Swaminarayan Mandir (BAPS)
Opp. Dadar(CR) Station ,
INDIA - 400014
Tel: (022) 2414 1125, 2414 4000
Fax: (022) 2414 1074, 2416 9117
Once the capital of India and presently the capital of Maharashtra
State, Bombay is the world's seventh largest city and an important
centre for business and industry.
By Pramukh Swami Maharaj in December 1983.
1st shrine - Harikrishna Maharaj, Krishna, Radha
2nd shrine - Guru Parampara
3rd shrine - Dham, Dhami, Mukta (Central)
4th shrine - Sukh Shayya
5th shrine - Ghanshyam Maharaj
22-11-79 by Pramukh Swami Maharaj
Although Lord Swaminarayan never visited Bombay, He did meet
with Sir John Malcom, Governor of Bombay during British Rule
in India at that time. The meeting took place in February
1830 in Rajkot.
Shastriji Maharaj often came to Bombay for preaching purposes
and whilst in the Dadar area, he once predicted: "Here in
the centre of the city, a mandir will be built."
Yogiji Maharaj continued the work of his Guru, and, soon satsang
in Bombay started to flourish. A youth centre was established
and many saints of the fold were stationed here for higher
studies. A small building in Dadar - Akshar Bhuvan
was established as Hari Mandir by Yogiji Maharaj in 1961 and
he predicted: "In future, a beautiful spired mandir will be
built here." In due course, the small building was converted
to a 6-storey building bustling with spiritual activities.
Adjacent to this building, a
beautiful 3-spired mandir has been erected out of pink stone
complete with intricate carvings sculptured in true Indian
architectural style. Yogiji Maharaj passed away in Bombay
in 1971 and a rotating pillar has been erected at the very
spot where his body was placed prior to its transfer to Gondal
for the final rites.
mandir stands opposite Dadar Central Railway Station and was
opened amidst great fanfare as part of the 63rd birthday celebrations
of Pramukh Swami Maharraj.