On Friday 25 March 2005, the Holi festival was celebrated at the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Auckland.
Around 500 devotees attended the celebration which began with the lighting of the Holi by senior devotees of the mandir in the divine presence of the murti of Shri Harikrishna Maharaj. In the assembly which followed speeches and devotional songs highlighted the significance of the Holi festival and the glory of Bhagatji Maharaj, whose birthday also falls on this auspicious day.
On Sunday 27 March 2005, over 300 devotees attended the Pushpadolotsav festival. After the celebration assembly, as they passed by for the darshan of the murti of Shriji Maharaj, they were sprayed with sanctified water from a sprayer placed in his hand. The devotees were delighted to receive such blessings.