Saturday, 28th May 2022 marked 80 years since our Beloved Prem Murti Acharya Swamishree Maharaj manifested on this Earth. In honour of this divine auspicious day, devotees of Maninagar Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan, Shree Swaminarayan Siddhant Sajivan Mandal – Nairobi, beautifully decorated the temple hall with balloons, colourful banners and portraits of our beloved Prem Murti Bapa.
The day’s activities commenced from 5:00pm with a Swagat Yatra from H.H Swamibapa Hall. Prem Murti Acharya Swamishree Maharaj adorned in fresh flower garments was welcomed to the chariot after which Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Pipe Band- Nairobi gave Him a guard of honour. The Band led the Swagat Yatra towards the temple. Closely following the band were ‘Sahi Swagat’ memebrs carrying ceremonial offerings of dry fruits, fresh fruits and flower garlands. Other devotees were next followed by Prem Murti Acharya Swamishree’s chariot which was pulled by devotees. From the staircase of the temple entrance Prem Murti Bapa was elegantly escorted into the temple hall, towards the sihasan, on a palanquin carried by the sponsors of Sadbhav Parva. Prem Murti Bapa’s Palanquin was gracefully placed on a stand where the members of ‘Sahi Swagat’ placed their offerings at the lotus feet of Prem Murti Bapa followed by aarti.
Devotees then took Prem Murti Bapa to His Gadi which was placed on a beautifully decorated stage. Thereafter was Kirtan Bhakti, where devotees sang soulful kirtans in remembrance of Prem Murti Bapa. After the Kirtan Bhakti, temple poojari performed the cake cutting ceremony and offered cake to Prem Murti Bapa in synchrony of the congregation’s ecstatic applauds and cheers. Next was a video darshan of a collection of beautiful birthday memories of our beloved Prem Murti Bapa followed by His Divine Ashirwad. On this auspicious day all the devotees then pleased Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa, Prem Murti Bapa and Acharya Shree Jitendriyapriyadasji Swamiji Maharaj by offering poojan and aarti.
Finally Sandhya Aarti Niyams were performed followed by Mahaprasad.