BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Brisbane, Australia held its Second Patotsav (Anniversary) celebrations on 27th February, 2016.
Sadhus from India and devotees from Sunshine coast, Gold Coast and various other BAPS centres in Australia were present on the joyous occasion.
The celebrations began with a Vedic Mahapuja, after which Pujya Paramchintan Swami addressed the assembly highlighting the significance, importance and value of mandirs and the aspect of Param Pujya Pramukh Swami Maharaj as its inspirer.
Local Indian Community leaders and other invited guests graced the occasion with their presence. They both heartily congratulated and praised the mandir and its activities.
Devotees performed an annakut (ceremonial offering of food) of sweet and savoury dishes were offered to the murtis. The patotsav sabha concluded with arti and mahaprasad for all present. The event was attended by around 650 devotees.