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Shree Swaminarayan Mandir, Mokhasan - Rajat Pratishtha Mahotsav



In 1990, Acharya Swamishree Maharaj installed the divine Murtis of supreme Lord Shree Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa at Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Mokhasan. Due to the blessings of the merciful Lord, the loving disciples of Mokhasan have become more and more devoted to the Lord. Due to this divine grace, their affluence and prosperity has increased in a remarkable manner. Many disciples have travelled to the United States of America where they continue their devotion to please the Lord in numerous different ways.

Exactly 25 years have passed since the establishment of Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Mokhasan. In celebration of this silver jubilee, Acharya Swamishree Maharaj inspired a 3 day festival, from Saturday 14 March to Monday 16 March 2015. Thousands of disciples from all around the world gathered in Mokhasan to take part in the joyous festivities.

Acharya Swamishree Maharaj explained the history and significance of the village, and retold the different occasions when Lord Shree Swaminarayan and Gurudev Swamibapa visited Mokhasan. He also gave guidance on the kinds of behaviours, discipline, allegiance and devotion that a true disciple of Shree Swaminarayan Gadi should have. Acharya Swamishree Maharaj explained the dangers of having vices and addictions and implored everyone to remain away from such infatuations.

During the evening of day 1, the young children of the various Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Bal Sinskar Sinchan centres from around the region performed devotional dances.

During the afternoon of day 2, a grand procession was held through the streets of Mokhasan, during which the almighty Lord Shree Swaminarayan, and Acharya Swamishree Maharaj presided on ceremonial elephants and gave darshan to thousands of onlookers.

On the Patotsav day, Acharya Swamishree Maharaj performed the Shodshopchar ceremony of Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa, and a grand annakut was presented before the Lord. Disciples joyously performed aarti, and demonstrated their love and dedication to the merciful Lord and Acharya Swamishree Maharaj in this manner.

Throughout the festival, many key dignitaries of the region were commended and blessed by Acharya Swamishree Maharaj on behalf of Maninagar Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan.


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