Thursday 30 March 2023 | Chaitra Sud 9, Samvat 2079
Thu 30 Mar 2023
His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree landed at Chicago O’Hare International Airport on July 21, 2016 to commence His annual North America tour. Upon His arrival to Shree Swaminarayan Temple – Streamwood, Illinois, Acharya Swamishree was greeted by disciples from all corners of the United States who had traveled to the geographic center. That evening, a special welcome sabha was held during which disciples humbly welcomed Acharya Swamishree and His sant mandal. Disciples offered flowers to each of the sants and young disciples performed kirtan bhakti to please Acharya Swamishree. The program concluded with Sandhya aarti and niyams.
Acharya Shree Jitendriyapriyadasji Swamiji Maharaj is the current spiritual leader of Maninagar Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan. He is the heir to Acharya Shree Purushottampriyadasji Swamishree Maharaj, and sixth in the lineage of ascetic Acharyas, which descends directly from Lord Shree Swaminarayan.