Ahmedabad: On the occasion of 41st anniversary of Acharya Swamishree Purushottampriyadasji Maharaj of Shree Swaminarayan Gaddi Sansthan the festival is organized in Swaminarayan Temple Maninagar in which a large number of saints and Haribhaktas are participating.
On the auspicious day of Wednesday on 28th February 1979, Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa nominated Shree Purushottampriyadasji Swamishree as his divine successor and spiritual heir. Jeevanpran Swamibapa handed the helm of Shree Swaminarayan Gadi to Swamishree Purushottampriyadasji Maharaj in presence of thousands of saints and Haribhaktas. Attendees of this program clapped this special appointment.
Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa handed the helm to Shree Purushottampriyadasji Swamishree Maharaj and flower Garland is presented to welcome the successor. Swamibapa announced “I declare that next successor to me is Shree Purushottampriyadasji Swamishree.” After taking the blessings of Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa, the Acharya Swamishree of Shree Swaminarayan Gaddi Sansthan and the divine successor and spiritual heir again performed “Arti” (prayer to god).
Today,on the occasion of 41st anniversary of Acharya Swamishree Purushottampriyadasji, the saints and Haribhaktas, Shree Swaminarayan Bhagwan, Shree Jeevanpran Abjibapashree, Acharya Swamishree Purushottampriyadasji Maharaj of Shree Swaminarayan Gaddi Sansthan and Parampujya Acharya Shri Purushottampriya Das Swami Maharaj were worshiped. After a long illness, Muktajeevan Swamibapa came to Maninagar from Mumbai. Thousands of saints and devotees were present to take blessings from him.