Inspirator: His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree Purushottampriyadasji Maharaj
Smruti Mandir Patotsav  


Thursday 21 September 2006 was the 15th anniversary of when His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree inaugurated Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Smruti Mandir, the magnificent monument of unsurpassed love unto Gurudev Jeevanpran Swamibapa. Just as the love of Shah Jehan for his wife, Arjuman Banu Begum is immortalised through the Taj Mahal, the divine spiritual love and absolute dedication of Acharya Swamishree towards Jeevanpran Swamibapa has been encapsulated in the form of Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Smruti Mandir.

In the past fifteen years since its opening, many thousands of people, of all nationalities and faiths have visited the Smruti Mandir and experienced the spiritual peace and divinity that exists within every section of the Smruti Mandir; from each of the magnificent Murtis; every carving in its pillars and arches; every flower and shrub in its gardens; and every drop of water from its fountains.

At 8.00 am, Acharya Swamishree reached Smruti Mandir and performed the auspicious patotsav ceremony to Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa. The entire grand altar (sinhasan) had been decorated with fresh flowers. Thaar was offered to the Lord, after which disciples were given the opportunity of performing aarti. In His divine blessings, Acharya Swamishree described many of the wondrous events in the life history of Jeevanpran Swamibapa. He elucidated on Swamibapa’s revolutionary work for the benefit of society and reformation and protection of the true Swaminarayan Karan Satsang.

During the evening, a concert of devotional music was held in the vast grounds of Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Maninagar.

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