Shree Swaminarayan Gadi  
  Inspirator: His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree Purushottampriyadasji Maharaj    
Uganda Vicharan

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Uganda Vicharan

Not to be left out from receiving HDH Acharya Swamishree's divine blessings, the devotees of Uganda cordially invited HDH Acharya Swamishree to bless them and their country, Uganda, otherwise known as the "Pearl of Africa". Upon hearing their request, HDH Acharya Swamishree along with the sant mandal departed for Kampala, the capital city of Uganda, on the evening of 11th December 2011.

The following morning, padharamanis were conducted at various business premises, shops, quarry and a plastic tank manufacturing factory. The evening followed with poojan, scripture recital and the divine blessings of Acharya Swamishree. 

On 13th December 2011, Acharya Swamishree together with the sant mandal proceeded to Chobe Safari Lodges, which is located in the Murchison Falls National Park, just after the Karuma Falls. Sandhya Aarti and daily niyams were performed at the lodge.

On 15th December 2011, Acharya Swamishree arrived at Shree Hari Complex and Ghanshyam Estate. Sandhya Aarti and daily niyams were performed at the ‘Ghar-mandir' in the complex.

On 16th December 2011, the morning began with Mangla Aarti ,patotsav ceremony to the murti's installed at the devotee's 'Ghar-mandir' followed by HDH Acharya Swamishree's divine ashirvad. He emphasized the importance of having a Ghar-mandir whereby devotees can congregate and perform aarti, kirtan-bhakti and katha-varta on daily basis. By carrying out these activities, one attains peace of mind after a busy day. He also talked about the five characters that Lord Swaminarayan loathes -anger, deceitfulness, lust, jealousy and self-pride. We should thus ensure that we do not have such evil characteristics.

On the last day of the Uganda vicharan, a congregation was held at a devotee's residence followed by HDH Acharya Swamishree's divine ashirvad. Here He inspired people to live a simple life, practice good characters and avoid evil.

On 18th December 2011, HDH Acharya Swamishree departed from Kampala and arrived in Nairobi at noon.


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