One of the major towns in the Mehsana district of Gujarat is Kalol.
On Monday 24 March 2014, Acharya Swamishree Maharaj performed the Shilanyas Ceremony of the new Mandir that is to be built in Kalol. This foundation laying ceremony marked the official start of the Mandir construction.
The mahapooja of Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa was performed and the bricks to be laid in the foundations were consecrated. Acharya Swamishree Maharaj, Sants and disciples then carried the bricks into the location of the foundation stone. These bricks were placed into the ground, as Sants recited sacred verses and prayers.
During the special assembly held on this occasion, the disciples of Kalol and the surrounding villages took the opportunity to please the Lord. In particular, one very young child, dressed as a Sant, recited from memory one entire chapter of the sacred Vachanamrut scripture.