Saturday 2 December 2023 | Kartik Vad 5, Samvat 2080

Sat 2 Dec 2023

Forty-five years have elapsed since that historical day. In celebration of the Mandir’s anniversary, Gnan Mahodadhi Acharya Swamiji Maharaj and sants reached Delhi on Friday 20 October 2023 and was ceremonially welcomed by sants and disciples.

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The first Mandir of the entire Swaminarayan Faith to be established in Delhi was that of Maninagar Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan. On Wednesday 11 October 1978, Gurudev Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa inaugurated the grand, Shree Swaminarayan Mandir in Civil Lines, Delhi, on the banks of the River Jamuna. The day that He chose for this historical event was the auspicious day of Vijya Dashmi, also commonly known as Dussehra. This day signifies the conquering of good over evil. Most significantly, Gurudev Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa ceremonially installed the Murtis of Purna Purushottam Lord Shree Swaminarayan, Jeevanpran Shree Abji Bapashree, and Himself, in the main sinhasan of the Mandir.

Forty-five years have elapsed since that historical day. In celebration of the Mandir’s anniversary, Gnan Mahodadhi Acharya Swamiji Maharaj and sants reached Delhi on Friday 20 October 2023 and was ceremonially welcomed by sants and disciples. Over the next few days, Acharya Swamiji Maharaj visited the newly constructed Parliamentary Building in New Delhi, India Gate and many other key locations of historical interest in this capital city.

During the evening of Monday 23 October, a concert of devotional singing was held. On Tuesday 24 October, Acharya Swamiji Maharaj performed the 45th patotsav ceremony of the supreme Lord Shree Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa at Delhi Mandir. Many scholars and students of the nearby Sanskrit Maha-shala came for Acharya Swamiji Maharaj’s darshan and blessings.