Despite being in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, disciples of Maninagar Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan across North America and the world still found a way to celebrate the most auspicious occasion of His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree’s 78th manifestation day anniversary.
The pujaris and caretakers of all the temples in North America celebrated Acharya Swamishree’s 78th birthday with Lord Shree Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa in those temples, while disciples all held celebrations in their homes. Here, you can view images from the various temple celebrations.
For disciples of Shree Swaminarayan Temple New Jersey, instead of the grand celebrations that typically take place in-person, this year, they were held virtually. Disciples tuned into a live stream of Acharya Swamishree's 78th manifestation day celebrations at Shree Swaminarayan Temple New Jersey. The celebrations commenced with a documentary of Acharya Swamishree's impact and efforts to spread the supreme tenets of Shree Swaminarayan Gadi and the Karan Satsang across North America. This was then followed by short speeches, prepared by disciples, sharing Acharya Swamishree's impact on their lives and their immense love for our beloved Acharya Swamishree. The program then came to a finale with discples performing utsav. Live stream viewers also had the opportunity to have sandhya aarti and niyam darshan from the temple, as they do every night through our website.
We all pray to Lord Shree Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa for Acharya Swamishree’s good health always. We are all forever grateful to Acharya Swamishree for all He has done, all the sacrifices He has made, to spread the Lord’s glory all throughout the world and to inspire genuine devotion unto the Lord from us all. Thank you, Acharya Swamishree. Thank you, Bapa.