Thursday 30 March 2023 | Chaitra Sud 9, Samvat 2079
Thu 30 Mar 2023
Hindola Utsav Celebrations Patotsav
Disciples gathered to welcome Acharya Shree Jitendriyapriyadasji Swamiji Maharaj to the Shree Swaminarayan Temple Toronto, Canada on Friday July 29, 2022. As Acharya Swamiji Maharaj arrived, Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Drum Band escorted Acharya Swamiji Maharaj to the Temple Hall. Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Drum Band proceeded to salute Acharya Swamiji Maharaj and then a few members also performed kirtans for Acharya Swamiji Maharaj on flutes.
After the band performed, younger disciples performed a dance to welcome Acharya Swamiji Maharaj to the Temple. Subsequently following the performance, disciples commenced the Hindola Utsav. Acharya Swamiji Maharaj swayed Lord Shree Swaminarayan's Hindolo as sants and disciples put on a harmonious performance. All disciples partook in the performance whether it be through singing, playing the harmonium, tabla, or the manjira. Following the utsav, Acharya Swamiji Maharaj performed sandhya aarti.
The next morning, Acharya Swamiji Maharaj led the 8th annual Patotsav celebrations at the Shree Swaminarayan Temple Toronoto, Canada. The auspicious day began with Acharya Swamiji Maharaj performing poojan of the murtis. Following the poojan, Acharya Swamiji Maharaj performed aarti of the annakut. Disciples also had the pleasure of performing aarti of the annakut before Acharya Swamiji Maharaj's ashirwad to all in attendance.