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The Janmashtami celebrations were held on 4 September 2007 in all the Swaminarayan Gadi Temples around the world. In Maninagar, the celebrations were held in the presence of His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree.

At midnight, Shree Harikrishna Maharaj was seated in a silver ornate swing and offered thaal. Acharya Swamishree then performed the ‘Manifestation Aarti’, whilst the sants and disciples sang to the accompaniment of musical instruments.

The traditional prasad of ‘Panchajiri’, the sweet powder made of five items: coriander seeds, cumin, coconut, ghee and ghor, was then offered to the Lord and distributed to all the disciples.

The sixth day of the manifestation, Chathi, fell on Sunday 9 September 2007. This is the last day that the Lord is seated on the swing. Sants and disciples sang devotional songs as Acharya Swamishree gently rocked Shree Harikrishna Maharaj seated on the ornate cradle.

 
 
 
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