Saturday, 16 Apr 2022, Samvat 2078 Chaitra Sud 15
With the divine blessings of Ved Ratna Acharya Swamishree Maharaj, a 3 day festival will be held at Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Embleton - Perth to celebrate the Murti Pratishtha ceremony. The festival will commence on 15th April 2022. On Sunday 17th April, His Divine Holiness Acharya Shree Jitendriyapriyadasji Swamiji Maharaj will perform the sacred Divine Idol Installation Ceremony of Almighty Supreme Lord Shree Swaminarayan, Jeevanpran Shree Abji Bapashree, and the Adya Acharya Pravar of Shree Swaminarayan Gadi, Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa. He will consecrate the Mandir according to the ancient Hindu rituals and will make it a sacred site of pilgrimage for all those who sincerely seek absolute salvation.
The Murti Pratishtha Mahotsav celebrations at Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Embleton - Perth continued on Saturday 16 April 2022. During the morning session, Sadguru Shree Bhagwatpriyadasji Swami continued the scripture recitals of Shree Rahasyarth Pradipika Tika sah Vachanamrut, and explained the glory of the Karan Satsang. When Acharya Swamiji Maharaj arrived in the assembly, He commenced the Vedic Yagna ceremony, to pray for peace around the world, and within each disciples who visits the Mandir. During this important facet of the Murti Pratishtha ceremony, Sants and scholars recited Sanskrit verses as the sacred fire was lit, into which Acharya Swamiji Maharaj placed grains and ghee.
During the afternoon session, Shree Parmanand Swami continued the scripture recitals of Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Granth and Shree Abji Bapashree ni Vato. Acharya Swamiji Maharaj bestowed divine blessings, during which He evoked memories of Ved Ratna Acharya Swamishree Maharaj’s wish to establish a Mandir in Australia. He also narrated the unsurpassed greatness of our divine Guruparampara, through whom supreme Lord Shree Swaminarayan works and gives darshan.
The names of all the disciples around the world, who have contributed to the establishment of the Mandir through sponsoring the Murtis and performing Aartis were read. Acharya Swamiji Maharaj blessed them all.
The conclusion of Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Granth and Shree Abji Bapashree ni Vato scripture recitals was then performed. The disciples on whose behalf these recitals had been held, were given the opportunity to perform adoration and aarti to Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa and receive blessings from Acharya Swamiji Maharaj.
Following evening prasad, everyone returned to the Mandir. Acharya Swamiji Maharaj presided upon a high throne, and all the Sants and disciples took part in Samuh Raas to please the Lord. The Sants and disciples played various musical instruments and sang both new and traditional kirtans for the live Samuh Raas. At the end of this joyous Samuh Raas, the traditional folk dance, Sanedo and Timli were performed in front of Acharya Swamiji Maharaj. Everyone had a truly memorable evening dancing to the variety of kirtans to please Lord Shree Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa and Acharya Swamiji Maharaj.