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