Acharya Swamiji Maharaj showed His incredible love for us all and gifted every household of Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan parivar with the divine ashes (Asthi Suman) of Jeevanpran Swamibapa and Ved Ratna Acharya Swamishree Maharaj.

A wonderful and momentous occurrence today; Acharya Swamiji Maharaj showed His incredible love for us all and gifted every household of Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan parivar with the divine ashes (Asthi Suman) of Jeevanpran Swamibapa and Ved Ratna Acharya Swamishree Maharaj. Remarkably, Swamishree had kept safe the ashes from Swamibapa’s cremation ceremony, and foresaw a time - this Suvarna Mahotsav - to bequeath us all with this truly priceless gift. It is beyond comprehension just how much regard and cherishment Swamishree had for Swamibapa, for Him to have kept such Prasad safe and protected for over four decades, knowing that when the time was right, He would present His disciples with such an invaluable gift.

Whilst Swamibapa gave darshan, Swamishree constantly remained with Him in His service, and in this way Swamibapa will forever remain together with our Ved Ratna Bapa. As we all have witnessed, Bapa put Swamibapa first and foremost in everything He did. That Guru Bhakti is even more apparent today through this most sacred of prasad - seeing that Bapa gives us His divine Asthi Suman only when accompanied with those of His beloved Gurudev.

These ashes could have gone anywhere - scattered in holy waters, placed on display, or given to select disciples. But our beloved Bapa’s acquiescence to His disciples is such that He wanted us all to have and cherish this inestimable gift - a divine intent that was today fulfilled by Acharya Swamiji Maharaj.