Inspirator: His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree Purushottampriyadasji Maharaj
Shree Swaminarayan Temple Naranpur
Golden Jubilee Celebrations

Shree Swaminarayan Temple Naranpur – Golden Jubilee Celebrations

Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa established a new Temple of the divine Karan Satsang in the village of Naranpur, Kutch in Samvat 2013, Vaishakh Sud 3.

Fifty years have passed since the Temple was established. In celebration, with the inspiration of Acharya Swamishree, and as a facet of Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Shatabdi (Centenary), a 5 day, auspicious festival was held from Monday 16 April to Friday 20 April 2007.

Shree Swaminarayan Temple Naranpur

Shree Swaminarayan Temple Naranpur

Day 1 – Chaitra Vad 14 – Monday 16 April 2007


During the morning, a procession was held from the Temple to the site where the festival assembly was held.

Acharya Swamishree initiated the recital of the sacred scripture, Vachanamrut Rahasyarth Pradeepika Tika.

Sixty five recitals of Shree Abji Bapashree ni Vato were performed during the afternoon assembly.

Communal devotional dancing was held during the evening. Sants and disciples, and also many others from the village and surrounding regions took part. The renowned Bollywood singers, Sanjay Omkar and Kirti Sangathia sang devotional songs whilst the disciples danced around the Lord.

Day 2 – Chaitra Vad Amas – Tuesday 17 April 2007 - Shree Sadguru Din


As it was Shree Sadguru Din, from the early hours of the morning, Acharya Swamishree sat everyone down in continuous meditation.

A procession was then held from the Temple to the assembly marquee.

The sants continued the recital of the Vachanamrut scripture.

During the afternoon assembly, many dignitaries came for the blessings of Acharya Swamishree, including, Shree Dinshabhai Z Patel, State Petroleum Minister, Shree Babubhai Shah, Councillor of the Rapar District, Shree Chhabildas Patel, Councillor of the Mandvi District, Shree Shivjibhai Ahir, Bhuj Councillor, Shree Devendra Patel, Chief Reporter of Gujarat Samachar, and many principals of the various colleges in Kutch.

During the evening, Swamibapa’s sants and young disciples performed devotional dances.

Day 3 – Vaishakh Sud 1 – Wednesday 18 April 2007


On the third day of the Golden Jubilee Festival, Acharya Swamishree presided on a chariot and a procession was held from the Temple.

The recital of the sacred scripture, Vachanamrut Rahasyarth Pradeepika Tika, was performed by the sants.

Various guests, including Shree Pushpanandan Gadhvi, Member of Parliament for the Kutch District, District Council President, Shree Jivabhai Ahir, Mayor of Bhuj Shree Bapalal Jadeja, District Magistrate Shree Dhananjay Dwivedi, and Shree Sanjay Singh, Air Force Commander of Bhuj, and the directors of various banks in the Kutch district, came for the blessings of Acharya Swamishree.

During the evening, a religious drama was enacted by the disciples of Bavla, entitled ‘Samjo to Saaru’ (if you understand, it will be beneficial [for you]). The main theme of the drama was that good behaviours and characters must be taught to children from the time they are very young; and for that to happen, the parents need to demonstrate good, moral behaviour. Only in this manner will the children develop a have a good foundation, which will be beneficial for their entire life.

Day 4 – Vaishakh Sud 2 – Thursday 19 April 2007


Accepting the wishes of the disciples, Acharya Swamishree rode a horse to the assembly marquee and bestowed all with His unforgettable, divine darshan.

The conclusion of the scripture recital was then performed. The loving disciples brought gifts and presented them at the Lord’s lotus feet.

During the afternoon, a grand procession was held through Naranpur. Lord Shree Swaminarayan, Jeevanpran Shree Abji Bapashree, Jeevanpran Swamibapa and Acharya Swamishree presided on decorated, ceremonial elephants and gave darshan to all the disciples and onlookers. Throughout the procession, a helicopter showered flower petals on everyone.

At the end of the procession, a firework display was held in a nearby farm.

Day 5 – Vaishakh Sud 3 & 4 - Friday 20 April 2007


On the final day of the Golden Jubilee Festival, Acharya Swamishree performed the patotsav ceremony of the Lord in Shree Swaminarayan Temple Naranpur.

An array of different foods, in the form of an annakut was presented to Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa. A magnificent cake, comprising of 50 individual cakes, was also presented before the Lord.

Young disciples performed a spectacular dance, involving coloured ribbon, flags and banners being suspended from the balcony surrounding the perimeter of the Temple.

On behalf of all the disciples of Naranpur, representatives from the village presented Acharya Swamishree with a ceremonial shield.

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