Temporary sinhansan for the murtis whilst a new permanent sinhasan is erected
With the divine blessings of Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa and Acharya Swamishree, the extension and renovation work of Shree Swaminarayan Temple - Mahalaxmi has commenced.
On 1 April 2009, Acharya Swamishree performed the rituals for the grand domes, shikhars, to be broken. Just as they are ceremonially installed on the Temple, it is required by Hindu Temple rituals for them to be ceremonially removed.
Acharya Swamishree also went down into the new foundations to install the ceremonial urn.
There has been a need for additional facilities in the Temple and the associated guest house for many years. Acknowledging this need, Acharya Swamishree gave direction to the mahant of the Temple, Sant Shiromani Shree Divyadarshandasji Swami, to obtain the required permissions for the extensive re-building work. The Temple floor itself will become lager, and new floors built for meditation and holding spiritual seminars and debates. The capacity of the guest house will be doubled and various other required facilities will be created.