Monday 27 March 2023 | Chaitra Sud 6, Samvat 2079
Mon 27 Mar 2023
On June 25th, 2022, Shree Swaminarayan Temple Delaware held a welcome ceremony for Acharya Shree Jitendriyapriyadasji Swamiji Maharaj. The ceremony commenced as Acharya Swamiji Maharaj resided upon a beautiful carriage as Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Pipe Band USA and cadets escorted to the Temple Hall. Disciples chanted religion hymns along the procession to celebrate His Holiness' arrival. Upon Acharya Swamiji Maharaj's arrival to the Temple Hall, disciples performed poojan of His Holiness.
Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Pipe Band USA perfomed as Acharya Swamiji Maharaj entered the Temple Hall. Disciples celebrated this auspicious event as Acharya Swamiji Maharaj entered for the first time as our Sansthan's Acharya. Acharya Swamiji Maharaj performed poojan of Ved Ratna Acharya Swamishree Maharaj's murti as well as Ved Ratna Acharya Swamishree Maharaj's Kalash before residing upon the Gadi.
Disciples then began the Bhakti Sangeet festivities. The program began as younger disciples beautifully sang kirtans for the entire sabha to gleefully listen. Disciples also played instruments such as the keyboard, tabla, and harmonium while others sang. The event continued as older disciples also took their turn to make Acharya Swamiji Maharaj happy and perform kirtans that they prepared. The event concluded with sandhya aarti. After the aarti, all disciples in attendance were provided prashad.