The Maninagar Mandir patotsav celebrations were held on Samvat 2059 Falgan sud 3 -Thursday 7th March 2003.
In the year Samvat 2000 (Saturday 26th February 1944), Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa installed the murti of the Supreme Lord Swaminarayan, Shree Ghanshyam Mahraj at Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Maninagar, the headquarters of Karan Satsang. At that time the Mandir was a bungalow type building. A magnificent shikhar bandh Mandir was subsequently built and Jeevanpran Swamibapa installed the murti of Shree Harikrishna Maharaj and Shree Sahajanand Swami Maharaj in the year Samvat 2011 (Friday 25th February 1955). His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree installed the murti of Jeevanpran Shree Abji Bapashree and Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa in the year Samvat 2036 (Monday 18th February 1980)
|HDH Acharya Swamishree performing panchamrut snan|
On this day His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree performs the annual patotsav ceremony at Shree Swaminarayan Mandir - Maninagar.
Part of the ancient patotsav rituals involve performing "panchamrut snan" (bathing of the Lord with 5 nectars; milk, saffron, honey, sugar and yogurt). This occasion is the only day in the year when we are granted the darshan of the Lord without His robes.
In year 2003 the Maninagar patotsav was on Samvat 2059 Falgan sud 3, Thursday 7th March 2003.