Sunday 23 September 2018 | Bhadarva Sud 14, Samvat 2074

Sun 23 Sep 2018

Our beloved Acharya Swamishree Maharaj manifested upon this Earth 76 years ago in the small village of Bharasar, Kutch, India. According to the western calendar, the actual auspicious day of his manifestation was 28 May 1942.

 

Our beloved Acharya Swamishree Maharaj manifested upon this Earth 76 years ago in the small village of Bharasar, Kutch, India. According to the western calendar, the actual auspicious day of his manifestation was 28 May 1942. According to the Hindu calendar, this day fell during the Purushottam Maas (leap year month of Jeth) during Samvat 1998, on Adhik Jeth Sud 13. This year is also a leap year and furthermore, the Purushottam Maas is the month of Jeth. Since Samvat 1998, there have been only 5 other adhik Jeth months, with the present month being the sixth.

On Sunday 27 May 2018, Adhik Jeth Sud 13, Acharya Swamishree Maharaj’s manifestation day was celebrated in the grounds of Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Maninagar. The world-renowned Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Pipe Band led the procession bringing Acharya Swamishree Maharaj onto the beautifully decorated stage. The celebration included devotional dances, speeches about Acharya Swamishree Maharaj and adoration to the supreme Lord Shree Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa and Acharya Swamishree Maharaj. Charitable donations were made on behalf of Maninagar Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan as part of the celebrations. After Acharya Swamishree Maharaj’s divine blessings, a grand cake was cut as Sants and disciples sang Happy Birthday to Bapa. Numerous garlands and mementos were also presented to Acharya Swamishree Maharaj.

The following morning, on 28 May 2018, Acharya Swamishree Maharaj’s 76th manifestation day was celebrated in Mumbai. Later that evening, Acharya Swamishree Maharaj, Sants and disciples departed Mumbai for a 5-day visit to Western Australia.

Sneh Sadbhav Parva in Maninagardham