His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree arrived to Shree Swaminarayan Temple – Bear, Delaware, on Saturday, July 29th, 2017. Prior to Acharya Swamishree’s arrival, sants conducted mahapooja for parayan sponsors. Disciples welcomed Acharya Swamishree and sants to the temple with garlands, and as each sant was garlanded, He signed His name on a special birthday card for Acharya Swamishree in honor of His Sadbhav Amrut Parva. Young disciples performed a devotional dance and delivered speeches to please Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa and Acharya Swamishree. Acharya Swamishree then cut a Sadbhav Amrut Parva celebration cake offered to Him by disciples. Afterwards, the sants and the disciples of Delaware performed kirtan-bhakti as part of a bhakti sangeet evening. The audience was very interactive throughout the evening, which concluded with “timli.” The next day, Acharya Swamishree performed the 3rd patotsav ceremony of the temple. The entire congregation witnessed the divine annakut darshan of Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa, and Acharya showered His blessings upon all. The event concluded with mahaprasad.