Sunday 26 March 2023 | Chaitra Sud 5, Samvat 2079
Sun 26 Mar 2023
Kameeka Ekadashi on Sunday 24th July 2022 (Ashadh Vad 11) marked exactly 2 years since Ved Ratna Acharya Shree Purushottampriya Swamishree Maharaj willed to withdraw His human darshan on Ashadh Vad 11, Samvat 2076 (16th July 2020).
As Lord Swaminarayan explains “God Himself remains forever within His idol forms and Sants’’ (Vachanamrut Gadhada First Section Chapter 68) we truly believe that the Lord and His Satpurush do not come and go – they are ever-present and omni-present through the Acharyas of Shree Swaminarayan Gadi.
To commemorate this day, devotees at Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Bolton performed additional prayers: Dhyaan, Ashirwad, Kirtan Bhakti and Dhoon, which were all adored by our beloved Acharya Swamishree Maharaj. He continued to preach in His divine discourses that, to please Lord Swaminarayanbapa and Swamibapa, we must continue to be utterly engrossed with such spiritual activities daily. This was followed by a video darshan to reminisce Prem Murti Bapa’s delightful Leelas throughout His visits in the UK and Antim-Vidhi darshan during His cremation ceremony on the grounds of Smruti Mandir, Ghodasar. The evening was concluded with Samuh Aarti, Ekadashi Ochchav and Prasad.
On this special Smarananjali day, let us pray to Lord Swaminarayanbapa and Swamibapa to bestow us with the divine strength, wisdom, and courage to personify their teachings, continue to serve them, and forever remain at the divine shelter of Shree Swaminarayan Gadi.