Acharya Swamishree's welcoming to Maninagar after a three month long worldwide tour as part of the Vishwa Shanti Yagna.
Acharya Swamishree has recently embarked on a three month long worldwide tour as part of the Vishwa Shanti Yagna, which He has instigated to promote peace, understanding and tolerance amongst all. This included special assemblies held in the UK, the USA and several countries in mainland Europe.
Having concluded this facet of the on-going Vishwa Shanti Yagna, His Divine Holiness returned to Maninagar on the 24th September 2002.
To coincide with the Muktajeevan Swamibapa Smruti Mandir anniversary, a special welcoming assembly was held by the Sants and disciples of Gujarat on the 5th October 2002 at Maninagar.
A procession was held from the Suvarna Tula Smarak Bhavan to the Maninagar Mandir compound. A beautiful chariot carried Acharya Swamishree and was pulled by the Sants. As Acharya Swamishree entered the centre of the compound, the highly talented Sants performed a spectacular welcoming dance.
Acharya Swamishree was led onto the stage with the accompaniment of these dancing Sants. His Holiness then cut a celebratory cake and offered it to Shree Harikrishna Maharaj and Gurudev Jeevanpran Swamibapa.
On this special occasion, the disciples of Gujarat held Bapashree ni vato scripture recitals. A total of 1257 parayans were simultaneously conducted. This constitutes a record-breaking number of parayans concurrently recited. At the end of the event, each person in the assembly was given a divo, with which they were able to perform aarti from where they were seated. The massive display of twinkling divas amongst the darkened sabha mandap, resembled the night sky with all the twinkling stars.
Finally, His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree distributed prasad to all the disciples, on whose behalf the parayan had been conducted.