To raise awareness of the upcoming Murti Pratishtha Mahotsav at Shree Swaminarayan Temple Surat, a series of parades were held at prominent locations throughout the City. The parades took place over the course of three days - Sunday 8th to Tuesday 10th February 2009. A range of floats and chariots, led by Shree Muktajeevan Pipe Band London, filled the streets of Surat with music and colour.

Pre-Mahotsav Celebrations

To raise awareness of the upcoming Murti Pratishtha Mahotsav at Shree Swaminarayan Temple Surat, a series of parades were held at prominent locations throughout the City. The parades took place over the course of three days - Sunday 8th to Tuesday 10th February 2009. A range of floats and chariots, led by Shree Muktajeevan Pipe Band London, filled the streets of Surat with music and colour. The supreme Lord Shree Swaminarayan gave His divine darshan throughout the parades enthroned on top of a military-style tank. Locations visited included the major textile and diamond bazaars, as well as the main commercial and business centres; thousands of onlookers gathered in each of the areas to witness the spectacle.