Wednesday 21 April 2021 marked exactly 240 years since the supreme Lord Shree Swaminarayan manifested on this Earth in a human form.
Wednesday 21 April 2021 marked exactly 240 years since the supreme Lord Shree Swaminarayan manifested on this Earth in a human form. Due to the ongoing pandemic situation, celebrations were held in all the Mandirs of Maninagar Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan in India and around the world, but disciples were able only to have darshan of the celebrations on-line.
In Maninagardham, the main celebrations were held in the divine presence of Acharya Swamiji Maharaj and Sants. They commenced in the Brahm Mahol, with a one hour dhoon - ceremonial chanting of the Lord’s supreme, salvation-granting name. The annual, general meeting of the Satsang Mahasabha was also held during this assembly.
At 10pm, the time of the Lord’s manifestation, Acharya Swamiji Maharaj and Sants went to the main Mandir and performed utsav to mark the Lord's arrival. Lord Shree Swaminarayan, Shree Harikrishna Maharaj presided in a golden cradle, and was gently rocked by Acharya Swamiji Maharaj. He then performed the pragatya aarti to mark the moment of the Lord's arrival. The traditional offering for this occasion, Panchajiri, was then offered to the Lord.
The Lord will remain presiding in His cradle until His Chhathi (ceremonial period of six days) on Monday 26 April.