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1837  1781
At 10.00 p.m. on Chaitra sud 9 (Monday, 2nd April 1781 CE), the Supreme Lord Swaminarayan gave darshan in His human form upon this earth. The place chosen for the manifestation was the village of Chhapaiya, at the home of Dharmadev and Bhaktimata. His parents named Him Shree Ghanshyam.
 
1837  1781
Sadguru Shree Gopalanand Swamibapa gave darshan upon this earth in the same year as Lord Swaminarayan. The date for this manifestation was Maha Sud 8 and the place chosen was the village of Torda.
 
1849 1792
At the age of 11,on Ashad Sud 10 (29th June 1792 CE), Shree Ghanshyam Maharaj left His home to embark on a forest expedition through the Himalayan ranges to liberate and salvate innumerable lost souls. He kept merely a grass waistband (Munjni mekhla), a rosary (japmala), a water pot (kamandala), a begging bowl (bhikshapatra), a piece of cloth for filtering water (jalgaranu), a religious stone used for the purpose of worship (shaligram) and a small booklet containing extracts from the ancient Hindu scriptures (gutko). He was known as Shree Nilkanthvarni.
 
1856 1799
On Shravan Vad 6 (21st August 1799 CE), Shree Nilkanthvarni arrived at Loj and met Shree Muktanand Swami. This marked the end of His forest expedition.
 
1856 1800
Shree Ramanand Swami held the charge of the Satsang at that time. Lord Swaminarayan wanted to show the importance of a Guru in everyone's lives. Thus even the Supreme Lord Swaminarayan took resort unto a Guru, Shree Ramanand Swami. On Jeth Vad 12 (19th June 1800 CE), at the village of Piplana, Shree Nilkanthvarni met His guru Shree Ramanand Swami for the first time.
 
1857 1800
On Kartik Sud 11 (28th October 1800 CE), Shree Ramanand Swami initiated Shree Nilkanthvarni as a sant and called Him Shree Narayan Muni and Shree Sahajanand Swami. This historical event took place in the village of Piplana.
 
1858 1801
Only the year after, on Kartik Sud 11 (16th November 1801 CE), Shree Ramanand Swami entrusted the entire religion to Shree Sahajanand Swami. This coronation took place in the village of Jetpur.
 
1858 1801
Shree Ramanand Swami withdrew his human form on Magsar Sud 13 (17th December 1801 CE) in the village of Faneni. Fourteen days later, Shree Sahajanand Swami revealed His supreme and eternal name "Swaminarayan".
 
1863 1807
Lord Swaminarayan met Shree Khushal Bhatt (Shree Gopalanand Swamibapa) for the first time at Jetalpur.
 
1864 1808
Lord Swaminarayan initiated Shree Khushal Bhatt on Kartik Sud 8 at Gadhada and named him Shree Gopalanand Swami.
 
1873 1817
Sadguru Shree Nirgundasji Swamibapa gave darshan upon this earth in the village of Chuda.
 
1885 1829
Lord Swaminarayan entrusted Sadguru Shree Gopalanand Swamibapa with the key to aatyantik moksha and appointed him as the leader of the entire Swaminarayan religion. Hence, Shree Gopalanand Swamibapa was made Acharya of Shree Swaminarayan Gadi.
 
1886 1830
Lord Swaminarayan withdrew his divine human darshan on Jeth sud 10 in the village of Gadhada.
 
1901 1845
Lord Swaminarayan gave darshan upon the earth in the form of Shree Abji Bapashree on Kartik Sud 11 at Vrushpur. The couple that were blessed for this manifestation were Panchapita and Devuba.
 
1908 1852
Shree Gopalanand Swamibapa withdrew his divine human darshan on Vaishakh Sud 4.
 
1923 1867
Sadguru Shree Ishwarcharandasji Swamibapa gave darshan upon this earth in the village of Aslali.
 
1946 1890
Shree Nirgundasji Swamibapa initiated Sadguru Shree Ishwarcharandasji Swami as a sant.
 
1948 1892
Shree Nirgundasji Swamibapa entrusted Sadguru Shree Ishwarcharandasji Swamibapa with the key to aatyantik moksha and appointed him as the leader of the entire Swaminarayan religion. Hence, Shree Ishwarcharandasji Swamibapa was made Acharya of Shree Swaminarayan Gadi.
 
1948 1892
Shree Nirgundasji Swamibapa withdrew his divine human darshan on Aso Sud 1 at Ahmedabad.
 
1963 1907
Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa gave darshan upon this earth at Kheda on the 7th October. Swamibapa chose the home of Muljibhai Patel and Ichhaba for His manifestation.
 
1976 1920
When some of the religions' administrators started to become corrupt and treated the income of the Temples as their own, Jeevanpran Shree Abji Bapashree and Sadguru Shree Ishwarcharandasji Swamibapa established the Satsang Mahasabha thus protecting the Temple assets and protecting the true and unadulterated principles of Lord Swaminarayan. 
 
1984 1928
Jeevanpran Shree Abji Bapashree withdrew his divine human darshan on Ashad Sud 5 at Vrushpur.
 
1986 1930
Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa arrived in Saraspur, Ahmedabad, and met Shree Ishwarcharandasji Swamibapa for the first time.
 
1986 1930
Shree Ishwarcharandasji Swamibapa initiated Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa as a sant on Kartik Sud 11 at Saraspur.
 
1989 1933
In this year, Jeevanpran Swamibapa first went to Kutch to give strength and guidance to the satsangees of Kutch.
 
1995 1939
A religious conference/ debate was held at Ahmedabad on Chaitra Sud 9 by the heretics of Ahmedabad Mandir.  Their aim was to defame Shree Abji Bapashree and His great works, Shree Rahasyartha Pradipika Tika Sah Vachnamrut, Shree Abji Bapashree ni Vato, Shree Purushottam Leelamrut Sukhsagar etc. However, in the presence of Shree Ishwarcharandasji Swamibapa and especially the speaches by Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa, all their aims failed.
 
1996 1940
In an aim to defame Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa, heretics instigated a plan to remove him from the Mandir at Kadi on 4th October. Once again, their plans all failed.
 
1997 1941
Sadguru Shree Ishwarcharandasji Swamibapa established Shree Swaminarayan Sidhant Uttejak Trust. Under this Trust, land was purchased in Maninagar, Ahmedabad. In the same year  Shree Ishwarcharandasji Swamibapa and Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa laid the foundation stone for the Mandir.

This was to become the centre of the entire Swaminarayan Karan Satsang.
 

1998 1942
Shree Ishwarcharandasji Swamibapa entrusted Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa with the key to aatyantik moksha and appointed him as the leader of the entire Swaminarayan religion. Hence, Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa was made Acharya of Shree Swaminarayan Gadi.
 
1998 1942
Shree Ishwarcharandasji Swamibapa ceased to give darshan in his human form on Aso Vad Amaas.
 
1998 1942
Withdrawal of the divine human form of Shree Ishwarcharandasji Swami on Aso Vad Amaas
 
1998 1942
Acharya Shree Purushottampriyadasji Swamishree gave darshan upon this earth on the 28th May, adhik jeth sud 13, in Bharasar, Kutch.
 
1999 1943
Jeevanpran Swamibapa performed the pratishta (installation) of Lord Swaminarayan, Shree Abji Bapashree and Sadguru Shree Ishwarcharandasji Swamibapa at Chhatri, Vrushpur. This was the first murti of Bapashree to be installed in a Mandir.
 
2000 1944
Jeevanpran Swamibapa performed the murti pratishta of Shree Swaminarayan Bhagwan and Shree Abji Bapashree in Maninagar Mandir on Fagan Sud 3.
 
2000 1944
Jeevanpran Swamibapa sat in continuous meditation for 12 days at Maninagar Mandir.
 
2001 1945
Jeevanpran Swamibapa sat in continuous meditation for 31 days at Maninagar Mandir.
 
2002 1946
Jeevanpran Swamibapa established Shree Swaminarayan Sidhant Sajivan Mandal at Ghanshyamnagar (Dahisara) Kutch.
 
2004 1948
Shree Ishwar Sadvidyashram (Swaminarayan Boarding) was opened by Jeevanpran Swamibapa at Maninagar.
 
2004 1948
Swamibapa's first foreign tour to East Africa. This was a revolutionary event. Up till then, it was felt that no Swaminarayan sadhu could leave India and go to foreign lands. Jeevanpran Swamibapa was the first to do so. 
 
2006 1950
A huge festival was held in Chhatri, Vrushpur, to celebrate Shree Abji Bapashree's Centenary.
 
2007 1951
Jeevanpran Swamibapa sat in continuous meditation for 13 days.
 
2011 1955
The Mandir in Maninagar was demolished and a huge new sikhar bandh Mandir was erected. On Falgun sud 3 of this year, Jeevanpran Swamibapa performed to murti pratishta of Shree Ghanshyam Maharaj, Shree Harikrishna Maharaj, Shree Sahajanand Swami Maharaj and Jeevanpran Shree Abji Bapashree in the new Mandir.
 
2013 1957
This year marked the fiftieth year since Jeevanpran Swamibapa manifested upon this earth. To mark this auspicious occassion, a huge festival, the Suvarna Jayanti (Golden Jubillee) Mahotsav was held in Maninagar. Jeevanpran Swamibapa was seated upon a magnificently decorated elephant and a procession was held throughout the major streets of Ahmedabad. Jeevanpran Swamibapa was weighed against gold. This gold was then used for the welfare of the society at large. Hence, schools, colleges, hospitals etc. were founded from the proceeds of the Mahotsav.
 
2017 1961
Jeevanpran Swamibapa performed the inauguration of Shree Swaminarayan Arts and Science Colleges at Ahmedabad in the presence of Dr Radakrishna (President of India).
 
2017 1961
Jeevanpran Swamibapa started the Swaminarayan Boarding at Bhuj - Kutch. Jeevanpran Swamibapa was selected as the President of the Akhil Bharat Sadhu Samaj, Gujarat and the Vice president of the All India Akhil Bharat Sadhu Samaj. This national organisation of the ascetic sants of India was set up to develop and propogate moral standards and religion throughout India. 
 
2018 1962
Jeevanpran Swamibapa initiated Acharya Shree Purushottampriyadasji Swamishree as a sant at Maninagar Mandir.
 
2023 1967
In this year Jeevanpran Swamibapa completed sixty years since He had manifested upon this earth. To mark this auspicious occassion, the Platinum Jayanti Mahotsav was held in Maninagar. Jeevanpran Swamibapa was weighed against platinum, the proceeds of which were spent on the establishment of numerous socially beneficial projects. 
 
2025 1969
The Rajat Pratishta Mahotsav (Silver Jubillee Festival) of Shree Swaminarayan Mandir at Maninagar was celebrated. Shree Swaminarayan Bal-mandir, Prathamik Shala, and High School; Shree Muktajeevan Auditorium,Shree Abji Bapashree Granthalay (Library) were also opened at Maninagar.
 
2026 1970
Jeevanpran Swamibapa embarked on His first Intercontinental tour. Swamibapa traveled to Europe and America. The Shat Rajat Jayanti Mahotsav (125 years) of Jeevanpran Shree Abji Bapashree and Fortieth Diksha (initiation) Mahotsav of Jeevanpran Swamibapa were celebrated with tremendous grandure in this year.
 
2028 1971
Jeevanpran Swamibapa sat in continuous meditation for 61 days at Maninagar.
 
2028 1972
The Suvarna Jayanti Smruti Mahotsav was held in Maninagar. Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa gave a physical embodiment to the Supreme and Eternal Divine throne of Lord Swaminarayan - Shree Swaminarayan Gadi.

Jeevanpran Swamibapa opened Shree Muktajeevan Clinic and General Hospital, Reception Halls and Guest House at Maninagar Golden Jubilee Memorial festival and physical embodiment of Shree Swaminarayan Gadi, on 7th Oct
 

2033 1977
The Jeevanpran Swamibapa Amrut Mahotsav and the Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Pancham Varshiya Mahotsav was held in Maninagar to mark the seventieth year since Jeevanpran Swamibapa manifested upon this earth and the fifth year since Jeevanpran Swamibapa gave the Swaminarayan Gadi a physical embodiment. Jeevanpran Swamibapa was weighed against 5 types of precious metals and stones. Once again, all the proceeds were used for the welfare of the society.
 
2033 1977
Jeevanpran Swamibapa opened a huge Mandir in the city of Baroda.
 
2034 1978
Jeevanpran Swamibapa opened a huge Mandir and guest house in the capital city New Delhi. It was in this Mandir that Jeevanpran Swamibapa performed the revolutionary act of installing His own marble murti in the main sinhasan of the Mandir. Prior to this, it was only Shree Swaminarayan Bhagwan that had installed His own murti.
 
2035 1979
His Holiness Jeevanpran Swamibapa nominated Shree Purushottampriyadasji Swami as His successor and entrusted him with the key to aatyantik moksha. Thus Shree Purushottampriyadasji Swamishree became Acharya of Shree Swaminarayan Gadi.
 
2035 1979
Jeevanpran Swamibapa's third tour to the United Kingdom. It was during this visit that Jeevanpran Swamibapa ceased to give darshan in a human state. This episode of Swamibapa's leela occurred in Bolton on the 30th August. Jeevanpran Swamibapa's murti was taken to Maninagar where His Holiness Acharya Swamishree performed the agnisanskar vidhi (cremation ceremony). At the exact space where this took place, Acharya Swamishree instigated the creation of Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Smruti Mandir.
 
2037 1981
The first major festival for His Holiness Acharya Swamishree was the Bicentenary celebrations of Lord Swaminarayan. This 15 day long Mahotsav was held in Maninagar.
 
2038 1982
His Holiness Acharya Swamishree embarked on His first International tour in this year. He travelled to the UK to perform the opening of the new temple at Golders Green, London.
 
2038 1982
His Holiness Acharya Swamishree performed the opening of Shree Muktajeevan Sevashram (health centre) at Bhuj.
 
2039 1983
His Holiness Acharya Swamishree performed the opening of the Swaminarayan Higher Secondary School with Science and General Streams at Maninagar.
 
2043 1987
The Silver Jubilee celebrations of the Temple in Bhuj were held in April of this year.
 
2043 1987
His Holiness Acharya Swamishree embarked upon the first tour of the USA where established the Shree Swaminarayan Sidhant Sajivan Mandal, USA.
 
2045 1989
His Holiness Acharya Swamishree performed the opening of a grand new temple and a guest house at Mahalaxmi, Bombay.
 
2046 1990
His Holiness Acharya Swamishree performed the opening of a new temple at Kheda, the manifestation place of Jeevanpran Swamibapa.
 
2047 1990
His Holiness Acharya Swamishree performed the opening of a new temple and a guest house at Mount Abu.
 
2047 1991
His Holiness Acharya Swamishree performed the opening of the magnificent Swamibapa Smruti Mandir at Godasar, Ahmedabad on 7th Oct. This Memorial to Gurudev Swamibapa was opened in the presence of Dr Shankardayal Sharma (President of India). 
 
2050 1994
The Suvarna Jayanti Mahotsav (Golden Jubillee) of Shree Ghanshyam Maharaj at Shree Swaminarayan Temple at Maninagar was commemorated with great splendor. 
 
2051 1994
This year marked 150 years since Jeevanpran ShreeAbji Bapashree gave darshan upon this earth. To mark this ocassion, His Holiness Acharya Swamishree celebrated the Sat Suvarna Mahotsav at Maninagar.
 
2052 1995
His Holiness Acharya Swamishree embarked on a tour to the Far Eastern countries and Australia.
 
2053 1997
The Rajat Mahotsav of Shree Swaminarayan Gadi (a festival marking 25 years since Jeevanpran Swamibapa gave Shree Swaminarayan Gadi a physical embodiment) was held in Maninagar. Acharya Swamishree opened the newly re-built Shree Ishwar Sadvidyashram (Swaminarayan Boarding). His Holiness Acharya Swamishree initiated the celebrations of  Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Satabdi, a magnificent 10 year long festival commemorating the divine leela of Swamibapa. It will culminate with a magnanimous festival in the year 2007.
 
 
 
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