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Murti Pratishtha Mahotsav
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Day 3 - Murti Pratishtha Ceremony
Divine darshan of Lord Shree Swaminarayan Divine darshan of Lord Shree Swaminarayan Divine darshan of Jeevanpran Bapashree Divine darshan of Jeevanpran Bapashree
Divine darshan of Muktajeevan Swamibapa Divine darshan of Muktajeevan Swamibapa Disciples prepare vegetables early in the morning The grand view of Swaminarayan Temple and Cultural Center Chicago
The grand view of Swaminarayan Temple and Cultural Center Chicago The grand view of the front entrance of Swaminarayan Temple and Cultural Center Chicago The side view of the new temple His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree offers chandlo at the divine lotus feet of Lord Swaminarayan
His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree offers chandlo to Lord Shree Swaminarayan His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree begins the auspicious Murti Pratishtha ceremony His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree offers arti to Lord SwaminarayanBapa Swamibapa His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree showers the fire with fresh fragrant flower petals concluding this part of the Murti Pratishtha ceremony
His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree bows to the divine murti of Lord SwaminarayanBapa Swamibapa The divine murti of Lord Shree Swaminarayan and the divine murtis of the spiritual lineage of Shree Swaminarayan Gadi within the golden sinhasan in the new temple Swamibapa Pipe Band perform and escort His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree through the new temple grounds Disciples pull His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree seated on the welcoming chariot through the new temple grounds
Swamibapa Pipe Band perform and escort His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree through the new temple grounds Swamibapa Pipe Band perform awaiting the arrival of His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree into the sabha mandap Disciples take part in the Murti Pratishtha ceremony Disciples take part in the Murti Pratishtha ceremony
The priest recites several thousand mantras in Sanskrit from the holy scriptures during the Murti Pratishtha ceremony Rice and flower petals used during the Murti Pratishtha ceremony Divine darshan of Acharya Swamishree Swamibapa Pipe Band perform, welcoming His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree to the sabha mandap
Divine darshan of Shree Harikrisna Maharaj Sants skilfully play various traditional instruments whilst singing devotional songs on Sadguru Din (Amaas) Sants skilfully play various traditional instruments whilst singing devotional songs Sants skillfully play various traditional instruments whilst devotional songs are sung
Divine darshan of His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree meditating the divine murti of Lord SwaminarayanBapa Swamibapa Sants meditate the divine murti of Lord SwaminarayanBapa Swamibapa Sants meditate the murti of Lord SwaminarayanBapa Swamibapa Disciples meditate the divine murti of Lord SwaminarayanBapa Swamibapa
Hundreds of disciples from around the world meditate the murti of Lord SwaminarayanBapa Swamibapa His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree concludes the meditation Benefactors of the holy scripture recitals offer gifts to Lord SwaminarayanBapa Swamibapa Benefactors of the holy scripture recitals offer gifts to Lord SwaminarayanBapa Swamibapa
His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree gives darshan with several groups of disciples throughout the afternoon A disciple offers Lord SwaminarayanBapa Swamibapa dining items made from pure silver A close up of the silver plate, bowls and glass Disciples perform arti to Lord SwaminarayanBapa Swamibapa and His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree
A view of the various fruits, nuts and money offered to Lord SwaminarayanBapa Swamibapa His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree bestows his divine blessings on all His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree bestows his divine blessings on all His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree bestows his divine blessings on all.  In His ashirwad Acharya Swamishree stresses the importance of devotion to Lord Shree Swaminarayan from a very young age.
His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree bestows his divine blessings on all Disciples listen attentively to the divine blessings of Acharya Swamishree Sants listen attentively to the divine blessings of Acharya Swamishree His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree gives darshan and bestows His divine blessings on this disciple.  For the past 10 years, he has tirelessly looked after the divine Murti of Lord SwaminarayanBapa Swamibapa at his home in Chicago
His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree blesses this disciple who has taken no money from anyone as he looked after and fed everyone who stayed in his home as part of the old temple in Chicago for the last ten years His Divine Holiness stated that disciples such as these are extremely rare - who would be willing to do so much and serve Lord SwaminarayanBapa Swamibapa in this way for so long Disciples hail the divine name of Lord SwaminarayanBapa Swamibapa as His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree concludes His divine Ashirwad His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree unveils the new edition of the holy scripture "Bapashree ni Vato Part 2"
The benefactors of the scripture recitals bring gifts to offer to Lord SwaminarayanBapa Swamibapa His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree bestows His divine blessings on all Prasad lunch His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree consecrates Prasad lunch
His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree gives darshan to all disciples as he leaves the sabha mandap Disciples serve Prasad lunch to all Prasad lunch Disciples enjoy prasad lunch
 

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