During the period of Dhanurmas, Sants and disciples recall the glorious Shakotsav festival performed by Lord Shree Swaminarayan in the village of Loya. During the Shakotsav festival The Lord Himself prepared and served aubergine curry to all who came to celebrate this festival in Loya. His clothings had yellow stains from turmeric powder and other spices, but He did not care about it. His sole purpose was to serve the needy. Lord Shree Swaminarayan likes those who perform humble services to the society. To demonstrate its importance, Lord Himself has served the sick, poor, elderly, handicapped people in the society.
Enacting the divine deeds of the supreme Lord Shree Swaminarayan, the disciples at Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Los Angeles held a Shakotsav on 15th February 2014. Disciples made an aubergine curry, just like Lord Shree Swaminarayan had done in Loya. This was offered to the Lord, with millet rotla breads and sweet ladoos.