The fifth and final day of the Shatabdi Mahotsav in New Jersey started with the swagat parade to the sabha mandap. Swamibapa Pipe Band led the parade once again, and both His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree and Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa were both seated upon the grand chariot. Young disciples carried chhaabs with offerings for Swamibapa, and hundreds of disciples had gathered for the day’s darshan.
Upon entering the sabha mandap, Acharya Swamishree and sants performed pooja to Muktajeevan Swamibapa. The young disciples then presented the offerings to Acharya Swamishree and Muktajeevan Swamibapa. Acharya Swamishree cut a cake to offer to Muktajeevan Swamibapa in celebration of His 100th manifestation day.
The long-awaited moment then arrived. His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree and sants performed the Tula Ceremony of Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa. The divine murti of Muktajeevan Swamibapa was weighed against fresh flowers, sugar, beetle nuts, silver, and gold on a golden scale. Everyone’s eyes were filled with happiness as they gazed upon this historical and blessed event. Acharya Swamishree, sants, and disciples all jumped and danced for joy continuously at the blissful finale of the event. Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Shatabdi Mahotsav, U.S.A. could not have ended in a better way. However, the celebration in the United States is only the beginning of the grand festival that is yet to come in India this October.
Shortly after the conclusion of the Mahotsav, Acharya Swamishree performed aarti to Lord Swaminarayan, Abji Bapashree, and Muktajeevan Swamibapa one last time before leaving the temple. The disciples of the temple escorted Acharya Swamishree and eminent sants to JFK International Airport. Acharya Swamishree and sants then departed the United States for London, where even more Shatabdi celebrations will be taking place in honor of our Gurudev Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa.
The disciples of the United States were truly blessed to have Acharya Swamishree and sants visit the country for a short, but meaningful time. They are extremely thankful for the wonderful Shatabdi Mahotsav they were able to celebrate in the presence of His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree.