On 28th May 2003, the sants and disciples officially welcomed Acharya Swamishree back to Maninagar, after spending just over a month in Kutch.

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On 28th May 2003, the sants and disciples officially welcomed Acharya Swamishree back to Maninagar, after spending just over a month in Kutch.

Whilst in Kutch, Acharya Swamishree celebrated the Suvarna Pratishtha Mahotsav in Kera, performed the annual patotsav ceremonies of each of our Temples in Kutch, conducted numerous major scripture recitals and over 400 Shree Abji Bapashree ni vato communal scripture recitals. In addition, Acharya Swamishree performed padhramanis and visited the homes of hundreds of disciples.

During this period in Kutch, Acharya Swamishree has donated hundreds of thousands of rupees to needy causes of the region. New homes that were built by the Sanstha as part of the region's rebuilding project instigated after the earthquake were transferred to their new occupants.

During this welcoming ceremony, Shree Ghanshyam Maharaj and Shree Harikrishna Maharaj were adorned in fragrant chandan robes. The entire sinhasan was decorated with mango trees, which reminded all of the original setting of Maninagar Mandir, when Jeevanpran Swamibapa first arrived here.

Acharya Swamishree performed poojan to the supreme Lord SwaminarayanBapa Swamibapa and cut a cake before the Lord. He then offered the cake to Shree Ghanshyam Maharaj, Shree Harikrishna Maharaj, Shree Sahajanand Swami Maharaj, Jeevanpran Bapashree and Gurudev Jeevanpran Swamibapa. On behalf of the entire Satsang, Sadguru Shree Bhaktavatsal Swami offered a piece of the cake to our beloved Acharya Swamishree because today is also the day that Acharya Swamishree manifested upon this earth 61 years ago in Bharasar, Kutch.

During the evening, a devotional dance and music program was performed by the Sants to further please the Lord.