Gurudev Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa gave the name Ghanshyamnagar to the outskirt region of Dahisara. Ghanshyamnagar has an important place in the history of our Karan Satsang because it is in this village where Swamibapa established the first Shree Swmainarayan Sidhant Sajivan Mandal. Subsequently, Mandals have flourished all over the world. The aim of each Mandal is to preserve, propagate and practise the sublime, eternal tenets of almighty Lord Shree Swaminarayan, which were perfectly explained by Jeevanpran Shree Abji Bapashree, and which were spread throughout the world by Gurudev Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa.
In the year Samvat 2008 (1952 CE), Adya Acharya Pravar Jeevanpran Swamibapa installed the divine Murtis of the supreme Lord Swaminarayan and Jeevanpran Bapashree at the newly built Temple in the village of Ghanshyamnagar, under the trust of Shree Swaminarayan Sidhant Sajivan Mandal, Ghanshyamnagar.
The Mandir became the village's focus for propagating the true principles of the supreme Lord Swaminarayan, which had been eloquently explained by Jeevanpran Bapashree.
Since then, by the immense mercy and divine blessings of Gurudev Jeevanpran Swamibapa, the inhabitants of this village have prospered immensely.
Ghanshyam Maharaj Shashtipurti Mahotsav
Exactly 61 years have elapsed since Jeevanpran Swamibapa installed the divine supreme Murtis in the Temple.
To celebrate this auspicious occasion, with the immense divine blessings and encouragement of His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree, the disciples of Ghanshyamnagar living all around the world have organised a magnificent 4 day festival, the Ghanshyam Maharaj Shashtipurti Mahotsav, from 31 May to 3 June 2013.