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Ocala, Florida - Ground Breaking Ceremony - Day 3


Disciples perform pooja to Harikrushna Maharaj, Muktajeevan Swamibapa and Acharya Swamishree Hundreds of disciples from all across the globe gathered at the world-famous Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing for the beginning of the parade Disciples calling a “Jay” during the beginning of the grand procession Swamibapa Pipe Band from the New Jersey Mandal gets ready to lead the grand procession from the Don Garlits Museum to the temple site
Many local dignitaries joined the grand procession, including Mayor of Ocala Randy Ewers, local public relations and businessman Digvijaysingh Gayakwad and Commissioner of the County of Marion Mike Amsden Swamibapa Pipe Band from the New Jersey Mandal leads the grand procession Acharya Swamishree, Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa, and sants seated upon a decorated chariot Hundreds of disciples gathered in the grand procession
Acharya Swamishree and sants seated upon the chariot Swamibapa Pipe Band from the New Jersey Mandal leads the procession Many disciples walked in the grand procession to the temple site Female disciples cheer and chant the name of Lord Shree Swaminarayan during the grand procession
A horse eagerly looks upon the grand procession and tries to get the divine darshan of Acharya Swamishree Swamibapa Pipe Band leads the grand procession to the temple site Acharya Swamishree and sants seated on a beautifully crafted chariot Swamibapa Pipe Band leads the procession to the temple site
Acharya Swamishree giving His divine darshan from the chariot during the grand procession Many female disciples on-look during the grand procession The parade sponsors perform aarti to Acharya Swamishree, Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa, and Harikrushna Maharaj Acharya Swamishree being carried to the temple site
Acharya Swamishree performs poojan to the divine murtis to be installed in the new temporary temple  Commissioner of the County of Marion, Mike Amsden, speaks on the joyous occasion The divine darshan of the murtis Acharya Swamishree performs aarti to the new murtis
Acharya Swamishree performs poojan to the first bricks of the new temple Disciples perform poojan on the first bricks of the temple Acharya Swamishree performs poojan to one of the first bricks of the new temple Acharya Swamishree seated with sants to perform the poojan ceremony
Disciples perform poojan on the first bricks of the temple Many gathered during the poojan ceremony on the temple site Acharya Swamishree performs poojan on the new temple site Acharya Swamishree performs pooja with coconut and ghee
Poojan participants call the “Jay” to conclude the poojan ceremony Acharya Swamishree performs the poojan ceremony Acharya Swamishree and sants perform poojan ceremony Acharya Swamishree lays the first brick of the new temple
Acharya Swamishree perfroms poojan with pure coconut water  The first slab of the temple is laid by Acharya Swamishree Acharya Swamishree installs the new murtis in the temporary mandir Sants assist Acharya Swamishree install the new murtis
Acharya Swamishree performs poojan on the newly installed murtis Acharya Swamishree offers sweets to the murti of Lord Shree Swaminarayan in the new temporary temple Various sweets are presented to the new murtis in the temporary temple The new temple sihasan
Acharya Swamishree and sants perform the first aarti to the new sihasan Acharya Swamishree with aarti sponsors perform aarti to the new sihasan Acharya Swamishree with aarti sponsors perform aarti to the new sihasan Acharya Swamishree with aarti sponsors perform aarti to the new sihasan
Acharya Swamishree with aarti sponsors perform aarti to the new sihasan Acharya Swamishree with Ocala Mandal members perform aarti to the new sihasan Acharya Swamishree with New Jersey Mandal members perform aarti to the new sihasan Acharya Swamishree and sants do darshan to the newly-installed murtis
Sponsors place a handmade garland, made out of eighteen pounds of cardamom, on Acharya Swamishree Acharya Swamishree gives His divine darshan wearing the handmade garland out of cardamom The divine darshan of Acharya Swamishree Hundreds of disciples from all around the globe gathered for the ground-breaking ceremony
Acharya Swamishree explains Muktajeevan Swamibapa's dream of having the religion flourishing in the United States Acharya Swamishree's divine darshan as He enjoys the kirtan “Kem Kadhi Bhulai” during ashirwad Acharya Swamishree dances to the kirtan “Kem Kadhi Bhulai” during the ashirwad Divine darshan of Acharya Swamishree as He is dancing
Divine darshan of Acharya Swamishree as He is dancing Acharya Swamishree blesses the congregation during the ashirwad Divine darshan of Acharya Swamishree as He smiles to the disciples Disciples call a “Jay” to conclude the event
Acharya Swamishree and sants having prasad for the first time in the newly built temple at the conclusion of the event      

   
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