Purushottam Mahal is a state-of-the-art multifunction community facility within the wider Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Complex in Kingsbury. This low-impact building will be able to accommodate all of the Mandir’s burgeoning sporting and charity activities, as well as host prestigious events such as weddings, banquets and seminars. The venue will be available for the entire community to use and a real asset to the area.
The Mayor of London Boris Johnson will join His Divine Holiness Acharya Shree Purushottampriyadasji Swamishree Maharaj, to formally open Purushottam Mahal on Wednesday 28 May 2014. For the community at Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Kingsbury, it is an especially pertinent occasion as the day also marks 72 years since Acharya Swamishree Maharaj manifested on this Earth. Celebrations to mark this wonderful occasion will follow into the evening.
The name ‘Purushottam’ has special resonance for the community at Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Kingsbury. Lord Shree Swaminarayan is described as ‘Purna Purushottam’. Literally translated as ‘Complete Highest Entity’, this describes the Lord’s true supremacy and majesty above all else in the universe. ‘Purshottam’ was also the name of Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa (our organisation’s founding father) before He was initiated into the sant (monk) fraternity. Leveraging the significances of this word, Acharya Swamishree Maharaj has bestowed the name ‘Purushottam Mahal’ – meaning, ‘Palace of Purushottam’ – to this fantastic building. Finally, ‘Purushottam’ also features in Acharya Swamishree’s full name, i.e. ‘Purushottampriya’, meaning he who is beloved to the Lord, and so His disciples appreciate this added significance of Purushottam Mahal.
|3pm||Opening of Purushottam Mahal|
|6pm||Sandhya Aarti & Kirtan Bhakti|