Shree Swaminarayan Temple, Chicago - 5th Patotsav Celebrations
On Saturday, July 23, 2016, the fifth patotsav celebrations of Shree Swaminarayan Temple Chicago commenced. During the afternoon, disciples participated in the Maha Yagna in celebration of the upcoming Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Smruti Mandir Rajat Mahotsav. In the evening, disciples of all ages performed devotional dances and a religious drama to please Lord Shree Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa and Acharya Swamishree.
The next morning, Sunday, July 24, 2016, Acharya Swamishree performed the fifth patotsav ceremony to the divine murtis of Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa in the temple. The flags atop the temple's shikhars were also changed this morning. Sants and disciples from all over the world then had the chance to perform aarti and receive divine annakut darshan. Acharya Swamishree then showered His divine blessings. Once the program concluded, everyone had mahaprasad in the temple hall.