On Saturday, July 29th, Shree Swaminarayan Temple Secaucus held a Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Granth Parayan performed by the temple's youth disciples. Sants led the parayan poojan as young disciples participated from their respective seats. Following the parayan reading and katha, young disciples took turns reciting different sections of the Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Granth in front of the His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamiji Maharaj, divine sants, and the assembly of disciples. Acharya Swamiji Maharaj and sants were filled with happines after seeing the young disciples of Shree Swaminarayan Temple Secaucus recite different sections of the Gadi Granth.
Following the Parayan, disciples celebrated Ekadashi by perform utsav in the presence of Acharya Swamiji Maharaj and sants. During utsav, the temple held a Chandan even as well. First, sants took the sacred opportunity to perform chandan of Acharya Swamiji Maharaj and receive chandan from Acharaya Swamiji Maharaj. Folowing the sants, disciples enjoyed the opportunity to be adorned in chandan by Acharya Swamij Maharaj and generate memories of a lifetime. This ceremony is performed as Chandan offers a heightened sense of spiritual awareness and a greater ability to let go of distracting thoughts. Chandan has had a sacred meaning throughout hindu culture and enjoy this event with Acharya Swamiji Maharaj delighted all sants and disciples present in this event.
Following the event, disciples were offered mahaprasad for Ekadashi.