Shri Lakshmi Narayan Hindu Temple, Bradford: 1st Patotsava 19th April 2009

On the 19th April 2009, the Bradford Shri Lakshmi Narayan Hindu Mandir celebrated their first anniversary of the installation of deities and consecration of the Mandir (Paatotsavam). It was a wonderful event graced with the presence of Shri Sadgurudev Ji Maharaj.

On the anniversary day, the Utsava Vigrahas of the Lord were given an Abhishekam followed by offerings of 108 flowers and fruits to each deity enthroned on the wonderful altar.

There were many firsts on this wonderful occasion: Shri Kaartikeyas Kalyaanam (the marriage ceremony for Lord Kartikeya) was performed by the revered Shivacharya who came specially from Australia to preside over it. The main event was the 7 day Shrimad Bhagavata Katha Saptaah which Shri Ashok Sharma Shastri from Shri Vrindavan Dham, India, presided over, immersing the devotees of Bradford in the bliss of the glories of the Lord for 7 days.

On returning to India, Shri Sadgurudev Ji Maharaj visited devotees in Kent and gave them Satsang before heading to the airport.

Please click on the pictures below to enlarge.

The wonderful Sinhaasan of the Lord in the Lakshmi Narayan Hindu Mandir Bradford

The wonderful Sinhaasan of the Lord in the Lakshmi Narayan Hindu Mandir Bradford

Shri Kamaljit Sharma speaks on behalf of the trustees

Shri Kamaljit Sharma speaks on behalf of the trustees

The Lovely Lakshmi Narayan Deities at the Mandir

The Lovely Lakshmi Narayan Deities at the Mandir

Shri Venkateshvara Perumal at the mandir

Shri Venkateshvara Perumal at the mandir

Thakur Shri Shri Radha Krishna at the Bradford Mandir on the Anniversary Day

Thakur Shri Shri Radha Krishna at the Bradford Mandir on the Anniversary Day

Bhagavan Shri Sita-Rama-Lakshmana-Hanuman at the Mandir

Bhagavan Shri Sita-Rama-Lakshmana-Hanuman at the Mandir

Shri Sadgurudev Ji Maharaj gave his blessings to all devotees

Shri Sadgurudev Ji Maharaj gave his blessings to all devotees

Upadesha Mudras...

Upadesha Mudras...

Explaining the joys of devotion to God

Explaining the joys of devotion to God

Praying to the Lord for the happiness of all devotees

Praying to the Lord for the happiness of all devotees

Shri Sadgurudev Ji asked all the Young Volunteers to share their experiences at the Mandir with all

Shri Sadgurudev Ji asked all the Young Volunteers to share their experiences at the Mandir with all

Shri Sadgurudev Ji blesses all the Matajis who worked very hard over the entire festival providing Sumptuous Prasadam to offer to God which was then shared among all devotees

Shri Sadgurudev Ji blesses all the Matajis who worked very hard over the entire festival providing Sumptuous Prasadam to offer to God which was then shared among all devotees

Devotees listening to Shri Sadgurudev Ji at a Ghar Satsang in Kent, U.K.

Devotees listening to Shri Sadgurudev Ji at a Ghar Satsang in Kent, U.K.

Shri Sadgurudev Ji blesses the grandchildren of the Prashar family in Kent, U.K.

Shri Sadgurudev Ji blesses the grandchildren of the Prashar family in Kent, U.K.

Shri Sadgurudev Ji Maharaj instructing the next generation on how to Pray...

Shri Sadgurudev Ji Maharaj instructing the next generation on how to Pray...

Responses

  1. […] Shri Lakshmi Narayan Hindu Temple, Bradford: 1st Patotsava 19th April 2009 […]

  2. It is great to see the devotion and spiritul thurst in the peoples of BRADFORD. If GOD’s grace will bestow upon me, it will be my luck to join you people there.
    Please inform me about the schedule of anual rituals celebration, by mail in advance.
    Thanks


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