The Jersey City BAPS mandal celebrated its third Patotsav and Sharad Punam festival joyfully. The whole day was filled with various programs including an Annakut where over 170 items were offered to Maharaj and Swami, and a Women’s Health Conference.
The evening celebrations were themed “Aksharbrahma Yashgatha.” Before each stanza of the Yashgatha, the MC explained the meaning with prasangs. The balaks performed a speech on Gunatitanand Swami’s childhood and a kirtan. There were also a few other kirtans of Gunatitanand Swami’s life sung by Yuvak and Vadil Mandals. Dr. K.C. Patel, the President of North America Satsang Mandal, explained the true meaning of Patotsav. Afterwards, Pujya Haridarshan Swami elaborated more on the same topic by explaining one of the Swami ni Vaato. Following the festival assembly, a grand mahapuja was performed by saints.