Saturday 13 August 2022 | Shravan Vad 2, Samvat 2078

Sat 13 Aug 2022

Shree Swaminarayan Temple - Ocala, Florida Murti Pratishtha Mahotsav

Under the auspices of Maninagar Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan & Shree Swaminarayan Siddhant Sajivan Mandal - Ocala, Florida, and with the divine blessings of His Divine Holiness Acharya Shree Purushottampriyadasji Swamishree Maharaj and inspiration of His Divine Holiness Acharya Shree Jitendriyapriyadasji Swamiji Maharaj, Shree Swaminarayan Temple Ocala is now ready for the Murti Pratishtha of Lord Shree Swaminarayan, Jeevanpran Shree Abji Bapashree, and Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa. 

On Saturday, July 9, 2022, His Divine Holiness Acharya Shree Jitendriyapriyadasji Swamiji 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 temple according to the ancient Hindu rituals and will make it a sacred site of pilgrimage for all those who sincerely seek absolute salvation. 

The state of Florida is known as the "Sunshine State" due to the abundant sunshine it receives throughout the year. Lord Shree Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa will bestow their divine darshan from this temple, as long as the sun continues to shine; and they will bring their divine luster, equivalent to millions and millions of suns, to this state. As such, the true meaning behind the "Sunshine State" will come to fruition at last. 

In celebration of this joyous occasion, a magnificent festival is to be held from Thursday, July 7, 2022 to Saturday, July 9, 2022. 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 Ocala, Florida.

You are invited, together with your family and friends, to attend both of these most unique celebrations of the supreme Lord’s mercy and divine grace.

Jay Shree Swaminarayan

From the Executive Committees of Shree Swaminarayan Siddhant Sajivan Mandal - Ocala, Florida & Maninagar Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan - North America

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The Invitation

Mahotsav Schedule

Date Time Event
Thursday, July 7, 2022 4:00PM Opening Ceremony, Mahapooja followed by Commencement of Scripture Recitals
  8:00PM Raasotsav
Friday, July 8, 2022 8:00AM Gate Opening, Commencement of Ancient Yagna Ceremony, Acharya Swamishree’s Divine Blessings
  4:00PM Conclusion of Scripture Recitals and Aarti
  8:00PM Cultural Program - Devotional Dances
Saturday, July 9, 2022 8:00AM Conclusion of Ancient Yagna Ceremony, Murti Pratishtha Ceremony, Annakut Darshan, Aarti, Flag-raising Ceremony followed by  Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa’s Divine Blessings,  Acharya Swamishree’s Divine Blessings and Event Finale

Venue & Accomodation

A. Shree Swaminarayan Temple Ocala, Florida

14245 SW 16th Ave.
Ocala, FL 34473
USA

Hotel Information

Sleep Inn & Suites

13600 SW 17th Ct.
Ocala, FL 34473
Tel: +1 (352) 347-8383

$76.00 + tax per night
0.8 mile from temple
Group Name: BAPA

Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Ocala

1770 SW 134th Street
Ocala, FL 34473
Tel: +1 (352) 261-0024

$85.00 + tax per night
1 mile from temple
Group Name: BAPA

La Quinta Inn & Suites

3530 SW 36th Avenue
Ocala, FL 34474
Tel: +1 (352) 861-1137

$99.00 + tax per night 10.3 miles from temple
Group Name: BAPA22

Best Western Ocala Park Centre

3701 SW 38th Ave.
Ocala, FL 34474
Tel: +1 (352) 237-4848

$91.67 + tax per night
10.4 mile from temple
Group Name: BAPA

Should you have any questions regarding accommodations, please call Vishal Patel at (917) 250-6540.

Donations

Shree Swaminarayan Siddhant Sajivan Mandal Ocala, FL Inc. is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization.

Donations are welcome to make this historic event a success.

Checks may be submitted in person to any committee member or to the donations desk at Shree Swaminarayan Temple Ocala, Florida. 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.