Sunday 26 March 2023 | Chaitra Sud 5, Samvat 2079
Sun 26 Mar 2023
Morning Afternoon Cultural Program
The Ocala Temple Shree Ghanshyam Maharaj Murti Pratishtha Mahotsav second day's morning began with Acharya Shree Jitendriyapriyadasji Swamiji Maharaj performing poojan of Lord Shree Swaminarayan, Jeevanpran Shree Abji Bapashree, and Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa. Sants and disciples performed darshan throughout the poojan. After the poojan, Acharya Swamiji Maharaj and sants performed aarti of the Ocala Temple murtis.
After the poojan sants and disciples prepared for a Nagar Yatra starting about a mile away that would eventually conclude at the Temple. Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Pipe Band USA was prepared to salute Acharya Swamiji Maharaj and guests at the onset of the parade upon their arrival. Acharya Swamiji Maharaj and emminent sants resided on a float throughout the parade. Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Pipe Band USA led the parade while thousands of disciples followed along with Acharya Swamiji Maharaj's float. While the pipe band performed harmonious tunes, disciples chanted Lord SwaminarayanBapa Swamibapa's name. Upon arrival to the Temple hall, Acharya Swamiji Maharaj performed the ribbon cutting at the temple hall while Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Pipeband USA performed. Following the ribbon cutting, everyone entered the temple hall while Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Pipe Band USA continued to energize the crowd with a thrilling performance. After the performance, everyone shifted to the tent, where Acharya Swamiji Maharaj showerd His divine blessings.
The afternoon of day 2 consisted of disciples performing the parayan poojan in the Temple hall. Following the parayans, prasad was provided to all disciples ahead of the cultural program at night.
The cultural program began with young female disciples singing a kirtan for Acharya Swamiji Maharaj. Following the kirtan, there were multiple performances by young boys from all across the country. Disciples from Delaware, Chicago, Virginia, Kentucky, and Florida performed dances and skits for Acharya Swamiji Maharaj. Everyone in attendance enjoyed the performances and the effort displayed by these young disciples throughout the night. At the end of the program, the performers had the opportunity to perform darshan of Acharya Swamiji Maharaj.