Friday 4 October 2013, Swamibapa Jayanti, was celebrated with appropriate grandeur at Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Maninagar, in the divine presence of Acharya Swamishree Maharaj.
After performing the Shanghar aarti of Shree Ghanshyam Maharaj, Shree Harikrishna Maharaj, Shree Sahajanand Swami Maharaj, Jeevanpran Bapashree and Jeevanpran Swamibapa, Acharya Swamishree Maharaj performed poojan to Gurudev Swamibapa’s ‘Dhyan’ Murti, and Shree Swaminarayan Gadi. He then departed from the Mandir and went to Shree Swaminarayan Tower, where He performed the Patotsav ceremony of Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa who magnificently presides in the Tower.
A grand procession was then held in honour of Jeevanpran Swamibapa. During the procession, disciples carried gifts to offer to the Lord. Jeevanpran Swamibapa and Acharya Swamishree sat on a grand chariot. The procession reached Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Maninagar at 9.30am. The Shahi Swagat Ceremony was performed before Jeevanpran Swamibapa, during which gifts were offered at His lotus feet. Swamibapa was adorned in beautiful flower garments and Acharya Swamishree placed a golden moogat upon His head. The ceremonial tula ceremony was also performed during which He was ceremonially weighed against the auspicious items used for adoration, flowers, betal nuts, coconuts and sugar.
In His divine blessings, Acharya Swamishree described the spiritual love and kinds of thoughts that a disciple should have for God, if he truly wishes to please Him. He explained the absolute trust in God that is needed to develop in a disciple in order to truly adhere to His wishes.
After the divine blessings, disciples performed aarti to Jeevanpran Swamibapa. Prasad was then distributed to all.
The entire celebrations were broadcast live over the internet.
Jeevanpran Muktajeevan Swamibapa Pragatya Jayanti