Purna Purushottam Lord Shree Swaminarayan manifested on this earth in a human form in Samvat 1837 Chaitra Sud 9 (Monday, April, 2nd, 1781) in the village of Chhapaiya as the son of devout disciples Dharmadev and Bhaktimata. The Lord manifested on this earth in order to:
Sunday, April 1st, 2012, was the 231st anniversary of this glorious day of the Lord’s manifestion upon this earth. The disciples of Shree Swaminarayan Temple New Jersey gathered at the temple on this day to celebrate this very auspicious occasion. Throughout the entire celebration, the Lord was seated upon an ornate golden swing decorated with fresh flowers. Gently swinging, He bestowed His divine darshan upon the entire congregation.
The celebration commenced with a non-stop two-hour dhoon, during which disciples played musical instruments and recited the Lord’s name. Young disciples then performed kirtan-bhakti and gave speeches about the glory of the Lord and the wonderful things He did for the betterment of infinite many souls during the time He gave darshan in the human form on this earth. The congregation then listened to Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa’s divine ashirwad. Disciples cut a celebration cake, performed aarti and sandhyaa aarti niyams, and were all given the pleasure to swing the Lord on His swing. Afterwards, prasad was served to all.