Despite the COVID-19 pandemic continuing for a second year in a row for the Hindola festival, devotees at Maninagar Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan, Shree Swaminarayan Siddhant Sajivan Mandal – Nairobi got together and assembled various Hindolas to please Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa.
This year the Hindola Utsav commenced on the 25th of July and ended on the 24th of August.
Hindola means decorating swings with anything and everything that exists in the world of art, craft and creativity.
This year, a total of 6 hindolas were assembled in Nairobi. Lord Shree Swaminarayan, Jeevanpran Abji Bapashree, Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa & HariKrushna Maharaj gave divine darshan on Hindola designed with beautiful Jewellery, Divine darshan of HDH Acharya Shree Purushottam Priyadasji Swamishree Maharaj during the first punyatithi, scrumptious doughnuts and breadsticks, decorated with Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Granth Scriptures to mark the forthcoming Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Suvarna Mahotsav, India’s 75th Independence Day, Chocolates and Rakhee.
Likewise, devotees residing in Mombasa, Tanzania and Uganda too assembled various Hindolas.