Sunday 26 March 2023 | Chaitra Sud 5, Samvat 2079
Sun 26 Mar 2023
Shree Swaminarayan Temple Kentucky celebrated its 10th anniversary on Wednesday, July 20th, 2022 in the presence of Acharya Swamiji Maharaj. 10 years ago, Ved Ratna Acharya Swamishree Maharaj performed the divine idol installation ceremony of Lord Shree Swaminarayan, Jeevanpran Shree Abji Bapashree, and Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa at this beautiful temple. In accordance to traditions, Acharya Swamiji Maharaj led the patotsav celebrations for the first time at the Kentucky Temple.
Acharya Swamiji Maharaj was escorted to the Temple in a carriages drawn by disciples. Upon entering the Temple, 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.
A grand annakut was then offered to Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa, and Acharya Swamiji Maharaj cut a celebration cake in honor of the occasion. After the annakut was prepared, Acharya Swamiji Maharaj and eminent sants performed aarti of Lord Shree Swaminarayan and the annakut darshan. Disciples also performed aarti of Lord Shree Swaminarayan and the annakut as well.
Young disciples then began a short cultural program in the presence of Acharya Swamiji Maharaj and sants with a crowd energizing dance performance. Following the dance, young female discples sang a kirtan for Acharya Swamiji Maharaj. Lastly, disciples performed a skit re-enacting important moments in our sansthan's history between Shree Sahajanand Swami and Shree Gopalanand Swami.
Acharya Swamiji Maharaj proceeded by blessing the audience with ashirwad. Following the ashirwad, disciples were given a chance to perform darshan of Acharya Swamiji Maharaj. The event then concluded with prasad offered to all in attendance.