Thousands lined the 5-km route to view the nagar yatra honoring the Shri Swaminarayan Bhashyam shastra, which explains Bhagwan Swaminarayan’s unique Vedic Akshar-Purushottam Darshan and was inspired by Brahmaswarup Pramukh Swami Maharaj and authored by Mahamahopadhyay Bhadreshdas Swami.
Under the auspices of the Pramukh Swami Maharaj’s birth centenary celebrations, around 500 devotees participated in the colorful procession through the streets of Bhowanipore. The procession began from and concluded at the BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir at Chakraberia. Its main elements included:
  • The divine murtis of Shri Akshar-Purushottam Maharaj, Param Pujya Pramukh Swami Maharaj and guruhari Mahant Swami Maharaj seated in a beautifully decorated chariot.
  • The Shri Swaminarayan Bhashyam shastra placed in a majestically decorated palkhi, which was carried throughout the procession.
  • Scottish bagpipe band.
  • Devotees carrying placards highlighting HH Pramukh Swami Maharaj’s messages of peace, happiness and unity.
  • Devotees playing dhak and kasa.
  • Youths waving mandir flags.
  • Thousands of people lined the route to get a glimpse of this grand procession.
Thereafter, Bhadresh Swami and other swamis performed the arti of Shri Akshar-Purushottam Maharaj and the Guru Parampara.

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