Monday 29 May 2023 | Jeth Sud 9, Samvat 2079
Mon 29 May 2023
Acharya Swamishree performed the patotsav ceremony of Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa at Shree Swaminarayan Temple Chicago on Saturday 25th June 2005.
After the patotsav ceremony, everyone gathered in a local school hall where devotees performed devotional kirtans and dances in celebration of this special occasion, after which, Acharya Swamishree bestowed His divine blessings over all.
On Sunday 26th June 2005, a grand procession was held the current Temple to the new Temple site at Streamwood, a north-west suburb of Chicago, where Acharya Swamishree performed the Ground Breaking Ceremony.
After performing the Mahapooja ceremony, Acharya Swamishree laid the foundation stone of the new temple.
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.