The Janmashtami celebrations were held on 10 August 2012 in all the Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Temples around the world.

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The Janmashtami celebrations were held on 10 August 2012 in all the Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Temples around the world.

In Maninagar, the celebrations were held at midnight, when Shree Harikrishna Maharaj was seated in a silver ornate swing and offered thaal. Sants then performed the ‘Manifestation Aarti’, whilst disciples sang to the accompaniment of musical instruments.

The traditional prasad of ‘Panchajiri’, the sweet powder made of five items: coriander seeds, cumin, coconut, ghee and ghor, was then offered to the Lord and distributed to all the disciples.

Acharya Swamishree was presiding in New Jersey Temple for the Janmashtami celebrations. Immediately after, He departed the USA and headed to the UK.

In Mumbai, an evening of devotional prayers was held, during which Bollywood singers performed to please the Lord on this auspicious day.