminent Sants arrived in Nairobi on Friday 25th November 2022 to fulfil the spiritual desires of His devotees residing in East Africa. They will tour all over the East African region fulfilling the wishes of humble disciples and preach the glory of Lord Shree Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa. Upon His arrival on Swamibapa Road, He resided on a beautiful chariot where Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Pipeband gave their Salutations and devotees performed aarti. Ladies carried traditional urns and sang kirtans to give Him a ceremonial welcome.
Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa pipe band played melodious tunes as they guided the mini procession to the Mandir hall where Gnan Mahodadhi Acharya Shree Jitendriyapriyadasji Swamiji Maharaj walked on a beautifully decorated pathway inside the mandir hall assembled with colourful fresh rose petals thereafter which, He performed aarti of Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa and Ved Ratna Acharya Swamishree Maharaj. After aarti HDH Gnan Mahodadhi Acharya Shree Jitendriyapriyadasji Swamiji Maharaj accepted the prayers of devotees and gave each devotee the golden opportunity for His divine darshan.
Later in the evening, Sandhya aarti niyams were performed and an official welcoming ceremony ’swagat sabha’ was held. Young devotees performed welcome dances to please Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa and Ved Ratna Acharya Swamishree Maharaj, and to give a ceremonial welcome to HDH Gnan Mahodadhi Shree Jitendriyapriyadasji Swamiji Maharaj. All devotees later got an opportunity to receive blessings and prasad from HDH Shree Jitendriyapriyadasji Swamiji Maharaj.