8, Thursday; Jal Jhilani Festival
The Jal Jhilani festival was celebrated beneath the mandir dome before the murtis of Thakorji. It commenced at 8.00 a.m. The celebration was interspersed with speeches, bhajans, arti and Thakorji being taken for a boat ride in a small pool of water. Shrirang Swami, Apurva Muni Swami, Viveksagar Swami and Dr Swami addressed the gathering.
At 8.55 a.m. Swamishri arrived, and after Thakorji’s darshan he performed the fifth and final arti of the festival. Thereafter Thakorji was taken for a boat ride. In conclusion, Pujya Kothari Swami immersed the murti of Shri Ganapati in the pool of water.