On Saturday, June 24th, 2023, Shree Swaminarayan Temple, Toronto welcomed Acharya Swamiji Maharaj and held a cultural program in the evening.
As part of the welcome event, Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Pipe Band Toronto performed for the first time ever as they escorted Acharya Swamiji Maharaj to the Temple Hall. Acharya Swamiji Maharaj graced the pipe band members' dedication and service by presenting each member with a memento of this achievement. Young disciples welcomed Acharya Swamiji Maharaj by performing a dance as well. Acharya Swamiji Maharaj proceeded to shower His ashirwad onto disciples to conclude the event.
On the evening of June 24th, Shree Swaminarayan Temple Toronto held a cultural program. Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Pipe Band Toronto once again escort Acharya Swamiji Maharaj to the hall. As part of the cultural program, disciples enjoyed samuh raas to start the event. Following the samuh raas there were many performances put on by both male and female disciples which included kirtan bhakti, instrument performances, and a drama.
On Sunday, June 25th, 2023, Shree Swaminarayan Temple Toronto celebrated its 9th Patotsav in the presence of His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamiji Maharaj and sants. Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Pipe Band Toronto escorted Acharya Swamiji Maharaj to the Temple hall. Acharya Swamiji Maharaj led the Patotsav Vidhi and then offered His Divine Ashirwad to disciples. Following Acharya Swamiji Maharaj's Ashirwad, disciples offered chaabs to Lord Shree Swaminarayan. Disciples also performed aarti and darshan of the Patotsav annakut. Following the celebrations all disciples were offered mahaprasad to conclude the event.