Wednesday 29 March 2023 | Chaitra Sud 8, Samvat 2079

Wed 29 Mar 2023

Welcoming Ceremony

This visit also marks Acharya Swamishree Maharaj’s 30th Vicharan to Africa. Acharya Swamishree Maharaj and a mandal of 13 eminent Sants will tour all over the East African region fulfilling the wishes of humble disciples and preach the glory of Lord Shree Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa.

On Wednesday, the 28th of November, Acharya Swamishree Maharaj landed at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport via Kenya Airways and arrived on Swamibapa Road where devotees eagerly waited for a glimpse of His darshan. Disciples carried candles on the starry-lit night and escorted Acharya Swamishree Maharaj into the Mandir hall. Acharya Swamishree Maharaj performed Arti and later disciples seeked for his blessings.

On 29th November, Sandhya Aarti Niyams were performed at 5.30pm. Thereafter, everyone gathered in H.H. Swamibapa Hall and ceremonioulsy welcomed Acharya Swamishree Maharaj and Sant Mandal to Africa. Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Pipeband – Nairobi gave their Salutations and played melodious tunes as they guided the mini procession to the Mandir hall as Acharya Swamishree Maharaj walked on a beatifully decorated pathway assembled with colored quilled papers and fresh rose petals. Once in the Mandir hall, young disciples perfomed folk dances on the Kirtans “Aavine Birajo re, Vhala Mare Orde Re…” and “Meetha Mewa Levane, Aavo Swamibapa Pase Mukti Mewa…”

On the 24th of November 2018, A Peace Conference was held at Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Smruti Mandir, Ghodasar. Our beloved Acharya Swamishree Maharaj was Awarded as The World Peace Ambassador by IPRA – International Peace Research Association. For this, every disciple stood up with pride of being a follower of Swaminarayan Gadi and applauded Acharya Swamishree Maharaj. It truly is an honor and a great blessing to have such an inspirator.

Acharya Swamishree Maharaj then Inaugurated and consecrated the new LED screen to enable viewers to visualise previous events with ease.

Devotees from East Africa all gathered for Sneh Milan and seeked blessings from Acharya Swamishree Maharaj and Sant Mandal. A delicious Prasad of Burfi and Sev Mumra was distributed to all.

Acharya Swamishree Maharaj’s arrival in Nairobi