Saturday 5 March 2022, was Falgun Sud 3, when the Karan Satsang celebrated the 78th patotsav of Shree Ghanshyam Maharaj presiding in Maninagardham.

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Acharya Swamiji Maharaj's Investiture Anniversary

Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Maninagar 78th Patotsav

Maninagar - Vachanamrut Granth Parayan and Swaminarayan Gadi Granth Parayan - 2 March 2022 Evening
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Maninagar - Vachanamrut Granth Parayan and Swaminarayan Gadi Granth Parayan - 3 March 2022 Evening
Shree Sadguru Din & Acharya Swamishree Maharaj's Investiture Anniversary - 4 March 2022

Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Maninagar 78th Patotsav
Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Maninagar 78th Patotsav Ashirwad

Friday 4 March 2022, was observed as the Shree Sadguru Din commemorations. This day, Fagun Sud 2, has a special significance in the history of our supreme Karan Satsang. On this auspicious day, in 1972, Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa emerged from His 61 day continuous meditation, during which, Lord Shree Swaminarayan Himself commanded Swamibapa to give a physical embodiment to His supreme, eternal, salvation-granting throne, Shree Swaminarayan Gadi. This historical event took place exactly 50 years ago to this day. Seven years later, in 1979, Jeevanpran Swamibapa appointed our beloved Ved Ratna Acharya Swamishree Maharaj to be His heir and successor, and sovereign Acharya of Shree Swaminarayan Gadi, and entrusted Acharya Swamishree Maharaj with the divine key of absolute, eternal salvation. This historical event took place exactly 43 years ago. Falgun Sud 2 is also the special day when in 2021, the Chadar Arpan ceremony was performed to Acharya Swamiji Maharaj.

The subsequent day, Saturday 5 March 2022, was Falgun Sud 3, when the Karan Satsang celebrated the 78th patotsav of Shree Ghanshyam Maharaj presiding in Maninagardham. Acharya Swamiji Maharaj performed the ceremonial bathing of the Lord to mark the anniversary. Shree Ghanshyam Maharaj and Shree Harikrishna Maharaj gave darshan without their robes, and were bathed with the five nectars, saffron, yogurt, sugar, honey and ghee. A lavish array of foods was then presented to the Lord. Disciples took this opportunity to perform Aarti, and Acharya Swamiji Maharaj blessed the congregation present in the assembly, and those watching live on-line.