Ashad sud poonam is the auspicious Gurupoonam, one of the 3 main annual festivals of the Swaminarayan sampradaya. On this day, devotees gather and pay homage to Gurudev Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa.
The bands of Maninagar Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan will be performing during the celebrations.
A grand procession was held from the main village square of Mankuva. Four regal elephants carried Lord Shree Swaminarayan, Jeevanpran Shree Abji Bapashree, Gurudev Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa and Acharya Swamishree MaharajRead More
All 5 bands will be coming together to celebrate a grand festival marking the Silver Jubilee of Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Smruti Mandir in Godasar.Read More
The usually sleepy Narok Town in Narok County came to life on 29th December 2015 as Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Pipe Bands entered the town with great pomp and colour to mark 60th Anniversary of its establishment.Read More
In December 2015, Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Pipe Band, Nairobi - Kenya celebrates its 60th anniversary. Acharya Swamishree Maharaj has inspired a festival that includes a city parade where the Nairobi Band will be joined by its sister bands from UK, USA and India to perform as a mass pipe band of Maninagar Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan. Many thousands of people from all around the world will attend these celebrations.Read More
Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Pipe Band Nairobi appear in their Scottish uniform for the first time.
In 1963, Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa was in Kenya during his 4th visit to this country and to bless Kenya. 52 years after the independence, Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa's spiritual heir, Acharya Swamishree Maharaj, is on his 27th visit to Kenya to bless this nation and pray for the country's peace, love and unity.Read More
Acharya Swamishree travelled to Mombasa from Nairobi for a period of 7 days, from the 30th of November to the 7th of December. There he accepted the prayers of the devotees and blessed them by dining at their homes and consecrating their homes with peace.Read More
HDH Acharya Swamishree arrived in Nairobi on Thursday, 26th November 2015. Upon reaching Swamibapa Road, He took His position on a chariot pulled by young devotees. Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Pipe Band - Nairobi gave a gourd of honour and led the procession to the temple. Ladies carried traditional urns and sang kirtans to give Him a ceremonial welcome.Read More
The three pipe bands of the Sansthan - Shree Muktajeevan Pipe Band London, HH Swamibapa Pipe Band Nairobi and Swamishree Swamibapa Music Band Maninagar performed in honour for Acharya Swamishree Maharaj and participated in a parade.Read More
On Sunday 22 February 2015, a special event was held on the banks of the Sabarmati River at which a very special and important manuscript describing the history of Ahmedabad Sabarmati River was inaugurated by Acharya Swamishree Maharaj in the presence of the Mahant of Jagannath Mandir, Shree Dilip Dasji Maharaj. A special letter of congratulations to Acharya Swamishree Maharaj for inspiring such an important event was sent by the Honourable Chief Minister of Gujarati, Shrimati Anandiben Patel. Dr Shri Rizwan Kadri, one the book co-authors was master of ceremonies over the proceedings.Read More
February 2015 sees the culmination of a number of special anniversaries at the headquarters of Maninagar Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan. Falgun sud 2, Friday 20 February 2015 was observed as Shree Sadguru Din. This special day also marked the 36th anniversary of the investiture of Acharya Swamishree Maharaj as sovereign of Shree Swaminarayan Gadi.Read More
The Mass Band of over 120 pipes and drums wound its way from St Lukes Hospice to Kingsbury Mandir, filling the air with their melodious tunes.Read More
Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Kingsbury Grand Opening, a magnificent Nagaryatra (procession) was held through the streets of Central London in which the melodious bagpipers and drummers participated in a parade of passion, strength and unity.Read More
After recently witnessing a stunning performance by H.H Swamibapa Pipe Band during the Ekta (Unity) convention in his own county, the governor of Mombasa, Ali Hassan Joho, sent a heartfelt invitation to the band to perform during Mombasa International Cultural Festival which was conducted in Mombasa on the 21st December 2013.Read More
On Saturday 30th November 2013 a grand procession was held after Mangla aarti and niyams. The grand procession was held; in the memory of Gurudev Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa and the completion of 65 years since Muktajeevan Swamibapa set foot on the African soil, Acharya Swamishree's 25th visit to Mombasa, Kenya celebrating its 50th Independence day and prayers for peace for the victims who lost their lives in the Westgate attack.Read More
Swearing-in ceremony of the fourth president of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta. On Tuesday, 9th April 2013, H H Swamibapa Pipe Band was invited to perform and entertain an estimated 60,000 people at the Kasarani Sports Complex for swearing-in ceremony of the fourth president of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta. About a dozen African leaders and a number of foreign diplomats were present to witness this historical event. The Band represented Nairobi County and gave an outstanding performance of something unique from the rest of the counties; a different blend of music from what Kenyans are normally used to traditional ngoma. A vast majority of the audience had never before experienced or heard live blend of Scottish instruments. (9th April 2013)Read More
Nairobi SwaminarayanTemple, 60th patotsav of Lord Shree Swaminarayan. The murti pratishtha was performed by Muktajeevan Swamibapa in December 1952 in the old temple on Grogan Road ( Kirinyaga Road). Nairobi, Kenya. ( 26th December 2012).Read More
Golden Jubilee festival of Bhuj Mandir. A grand procession was held in the streets of Bhuj. Various stage performances and dhol fusion were performed during the 7 day celebrations.Read More
Ten great years have passed since the installation of the divine Murtis of Lord Swaminarayan, Jeevanpran Shree Abji Bapashree and Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa. To mark this occasion a magnificent 5-day Dashabdi Mahotsav will be held from Wednesday 22 to Sunday 26 December 2010.Read More
27th August 2010 was a landmark day in the history of Kenya. Over hundred thousand Kenyans witnessed the promulgation of a long awaited new constitution at Uhuru Park, in Nairobi. H. H. Swamibapa Pipe Band was invited to perform at such a grand occasion witnessed by over 5 heads of African States and several notable dignitaries.Read More
Exactly 50 years ago, Jeevanpran Swamibapa inaugurated Shree Swaminarayan Mandir in the village. In celebration of this golden jubilee, and to mark the opening of a new Mandir in Vrushpur, the Suvarna Pratishtha Mahotsav Vrushpur, has been inspired by Acharya Swamishree Purushottampriyadasji Maharaj. The 5 day festival will take place from Thursday 7 May to Monday 11 May 2009.Read More
Murti Prtishtha Mahotsav, Shree Swaminarayan Mandir, Surat. Procession in the city of Surat and stage performance during music and dance night. (February 2009).Read More
H. H. Swamibapa Pipe Band together with the H. H. Swamibapa Procession Girls were cordially invited to perform at this year Madaraka Day celebrations at the Nyayo National Stadium. In presence were His Excellency Hon. Mwai Kibaki, C.G.H., M.P., President and Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Kenya, The Prime Minister, members of 45 day old Grand Coalition Government, Diplomats and a large crowd of over 40,000 people.Read More
H H Swamibapa Pipe Band got a special invitation from The Ministry of Gender, Sports, Culture & Social Services to entertain invited guests at the State House Garden Party hosted by His Excellency the President, Hon. Mwai Kibaki, and Her Excellency the First Lady, Mrs. Lucy Kibaki, during Jamhuri Day Celebrations on 12th December 2007 at State House Nairobi.Read More
Eleven day centenary celebrations of Shree Mukatjeevan Swamibapa with stage performances and grand processions in the city of Ahmedabad, India. This was the first time when all four bands from London, Bolton, Nairobi, and New Jersey performed together.Read More
50 years celebration of Swaminarayan Temple originally built on Grogan Road. A grand procession in the streets of Nairobi, Kenya.Read More
Murti Pratishtha Mahotsav, Shree Swaminarayan Temple, 2nd Parklands, Nairobi.Read More
The Rajat Mahotsav of Shree Swaminarayan Gadi (a festival marking 25 years since Jeevanpran Swamibapa gave Shree Swaminarayan Gadi a physical embodiment) was held in Maninagar. Acharya Swamishree opened the newly re-built Shree Ishwar Sadvidyashram (Swaminarayan Boarding).
Prof. Rajendra Singh, head of India's Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) had come to inaugurate celebrations marking 50 years of service by the RSS in Kenya (known locally as the "Bharatiya Swayamsevak Sangh," or BSS). Seven thousand Hindus from over 32 institutions from all across Kenya joined together in the "Virat Hindu Sangam" to honor Prof. Singh. Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Pipe Band - Nairobi was a standout performer during the spectacular processions which commenced at Kenya Bhramsabha building on Muranga Road and culminated at SSD Temple in Lower Kabete.Read More
150th year since Jeevanpran Shree Abji Bapashree gave darshan upon this earth. To mark this ocassion, His Holiness Acharya Swamishree celebrated the Sat Suvarna Mahotsav at Maninagar, India.(7 to 13-11-1994)
The Suvarna Jayanti Mahotsav (Golden Jubillee) of Shree Ghanshyam Maharaj, Shree Swaminarayan Temple, Maninagar- India. (27-2-1994 to 14-3-1994)
Murti Pratishtha Mahotsav of Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Smruti Mandir, World Peace Centre, built in commemoration of Gurudev Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa by His heir HDH Swamishree Purushottampriyadasji Maharaj. Godasar, Ahmedabad, India. (7 October 1991)
A magnificent marble memorial Temple was created at the exact site, in Godhasar, where Acharya Swamishree performed the cremation rites of Gurudev Jeevanpran Swamibapa in 1979 CE. This Temple epitomises the profound divine love of Acharya Swamishree towards His Gurudev Jeevanpran Swamibapa.
Bicentenary celebrations of Lord Swaminarayan. This 15 day long Mahotsav was held in Maninagar.
The Jeevanpran Swamibapa Amrut Mahotsav and the Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Pancham Varshiya Mahotsav was held in Maninagar to mark the seventieth year since Jeevanpran Swamibapa manifested upon this earth and the fifth year since Jeevanpran Swamibapa gave the Swaminarayan Gadi a physical embodiment. Jeevanpran Swamibapa was weighed against 5 types of precious metals and stones. (5-10-1977 to 13-10-1977)
The Suvarna Jayanti Smruti Mahotsav held in Maninagar. Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa gave a physical embodiment to the Supreme and Eternal Divine throne of Lord Swaminarayan - Shree Swaminarayan Gadi.
Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Sthapna
60th year since Muktajeevan Swamibapa manifested upon this earth. To mark this auspicious occassion, the Platinum Jayanti Mahotsav was held in Maninagar. Jeevanpran Swamibapa was weighed against platinum. (28-8-67 to 3-9-67)
Procession in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, during Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa visit to Tanzania. (17 January 1960)
Procession in Kampala, Uganda, during Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa visit to Uganda. (31 December 1959)
Procession in Mombasa, Kenya, during Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa visit to the coastal town. (2 December 1959)
Welcome of Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa at Embakasi Airport upon His 3rd visit to Nairobi, Kenya. (27 October 1959)
50th year since Jeevanpran Swamibapa manifested upon this earth. To mark this auspicious occassion, a huge festival, the Suvarna Jayanti (Golden Jubillee) Mahotsav was held in Maninagar. A procession was held throughout the major streets of Ahmedabad.