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8 January 2002: Swaminarayan Mahamantra Procession

At 3.00 pm, a giant Swaminarayan Mahamantra procession was carried out through the streets of Gadhada. More than 20,000 devotees participated by singing the Swaminarayan dhun. The 1½-km long procession included marching youths with lighted torches, a cavalcade of youths on motorcycles, decorated camelcarts, several bhajan groups, beautiful floats: swan float, peacock float and garud float with the murtis of Ghanshyam Maharaj and Shastriji Maharaj, sadhus and devotees chanting the dhun, tribal dancers, traditionally dressed folk-dancing groups, women chanting the dhun with auspicious kalashes and mantra-pothis. The 3½ hour long procession weaved through the streets of Gadhada blessed by Bhagwan Swaminarayan and His paramhansas.

| Mahotsav Index, Gadhada | Diksha | Yagna | Holy Dip in the River Ghela | Procession | Ghela Arti | Murti Pratishtha |
| Bicentenary Celebration |
© 2001, Bochasanwasi Shree Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha, Swaminarayan Aksharpith