mandir celebrated Sharad Purnima – the auspicious celebration of Shri
Aksharbhrama Gunatitanand Swami's birthday. The evening program was
based on the biography of Shri Gunatitanand Swami, which was performed
with relevant kirtans, examples from Swami's life and a speech. Bal,
Kishore and Yuvak Mandal presented melodious kirtans with relevant photo
The Sharad Punam festival took place at the Cleveland BAPS mandir
in the presence of Pujya Tyagratna Swami, Pujya Munitilak Swami, Pujya
Vivekmurti Swami and Pujya Devvandan Swami. The festival program was
based on the Yashgatha kirtan: “Sahajanandji Sharan Tamare Rako re”.
After each stanza presentations and speeches describing events that
occurred throughout Gunatitianand Swami’s life were made. Finally,
the sadhus discoursed on the unique saintliness of Gunatitanand Swami
and how he is here today through Pramukh Swami Maharaj.
BAPS Mandir celebrated its Mandir Patotsav, Vijaya Dashmi, and Akshar
Jayanti festival with much exhilaration and fervor.
The Jersey City BAPS mandal celebrated its third Patotsav and Sharad
Punam festival joyfully. The whole day was filled with various programs
including an Annakut where over 170 items were offered to Maharaj
and Swami, and a Women’s Health Conference.
BAPS center celebrated the 218th Janma Jayanti of Mul Aksharmurti Gunatitanand
Swami where saffron-clad murtis of Shriji Maharaj and Gunatitanand Swami
adorned the backdrop of the stage. The Yashgatha of Gunatitanand Swami
was interspersed with several prasangs narrated by balaks, kishores
and yuvaks providing a glimpse into the persona of Gunatitanand Swami,
his ideals and his rapport with Shriji Maharaj.