Tuesday 25 September 2018 | Bhadarva Sud 15, Samvat 2074

Tue 25 Sep 2018

On Sunday 25 March 2018, exactly 237 years after that auspicious event, Lord Swaminarayan’s manifestation was celebrated throughout the world in all the temples of Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan.

Almighty, Purna Purushottam, Lord Shree Swaminarayan appeared upon this Earth in a human form for the eternal salvation of His loving disciples. This miraculous and joyous day, referred to as Shree Swaminarayan Jayanti, was Samvat 1837, Chaitra Sud 9, Monday 2 April 1781. Supreme Lord Shree Swaminarayan manifested at the home of Shree Dharmadev and Bhaktimata, in a small village in Northern India called Chhapaiya.

On Sunday 25 March 2018, exactly 237 years after that auspicious event, Lord Swaminarayan’s manifestation was celebrated throughout the world in all the temples of Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan.

At the eternal home of Lord Shree Swaminarayan, Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Maninagar, the celebrations took place in the divine presence of Acharya Swamishree. Immediately after the Shangar aarti of the Lord was performed, Acharya Swamishree commenced the 24 hour long continual recitation (dhoon) of the supreme Swaminarayan Mahamantra.

That evening, Sants and disciples congregated in the Mandir at the exact time of the Lord’s manifestation and celebrated as the divine Murti of Lord Shree Swaminarayan was seated by Acharya Swamishree Maharaj in a golden cradle.

The following day, Acharya Swamishree Maharaj concluded the continuous recitation and bestowed divine blessings in which He explained the purpose and significance of the Lord’s manifestation on the Earth, and the power of devoted recitation of the supreme Swaminarayan name.

Acharaya Swamishree Maharaj's Ashirwad on Shree Swaminarayan Jayanti