Acharya Swamishree re-enacted the famous Shakotsav episode for the first time in North America, on Saturday, August 4th, 2018, at Shree Swaminarayan Temple – Secaucus, New Jersey. Disciples from all over North America and the world gathered for this event hosted in New Jersey in celebration of the temple's 17th Patotsav. The event was called “Divya Shakotsav” or “Divine Shakotsav,” as all the episodes performed by the Lord and His Satpurush are truly divine.
His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree Purushottampriyadasji Maharaj is the first leader of the Swaminarayan Faith to grace and sanctify the beautiful islands of Hawaii, the fiftieth state of the United States of America. From Sunday, June 25 through Friday, June 30, 2017, Acharya Swamishree, a mandal of twenty-six sants, and disciples partook in a week-long vicharan and spiritual retreat of the Big Island of Hawaii, a continuation of the Sadbhav Yatra, which commenced in Australia and East Asia earlier in the month.
Inspired by His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree Maharaj, from July 1st through July 5th, 2015, Maninagar Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan proudly presented a historical North America Convention at Shree Swaminarayan Temple – Streamwood, Illinois.
On Monday, July 28th, 2014, His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree toured the state of Ohio, visiting the homes and business of disciples whilst elucidating the Lord's supreme upasana. Additionally, on this day, Acharya Swamishree installed the divine murtis of Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa in two additional Hari Mandirs at the homes of disciples in Cleveland, Ohio.
Grand opening of Shree Swaminarayan Mandir, Tennessee, USA
The beautiful murti of Shree Harikrushna Maharaj was seated upon a miniature throne on one side of the scale. Acharya Swamishree and sants then placed sugar crystals (saakar) on the other side of the scale. The tick mark on the scale slowly began to change position as the weight of the sugar crystals increased to one kilogram. Finally, when the weight of the sugar crystals surpassed the physical weight of Shree Harikrushna Maharaj’s murti, the side of the scale with His idol ascended higher than the other, and there were cries of joy all around. Acharya Swamishree and sants spun the scale around for the entire audience to have the divine darshan of Harikrushna Maharaj’s idol during the Tula. In a similar manner, Shree Harikrushna Maharaj was then weighed against one kilogram of silver, gold, and platinum in the form of bars and coins. Each time the scale tipped from one side to the other, there were ecstatic cries of joy from all over.
Grand opening of Shree Swaminarayan Mandir, Toronto, Canada
Grand opening of Shree Swaminarayan Mandir, Kentucky, USA
Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Platinum Tula Mahotsav, USA
Grand opening of Shree Swaminarayan Mandir, Los Angeles, California, USA
Grand opening of Shree Swaminarayan Mandir, Chicago, USA
Acharya Swamishree inaugurates a Hari Mandir in Georgia.
In celebration of Acharya Swamishree’s arrival to the USA, the young devotees of the USA held a special function on a cruise ship Horizon, as it floated along the Hudson River in New York.
Inauguration of Shree Swaminarayan Mandir, Ocala, Florida
Being able to attend the celebration in India is an opportunity of a lifetime because our Gurudev’s Shatabdi is such a significant and exciting event in our Swaminarayan religion. Unfortunately, many of the disciples in North America will not be able to attend the festival due to several reasons. His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree has lovingly accepted the prayers of those disciples to have Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa’s Shatabdi Celebration on the grounds of the USA. This grand five-day festival will be held at Shree Swaminarayan Temple New Jersey from Wednesday August 8th through Sunday August 12th, 2007.
Grand opening of Shree Swaminarayan Mandir, Secaucus, New Jersey. The divine Murtis were ceremonially weighed in a grand tula with 780 kg gold as part of the installation ceremony, 5 August 2001
Acharya Swamishree inaugurates a Hari Mandir in Chicago.
His Holiness Acharya Swamishree embarked upon the first tour of the USA where established the Shree Swaminarayan Sidhant Sajivan Mandal, USA.
Jeevanpran Swamibapa embarked on His first Intercontinental tour. Swamibapa traveled to Europe and America. The Shat Rajat Jayanti Mahotsav (125 years) of Jeevanpran Shree Abji Bapashree and Fortieth Diksha (initiation) Mahotsav of Jeevanpran Swamibapa were celebrated with tremendous grandure in this year.