Saturday 21 September 2019 | Bhadarva Vad 7, Samvat 2075

Sat 21 Sep 2019

Shree Swaminarayan Mandir - Virginia Murti Pratishtha Mahotsav

Shree Swaminarayan Mandir - Virginia Murti Pratishtha Mahotsav & Silver Tula

Under the auspices of Maninagar Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan & Shree Swaminarayan Siddhant Sajivan Mandal, Virginia, U.S.A, and with the divine blessings and inspiration of His Divine Holiness Acharya Shree Purushottampriyadasji Swamishree Maharaj, Shree Swaminarayan Mandir - Chesapeake, Virginia is now ready for the Murti Pratishtha of Lord Shree Swaminarayan, Jeevanpran Shree Abji Bapashree, and Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa.

On Sunday, July 21, 2019, His Divine Holiness Acharya Shree Purushottampriyadasji Swamishree Maharaj will perform the sacred Divine Idol Installation Ceremony of Almighty Supreme Lord Shree Swaminarayan, Jeevanpran Shree Abji Bapashree, and the Adya Acharya Pravar of Shree Swaminarayan Gadi, Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa. He will consecrate the mandir according to the ancient Hindu rituals and will make it a sacred site of pilgrimage for all those who sincerely seek absolute salvation.

In celebration of this joyous occasion, a magnificent festival is to be held from Friday, July 19, 2019 to Sunday, July 21, 2019. This festival will comprise of divine blessings, inspiring speeches, the ancient Hindu yagna ceremony and rituals, scripture recitals, devotional dances and singing, and a grand procession in the streets of Chesapeake, Virginia.

Most notably, the Silver Tula (Ceremonial Weighing with Silver) of Lord Shree Swaminarayan, Jeevanpran Shree Abji Bapashree, and Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa will be performed by His Divine Holiness Acharya Shree Purushottampriyadasji Swamishree Maharaj prior to the divine installation. The silver symbolizes the pure love His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree, sants, and disciples have for the Lord.

You are invited, together with your family and friends, to attend this unique celebration of the supreme Lord’s mercy and divine grace.

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The Invitation

Mahotsav Schedule

Date Time Event
Friday, July 19, 2019 7:00PM - 9:00PM Mahotsav Opening Ceremony and Samuh Raas
Saturday, July 20, 2019 8:00AM - 9:30AM Commencement of Ancient Yagna Ceremony
9:30AM - 10:00AM Vachanamrut Rahasyarth Pradeepika Tika Scripture Recitals
10:00AM - 11:30AM Acharya Swamishree’s Divine Blessings
11:30AM Conclusion of Scripture Recitals (Parayan Purnahuti), Adoration (Poojan), Aarti and Honoring of Special Guests
4:30PM Grand Procession in Chesapeake, Virginia
8:30PM Cultural Program - Devotional Singing and Devotional Dances
Sunday, July 21, 2019 8:00AM Conclusion of Ancient Yagna Ceremony, Murti Pratishtha Ceremony, Annakut Darshan, Aarti, Flag-raising Ceremony, Silver Tula of Shree Ghanshyam Maharaj, Jeevanpran Shree Abjibapa and Muktajeevan Swamibapa, Acharya Swamishree’s Divine Blessings and Event Finale

Venue & Accomodation

A. Shree Swaminarayan Temple Virginia

4210 Dock Landing Road
Chesapeake, VA 23321
USA

Hotel Information

Group Name: Swaminarayan Temple

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Chesapeake Suffolk

2122 Jolliff Road
Chesapeake, VA 23321
Tel: (757) 966-2727

Candlewood Suites Chesapeake/Suffolk

4809 Market Place
Chesapeake, VA 23321
Tel: (757) 405-3030

Hampton Inn & Suites Chesapeake-Square Mall

4449 Peek Trail
Chesapeake, VA 23321
Tel: (757) 465-7000

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Chesapeake

2436 Gum Road
Chesapeake, VA 23321
Tel: (757) 465-2222

Americas Best Value Inn Chesapeake

433 S Military Highway
Chesapeake, VA 23321
Tel: (757) 488-7900

Comfort Inn & Suites

3355 S Military Highway
Chesapeake, VA 23323
Tel: (757) 673-8585

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Donations

Shree Swaminarayan Siddhant Sajivan Mandal Virginia USA, Inc. is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization.

Donations are welcome to make this historic event a success. Please contact Kanubhai Patel at (757) 816-5279 or Rasikbhai Patel at (757) 218-9952.

Checks may be submitted in person to any committee member or to the donations desk at Shree Swaminarayan Temple Virginia. Receipts will be given to confirm your donation.

Thank you for your invaluable contributions in making this Mahotsav a memorable occasion for all who attend.