September 2019 marked the 40th anniversary since Gurudev Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa performed His antardhaan leela and departed this mortal world on Samvat 2035 Bhadarva Sud 7.

September 2019 marked the 40th anniversary since Gurudev Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa performed His antardhaan leela and departed this mortal world on Samvat 2035 Bhadarva Sud 7.

This is one of the most auspicious days for the Shree Swaminarayan Gadi community, and so Mandirs around the world hold special assemblies to mark the occasion. At Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Maninagar, Acharya Swamishree presided over the occasion, which commenced with a ‘Prabhat-feri’ taking place in the early hours, during which Sants and disciples performed pradakshina around the Brahm-mahol whilst chanting the supreme Swaminarayan Mahamantra.

Dhyaan – a form of devotion especially dear to Swamibapa – was then performed by all, before the entire congregation was showered with Jeevanpran Swamibapa’s divine Ashirwad. Acharya Swamishree Maharaj then led the offering of poojan to our beloved Gurudev before offering aarti to Him. 

Commemorations then moved to Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Smruti Mandir – the precise cremation site of Jeevanpran Swamibapa. His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree Maharaj similarly led pradakshina and the offering of poojan and aarti to Jeevanpran Swamibapa here.