On July 20th, 2023, the devoted disciples of Shree Swaminarayan Temple Chicago warmly and enthusiastically welcomed Acharya Shree Jitendriyapriyadasji Swamiji Maharaj upon his arrival. The disciples greeted Acharya Swamiji Maharaj with great respect and joy, and Acharya Swamiji Maharaj enhanced the occasion by inaugurating a new playground adjacent to the temple.
Filled with exuberance and devotion, the disciples accompanied Acharya Swamiji Maharaj to the temple hall. As Acharya Swamiji Maharaj entered, they formed a reverent line to personally have darshan of him, establishing a profound spiritual connection.
After the darshan, Acharya Swamiji Maharaj performed the Sandhya Aarti, a sacred ritual symbolizing the offering of light to the divine and the illumination of knowledge and wisdom.
Continuing the series of sacred events, Shree Swaminarayan Temple Chicago organized a Mahapooja on July 21st, 2023. They performed parayans of both the Vachnamrut and the Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Granth in this Mahapooja. Following the Mahapooja, Acharya Swamiji Maharaj once again performed the Sandhya Aarti.
The subsequent day, July 22nd, 2023, witnessed a significant event known as Parayan Purnahuti at the temple, led by eminent sants. Devotees had the privilege to individually have darshan of Acharya Jitendrapriyadasji Swamiji Maharaj, demonstrating their deep reverence and devotion. After the Mahaprasad, the congregation relocated to the program hall beneath the temple. There, disciples and sants joyfully celebrated raas in the divine presence of Acharya Swamiji Maharaj.
The following day marked the 12th Patotsav of Shree Swaminarayan Temple Chicago. Devotees from various regions of the country journeyed to the temple to partake in this momentous occasion. Acharya Swamiji Maharaj conducted the Patotsav Vidhi, symbolizing the ongoing spiritual journey of the temple and its devotees.
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