The auspicious four-month period, between Devshay Ekadashi and Prabhodini Ekadashi, called Chaturmaas commenced on Wednesday, July 9th, 2014. During this time, all disciples take extra vows, such as fasting, meditation, scripture recitals, extra mala, extra pradakshina, and other religious observances, in accordance with the Lord's commandments in sloks 76 through 78 of the Shikshapatri.
20 Jul 2014
Shree Swaminarayan Temple - Delaware Murti Pratishtha & Diamond Tula
The final day of the Mahotsav, the day for which everyone had anxiously been awaiting, Sunday, July 6th, 2014, had finally arrived. All of the Mahotsav preparations over the past six months, all of the hard work and seva contributed by all of the disciples, and His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree and sants' tireless efforts would be paying off on this day.
15 Jul 2014
Delaware Murti Pratishtha Mahotsav - Day 2
The second day of the Mahotsav began at 8 AM sharp on Saturday, July 5th, 2014. The beautiful divine marble murtis of Lord Shree Swaminarayan, Jeevanpran Shree Abji Bapashree, Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa, and our Guruparampara in the newly-erected sinhasan were revealed for the first time, as the curtains covering them were slowly drawn open.
15 Jul 2014
Delaware Murti Pratishtha Mahotsav - Day 1
This day marked the first day of a magnificent three-day festival celebrating the grand opening and Murti Pratishtha Mahotsav of Shree Swaminarayan Temple in Bear, Delaware as well as the Diamond Tula of Shree Harikrushna Maharaj. On this day, His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree, sants, and disciples from all over the world declared that Lord Shree Swaminarayan, Jeevanpran Shree Abji Bapashree, and Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa would shortly be arriving to Delaware to make Shree Swaminarayan Temple Delaware their newest eternal abode, and celebrations leading up to their arrival have commenced.
14 Jul 2014
Shree Swaminarayan Temple - Toronto, Canada Murti Pratishtha
On the third and final day of the Mahotsav, June 29th, 2014, hundreds of disciples from all over the world had gathered inside the temple early in the morning. His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree concluded the yagna ceremony and then performed the long-awaited idol installation ceremony (Praan Pratishtha ceremony).
12 Jul 2014
Toronto, Canada - Murti Pratishtha Mahotsav - Day 2
The Murti Pratishtha Mahotsav celebrations at Shree Swaminarayan Temple Toronto, Canada continued on Saturday, June 28th, 2014.
12 Jul 2014
Toronto, Canada - Murti Pratishtha Mahotsav - Day 1
Shree Swaminarayan Siddhant Sajivan Mandal Toronto, Canada was officially established. In the year 2014, a beautiful temple in Scarborough, Toronto was ready for Lord Shree Swaminarayan, Jeevanpran Shree Abji Bapashree, and Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa to permanently make Canada one of their eternal abodes. Through the Lord's blessings and through Acharya Swamishree's tireless efforts, Jeevanpran Swamibapa's vision came to fruition. As such, the magnificent Murti Pratishtha Mahotsav of Shree Swaminarayan Temple Canada, inspired by His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree, was celebrated from Friday, June 27th through Sunday, June 29th, 2014.
12 Jul 2014
Father Day Celebration
On June 15th, 2014, disciples celebrated Father's Day in the presence of His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree and sants at Shree Swaminarayan Temple, Secaucus, New Jersey.
21 Jun 2014
Acharya Swamishree North America Vicharan - 2014
Departing the United Kingdom following a brief but celebratory stay, Acharya Swamishree and the sant mandal landed at Newark International Airport at approximately 1:00 PM Eastern on Monday, June 2nd, 2014. Disciples, both local as well as others living as far as four hours from Shree Swaminarayan Temple, Secaucus, NJ, elatedly greeted His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree right outside the airport gate.
20 Jun 2014
Acharya Swamishree Vicharan Itinerary, 2014
Acharya Swamishree has humbly accepted the wishes of the disciples to come to the United States this year with a mandal of sants from June 2, 2014 to August 5, 2014.
14 May 2014
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