The festival finds its origin in
the streets of Vrundavan 5000 years ago where the Gopis rocked
Lord Krishna on a decorated swing. Ever since, to experience the
divine joy of rocking the mighty Lord in a small swing, the hindola
festival became the focus of devotion.
Even Lord Swaminarayan was revered and entertained by the devotees
through their devotion. Once in Vartal, a decorative hindolo was
tied to a couple of mango trees, and the devotees rocked the Lord
to and fro. In response to their devotion, the Lord, while standing
in the hindola, appeared in twelve divine forms and blessed the
devotees. History also reveals that Lord Swaminarayan often sat
on a swing tied between two tamarind trees at Laxmivadi in Gadhada.
Today, in memory of the Lord's divine sports, the hindola festival
is celebrated with joy and enthusiasm at all Swaminarayan mandirs.
It is an aesthetic experience of devotion to the Lord, requiring
meticulous preparation by sadhus and devotees to produce hindolas
of a variety of colors, shapes and forms. The hindolas are made
of vegetables,leaves, flowers, earthen pots, fruits, dry fruits,
beans, rakhis, chocolates, steel dishes and cups, etc.
Pyara Hindole re...
||The Paramhansas expressed their
profound Bhakti for Lord Swaminarayan through a multitude
of bhajans. The Hindola bhajans by Premanand Swami, Brahmanand
Swami, etc. reflect a rare combination of poetic and devotional
flair. They ignite the imagination and feelings with the colors
and vibrations of devotion.
The Hindola bhajans, sung by sadhus of BAPS, are pacifying,
meditative and inspiring.
Experience the opportunity to lose yourself in a world of
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