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Murti Pratishtha Mahotsav Surat   Murti Pratishtha Mahotsav - Day 3
The view of the new temple buildings before sunrise The grand temple in Surat viewed at sunrise Acharya Swamishree performing Mangla Aarti to Lord Swaminaryan in the cellar of the new temple His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree performs poojan to the Lord in the havan
Acharya Swamishree performing the havan ceremony Acharya Swamishree offers ghee into the ceremonial fire Having completed the havan ceremony, the Murtis are carried into the temple to be installed by Acharya Swamishree Acharya Swamishree scribes the divine name of Lord Swaminarayan before installing the new murti
Acharya Swamishree installs the new murtis inside the temple Acharya Swamishree performing the murti installation ceremony Acharya Swamishree performing the murti installation ceremony His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree opens the singhasan doors for the very first time
His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree gives His divine darshan with Lord Swaminarayan for the very first time Disciples from all over the world rejoice as Acharya Swamishree opens the doors, revealing the divine darshan of the supreme Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa As part of the installation ceremony, Acharya Swamishree presents fragrant roses to the divine feet of Lord Swaminarayan Acharya Swamishree performs the murti installation ceremony of Lord Swaminarayan
Acharya Swamishree performs the murti installation ceremony of Jeevanpran Shree Abji Bapashree Acharya Swamishree performs the murti installation ceremony of Muktajeevan Swamibapa Acharya Swamishree offers thaar to Shree Ghanshyam Maharaj Acharya Swamishree offers thaar to Jeevanpran Shree Abji Bapashree
Acharya Swamishree offers thaar to Jeevanpran Swamibapa Acharya Swamishree performs aarti at the end of the Murti Pratishtha ceremony Acharya Swamishree offers a garland of roses to Lord Swaminarayan Acharya Swamishree presents a gold crown to Lord Swaminarayan
Divine Darshan of Lord Swaminarayan in the new Sinhasan Divine darshan of Lord Swaminarayan Acharya Swamishree offers a garland of roses to Jeevanpran Abji Bapashree Divine darshan of Jeevanpran Bapashree in the new sinhasan
Acharya Swamishree offers a garland of roses to Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Divine darshan of Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa in the new sinhasan The divine murtis in the new sinhasan The divine murtis in the new sinhasan
Acharya Swamishree performs the murti installation ceremony of Shree Ganpatiji Acharya Swamishree offers aarti to Shree Ganpatiji Acharya Swamishree performs the murti installation ceremony of Shree Hanumanji Acharya Swamishree offers aarti to Hanumanji
Acharya Swamsihree climbs to the top of the temple to install the new flags Acharya Swamishree consecrates the flag before it is raised on the domes of the new temple Acharya Swamishree unviels the golden kalashes on the peaks of the temple domes Acharya Swamishree scatters rose petals over the new kalash at the top of the temple
A vast array of foods are offered to the Lord at the end of the installation ceremony Acharya Swamishree gives His divine darshan with the Lord as He dines on the annakut thaar Ankut is offered to Jeevanpran Shree Abji Bapashree Ankut is offered to Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa
Acharya Swamishree gives darshan with Jeevanpran Swamibapa as He dines on the annakut Acharya Swamishree prostrates before the Lord Acharya Swamishree offers aarti to Lord Swaminarayan Acharya Swamishree and sants offer aarti to Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa
Shree Muktajeevan Pipe Band London and H H Swamibapa Pipe Band Nairobi salute the Lord Acharya Swamishre blesses all the members of both bands Acharya Swamishree and the band members of both Shree Muktajeevan Pipe Band London, and H H Swamibapa Pipe Band offer aarti to Lord Swaminarayan Disciples offer aarti to Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa
The creation of Shree Swaminarayan Temple Surat was inspired by Acharya Swamishree and all the work was performed by His divine blessings; Shree Muktajeevan Pipe Band London and H H Swamibapa Nairobi were invited to perform at the Murti Installation Festival. In gratitude to Acharya Swamishree for inviting the bands, a representative from both bands offfers a garland of roses to Him His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree gives darshan with the supreme Lord Shree Swaminarayan, Shree Ghanshyam Maharaj A helicopter sprays fragrant rose petals over the temple as the Murti Pratishtha ceremony concludes The magnificent new temple in Surat
The magnificent new temple in Surat      
 
   
 
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