The Swaminarayan temple in Vadtal, the holy seat of the sect, carried out an online Mahapuja amid chanting of mantras. This was live telecast for the benefit of devotees across the country and the world. Every year, Vadtal attracts lakhs of devotees during the full moon but this time due to the lockdown they could not be present.
To ensure that devotees still have access to the puja and could take part in it the temple authorities decided to take the puja online. Devotees from Mumbai, Surat. Vadodara, Bharuch and even the UK, USA and African countries took part in the event.
Acharya Rakesh Prasadji Maharaj carried out the aarti and also blessed the devotees and also prayed for respite from corona. He also appealed to the devotees to follow the lockdown in these trying times.
Chairman Devprakash Swami, Nautam Prakash Swami, Shrivallabh Swami, Munivallabh Swami and PP Swami took part in the religious event. All the arrangements for the puja were made by Shyamvallabh Swami.