On Tuesday 29 March 2004, the auspicious
festival of Swaminarayan Jayanti and Ramnavmi was celebrated in
a majestic way at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Neasden. A magnificent
Annakut was offered to the sacred images of Ghanshyam Maharaj
and Ram Sita. At 12 noon, the birth arti of Ram Sita was performed
by the sadhus.
In the evening, discourses extolling
the virtues of Shri Ram were given by the sadhus. Thereafter,
a special evening assembly was held in which the divine life of
Bhagwan Swaminarayan was presented through devotional bhajans
and dramas, together with discourses given by the sadhus. Thousands
took part in this grand celebration, which climaxed in the celebrations
of the birth of Bhagwan Swaminarayan at 10.10pm.