On Thursday, August 3rd, 2017, disciples celebrated Pavitraa Ekadashi at Shree Swaminarayan Temple – Secaucus, New Jersey in the presence of His Divine Holiness Acharya Shree Purshottampriyadasji Swamiji Maharaj and sants. The program started with sandhya aarti niyams, after which disciples welcomed Acharya Swamishree to the temple prayer hall whilst performing utsav and reciting kirtans. Acharya Swamishree than sat at the base of the hindolo and gently swayed Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa, as sants and disciples performed utsav while singing kirtans and playing instruments. Following the utsav, young disciples from the baal-baalika classes at the temple recited various historical facts about the Karan Satsang and our Guruparampara in Gujarati. They were all blessed by Acharya Swamishree before the conclusion of the evening, after which everyone was servied mahaprasad.