Purna Purushottam Lord Shree Swaminarayan manifested on the earth to:

  • Fulfill the devotional desires and wishes of His loving devotees and grant them His divine parental compassion.
  • Protect and rejuvenate religions decree (dharma) and devotion (bhakti) which were being offended by irreligious and evil persons.
  • Establish and spread His eminence as the incarnator of all incarnations(Sarvavtari), His supreme spiritual knowledge, and His true upasana (true understanding of the glory of the Lord).
  • Enlighten the previous incarnations and their devotees with His supreme upasana and then uplift them to His divine abode, Akshardham.
  • Establish the long-forgotten principles of the Ekantik-dharma (true religion) by destroying evil and thereby protecting the upholders of truth and virtuosity.
  • Elucidate the true spiritual knowledge and upasana to His devotees, i.e. the souls who seek salvation and then lead them to His divine abode, encouraging other souls to follow the path to salvation.

Lord Shree Swaminarayan manifested on this earth in Samvat 1837 Chaitra Sud 9 (Monday April 2nd, 1781) in the village of Chhapaiya as the son of Dharmadev and Bhaktimata. During His time on this earth in a human form, Lord Shree Swaminarayan accomplished all of things He aspired to do plus more.

Tuesday March 27th, 2007 was the 226th anniversary of the auspicious day of the Lord’s manifestation. The disciples of Shree Swaminarayan Temple New Jersey held a Swaminarayan Jayanti Celebration on Sunday March 25th, 2007. Throughout the entire celebration, the Lord was seated on a golden swing, and He continuously bestowed His divine darshan upon the congregation.

The celebration commenced with a nonstop two-hour dhoon. Disciples then performed kirtan-bhakti and gave several speeches about the glory of the Lord. Celebration cakes prepared by disciples of the temple were then cut to be offered to the Lord. Finally, disciples performed aarti, and prasad was given to everyone present.

During the celebration, a group of senior citizens from Wayne, New Jersey came to the temple to partake in the day’s celebrations. The president of the organization expressed his compliments to the temple congregation and also participated in the cake-cutting ceremony. All of the senior citizens performed aarti to the Lord.

The young girls of the temple held a fundraiser throughout the entire celebration for the upcoming Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Shatabdi Mahotsav. All the girls came to the temple Saturday night and stayed very late to help make homemade chocolates and lollipops to be sold the following day. All revenue from the fundraiser will go towards the Shatabdi Mahotsav.