Ceremonial bathing of the holy Paduka of Lord Shree Swaminarayan at Maninagardham in Conclusion of Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Smruti Yatra
When Gurudev Jeevanpran Swamibapa returned to Maninagardham after the Mokshdayi Yatra in 1973, the Sants and disciples took the opportunity of ceremonially bathing Him with sacred water from the River Ganges.
In the same manner, when all the Sants and disciples of the Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Smruti Yatra, a total of 550 individuals, had safely returned to Maninagardham on Thursday 16 April 2015, the ceremonial bathing of the holy Paduka of Lord Shree Swaminarayan was performed. During this ceremony, Vedratna Acharya Swamishree Maharaj bathed the holy Paduka with water from the River Ganges, River Jamuna, River Saraswati, and the River Saryu. To mark the conclusion of the Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Smruti Yatra, all the Sants who had remained in Maninagardham and leading disciples offered a large garland of fresh flowers to Acharya Swamishree Maharaj.