Tuesday 17 May 2022 | Vaishakh Vad 1/2, Samvat 2078

Tue 17 May 2022

His Divine Holiness Acharya Shree Jitendriyapriyadasji Swamiji Maharaj and Sant Mandal arrived in Nairobi on Tuesday 21st December 2021 to fulfil the spiritual desire of His devotees residing in East Africa. All the deities yearned for His divine darshan and welcomed Him upon His arrival on 2nd Parklands.

Acharya Swamiji Maharaj - Arrival in Nairobi

Swagat Sabha - Nairobi

Surya Dev shone brightly, Vayu Dev came in the form of a cool breeze and Indra dev cooled the atmosphere with light showers of rain. Upon His arrival on Swamibapa Road, He resided on a beautiful chariot where Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Pipeband performed a salute to Him. Ladies carried traditional urns and sang kirtans to give Him a ceremonial welcome. 

Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa pipe band along with all devotees then escorted Acharya Shree Jitendriyapriyadasji Swamiji Maharaj and Sant Mandal to mandir where a ceremonial charan poojan and aarti was performed at the entrance of the temple hall. He was led to the temple hall, where He performed the aarti of Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa and Ved Ratna Acharya Swamishree Maharaj, after which HDH Shree Jitendriyapriyadasji Swamiji Maharaj accepted the prayers of devotees and gave each devotee the golden opportunity for His divine darshan.

Later in the evening, Sandhya aarti niyams were performed and an official welcoming ceremony ’swagat sabha’ was held. Young devotees performed welcome dances to please Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa and Ved Ratna Acharya Swamishree Maharaj, and to give a ceremonial welcome to HDH Shree Jitendriyapriyadasji Swamiji Maharaj. All devotees later got an opportunity to receive blessings and Mahaprasad from HDH Shree Jitendriyapriyadasji Swamiji Maharaj.

Acharya Shree Jitendriyapriyadasji Swamiji Maharaj’s Arrival in Nairobi - 2021
Swagat Sabha to welcome Acharya Swamiji Maharaj - Africa 2021