Janmashtami celebrations took place on Wednesday 28th August 2013. Lord Shree Swaminarayan bestowed His divine darshan throughout the evening from a golden ceremonial swing and a special utsav was performed by sants and disciples in Chicago IL, USA. The day also coincided with the manifestation day of Sadguru Shree Ramamand Swami.
This was the first time Janmashhtami and the manifestation day of Sadguru Shree Ramanand Swami was celebrated at Shree Swaminaryan Temple Chicago in the presence of sant mandal. The celebrations consisted of Shikshapatri prayan and kirtan bhakti by sants and devotees.