26th February 2020, the 76th anniversary of the divine installation was celebrated at Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Maninagar.

Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Maninagar Patotsav

On Fagun Sud 3, 26th February 1944 Jeevanpran Swamibapa ceremonially installed the divine Murti of Lord Shree Swaminarayan and established the headquarters of Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan. On the same day 76 years later, 26th February 2020, the 76th anniversary of the divine installation was celebrated at Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Maninagar.

Acharya Swamishree Maharaj performed the Patotsav ceremony and bathed the Murtis of Shree Ghanshyam Maharaj, Shree Hari Krishna Maharaj and the baby Hari Krishna Maharaj in the five divine nectars of sugar, saffron, honey, milk and yogurt. The once-in-a-year opportunity for this divine darshan was witnessed by thousands of fortunate Sants and disciples who had gathered there, whilst those around the world viewed via live streaming. The Lord was offered a splendid array of food, lovingly prepared and arranged in the form of an Annakut.

Following the Patotsav ceremony, all those gathered enjoyed the divine prasad nectar from the Lord's bathing.