Inspirator: His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree Purushottampriyadasji Maharaj
First Patotsav at Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Surat  


Wednesday 3rd February 2010 was the first Patotsav of the magnificent Mandir that stands at the entrance of Surat, which was opened by Acharya Swamishree in 2009.

Acharya Swamishree and a large group of sants travelled from Maninagar to Surat immediately after the Mangla Aarti on Sunday 31 January 2010. During His 3 day stay in the city, disciples took the opportunity to welcome Acharya Swamishree to their homes and offices, and gain His blessings and spiritual guidance.

A special assembly was held on Tuesday 2nd February, during which local dignitaries and students of Surat who had excelled in their education, were commended by Acharya Swamishree.

On the Patotsav day, Acharya Swamishree performed the anniversary rituals to Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa, and then a grand Annakut was offered.


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