On Saturday, July 1st, 2023, Shree Swaminarayan Temple - Delaware welcomed His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamiji Maharaj and held a bhakti sangeet in the evening.
To commence the welcome ceremony, disciples escorted Acharya Swamiji Maharaj to the Temple. After the escort, Shree Swaminarayan Temple Delaware disciples performed darshan of Acharya Swamiji Maharaj before He resided upon the gadi. Once Acharya Swamiji Maharaj presided over the gadi, disciples began to show the fruits of their labor by performing harmonious kirtan bhakti. Disciples of all ages, from adolescents to older disciples, took their turn singing kirtans joyously. Many excited disciples even began to dance in front of the sabha as Acharya Swamiji Maharaj looked upon them with happiness. After the kirtan bhakti event, disciples were provided with Mahaprasad.
On Sunday, July 2nd, 2023, Shree Swaminarayan Temple Delaware celebrated its 9th Patotsav in the presence of His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamiji Maharaj and sants. Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Pipe Band USA escorted Acharya Swamiji Maharaj to the Temple. Acharya Swamiji Maharaj led the Patotsav Vidhi and then offered His Divine Ashirwad to disciples. Following Acharya Swamiji Maharaj's Ashirwad, disciples offered chaabs to Lord Shree Swaminarayan. Disciples also performed aarti and darshan of the Patotsav annakut. Following the celebrations, all disciples were offered mahaprasad to conclude the event.