To explain the hidden messages in His own philosophy and elucidate His supremacy, Lord Shree Swaminarayan Himself manifested as Jeevanpran Shree Abji Bapashree. Through his commentary, Rahasyarth Pradeepika Tika, on the Lord’s words in the Vachanamrut, Bapashree created an eternal source of rejuvenated knowledge. The name of Jeevanpran Shree Abji Bapashree now resonates all around the world. This is as a result of the remarkable endurance of Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa.
For the protection of the sublime philosophy explained by Jeevanpran Shree Abji Bapashree, Lord Shree Swaminarayan Himself manifested in the form of Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa. Gurudev Swamibapa fearlessly and heroically challenged opponents to ensure that the Lord’s true teachings were not destroyed. The treasure-trove of Lord Shree Swaminarayan’s supreme spiritual knowledge is the Rahasyarth Pradeepika Tika sah Vachanamrut and Bapashree ni Vato; these exist today due to the grace and tireless efforts of Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa.
During the early morning of Sunday 22 November 2015, Samvat 2072 Kartik Sud 11, celebrations commenced in Maninagardham to mark exactly 171 years since Lord Shree Swaminarayan Himself manifested upon the Earth in the form of Jeevanpran Shree Abji Bapashree.
Acharya Swamishree Maharaj performed poojan of the Lord presiding on a decorated hindolo (ceremonial swing) whilst Sants and disciples sang about the glory of Jeevanpran Bapashree. As this day also marked the 86th anniversary of Gurudev Swamibapa’s initiation as a Sant, the Sants also sang religious songs in His honour.
Acharya Swamishree Maharaj performed the pragatya aarti, to mark the manifestation of Bapashree and then He commenced the 24 hour long continuous dhoon – ceremonial singing of the supreme Lord’s name.
The next morning, on Monday 23 November 2015, Acharya Swamishree Maharaj concluded the dhoon and showered blessings to all the Sants and disciples.