Wednesday 29 March 2023 | Chaitra Sud 8, Samvat 2079
Wed 29 Mar 2023
This event was commemorated by Acharya Swamiji Maharaj, Sants and disciples on the lake at the magnificent Smruti Van.
On this very day - Bhadarva Sud 11 - Lord Swaminarayan presided on a boat giving darshan to His loving disciples.
This event was commemorated by Acharya Swamiji Maharaj, Sants and disciples on the lake at the magnificent Smruti Van. They together took Harikrushna Maharaj, with the beating drums and cymbals of the samayo to the edge of the lake. Bapa performed panchamrut snan and then, as the Lord did many years ago, Acharya Swamiji Maharaj gave darshan on a boat. The afternoon needed with Acharya Swamiji Maharaj giving His divine ashirwad to all those present.
Jal Zilani Ekadashi is explained in the Harignanamrut Kavya by Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa in the kirtan Jal Zilani Aaj Ekadashi Chhe. It details how Swaminarayan Bhagwan gave the opportunity for delighted disciples to focus their mind and senses on God.
Acharya Shree Jitendriyapriyadasji Swamiji Maharaj is the current spiritual leader of Maninagar Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan. He is the heir to Acharya Shree Purushottampriyadasji Swamishree Maharaj, and sixth in the lineage of ascetic Acharyas, which descends directly from Lord Shree Swaminarayan.