Wednesday 8 April 2020 | Chaitra Sud 15 / Vad 1, Samvat 2076

Wed 8 Apr 2020

In July of 2010, His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree performed the ground-breaking ceremony for the United States' next sikhar-bandh mandir. He also installed the divine murtis of Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa in a Hari Mandir next to the new temple site so that the disciples of Florida would have a place to congregate and propagate the glory of Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa while the new temple construction was in progress.

On Sunday, July 13th, 2014, Acharya Swamishree performed the 4th Patotsav ceremony of the Hari Mandir. Acharya Swamishree, sants, and disciples performed Patotsav poojan in the early morning. A lavish annkut was offered to Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa, and Acharya Swamishree, sants, and disciples all offered aarti to the Lord. 

After the ceremony had concluded, Acharya Swamishree inaugurated a blood drive that had been organized by disciples in coordination with Life South Community Blood Centers for the event. The kind nurses offered Acharya Swamishree a bouquet of flowers. Many disciples and community members donated their blood throughout the day. Blood and organ donation is a seva regarded extremely highly by the Lord, as it is completely selfless.

Acharya Swamishree, sants, and disciples then proceeded to the tent that had been erected next to the temple for the celebrations. Acharya Swamishree showered His divine blessings for both Gurupoonam and the Patotsav upon all sants and disciples.

Everyone was served mahaprasad after the Patotsav ceremony and ashirwad had concluded. This wrapped up the Gurupoonam and Patotsav celebrations in Ocala, Florida.