Wellingborough Satsang Mandal’s national annual event was held on Monday 1 January 2007 where sadhus from London and devotees from various centres across the U.K. gathered for a twelve-hour Akhand Dhoon at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Wellingborough. Visitors flocked to the doors of the Mandir from 7am and continued to arrive until 7pm in the evening to partake in the chanting of the Swaminarayan Mahamantra and behold the darshan of the “Akshar Deri”.
The preparation for this year’s event, on the occasion of the BAPS Centennial Celebrations, began in earnest in October 2006.
Fine weather welcomed the devotees, sadhus and invited guests, including the Mayor of Wellingborough. Refreshments and meals were also provided throughout the day, which were concluded with discourses from the sadhus and the evening arti at 7pm.