The disciples of Panchmahal took the opportunity to celebrate the 55th anniversary of our beloved Acharya Swamishree Maharaj's diksha as a Sant. At the tender age of 19 years, 9 months and 23 days, in Samvat 2018 Falgun Sud 15 (Sunday 21 March 1962), Gurudev Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa initiated Acharya Swamishree Maharaj as a sant and named him Swami Purushottampriyadasji, i.e. he who is beloved to Purushottam....the supreme Lord Shree Swaminarayan.
Exactly 55 years after that event, on Falgun Sud 15, Sunday 12 March 2017, Acharya Swamishree Maharaj's diksha was celebrated by Sants and disciples in the vast grounds of Shree Swaminarayan Arts College, Vaghjipur. This joyous event formed a facet of the year long celebrations to mark Acharya Swamishree Maharaj’s 75th year upon this Earth, the Sadbhav Amrut Parva.