The 12th Smurti Mandir Patotsav was celebrated today.

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25th September 2003

Today was the 12th Patotsav of the supreme Lord Swaminarayan at Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Smruti Mandir.

After performing Shangar aarti, His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree and the entire Sant Mandal and devotees proceeded to Smruti Mandir. Achraya Swamishree and the Sants performed aarti to the Dhyaan Murti of Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa before performing the Patotsav vidhi to the Supreme Lord Swaminarayan - Shree Ghanshyam Maharaj. His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree then gave His divine darshan in the Sinhasan alongside the magnificent murtis of our divine Guru Parampara.

After the Patotsav vidhi, Jeevanpran Swamibapa blessed all the devotees with His divine ashirvad. Acharya Swamishree and the Sants performed aarti.

After the events at Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Smruti Mandir, His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree, the Sant Mandal and the gathered devotees returned to Maninagar Mandir for prasad thaar before the afternoon Parayan commenced.

At 3pm, the recital of the Rahasyarth Pradeepika Tika sah Vachnamrut scripture continued. Several eminent Sants and devotees spoke of their memories of Sadguru Shree Bhaktavatsal Swami. His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree then showered His divine ashirvad upon the sabha:

"The magnificent Smruti Mandir, which was given to us by Lord Swaminarayan Himself, in honour of our beloved Gurudev Jeevanpran Shree Muktjeevan Swamibapa, is a representation of the undying love within us all for our supreme Lord. It represents the ever-presence of Swamibapa and our divine Guru Parampara, who, today are giving their divine darshan inside Smruti Mandir.

"Sadguru Shree Bhaktavatsal Swami had an unparalleled love for Swamibapa that is indescribable in words. When we pray to SwaminarayanBapa Swamibapa to bestow upon us the divine qualities of our beloved Sadguru, this association with Jeevanpran Swamibapa is one of the qualities we should ask for."

Acharya Swamishree gave ashirvad for over one and a half hours before concluding the afternoon sabha.

The evening's events started at 8.30pm, during which the video recording of the Survarna Pratishtha Mahotsav - Nairobi held in 2002 was shown. The picture was projected onto a huge screen for all the sabha to enjoy. Acharya Swamishree graced the sabha with His presence.