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Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Platinum Tula & 11th Patotsav of Shree Swaminarayan Temple New Jersey

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Divine darshan of Lord Shree Swaminarayan on the day of the Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Platinum Tula and the 11th Patotsav of Shree Swaminarayan Temple New Jersey Divine darshan of Jeevanpran Shree Abjibapashree on the day of the Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Platinum Tula and the 11th Patotsav of Shree Swaminarayan Temple New Jersey Divine darshan of Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamiabapa on the day of the Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Platinum Tula and the 11th Patotsav of Shree Swaminarayan Temple New Jersey Divine darshan of Shree Harikrushna Maharaj on the day of the Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Platinum Tula and the 11th Patotsav of Shree Swaminarayan Temple New Jersey
Divine darshan of Shree Harikrushna Maharaj on the day of the Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Platinum Tula and the 11th Patotsav of Shree Swaminarayan Temple New Jersey The Brinks Security truck arrives at Shree Swaminarayan Temple New Jersey, containing 175 pounds of pure platinum - 24 6-pound platinum bars and 400 one-ounce platinum coins A Brinks Security agent unloads the 175 pounds of platinum The container is opened to reveal the 6-pound platinum bars to be used in the Tula ceremony
Acharya Swamishree signs the new dhaja (flags) that are to be raised over the temple's shikar (domes) Sants and hundreds of disciples from all over the world gathered inside the temple prayer hall for the 11th Patotsav ceremony of Shree Swaminarayan Temple New Jersey 
Divine darshan of Acharya Swamishree's lotus hands as He chants sholks for the Patotsav ceremony Acharya Swamishree observes the one-ounce platinum coins that are to be used in Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa's Platinum Tula
Acharya Swamishree observes the one-ounce platinum coins that are to be used in Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa's Platinum Tula Acharya Swamishree holds the one-ounce platinum coins that are to be used in the Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Platinum Tula Acharya Swamishree places the one-ounce platinum coins before Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa as a part of the 11th Patotsav ceremony Acharya Swamishree holds a 6-pound bar of platinum before Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa
Acharya Swamishree holds a 6-pound bar of platinum before Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa Acharya Swamishree offers a 6-pound bar of platinum at the lotus feet of Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa Acharya Swamishree offers a 6-pound bar of platinum at the lotus feet of Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa Hundreds of disciples assembled in the temple prayer hall for the Patotsav ceremony
Acharya Swamishree performs the flag-raising ceremony, and sants and disciples perform aarti to the newly inaugurated dhaja (flags) atop the shikar Divine darshan of Acharya Swamishree during the flag-raising ceremony The twelfth set of dhaja (flags) atop the shikar of Shree Swaminarayan Temple New Jersey Swamibapa Pipe Band salutes Acharya Swamishree during the flag-raising ceremony
Annkut darshan during the 11th Patotsav of Shree Swaminarayan Temple New Jersey Acharya Swamishree cuts a cake celebrating the 11th Patotsav of Shree Swaminarayan Temple New Jersey Acharya Swamishree offers cake to Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa for prasad Achraya Swamishree and sants perform the first annkut aarti
Acharya Swamishree and disciples perform the annkut aarti Acharya Swamishree and disciples perform the annkut aarti Acharya Swamishree and disciples perform the annkut aarti Acharya Swamishree and disciples perform the annkut aarti
Acharya Swamishree and His sant mandal wield 6-pound platinum bars in the presence of Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa before proceeding to Swamibapa Community Hall for the Tula ceremony Acharya Swamishree holds a 6-pound bar of pure platinum which was mined in South Africa, stored in the United Kingdom, owned by a Canadian company, and shipped to the United States of America Swamibapa Pipe Band salutes Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa and Acharya Swamishree before leading the procession to the Tula venue - Swamibapa Community Hall Honorary dignataries and disciples recieve blessings from Acharya Swamishree
Swamibapa Pipe Band escorts Acharya Swamishree and sants to Swamibapa Cummunity Hall for the Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Platinum Tula Acharya Swamishree leads sants carrying Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa on a golden palanquin and platinum bars in chhaabs onto the Tula stage Swamibapa Pipe Band salutes Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa before the commencement of the Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Platinum Tula Divine darshan of Acharya Swamishree wielding a platinum bar
Thousands of disciples from all over the world present for the Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Platinum Tula Over 1000 cupcakes were made by disciples, and 700 were assembled on a stand to celebrate Acharaya Swamishree's 70th manifestation day anniversary The cupcakes were assembled to form the numbers 70 in celebration of Acharya Swamishree's 70th manifestation day anniversary, 50 for Acharya Swamishree's 50th diksha din, and 42 for the 42nd anniversary of Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa setting foot in the US Acharya Swamishree celebrates his 70th manifestation anniversary with the 700 cupcakes and assorted cakes
Acharya Swamishree cuts His 70th manifestation day anniversary cake Acharya Swamishree offers His 70th manifestation day anniversary cake to Gurudev Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Acharya Swamishree offers His 70th manifestation anniversary cake to Shree Harikrushna Maharaj Sadguru sants lovingly feed Acharya Swamishree His 70th manifestation day anniversary cake
Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa is adorned in a garland made of pure gold Divine darshan of Acharya Swamishree in a garland and bracelets made of American diamonds as He administers the Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Platinum Tula Sadguru Sashtri Shree Jitendrapriyadasji Swami discourses over the momentous nature of the Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Platinum Tula Sant Shiromani Shree Gurupriyadasji Swami, the Master of Ceremonies (MC), directs the program
Acharya Swamishree adorns Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa with a fresh flower garland before the commencement of the Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Platinum Tula Acharya Swamishree seeks the divine blessings of Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa and bows at His lotus feet Acharya Swamishree administers the flower Tula of Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Acharya Swamishree administers the coconut Tula of Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa
Sants place saakar (sugar crystals) on the Tula scale to weigh Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Acharya Swamishree adminsters the sugar Tula of Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Sants place betel nuts on the Tula scale to weigh Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Thousands of disciples recite the Swaminarayan Gadi Jay as the Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Platinum Tula proceeds
Acharya Swamishree and sants begin to place the 6-pound platinum bars on the Tula scale to weigh Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa 175 pounds of platinum in the form of 24 6-pound Impala bars and 400 one-ounce coins placed on the Tula scale to weigh Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa 175 pounds of platinum in the form of 24 6-pound Impala bars and 400 one-ounce coins placed on the Tula scale to weigh Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa A close-up of the Platinum bars and coins
Hundreds of one-ounce pure silver coins engraved with the divine murtis of Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa and Acharya Swamishree especially for the occasion were also placed on the scale Acharya Swamishree dances to "Jay Jay Swamibapa" as the platinum is placed on the scale The divine darshan of the the Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Platinum Tula at Shree Swaminarayan Temple, Secaucus, New Jersey, on August 5th, 2012. The weight of the platinum is enough to shift the scale, and the divine murti of Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa ascends higher than the platinum. Acharya Swamishree showers disciples with His divine darshan during the Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Platinum Tula. He is filled with joy to see His beloved Gurudev weighed against platinum.
Acharya Swamishree joyfully dances while wielding two 6-pound platinum bars during the Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Platinum Tula Acharya Swamishree showers sants with His divine darshan during the Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Platinum Tula Acharya Swamishree performs the first aarti to His beloved Gurudev Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa seated upon the scale with the platinum Acharya Swamishree performs the first aarti to His beloved Gurudev Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa seated upon the scale with the platinum
Acharya Swamishree showers His divine darshan and waves cheerfully to the thousands of disicples in attendance at the Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Platinum Tula Acharya Swamishree further delights the congregation and gives His divine darshan at the divine lotus feet of Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa on the scale Acharya Swamishree further delights the congregation and gives His divine darshan at the divine lotus feet of Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa on the scale. The platinum remains on the ground as Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa and Acharya Swamishree ascend together Swamibapa Pipe Band salutes Acharya Swamishree who is seated upon the scale with Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa
Swamibapa Pipe Band salutes Acharya Swamishree who is seated upon the scale with Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Sants perform aarti to Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa and Acharya Swamishree seated upon the Tula Sants recieve the divine darshan of Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa and Acharya Swamishree seated upon the Tula scale Acharya Swamishree gives blessings to Tim Gardiner, a representative of TD Bank Precious Metals, which lent the platinum used in the Tula
Acharya Swamishree gives His blessings to a local Indian community organization president, Piyusbbhai Acharya Swamishree blesses Dennis Cochran, the police chief of Secaucus Township, for providing the secuirty force during the Platinum Tula Acharya Swamishree blesses Robert Constantino, a Secaucus council member Acharya Swamishree blesses Secaucus Mayor Michael Gonnelli, a long-time friend of Shree Swaminarayan Temple New Jersey
Secaucus Mayor Michael Gonnelli delivers a speech congratulating Maninagar Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan on this historical event Honorary dignataries present Acharya Swamishree wih a plaque of appreciation Acharya Swamishree presents Secaucus Mayor Michael Gonnelli with a $1000 check for the Secaucus Fire Department, which annually assits the temple with the flag-raising ceremony each Patotsav Sant Shiromani Shree Dharmavatsaldasji Swami recieves saakar prasad from Acharya Swamishree
Acharya Swamishree showers His divine blessings upon the world on this historic day Thousands of disciples are present at the Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Platinum Tula. They eagerly listen to Acharya Swamishree's divine blessings Acharya Swamishree delivers His divine ashirwad Acharya Swamishree showers disciples His divine ashirwad
Acharya Swamishree delivers His divine ashirwad while seated in front of the Tula. Lord Shree Swaminarayan and Jeevanpran Shree Abji Bapashree also bestow Their divine darshan Acharya Swamishree is so filled with joy that He gets up in the middle of His divine blessings to dance to the kirtan "Ayo Re Ayo Re" and "Dhaam Gaaje Re" The entire audience is on its feet dancing, singing, and clapping along with Acharya Swamishree "Kevo mangalkari rudo din aayo re...Sau na haiye eno anand chhavayo re..."
Sants play dhol as Acharya Swamishree dances on the occasion of Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Platinum Tula, "Hete dhol ne sharanayu vagadavyo re..." Keva malakay, Bapa keva malakay...Joi bhaki ne eh malakay..." Acharya Swamishree cites evidence of the Platinum Tula with the pure platinum and silver one-ounce coins during the closing moments of His ashirwad Acharya Swamishree cites evidence of the Platinum Tula with the pure platinum and silver one-ounce coins during the closing moments of His ashirwad
Swamibapa Pipe Band recieves blessings from Acharya Swamishree at the Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Platinum Tula Presidents of the North American mandals recieve blessings from Acharya Swamishree The Executive and Working Committee of Shree Swaminarayan Temple, Secaucus, New Jersey, recieve blessings from Acharya Swamishree Swamibapa Cricket Club New Jersey recieves blessings from Acharya Swamishree
Acharya Swamishree blesses secuirty personal hired for the Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Platinum Tula Acharya Swamishree blesses a citizen of Columbia who donated a generous sum of money for the Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Platinum Tula Acharya Swamishree gives an interview to the international network TV9 and provides blessings for the world to see Disciples present Acharya Swamishree with a large garland made out of 7000 pieces of mamra (puffed rice) in honor of Acharya Swamishree's 70th manifestation day anniversary
Acharya Swamishree grasps the Tula scale holding 175 pounds of platinum. No amount of platinum can ever surpass the love shown by Acharya Swamishree on this historic occasion. His love is priceless.      

   
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