Our beloved Gurudev Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa established the first ever Hari Mandir in the entire United States of America in Seattle, Washington during His visit to the US in 1970. In 1992, His Divine Holiness Acharya Shree Purushottampriyadasji Swamiji Maharaj, successor to Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa’s legacy, established His first ever Hari Mandir in the United States in Los Angeles, California. In 2005, Shree Swaminarayan Siddhant Sajivan Mandal West-Coast was officially registered. Since Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa’s visit in 1970, forty-two years have passed, and the Karan Satsang and Lord Shree Swaminarayan’s divine philosophy have spread all over the vast United States of America, from coast to coast.
From July 19th through July 22nd, 2012, history will be made, as His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree will perform the Murti Pratishtha Mahotsav and Divine Idol Installation Ceremony of the first-ever temple of Shree Swaminarayan Gadi on the West Coast of America. The opening of this 25,000-ft assembly will be celebrated on a majestic scale with the auspicious yagna ceremony, a grand parade through the streets of Los Angeles – just minutes from downtown LA and Hollywood, various cultural performances, and the showering of Acharya Swamishree’s divine blessings upon all. This will all culminate with the divine idol installation ceremony itself. The disciples of SSSSM West Coast invite all disciples of Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan to take part in this wonderful Mahotsav.