Inspirator: His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree Purushottampriyadasji Maharaj
Day 1 - Suvarna Pratishtha Mahotsav Vrushpur  
Acharya Swamishree arrives in Vrushpur after performing the Patotsav Ceremony in Bhuj Mandir A procession is held to ceremonially welcome Acharya Swamishree to the village of Vrushpur Acharya Swamishree presides on a golden chariot and is pulled through the streets of Vrushpur Disciples are given the honour of pulling Acharya Swamishree’s chariot
Disciples of Vrushpur pull Acharya Swamishree’s golden chariot through the village of Vrushpur Acharya Swamishree blesses disciples throughout the welcoming procession The procession reaches the Mandir Acharya Swamishree and disciples light a flame at the entrance of the new Mandir, before the plaques are unveiled
Acharya Swamishree reads the plaque installed to mark the opening of the original Mandir by Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa in 1959 The plaque installed to mark the opening of the new Mandir building by Acharya Swamishree Acharya Swamishree cuts the ribbon at the door of the Mandir and performs the official opening of the new building Fisheye view of new temple Entrance of the new Mandir in Vrushpur
H H Swamibapa Pipe Band leads the welcoming procession into the assembly marquee The throne in the assembly marquee had been shaped like a traditional village cart. Acharya Swamishree presides on the cart and delights the assembly by taking the reins of the bullocks Acharya Swamishree rides the cart Acharya Swamishree presides on the cart and brings delight to the sants and disciples
The bullocks are blessed by Acharya Swamishree. The entire scene brought back delightful memories for the sants and disciples in the audience who were alive during Shree Abji Bapashree’s Centenary festival Acharya Swamishree performs the opening ceremony of the main scripture recitals Acharya Swamishree performs the opening ceremony of the main scripture recitals Sants and disciples perform Aarti to commence the scripture recitals
Acharya Swamishree blesses the assembly Acharya Swamishree explains that it was not for Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa, the name and philosophy of Jeevanpran Shree Abji Bapashree would not exist today Acharya Swamishree explains the significance of the stage setting, and the heroic feat that Swamibapa performed at the time of Shree Abji Bapashree’s Centenary Sants and disciples are engrossed in listening to Acharya Swamishree’s divine blessings
Disciples from all over the world had gathered in Vrushpur to be part of the Golden Jubilee Celebrations Acharya Swamishree gives Prasad to the invited guests from the village Besides the village of Vrushpur is Lake Krishna, where Lord Shree Swaminarayan gave darshan to Devuba, Jeevanpran Shree Abji Bapashree’s mother, and granted her the wish, ‘I will manifest again at your home. Call Me by the name ‘Abji’ because I will manifest very shortly (Ab meaning now).’ ..... .....At that site, 2 domes (Chhatris) have been built. The divine, lotus footprints of Lord Swaminarayan have been installed in one of those Chhatris as a memorial to where Lord Swaminarayan gave darshan to Devuba.....
....Jeevanpran Bapashree’s cremation ceremony took place besides that Chhatri. Here, another Chhatri, with the divine, lotus feet of Jeevanpran Bapashree have been installed When everyone else was afraid to even mention Bapashree's name, it was Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa who went to the deserted site of Chhatri and fearlessly sung the praises of Jeevanpran Shree Abji Bapashree. Swamibapa’s preaching evoked strength and courage to the true disciples of Bapashree A scene on the stage depicting the Centenary Celebrations of Jeevanpran Shree Abji Bapashree held in 1949. At the time, it was forbidden by the local government for more than 25 people to be fed in a single gathering. So Jeevanpran Swamibapa made provisions for families to be given raw ingredients, .....  .....which they would use to prepare their own meals and eat with their family. In this manner, the disciples celebrated Jeevanpran Bapashree’s Centenary. It was during this Centenary that an electric sound system and electric lighting had been used in Kutch in any festival.....
....Furthermore, Jeevanpran Swamibapa inspired young disciples to perform drama productions based on religious themes and thereby, He started a novel method of conveying and propagating the messages of the faith During Shree Abji Bapashree’s Centenary Celebrations held on the site of Chhatri, straw huts had been erected for disciples to sleep in During Shree Abji Bapashree’s Centenary Celebrations, there was a shop from where disciples obtained raw ingredients to cook with during the festival  
© Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan Contact Us | Guestbook | FAQ's | Glossary | Sitemap | Help