Thursday 18 August 2022 | Shravan Vad 7, Samvat 2078

Thu 18 Aug 2022

Acharya Shree Jitendriyapriyadasji Swamiji Maharaj's Inagural Arrival to the United States

After 3 long years for North American disciples of not being blessed by Acharya Shree Jitendriyapriyadasji Swamiji Maharaj's and sants' presence, they eagerly gathered at Newark Liberty International Airport to greet Acharya Swamiji Maharaj and sants upon their arrival to North America. One of major impacts of the pandemic for North American disciples was missing the annual joyous summer celebrations that followed Prem Murti Acharya Swamishree Maharaj's vicharan through North America. Disciples missed having temple fesitvities in the prescence of Prem Murti Acharya Swamishree Maharaj and sants, inviting sants to their homes for aashirwad, and perfoming kirtan bhakti, dances, and other forms of seva to make Prem Murti Acharya Swamishree Maharaj happy. During this difficult time, our beloved Prem Murti Acharya Swamishree Maharaj withdrew his human darshan which added to discples' hardships as He impacted each and every one of our lives. 

However, Tuesday, June 21st, 2022, marked a new beginning as His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamiji Maharaj blessed North America with his inaugural arrival. While it is certainly a new beginning, Acharya Swamiji Maharaj's arrival had a nostalgic feeling, a feeling reminiscent of the times with Prem Murti Acharya Swamishree Maharaj, upon Whose arrival, kicked off the summer months for North American disciples. Disciples were joyous for Acharya Swamiji Maharaj's arrival and ready to follow His vicharan throughout North America for the first time since 2019. 

Acharya Swamiji Maharaj and eminent sants were saluted and escorted out of United States Customs by Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Pipe Band USA. Following, the escort, Acharya Swamiji Maharaj blessed all disciples in attendance with darshan. High ranking officers from the Port Authority New York New Jersey (PANYNJ) and AIrport Authority were honored and blessed by Acharya Swamiji Maharaj as well. Following the airport welcome ceremony, Acharya Swamiji Maharaj was also greeted by disicples at the Secaucus Temple as this was the first time Acharya Swamiji Maharaj would enter the Temple as our Sansthan's Acharya. Members of the executive committee performed poojan and darshan of Acharya Swamiji Maharaj and then Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Pipe Band USA performed while Acharya Swamiji Maharaj entered the Temple Hall. Acharya Swamiji Maharaj performed aarti to conclude His inaugural arrival celebration.