On Monday 8 April 2013, His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree Maharaj performed the patotsav ceremony of the Lord at Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Bavla, exactly 42 years after Jeevanpran Swamibapa first established the Mandir in this town.
A splendid concert of devotional songs was performed by sants and disciples during the evening of Sunday 7 April.
Bavla is renowned for its rice mills and cotton processing industry. It is also known as a business city and home to several pharmaceutical companies. Leading dignatories associated with these key functions of Bavla’s economy came for the darshan of Acharya Swamishree and gained His divine blessings.