Wednesday 22 March 2023 | Chaitra Sud 1, Samvat 2079
Wed 22 Mar 2023
His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree blessed the disciples of Shree Swaminarayan Siddhant Sajivan Madal West Coast by sending a group of 7 eminant Sants lead by Sadguru Sant Shiromani Shri Jitendriyapriyadasji Swami. Sant Mandal arrived on 3rd June 2015. For next two days, Sants went for multiple padhramani to various Disciples’ Homes and Businesses. This year, Annual Patotsav Celebration of Shree Swaminarayan Temple Los Angeles was held on 7th June 2015. Disciples at West Coast organized a 2-day festival to celebrate 3rd annual Patotsav ceremony.
A grand Ankoot was prepared at the lotus feet of Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa. Highly talented sants and devotees delicately arranged the array of sweets. Sadguru Swami, sant mandal and every disciple performed the Ankoot aarti. Everyone then took their position in the congregation and Sadguru Swami passed on HDH Acharya Swamishree’s divine blessing to everyone and imparted their souls with spirituality. A promotional video prepared for inviting everyone in Swaminarayangadi Parivaar to attend the North America Chicago Convention 2015 was also released at the event.
Festival began on 6th June 2015 in the afternoon with Samuh Parayan Poojan. Devotees performed Aarti at the end of the parayan Poojan. Shortly after sandhya aarti Devotees and Sants recited Kirtans at Bhakti Sandhya to please Lord Shree Swaminarayan.
On Patotsav day, shortly after Mangla Aarti, Sadguru Sant Shiromani Shri Jitendriyapriyadasji Swami commenced the Patotsav ceremony. During the patotsav ceremony Sadguru Swami performed the auspicious shodshopchaar poojan of Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa.