Sunday, 21 September 2003
Atlanta BAPS celebrated the 15th patotsav of the mandir on a grand scale with devotees and invited guests from the entire Southeast region.
On Saturday September 20th at the Crown Plaza – Buckhead hotel, the kishores and yuvaks displayed the importance of a mandir using various means. The program concluded with kirtans performed by the yuvak mandal. In the evening, a “reunion” sabha was organized for all the devotees of the Southeast region.
On Sunday September 21st, the 15th patotsav celebrations kicked off early in the morning with a mahapuja and were followed by an annakut consisting of over 150 items. Next, an abhishek similar to the one in Bharuch with Nilkanth Varni was organized where waters from every major river, lake, and ocean of the world was used. A Health Fair was organized by BAPS Medical Department. Doctors, nurses and volunteers provided over 20 different types of examinations along with handing out samples of vitamins and aspirin. The evening program consisted of various presentations by the bal, kishore, and yuvak mandals on the mandir and the sanstha.