On Kartik Vad Amavasya 18th November 2017, devotees gathered at Maninagar Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan, Shree Swaminarayan Siddhant Sajivan Mandal – Nairobi; to observe Shree Sadguru Din which is known as Amavasya.
The event commenced with Sandhya Aarti niyams at 5.30pm, followed by melodious kirtan bhakti. A 30 minute dhyan was then observed by all present and Bapashree ni Vato parayan was then concluded.
HDH Acharya Swamishree Maharaj blessed the congregation with His divine discourses, in which He said, “For one to be able to experience such divine happiness of the Lord’s Murti, one has to find a solution to get engrossed in Him. A persons mind keeps on running behind various material objects; therefore he fails to attain peace of mind despite many efforts. To engross the mind towards the Lord is the real pleasure; to achieve this, one has to divert and stabilize their mind towards the Lord.” He further added, “Lord Shree Swaminarayan says that, when all of one’s inclinations become focused even after sentiments of enmity, he becomes capable of leading to salvation.”
Later, sants and disciples played raas and sanedo to please Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa and Acharya Swamishree Maharaj. Thereafter Prasad of Ghanthiya and Amrut Paak was distributed to all courtesy of the parayan hosts.