The Kishore-Kishori Din was held in the presence of His Holiness Mahant Swami Maharaj on June 27, 2017, at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Atlanta, Georgia. The event was part of the 17-day celebration marking the 10th anniversary of the Mandir.
The one-day event themed, Je Je Hariye Karyu Het had attendees from across the region. Before the event, attendees comprising of high school and college-aged youth, studied this bhajan in preparation to help understand the concepts of het and priti. They also engaged in different projects to present to His Holiness Mahant Swami Maharaj as a token of their bhakti. Some of which included making a garland, creating a scrapbook as well as memorizing verses from the Yogi Gita, a small collection of prayers and spiritual principles by His Holiness Yogiji Maharaj and highly regarded by Mahant Swami Maharaj.
The day of the event, Swamis shared their interactions with their Gurus in which they had garnered love and compassion from His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj and His Holiness Mahant Swami Maharaj. At the conclusion, each attendee was given the opportunity to engage in the concept of Nishkapat with Mahant Swami Maharaj through letter writing. Each kishore and kishori wrote a personal letter to Mahant Swami Maharaj in which they were able to express all of their feelings and develop a deeper connection with their Guru. In the evening assembly, Mahant Swami Maharaj guided them by saying, “[In life] education and spirituality are needed. Both are necessary for success.”