Amrut Padarpan Mahotsav - D3 - Morning
Amrut Padarpan Mahotsav - D3 - Nagaryatra
Hundreds of devotees excitedly flocked over to Westgate Roundabout -Mwanzi Road awaiting the arrival of Gnan Mahodadhi Acharya Shree Jitendriyapriyadasji Swamiji Maharaj, and for the commencement of the grand procession. Upon Arrival of Acharya Swamiji Maharaj, Mr James Murigu - Officer Commanding Station Parklands Police Station and Mr Vitalis Otieno - Officer Commanding Traffic Nairobi Region were present to seek the Divine Blessings of Gnan Mahodadhi Acharya Shree Jitendriyapriyadasji Swamiji Maharaj at the start of the grand procession.
Lord Shree Swaminarayan, Jeevanpran Shree Abji Bapashree, Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa, Vedratna Acharya Swamishree Maharaj, Gnan Mahodadhi Acharya Shree Jitendriyapriyadasji Swamiji Maharaj and eminent sants were seated on intricately decorated chariots. Hundreds of devotees from all over the world walked along in the procession, singing praises of Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa. Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Pipe Band played in the parade and entertained the public. Ladies carried traditional urns and also sang kirtans behind Acharya Swamiji Maharaj’s chariot.
Thousands of the general public lined the route to get a glimpse of this grand procession, many stopped in their cars and looked out their windows. In doing so, these people received the divine darshan of Lord Shree Swaminarayan and His Spiritual Successors all whilst sat upon Beautiful chariots and therefore took a step towards their ultimate salvation. It was a beautiful nagaryatra to be seen by all.
Not a single drop of rain fell during the entire procession and nor did a single drop of sweat. With Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa's blessings, a cool wind blew throughout the entire procession so that the pipe band members, and other devotees would not experience any fatigue. The nagaryatra peacefully made its way down its endpoint, Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Nairobi. Upon Arrival at Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Nairobi, the Pipe Band members offered salutations to Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa, Vedratna Acharya Swamishree Maharaj and Gnan Mahodadhi Acharya Swamiji Maharaj. Thereafter was a conclusion of the grand procession with an extraordinary and magnificent display of fireworks. The crackling of fireworks all but overwhelmed the noise of the jubilant crowd, who seemed still full of fervour and vigour, despite the energy-sapping procession.
Finally, Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa PipeBand escorted Acharya Swamiji Maharaj inside the temple for the Extravagant finale where they showcased an extraordinary performance after which Acharya Swamiji Maharaj blessed the band members followed by a Group Photo.
Divine Mahaprasad is Served to all who joined in the Grand Procession.