Sunday 22 September 2013 was a sad day for Kenyans living all over the world. During the frightful terrorist attack in Nairobi’s prestigious Westgate Shopping Mall, over 70 lives were lost, nearly 180 people were horrifically injured, and countless persons endured confinement under threat of fire for many hours.
As soon as Acharya Swamishree Maharaj heard news of this ongoing tragedy, He contacted disciples living in Nairobi and remained aware of the current situation. In particular, a disciple who had been captured and remained under siege in one of the shops kept Acharya Swamishree Maharaj updated on the situation. Unfortunately, a 16 year old young disciple was tragically shot. May the supreme Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa bestow absolute salvation upon her.
In Maninagar that evening, Acharya Swamishree Maharaj and Sants held special prayers and lit lamps for the spiritual welfare of the souls who had departed from this mortal world during this devastating occurrence.
On the command of Acharya Swamishree Maharaj, such prayers were also held in all the temple of Maninagar Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan around the world.