Saturday 23 September 2023 | Bhadarva Sud 8, Samvat 2079

Sat 23 Sep 2023

His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree blessed the disciples of Shree Swaminarayan Siddhant Sajivan Madal West Coast with a magnificent Temple with Murtis of Shree Ghanshyam Maharaj, Jeevanpran Shree Abji Bapashree and Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa. This year, Annual Patotsav Celebration of Shree Swaminarayan Temple Los Angeles was held on 8th June 2014. Disciples at West Coast organized a 2-day festival to celebrate 2nd annual Patotsav ceremony.

Festival began on 7th June 2014 in the afternoon with Samuh Parayan Poojan. This day was also slated to celebrate Acharya Swamishree’s 72nd Birthday. Devotees prepared 72 cupcakes to be decorated on a structure that was enumerated as 72. A beautiful cake made for the occasion was cut by Acharya Swamishree and offered to Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa. Disciples also performed Aarti of Acharya Swamishree & Lord Shree Swaminarayan with 72 Decorated Dishes with Electric candles. Day concluded with Devotees and Sants reciting Kirtans at Bhakti Sandhya to please Lord Shree Swaminarayan.

Next Day, shortly after Mangla Aarti, Acharya Swamishree commenced the Patotsav ceremony. During the patotsav ceremony Acharya Swamishree performed the auspicious shodshopchaar poojan of Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa.

A grand Annkoot was placed at the lotus feet of Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa. Highly talented sants and devotees delicately arranged the array of sweets. Acharya Swamishree, sant mandal and every disciple performed the Ankoot aarti. Everyone then took their position in the sabhaa ready to listen to HDH Acharya swamishree’s divine ashirvad. HDH Acharya Swamishree blessed everyone and imparted their souls with spirituality.