Shri Hari Jayanti Celebration, Sydney, Australia
Over 800 devotees celebrated the auspicious occasions of Shri Swaminarayan Jayanti and Shri Ramnavmi with great festivity and joy at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Sydney, on 25 March 2007 in the presence of Pujya Kothari Swami (Mumbai).
The celebration assembly featured traditional dances, kirtans, speeches and video presentations.
Amongst the dignitaries who attended the celebrations were: Hon. Phillip Ruddock, Federal Attorney-General; the Hon. Joe Tripodi, Minister for Energy, Ports and Waterways, representing the Premier of NSW the Hon. Morris Iemma; the Lord Mayor of Parramatta City Council, His Worship David Borger; and the Member of Parliament for Parramatta, the Hon. Tanya Gadiel.
The assembly concluded
with the Janmotsav (birthday) arti.