Inspirator: His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree Purushottampriyadasji Maharaj
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Falgun Sud 2 - Anniversary of Acharya Swamishree's Investiture

Falgun Sud 2 was celebrated as Shree Sadguru Din on Sunday 9th March 2008. The Sadguru Din commemorations commenced from the early morning, with continuous meditation, recitation of religious songs and chanting. This is also the auspicious day that Jeevanpran Swamibapa chose to designate our beloved Acharya Swamishree to be His heir and divine sovereign of Shree Swaminarayan Gadi. This historic occasion took place on Wednesday 28th February 1979.

On behalf of all the sants and disciples around the World, the senior sants performed poojan to Acharya Swamishree to acknowledge the immense work that He has done over the past 29 years for the continuous progression of Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan.

Maninagar Mandir Patotsav

His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree performed the Patotsav Ceremony of the supreme, divine Murtis installed at Shree Swaminarayan Temple Maninagar, the centre of the Swaminarayan Faith, on Monday 10th March 2008.

Part of the ceremony involves performing "panchamrut snan" (bathing of the Lord with 5 nectars; milk, saffron, honey, sugar and yogurt). This occasion is the only day in the year when we are granted the darshan of the Lord without His robes.

Acharya Swamishree performed the patotsav ceremony at the Ladies Temple in Maninagar. He then gave His divine ashirwad in the sabha mandap.

This Grand Ceremonial Poojan Ceremony and divine blessings were broadcast live over the internet.


Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa installed the divine Murti of the Supreme Lord Swaminarayan, Shree Ghanshyam Maharaj at Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Maninagar in the year Samvat 2000 (Saturday 26th February 1944). At that time the Mandir was a bungalow-type building.

Eleven years later, Jeevanpran Swamibapa had a grand new Shikhar-bandh Temple built at the same location; and in the year Samvat 2011 (Friday 25th February 1955), Jeevanpran Swamibapa re-installed Shree Ghanshyam Maharaj in the new Temple, together with Shree Harikrishna Maharaj and Shree Sahajanand Swami Maharaj.

On Samvat 2036 Fagan Sud 3, (Monday 18th February 1980), Acharya Swamishree ceremonially installed the divine Murtis of Jeevanpran Shree Abji Bapashree and Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa in Shree Swaminarayan Temple Maninagar.

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