Shree Abji Bapashree Jayanti was celebrated on Kartik Sud Ekadashi, Sunday 9 November 2008
The end of the auspicious Chaturmas season, Kartik Sud Ekadashi, fell on Sunday 9 November 2008. On this day, Jeevanpran Shree Abji Bapashree manifested on the Earth. In celebration, a continuous 24 hour long program of devotional chanting was held in Maninagar, in the august, divine presence of Acharya Swamishree.
The program concluded on Monday 10 November 2008, after which Acharya Swamishree departed for Mumbai by train. Whilst in Mumbai, Acharya Swamishree had various health checks. Accepting the prayers of us all, the merciful Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa has ensured that Acharya Swamishree’s recent illnesses have been eliminated and His health has been restored to normality. On Saturday 15 November 2008, Acharya Swamishree returned to Maninagar for 1 day for the darshan of Shree Ghanshyam Maharaj. At the time of the Shayan aarti, Shree Ghanshyam Maharaj adorned the clothing of a doctor.
Acharya Swamishree returned to Mumbai on Sunday 16 November 2008 and will embark on a 2 month long tour of East Africa on 20 November 2008.