Sunday 20 September 2020 | Adhik Aso Sud 4, Samvat 2076

Sun 20 Sep 2020

Fagun Sud 2 is the day Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa proclaimed Acharya Swamishree Maharaj as His heir and divine sovereign of Shree Swaminarayan Gadi.

Shree Sadguru Din - Fagan Sud 2

Fagun Sud 2 is the day Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa proclaimed Acharya Swamishree Maharaj as His heir and divine sovereign of Shree Swaminarayan Gadi. Every year this day is celebrated throughout the world by the Shree Swaminarayan Gadi family, but this year carried a special significance in the hearts of Acharya Swamishree Maharaj's followers. After a period of prolonged illness, He arrived in Maninagar from Mumbai on 25 February, much to the relief and gratitude of thousands of Sants and disciples who had gathered to welcome Him and yearned for His darshan.

On Wednesday 28th February 1979, Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa amongst a similar assembly of Sants and disciples, anointed Acharya Swamishree Maharaj as the Acharya of Shree Swaminarayan Gadi. The gathered assembly erupted in joy and thunderous applause as Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa adorned Acharya Swamishree Maharaj with a chandlo and garland to signify His status, and commanded everyone to love and support Acharya Swamishree Maharaj, just as they loved Him. Acharya Swamishree then performed poojan and aarti to his beloved Guru and in much the same way, at today’s joyous occasion, eminent Sants and disciples performed poojan and aarti to both Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa and Acharya Swamishree Maharaj.

The thousands gathered, and many more watching online around the world, were overjoyed as Acharya Swamishree Maharaj delivered His divine ashirwad to everyone, and presided over today's Shree Sadgurudin celebrations.