From dawn to dusk on Kartik Sud 1, Sunday in the year VS 2060 Shreeji Maharaj was seated on the �Otlo� facing East. He was dressed in brown and golden woven vastra with a rose in his right hand. The leaves in the tree in the back of Maharaj were changing color that matched his colorful vastras.
The occasion was Diwali & New Year Annakut celebration at Cherry Hill BAPS Mandir where haribhaktos offered many items in an Annakut to Maharaj and Swami. This year the theme focused on decorating the Mandir like Dada Khacher�s Darbar and court yard. In the midst of all the varieties of dishes in the Annakut was a giant milk chocolate Hershey bar. The highlight of the celebration was the evening sabha which included a dance, drama, kirtans, and speeches. Along with Pujya Viveknidhi Swami and Pujya Bhaktiswaroop Swami, The Mayor of the Township of Cherry Hill, Honorable Bernie Platt and other Camden County officials attended and addressed the assembly.