Mandir celebrated the 81st Birthday of H.D.H. Pramukh Swami Maharaj.
Kishori mandal decorated the entire Mandir. 81 candles were used in
the decoration. The program was started with a multimedia presentation
welcoming Swamishree. After lighting a ceremonial candle, the bal and
kishore mandal sang prayers glorifying God and God realized Saint.
Pramukh Swami Maharaj’s 81st Birthday samaiyo was celebrated with a
grand assembly of haribhaktas. The theme of the samaiyo was, ‘His Vision,
Our Mission – The Divine Wishes of Swamishree’. The morning began with
a special Mahapuja in which record number of people, participated. Balaks
and kishores performed in majority of the evening program. The highlight
of the night was a wonderful 30-minute drama that depicted the importance
of bal sanskar, and the role satsang plays in everyday lives of people.
The program also included a raas, “Kode Kode Vadhavie Aaj…”, by the
yuvak mandal, and a kirtan aaradhna by the kishore mandal. The kishori
mandal decorated the Mandir with pictorial displays of H.D.H. Pramukh
Swami Maharaj’s daily activities, such as nitya puja, murti pratistha,
vicharan, afternoon walk, and dinner. The mahila mandal prepared 2 cakes,
one that was 81 inches long, and another that was a ‘Train to Akshardham’.
Everyone enjoyed this samaiyo together, and were able delve a great
deal deeper into many facets of Swamishree’s life.
Mandir Chicago celebrated the 81st birthday of, H.D.H. Pramukh Swami
Maharaj with grandeur and excitement. Devotees and guests were in attendance
at the auspicious celebrations, which took place at the Shree Swaminarayan
Haveli in Chicago. A magnificent cultural program took place between
4 and 7 pm, which depicted the various exceptional qualities and strengths
of Guru Pramukh Swami Maharaj.
Mandir, ATLANTA celebrated H.D.H Pramuk Swami Maharaj’s 81st Janma Jayanti
Samaiyo on Sunday, December 23, 2001 at 3:45M to 6:30PM. People atteneded
this samaiyo on a rainy day right before Christmas holidays. Atlanta
bal mandal celebrated whole samaiyo first time ever. Dhoon, Prathna,
Kirtan, Drama, and Dance were performed by bal mandal group 0, 1, and
2. All balaks and sanchalaks stayed over at mandir from last three weekends
to do practice for samaiyo. Pankajbhai of decoration department guided
all balak and balika to do decoration and exhibition. Stage was decorated
with balloon arches. Two sides of the mandir hall was decorated with
balloons, streamers, P.bapa’s prasang and photographs. Shrine was decorated
with P.Bapa’s suvakyo, books, toys and Cakes.
satsang mandal celebrated H.D.H. Pramukh Swami Maharaj’s 81st birthday
as Pramukh Jayanti Samaiyo on Sunday, December 23, 2001. A three hour
program included performances by Bal, Kishore and Yuvak mandals. Following
are the program highlights, Dance by Bal mandal on “khabar chhe amne
Shantilal ne…” kirtan from “Sant Param Hitkari”, Four skits including
Swamishree’s Grihtyag, Diksha and Seva were performed by Kishore and
Yuvak mandals. A speech from a kishore on Swamishree’s childhood in
English. Swamishree’s blessing from Sankari Janma Jayanti Mahotsav.
After Samaiyo, the chief guest of sabha, Shri Pujabhai M. Patel achieved
Best teacher Award from President of India 1986, was honour by Birmingham
Satsang Mandal. The Samaiyo ended at 6:30 with Samuh Aarti followed
by Mahaprasad. Parking and sabha vyavastha were organized by Yuvak and
Vadil mandal. Decoration, audio-video seva were organized by Kishore
attended H.D.H. Pramukh Swami Maharaj’s 81st Janma Jayanti celebrations
that were held on Sunday December 23, 2001 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM at
the BAPS Shree Swaminarayan Mandir in Brunswick (Cleveland), Ohio. The
program was started with a traditional Stuti (with translations), dhoon,
and prarthana by Bal and Kishore Mandals. This was followed by Kirtans,
and speeches about H.D.H. Pramukh Swami Maharaj; his childhood, the
story of his diksha, and his experiences with children were highlighted.
These speeches were presented by balaks and kishores. A skit, “Samsha
Prashna” (Samsha Prashna means question-answer with action not words)
was performed by the Bal Mandal, and a folk-dance was performed by the
Kishore Mandal. A video clip was shown from the celebration of Swamishree’s
Janma Jayanti celebrations at Sankari in Gujarat, India that took place
on the same day.
jubilantly celebrated the birthday of H.D.H. Pramukh Swami Maharaj on
Sunday, December 23 2001, at the Swaminarayan Hindu Temple in Whittier,
CA. The Kishore Mandal organized the entire program and the Kishori
Mandal was in charge of all the decorations. The program started with
dhoon and prarthana, followed by devotional kirtans glorifying Lord
Swaminarayan and H.D.H. Pramukh Swami Maharaj. A drama depicting the
importance of making donations was performed. The festivities came to
a close with aarti followed by Maha prasad. BAPS Medical Services held
their Annual Blood drive on this day, in which people participated to
donate a total of 86 pints of blood.
The Toronto BAPS celebrated Swamishri's 81st Janma Jayanti on December 23, 2001. As per tradition, once again, an annakut - a colourful medley of dishes - was the highlight of this samaiyo. Through kirtans, pravachans and video darshan, the celebration merely provided but a glimpse of Swamishri, His spiritual vision, His simplicity of life, His communion with God and His infinite other unparalleled traits. The pravachans and kirtans allowed the audience to view Swamishri from various vantage points - (ideal) sadhak, disciple, guru, visionary. exemplary leader, and the list goes on... The viewpoints presented were endless. However, Swamishri's striking humility, profound wisdom, simplicity and above all His SADHUTA beamed through all the pravchans. Finally, the samaiyo was capped with a brilliant prayer that was narrated with candour and delivered a profound message for everyone in the audience that- 'Hey Swamishri... bless us with the wisdom to experience You, the realms of your Being.'
hymn expressing eternal gratitude and indebtedness to the Guru, H.D.H.
Pramukh Swami Maharaj respectfully known as Swamishree, resonated in
the Charlotte’s temple on Sunday, December 23. The occasion was the
81st birthday celebrations of Swamishree. Two separate events were organized.
The first event began at 9 AM to coincide with the live celebrations
being held in Sankari, India. The highlights of this unique event held
in the morning were bhajans/kirtans exalting the glory and divinity
of Swamishree, several incidents (Prasang) narrated by Haribhaktas illustrated
Swamishree’s unique skill in communicating with young and old alike.
Another highlight was a competition quizzing the participants on their
Satsang knowledge. Finally emotion, humility, and gratitude were on
display in abundance as this event concluded with Haribhaktas garlanding
organized P.P. Swamishree’s birthday celebrations on December 2, 2001.
The samaiyo, which included Mahila Mandal, Kishori Mandal, Balika Mandal,
and Raleigh Mahila and Balika Mandal. Program highlights included melodious
kirtans exalting the virtues and glory of Shreeji Maharaj and his chosen
saint Swamishree. Bharatiya Natyam dance based on bhajan “Swagatam”,
and dance by Raleigh’s and Charlotte’s Balika Mandals. Shakespeare had
said, “What is in a name?” We see that Bapa’s name has reached all parts
of the world. He is known for his greatness, faith, and devotion. The
program concluded with offering of thanks and appreciation to Swamishree
for having the opportunity to serve and honor him.
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