Tuesday 30 November 2021 | Kartik Vad 11, Samvat 2078

Tue 30 Nov 2021

Friday 27 August 2021 marked 78 years since that historical day, and to mark this occasion, Acharya Swamiji Maharaj offered a thaal of Khichdi on a plate made of leaves to Shree Sahajanand Swami Maharaj and Jeevanpran Bapashree.

On Samvat 1999 Shravan Vad 4, Gurudev Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa came to live in Maninagar for the first time. This was the first step in establishing Maninagardham as the headquarters of Lord Shree Swaminarayan’s supremacy and philosophy, and the eternal home of Lord Shree Swaminarayan and Jeevanpran Shree Abji Bapashree.

The next morning, Samvat 1999 Shravan Vad 5 (Friday 20 August 1943), Gurudev Swamibapa installed the Murtis of Shree Sahajanand Swami Maharaj and Shree Abji Bapashree on a ledge at the end of one room, and offered a simple thaal of Khichdi. Even that was offered on a plate made of leaves. These 2 murtis, are the very same murtis that give darshan today in the main Mandir, behind Shree Sahajanand Swami Maharaj. It was from such humble beginnings that Gurudev Swamibapa commenced Maninagardham due to the command of His Guru, Nidar Sidhant-vadi Shree Ishwarcharandasji Swamibapa.

The entire history of this episode can read here: Jeevanpran Swamibapa's First Night in Maninagar.

Friday 27 August 2021 marked 78 years since that historical day, and to mark this occasion, Acharya Swamiji Maharaj offered a thaal of Khichdi on a plate made of leaves to Shree Sahajanand Swami Maharaj and Jeevanpran Bapashree. Sants sang the same thaal that Gurudev Swamibapa sang as He offered that Khichdi thaal, 78 years earlier.