Sunday 26 March 2023 | Chaitra Sud 5, Samvat 2079
Sun 26 Mar 2023
Soon after Shangar Aarti, Acharya Swamiji Maharaj went to bless the main sponsor of today, before presiding on His chariot.
Soon after Shangar Aarti, Acharya Swamiji Maharaj went to bless the main sponsor of today, before presiding on His chariot. Today was Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Pipe Band Nairobi’s (Kenya) opportunity to lead Bapa into the Sabha Mandap. The Band made its way into the Sabha Mandap, announcing the imminent arrival of Bapa, while today’s scripture recitals were being concluded. Today’s sponsor then offered poojan to Acharya Swamiji Maharaj, before He progressed to the stage, where the Pipe Band saluted Gnan Mahodadhi Acharya Swamiji Maharaj.
Bapa presided on His Gadi while the sponsors offered their gifts in the form of chaabs to the Lord as the Band departed. It's evident that more and more people are filling the Sabha - with seemingly only standing room available! Nevertheless, the entire congregation had the utmost patience as they eagerly awaited for Bapa’s Ashirwad to start.
A particularly enthusiastic devotee commented, “ While this is the fifth day of such a spectacular entrance from Bapa - it's as colourful, noisy and joyous as all the other days; the energy of the morning never seems to wane!”
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.