Thursday 18 August 2022 | Shravan Vad 7, Samvat 2078

Thu 18 Aug 2022

By the divine grace and blessings of Lord Shree Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa and Acharya Swamishree Maharaj, the first Mandir of Maninagar Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan has been established in Perth, Western Australia.

During his vicharan to Australia in 2017, Acharya Swamishree Maharaj gave encouragement to disciples living in the Perth region to identify suitable premises for a new Mandir. Such a site was found in the region of Embelton, an inner-city suburb of Perth, which is the capital city of Western Australia. Having purchased the site, the disciples requested Acharya Swamishree Maharaj to bless the new Mandir premises. Acharya Swamishree Maharaj accepted their prayers, and visited Perth for a 5 day vicharan together with a group of eminent Sants and disciples from around the world.

Together with local dignitaries, Acharya Swamishree Maharaj performed the formal opening of the new site. After consecrating the Mandir building, Murtis were installed in a temporary shrine. Plans were also made for grand Murti Pratishtha and ceremonial opening festival to be held there in 2020.

Acharya Swamishree Maharaj departed from Perth during the late evening of Saturday 2 June 2018 for Singapore, and then continued his journey to Mumbai, arriving during the morning of Sunday 3rd June.