The end of the auspicious Chaturmas, Kartik Sud Ekadashi, fell on 22nd November 2015. Prabodhini Ekadashi, as it is famously known, is also the first Ekadashi after Diwali. Prabodh means “to awaken.” This is the day that the Lord is said to awaken from his four-month sleep.
Shree Swaminarayan Temple Los Angeles Celebrated the event on 21st November 2015. During the congregation disciples sang devotional songs in praise of Bapashree and narrated the extraordinary deeds performed by the supreme Lord Shree Swaminarayan by manifesting upon the Earth as Jeevanpran Bapashree. A beautiful setup of vegetable shop called ‘Shreeji Shaak Bhandaar’ was arranged demonstrating Lord Shree Swaminarayan selling vegetables. One elderly disciple prepared a new kirtan for praising Lord Shree Swaminarayan in ‘Shaak Hatdi’ (Vegetable Shop). Also 2 hour continuous chanting of Shree Swaminarayan Mahamantra dhoon was held. Devotees were served Panjari Prasad.
Shree Swaminarayan Temple Los Angeles also celebrated Granthraj Vachnamrut Jayanti Utsav on 5th December 2015. Devotees from Shree Swaminarayan Siddhant Sajivan Mandal West Coast gathered at the Temple to celebrate this festival. Vachnamrut & Kirtan recital was performed by all devotees. Disciples also performed poojan of Vachnamrut scripture. Both celebrations concluded with disciples receiving Prasad.