Thursday 13 July 2023 marked precisely three years according to the Samvat calendar, since Ved Ratna Acharya Swamishree Maharaj ceased His human darshan from this Earth, on Samvat 2077, Ashadh Vad 11.
An assembly of prayers and remembrance was held at Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Nairobi, to pay homage to Acharya Swamishree Maharaj, remember His divine life episodes and celebrate His truly profound legacy.
To start the special assembly, the temple priest performed adoration to Acharya Swamishree Maharaj, on behalf of the entire congregation. Everyone then took part in two of the forms of devotion which were very dear to Ved Ratna Acharya Swamishree Maharaj – the performing of dhyaan, kirtan bhakti and dhoon. The video of the last Ashirwad delivered by Acharya Swamishree Maharaj in June 2020 was also shown.
On this special day, we pray to Lord Shree Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa, Ved Ratna Acharya Swamishree Maharaj and Acharya Swamiji Maharaj to bestow us with the divine ability, wisdom, strength and devotion to remaining progressing our lives in the manner that Ved Ratna Acharya Swamishree Maharaj had taught, encouraged and inspired; and that we remain in the divine shelter of Shree Swaminarayan Gadi, abiding by the will of Acharya Swamiji Maharaj, till our last breaths.