16 September 2004
Atlanta BAPS Mandir
celebrated the 16th Patotsav with great devotion in the presence
of Pujya Santos and a large number of devotees.
commenced early in the morning with a mahapuja, followed by
an Annakut consisting of over 150 food items. Santos and devotees
enthusiastically participated in the blood donation drive
organized by the BAPS Medical Services in the afternoon. The
evening celebrations commenced with the Kirtans (devotional
songs) by the Kishore Mandal. Pujya Shantmurti Swami delivered
the speech on the theme 'Yogah Karmashu'. He explained the
importance of character and religion in one's life. Bal Mandal
then presented an interesting quiz on Mandir that was themed
'Mandir Jeopardy'. At the end, Pujya Shantmurti Swami launched
the sponsorship drive for the Mandir events.