Friday 5 November 2021 marked the first day of Samvat 2078. Acharya Swamiji Maharaj bestowed New Year blessings to all the Sants and disciples.
Sants and disciples from all over Gujarat gathered in Maninagardham, to celebrate the festive season of Diwali and the New Year in the divine presence of Acharya Swamiji Maharaj. The festival period commenced from the day of Rama Ekadashi, Monday 1 November 2021. From this day, a rangoli competition was held in the grounds of Maninagar Mandir. External judges chose winners of different categories, and Acharya Swamiji Maharaj presented them with prizes.
On Thursday 4 November, the Sadguru Din Commemorations of dhyan, scriptural recitals, singing of devotional songs, etc. were held in the Brahm Mahol. In accordance with the traditions of Diwali, the entire Mandir had been decorated with lamps and intricate rangoli designs. The Chopda Poojan ceremony was performed, during which businessmen brought their new year’s accounts books to be consecrated. A fireworks display was also held during that evening.
Friday 5 November 2021 marked the first day of Samvat 2078. Acharya Swamiji Maharaj bestowed New Year blessings to all the Sants and disciples. This was broadcast live to disciples living all around the world. A truly magnificent Annakut, an array of food dishes, was beautifully arranged before the supreme Lord presiding in Maninagar Mandir. Acharya Swamiji performed aarti and offered the thaal to the supreme Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa. Having performed the Annakut aarti in Maninagar Mandir, Acharya Swamishree travelled to perform darshan at Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Smruti Mandir.