Acharya Swamishree Maharaj performed the 40th patotsav ceremony of Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa
On Monday 2 November 2015, many thousands of people from the entire Panchmahal region gathered in the village of Vaghjipur to celebrate the anniversary of Shree Swaminarayan Mandir that Gurudev Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa established in the village in 1975.
Acharya Swamishree Maharaj and Sants arrived on the preceding day, when He was ceremonially welcomed by the loving disciples of the village. During the evening, the young disciples of Panchmahal held a program of devotional dance and songs. Acharya Swamishree Maharaj delighted everyone by coming onto the stage and dancing with them.
Acharya Swamishree Maharaj performed the 40th patotsav ceremony of Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa, after which an assembly of disciples was held. On behalf of Maninagar Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan, donations of sewing machines were given to poor ladies of the region so that they can learn a trade and earn a living for themselves and their families. In addition, warm blankets were donated to the poor and needy of Panchmahal.