Bhagwan Swaminarayan manifested on earth in 1781 on the Hindu calendrical day of Chaitra Sud 9. The day also marks the birth of Bhagwan Ramachandra. Both festivals of Swaminarayan Jayanti and Rama Navmi were joyously celebrated with a host of devotional festivities at all BAPS mandirs and centres in the UK and in Europe.
Celebrations included devotional singing, live discourses, video presentations, short sketches and cultural dances. An evening programme focused on the exemplary life of Bhagwan Rama as well as the work of moral edification and spiritual regeneration brought about by Bhagwan Swaminarayan during his time and how that continues today through the inspiration of Mahant Swami Maharaj.
The festivities concluded with the janmotsav arti for Bhagwan Ramachandra and Bhagwan Swaminarayan.
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