On this very day fifty years ago, Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Pipe Band played in Brahm Mahol at the festival where Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa gave embodiment to the Shree Swaminarayan Gadi.

On this very day fifty years ago, Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Pipe Band played in Brahm Mahol at the festival where Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa gave embodiment to the Shree Swaminarayan Gadi.

Today, half a century later with Acharya Swamiji Maharaj, they commemorated that special moment when history was created and lives changed forever.

In Maninagar Mandir, the the vibrant embellishment of our Sansthan, the Pipe Band stood in front of the sinhasan where Shree Ghanshyam Maharaj was gloriously adorned in Scottish regalia vagha. They then saluted Lord Shree Swaniabarayanbapa Swamibala and Acharya Swamiji Maharaj and then played outside of the Mandir.

Playing the kirtans of Shree Swaminarayan Gadi with pride they then led Acharya Swamishree Maharaj and the students of Shree Ishvarsadvidhyashram Shree Swaminarayan Chhatralay to Swamibapa Auditorium.

With 67 current members, the Band has had a direct impact on hundreds of lives, creating lasting and unique moments for the members. This felt like such a moment. One Band Member commented, “In the last three years, we’ve faced so many challenges, but keeping faith that this Mahotsav would be celebrated with the whole of the Swaminarayan Gadi Family kept me going through some dark moments. To stand in front of the Murtis in Maninagar playing with my Band brothers - the feeling is indescribable. I’ll treasure it forever.”