Sunday 26 March 2023 | Chaitra Sud 5, Samvat 2079
Sun 26 Mar 2023
Welcome Ceremony Cultural Program Patotsav
Upon arrival, Acharya Shree Jitendriyapriyadasji Swamiji Maharaj was welcomed by the disciples of the Shree Swaminarayan Temple Chicago on July 22nd, 2022. Disciples escorted Acharya Swamiji Maharaj to the Temple hall with a horse drawn carriage. As Acharya Swamiji Maharaj entered the Temple hall, disciples lined up to perform darshan. The welcome ceremony continued as Acharya Swamiji Maharaj cut a cake and offered it to Lord Shree Swaminarayan. Disciples were then showered with Acharya Swamiji Maharaj's divine aashirwad. The program concluded as young disciples performed a dance for Acharya Swamiji Maharaj.
Following mahaprasad, a cultural program was held that night. Disciples performed dances. A special skit on Shree Swaminarayan Gadi was performed in honor of Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Suvarna Mahotsav.
The proceeding day, Acharya Swamiji Maharaj led the Temple's 11th patotsav celebrations. Disciples observed Acharya Swamiji Maharaj perform poojan of Lord Shree Swaminarayan. Afterwards, a grand annakut was offered to Lord SwaminarayanBapa Swamibapa and 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. The patotsav celebrations concluded with Acharya Swamiji Maharaj's divine aashirwad. All disciples in attendance were also offered mahaprasad.