The sixth day of a baby’s birth is referred to as the baby’s chhathi (literally meaning sixth). On this day, it is traditional for a ceremony to take place in the presence of the baby’s relatives, who come laden with gifts.

The sixth day of a baby’s birth is referred to as the baby’s chhathi (literally meaning sixth). On this day, it is traditional for a ceremony to take place in the presence of the baby’s relatives, who come laden with gifts.

Sunday 14 April 2019 was celebrated as the 238th manifestation day of the supreme Lord Shree Swaminarayan upon this Earth in a human form. Six days later, Friday 19 April 2019 was the sixth day of the Lord’s manifestation. Sants and disciples gathered in Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Bhuj to celebrate the Lord’s Chhathi in the presence of Acharya Swamishree Maharaj.

Sants and disciples performed utsav and sang traditional religious songs narrating the childhood episodes of Lord Swaminarayan as He was rocked in His cradle by Acharya Swamishree Maharaj. After the Chhathi celebrations, Acharya Swamishree Maharaj lifted the Lord from the cradle. The traditional prasad of Kuler, bajri (millet) flour combined with ghee and gor (jaggery) was offered to the Lord and then distributed to all the disciples.