Thursday 30 March 2023 | Chaitra Sud 9, Samvat 2079
Thu 30 Mar 2023
A vidhay sabha was held on Saturday, August 12th 2006 at Shree Swaminarayan Temple Secaucus, New Jersey to conclude His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree’s two-week long vicharan in the USA. During these two weeks, Acharya Swamishree and a mandal of eminent sants conducted the 5th Patotsav ceremony of the New Jersey temple and flew to Chicago to grace His divine darshan and overlook the progress of the temple that will be built there. Acharya Swamishree also held a satsang sabha in Delaware which was organised by the local disciples. By gracing the disciples of the state and surrounding areas, with His divine darshan and arshivad, Acharya Swamishree fulfilled their humble prayers.
At the vidhay sabha a young disciple gave a speech about the glory of the Lord, and other young disciples performed a continuous twenty-minute long devotional dance to please Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa and Acharya Swamishree. After that, Acharya Swamishree gave everyone His divine ashirwad.
On Sunday, August 13th 2006 Acharya Swamishree and four of His eminent saints left the temple for John F. Kennedy International Airport at 3:30 pm with a group of disciples, as they were scheduled to depart for London at 8:00 pm. However, there was a six-hour delay in the arrival of the Air India flight. Therefore, the flight was rescheduled to depart at 2:00 am. Upon arrival at John F. Kennedy Airport, a decision was made by the disciples to take Acharya Swamishree and the sants to the nearby Hilton Garden Inn, knowing the wait at the airport would be long and tiresome. After completing daily prayer rituals and resting at the hotel for a few hours, Acharya Swamishree, sants, and humble disciples returned to the Airport at midnight. Acharya Swamishree and the sants then safely boarded the flight for London.
The disciples of the USA were saddened to see Acharya Swamishree leave, but at the same time they were extremely thankful for His darshan for two weeks. However, a mandal of seven eminent sants will remain in the USA and continue to enlighten all the disciples throughout the entire USA with the glory of Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa.