Sunday 10 December 2023 | Kartik Vad 12, Samvat 2080

Sun 10 Dec 2023

This year marked 44 years since the departure of our beloved Gurudev Jeevanpran Swamibapa from this earthly realm.

On Thursday 30th August 1979, (Samvat 2035 Bhadarva Sud 7), Jeevanpran Swamibapa chose to conclude His divine presence on Earth in Bolton, UK. Swamibapa had mentioned His arrival in the UK after a 27-day chovat (debate). Though these words didn't hold profound meaning at the time, they hinted at His impending antardhan leela.

The Antardhanotsav commenced with Sandhya Aarti with thirty minutes of dhyaan—a worship and devotion practice close to Jeevanpran Swamibapa's heart. The entire congregation meditated deeply as Swamibapa vividly described the beauty and splendor of each aspect of the Lord's divine Murti to aid in visualizing Him.

This day allows devotees to reflect on the cherished memories shared with Jeevanpran Swamibapa in Bolton and the Lake District, where He delivered His final sabha.