Following the conclusion of today’s scripture recitals, the principal sponsors of the day offered Aarti to Lord Shree Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa. A kirtan in the timli rhythm, “Swamibapa no Damko Vaaghyo” was launched - which had everyone clapping to uplifting beats.

Day 3 Morning - Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Suvarna Mahotsav

 

Following the conclusion of today’s scripture recitals, the principal sponsors of the day offered Aarti to Lord Shree Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa. A kirtan in the timli rhythm, “Swamibapa no Damko Vaaghyo” was launched - which had everyone clapping to uplifting beats.

As we all know, Acharya Swamiji Maharaj has inspired the mass reading of the Shree Swaminarayan Gadi scripture in the lead up to the Suvarna Mahotsav, and disciples around the world have been ardently performing recitals.

A colossal 281,972 recitals have taken place in total!!! There were audible gasps and much cheering at this remarkable feat of devotion and dedication!

Jeevanpran Swamibapa’s Sants recited a total of 8552, with the disciples of Kutch reciting a total of 54555. The top 10 of Mandals in terms of recital counts were: (10) Bolton - 8291; (9) New Jersey - 8326; (8) Varodara - 10133; (7) Kadi - 10500; (6) Bavda - 11578; (5) Naranpur - 11869; (4) Bharasar - 13568; (3) Nairobi - 19881; (2) Maninagar - 25159; with London taking first place with a phenomenal 26,408 recitals!

Acharya Swamiji Maharaj then showered His divine blessings on all, as thousands were engrossed listening to His nectrous words so attentively, and in near pin-drop silence.

Today’s guest of honour was Shri Mukesh Patel, Chairman at International Tax & Investment Consultants, who is an eminent international tax expert, motivational speaker, a renowned professor, popular columnist, and a centurion blood donor.

A substantial donation from Maninagar Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan was made to the Shree Swaminarayan Arts College Vaghjipura - in keeping with Ved Ratna Acharya Swamishree’s tenet, “Dedicating one's life to the service of others is the truest celebration of a festival.”