Friday 22 September 2023 | Bhadarva Sud 7, Samvat 2079

Fri 22 Sep 2023

Acharya Swamiji Maharaj Welcome Ceremony - Shree Swaminarayan Temple Streamwood, Chicago, Illinois

Parayan Purnahuti - Shree Swaminarayan Temple Streamwood, Chicago, Illinois

Raasotsav - Shree Swaminarayan Temple Streamwood, Chicago, Illinois

Mahapooja - Vachnamrut & Gadi Granth Parayan - Shree Swaminarayan Temple Streamwood, Illinois

12th Patotsav - Shree Swaminarayan Temple Streamwood, Chicago, Illinois


Ground Opening & Raas


On July 20th, 2023, the devoted disciples of Shree Swaminarayan Temple Chicago warmly and enthusiastically welcomed Acharya Shree Jitendriyapriyadasji Swamiji Maharaj upon his arrival. The disciples greeted Acharya Swamiji Maharaj with great respect and joy, and Acharya Swamiji Maharaj enhanced the occasion by inaugurating a new playground adjacent to the temple.

Filled with exuberance and devotion, the disciples accompanied Acharya Swamiji Maharaj to the temple hall. As Acharya Swamiji Maharaj entered, they formed a reverent line to personally have darshan of him, establishing a profound spiritual connection.

After the darshan, Acharya Swamiji Maharaj performed the Sandhya Aarti, a sacred ritual symbolizing the offering of light to the divine and the illumination of knowledge and wisdom.

Continuing the series of sacred events, Shree Swaminarayan Temple Chicago organized a Mahapooja on July 21st, 2023. They performed parayans of both the Vachnamrut and the Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Granth in this Mahapooja. Following the Mahapooja, Acharya Swamiji Maharaj once again performed the Sandhya Aarti.

The subsequent day, July 22nd, 2023, witnessed a significant event known as Parayan Purnahuti at the temple, led by eminent sants. Devotees had the privilege to individually have darshan of Acharya Jitendrapriyadasji Swamiji Maharaj, demonstrating their deep reverence and devotion. After the Mahaprasad, the congregation relocated to the program hall beneath the temple. There, disciples and sants joyfully celebrated raas in the divine presence of Acharya Swamiji Maharaj.

The following day marked the 12th Patotsav of Shree Swaminarayan Temple Chicago. Devotees from various regions of the country journeyed to the temple to partake in this momentous occasion. Acharya Swamiji Maharaj conducted the Patotsav Vidhi, symbolizing the ongoing spiritual journey of the temple and its devotees.

As an expression of devotion, the disciples arranged an annakut to honor the divine. Devotees participated with enthusiasm in aarti, darshan, and the offering of chaabs to Lord Shree Swaminarayan, Jeevanpran Shree Abji Bapashree, and Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa. Acharya Swamiji Maharaj, renowned for his profound teachings, delivered an insightful ashirwad, delving into the depths of intricate concepts within Hinduism. The program concluded harmoniously as devotees were offered the blessed mahaprasad and the annakut prasad, symbolizing the unity and devotion of the mandal