On 19 September 2022 (Bhadarva vad 9), Mahant Swami Maharaj’s 89th birthday celebration was held at Akshar Farm, Anand-Vidyanagar, in the presence of thousands of devotees from the Charotar region and abroad. In Swamishri’s morning puja, swamis and youths sang bhajans related to the life of Mahant Swami Maharaj.
At 5.30 p.m., the main birthday celebration commenced at Akshar Farm, themed on a letter written by Mahant Swami Maharaj on how to celebrate Pramukh Swami Maharaj’s centenary celebration. After the customary dhun and kirtan, the assembly theme unfolded through a series of speeches by swamis and sadguru swamis, describing the virtues of Pramukh Swami Maharaj and Mahant Swami Maharaj.
  • Speech on how Pramukh Swami Maharaj cared and fulfilled the wishes of everyone: Narayanmuni Swami.
  • At 5.50 p.m., Mahant Swami Maharaj arrived in the celebration assembly.
  • Speech on Mahant Swami Maharaj’s arduous vicharan and how he had also cared and fulfilled the wishes of the devotees: Atmatrupt Swami.
  • Speech on how Pramukh Swami Maharaj obeyed the instructions and fulfilled the wishes of his gurus Shastriji Maharaj and Yogiji Maharaj: Aksharvatsal Swami.
  • Speech about how Mahant Swami Maharaj had commited himself to following the commands of gurus Yogiji Maharaj and Pramukh Swami Maharaj all his life: Anandswarup Swami.
  • Speech about Pramukh Swami Maharaj’s and Mahant Swami Maharaj’s humility and messages of samp, suhradbhav and ekta: Pujya Ishwarcharan Swami.
  • Speech about how Mahant Swami Maharaj keeps Pramukh Swami Maharaj in the forefront of his life: Brahmavihari Swami.
  • Speech about the divine virtues of Mahant Swami Maharaj: Pujya Tyagvallabh Swami
  • An exquisite traditional dance by children and youths to honour Swamishri.
  • Blessings by Mahant Swami Maharaj: “Shriji Maharaj is the all-doer. Everything is done by the divine powers and blessings of Shastriji Maharaj, Yogiji Maharaj and Pramukh Swami Maharaj. We have to become more inclined towards spirituality and the fact that our true form is atma.”
  • Mantra-Pushpanjali ritual to honour Mahant Swami Maharaj and thereafter the sadguru and senior swamis offered garlands. Then, Swamishri inaugurated an audio bhajan publication by Swaminarayan Aksharpith. Finally, arti was performed by all. The entire celebration assembly was relayed live on live.baps.org, GTPL and Aastha channel.

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