Inspirer: His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree Purushottampriyadasji Maharaj
Day 1 Morning Gallery
Volunteers assist disciples along the final stage of the sign-in process: goody-bag pick-upVolunteers assist disciples along the final stage of the sign-in process: goody-bag pick-upAcharya Swamishree arrives to the convention centerAcharya Swamishree blesses disciples at the sign-in deskDivine darshan of Acharya Swamishree at the sign-in deskAcharya Swamishree blesses disciples at the sign-in deskAcharya Swamishree blesses disciples at the jabha-legha standAcharya Swamishree performs the ribbon-cutting ceremony to open the first sessionAcharya Swamishree blesses hundreds of disciples participating in the pooja sessionAcharya Swamishree blesses members of the planning committeeAcharya Swamishree performs a lamp-lighting ceremony to inaugurate Convention 2015Sadguru Shashtri Shree Jitendriyapriyadasji Swami provides instruction during the pooja sessionDivine darshan of Acharya SwamishreeSant Shiromani Shree Divyacharandasji Swami assists a disciple in applying tilak chandlo to the foreheadSadguru Shree Munibhushandasji Swami assists a disciple in applying tilak chandlo to the foreheadA young disciple views his tilak chandlo, the emblem of Swaminarayan faithA young disciple performs mala, praying to Lord Swaminarayanbapa SwamibapaA young disciple serves as a reference for all pooja session participantsSants assist hundreds of disciples who participated in the pooja sessionA disciple performs tap during the poojaDivine darshan of Acharya SwamishreeSant Shiromani Shree Sarvagunalaydasji Swami explains the prayers to a young discipleAcharya Swamishree looks over each of the disciples as they perform poojaAcharya Swamishree blesses all disciples attending the pooja sessionA disciple prays to Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa as guidedHundreds of disciples participate in the pooja sessionSadguru Shashtri Shree Sarveshwardasji Swami explains the significance of mala to a young discipleDisciples of all ages participated in the pooja sessionDisciples of all ages participated in the pooja sessionFemale disciples lead a pooja session for baalika and yuvatiFemale disciples participate in a pooja sessionA disciple performs darshan of Lord Swaminarayanbapa SwamibapaFemale disciples participate in a pooja sessionYoung disciples on the way to their next sessionDisciples on their way to their next sessionDisciples are settled for the next yuvak sessionSant Shiromani Shree Sarvatmapriyadasji Swami teaches baal disciples about bhaktiSant Shiromani Shree Gurupriyadasji Swami teaches yuvak disciples about bhaktiSant Shiromani Shree Sarvatmapriyadasji Swami teaches baal disciples about bhaktiBaal disciples attentively listenSant Shiromani Shree Sarvatmapriyadasji Swami teaches baal disciples about bhaktiBaal disciples take a short break in between sessionsShree Sarvapriyadasji Swami addresses the adult session about dharmaAdult disciples attentively listen in the dharma sessionA disciple teaches baal disciples about dharmaDisciples break into groups for peer activitiesDisciples perform religious skits to illustrate proper and improper vani, vartan, and vicharHundreds of disciples look on in the ladies sessionDisciples perform religious skits to illustrate proper and improper vani, vartan, and vicharHundreds of disciples look on in the ladies sessionVolunteers hold a daycare session, Shree Ghanshyam Baal Leela, for little childrenShree Ghanshyam Baal Leela session participantsDisciples attentively listen in a yuvati sessionDisciples attentively listen in a baalika sessionBaal disciples enjoy refreshments during their breakFun and games in the Shree Ghanshyam Baal Leela daycare sessionKitchen disciples share their experiencesSant Shiromani Shree Gurupriyadasji Swami offers an account of his experienceFun and games in the bouncy castleInflatable castle for the very young participantsDisciples volunteer in food serviceDisciples volunteer in food service