Shree Swaminarayan Temple - Secaucus, NJ celebrated the teachings of Lord Shree Swaminarayan in the Vachanamrut Rahasyarth Pradeepika Tika and Prem Murti Acharya Shree Purushottampriyadasji Swamishree Maharaj, who spread those teachings across the globe.
On Friday, August 4th, 2023, the Vachanamrut Parayan began with the parayan reading and poojan. Dozens of disciples joined in the poojan led by sants. Following the poojan, disciples performed aarti of Lord Shree Swaminarayan and then listed to katha performed by a sant in the presence of His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamiji Maharaj. After katha, Acharya Swamiji Maharaj performed sandhya aarti as sants and disciples sang along.
On the morning of Saturday, August 5th, 2023, the Vachanamrut Parayan Purnahuti was held. The ceremony commenced with a shoba yatra escorting Acharya Swamiji Maharaj and Shree Harikrishna Maharaj to the Temple. Disciples danced gleefully and rejoiced in Lord Shree Swaminarayan's name during the shoba yatra. As Acharya Swamiji Maharaj's rath arrived at the Temple entrance, disciples continued the celebrations by dancing and popping streamers to highlight the parade. Following the yatra, disciples escorted Acharya Swamiji Maharaj to Swamibapa Hall. In celebration of the Vachanamrut Parayan, disciples, who brought their Vachanamrut from home, enjoyed having their Vachanamruts blessed by Acharya Swamiji Maharaj. Afterward, disciples offered chaabs to Lord Shree Swaminarayan in celebration of the Vachanamrut Parayan. The Vachanamrut Parayan concluded with Divine Ashirwad of Acharya Swamiji Maharaj. Following the event, disciples were offered maha-prasad.