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Ocala, Florida - Ground Breaking Ceremony - Day 2


Many disciples participated in the parayan poojan Disciples participate in the parayan poojan ceremony Disciples perform aarti during the parayan poojan ceremony Sadguru Shree Jitendrapriyadasji Swami talks about the progress of the mandals in the US
Acharya Swamishree commences His divine ashirwad Acharya Swamishree giving His divine blessings to the hundreds of disciples gathered from all over the globe Acharya Swamishree giving His divine blessings Sants and hundreds of disciples closely listen to divine blessings from Acharya Swamishree
Hundreds of disciples listen closely to Acharya Swamishree’s divine blessings Acharya Swamishree views the blue prints of the forthcoming temple in Ocala, Florida Divine darshan of Acharya Swamishree laughing during the program Divine darshan of Shree Harikrushna Maharaj with a garland
Disciples perform aarti during the event Acharaya Swamishree being escorted by temple disciples Acharaya Swamishree consecrating the food Many high caliber dignitaries gathered with Acharaya Swamishree to begin the afternoon program
Swamibapa Pipe Band from New Jersey welcomes Acharya Swamishree and the invited dignitaries Swamibapa Pipe Band salutes Acharya Swamishree Speaker of the House of Representatives for the state of Florida, Mr. Larry Cretul greets Acharya Swamishree Commissioner of the county of Marion, Mr. Mike Amsden greets Acharya Swamishree during the program
Mr. Digvijaysingh Gayakwad, a local businessman and public relations representative, greets Acharya Swamishree Mr. Jim Bennet, contractor greets Acharya Swamishree Architect of Ocala temple, Mr. Nilesh Gujar greets Acharya Swamishree Acharya Swamishree and the invited dignitaries light a flame of peace during the ceremony
Mr. Mike Amsden presents Acharya Swamishree with a limited edition pin Acharya Swamishree holding the pin Acharya Swamishree presents the invited dignitaries with copies of the “Shree Swaminarayan Gadi” and “Vachanamrut” The members from the House of Representatives of Florida present Acharya Swamishree with a quilt
A prathna to “Shreeji Tere Darshan” begins the evening program Devoted disciple Prakashbhai Patel says jokes to amuse the gathered disciples Hundreds of disciples from all around the globe gathered during the evening program Sants enjoy the evening program
Disciples from the New Jersey Mandal perform to “Shreeji Malaya, Bapa Malaya” in a qawali  Many disciples from the New Jersey Mandal participated in the Qawali A young disciple dances to the kirtan “Mithi Mithi Lagi Chhe” to please Lord Shree Swaminarayan and Acharya Swamishree Disciples participate in the religious drama
The main character, Dadubha, threatens a villager for money during the religious drama Dadubha threatens another villager for money in the religious drama A Swaminarayan disciple greets Dadubha and explains the glory of Lord Shree Swaminarayan Dadubha goes blind during the drama
A unique scene during the religious drama Dadubha becomes very upset that he is blind Sants come to bless Dadubha during the religious drama Dadubha realizes the glory of Lord Shree Swaminarayan
Dadubha praises Lord Shree Swaminarayan and Acharya Swamishree during the religious drama The participants of the religious drama gather at the end of the drama A disciple, Babubhai Patel, speaks during the evening ceremony A disciple, Rameshbhai Patel, says jokes during the evening ceremony
Disciples from the New Jersey Mandal dance to “Aaj Sakhi Aanand Ni Heli” in the bamboo dance Disciples perform vandan to Acharya Swamishree during the bamboo dance Dance participants jump through moving bamboo sticks, a very difficult task The conclusion of the bamboo dance
A gorilla comes out during the bamboo dance Young disciples from the Ocala Mandal perform a raas to “Mithi Madhuri Bhali” during the evening Young disciples perform a raas to please Lord Shree Swaminarayan and Acharya Swamishree Young disciples pose at the end of the raas with signs saying “Bapa Rajee Rahejo”
Disciples from the New Jersey Mandal perform a chair dance to “Jay Jay Swaminarayan Bolo” Disciples participate in the chair dance Disciples performed many chair routines with flips, jumps, and rotations Acharya Swamishree gives His divine darshan to all the performers
Acharya Swamishree is escorted out from the evening program      

   
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