Monday 20 March 2023 | Fagan Vad 14, Samvat 2079
Mon 20 Mar 2023
The 32nd patotsav ceremony of Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa presiding in Mount Abu Mandir was performed on Sunday 12 March 2023.
Gurudev Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa had a wish to build a temple in the uppermost point of the picturesque hill-station, Mount Abu. This small town in the state of Rajasthan has now become very popular for people who are recovering from illnesses and medical treatment. He used to visit this region often, and stay for extended periods of time performing continuous meditation. Therefore, Mount Abu has become a sacred place of pilgrimage. In 1991, Ved Ratna Acharya Swamishree Maharaj fulfilled the wish of Gurudev Swamibapa, and opened a grand Mandir on a high mountain in Abu.
Gnanmahodadhi Acharya Swamiji Maharaj travelled from Maninagardham on Friday 10 March 2023 and reached Mount Abu during the early evening, when He was ceremonially welcomed by the sants and disciples of Mount Abu. During His 3 day stay in this Hill Station, Acharya Swamiji Maharaj received many local dignatories and blessed them all. He also led a boat tour of the famous Lake Nakki. The 32nd patotsav ceremony of Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa presiding in Mount Abu Mandir was performed on Sunday 12 March 2023.
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.