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Hindola Utsav In Gujarat – Importance And Date - Swing Festival Swaminarayan 2024

Hindola Utsav literally means ‘swing festival’ and Hindola Festival is observed by Swaminarayan Sect in Gujarat. Hindola 2024 begins on July 21 and ends on August 21. During the one-month festival, the idol of Bhagwan Swaminarayan is seated on a swing in the temples and is pulled to and fro (rocked). The festival begins two days after the Guru Poonam day in Ashadh month (June – July) and ends two days after Shravan Purnima

Date of Swing Festival of Lord Swaminarayan
The murti of Bhagwan Swaminarayan is seated on a swing during the month and pujas are performed. Hindola festival provides an opportunity for a devotee to immerse in Bhagavan's murti. Hindolas are a mode to meditate on the the Supreme Being or Brahman in the form of Bhagwan Swaminarayan and Bhagavan Sri Krishna.

Hindola festival finds origin in the life of Krishna Bhagavan – it is believed that Gopis rocked Bhagavan Krishna on a decorated swing in the forests of Vrindavan.