For the eternal salvation of infinitely many souls, the almighty sovereign of the entire universe, Purna Purushottam Lord Shree Swaminarayan, manifested upon this Earth during the night of Samvat 1837, Chaitra Sud 9 – 1781 AD.
Exactly 231 years later, on Sunday April 1 2012, Lord Shree Swaminarayan’s spiritual heir, Acharya Swamishree Maharaj, performed the Pragatya Aarti of the Lord at Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Maninagar.
Shree Harikrishna Maharaj, Lord Shree Swaminarayan, was seated on an ornate silver swing, and offered thaal. Sants and disciples sang devotional songs describing the divine childhood episodes of the Lord, as Acharya Swamishree Maharaj gently rocked the Lord’s cradle.
To celebrate the Lord’s arrival, continuous chanting of the almighty Lord’s eternal, sacred name, ‘Swaminarayan’, was held for 24 hours.