Sunday 11 November 2001 on the auspicious day of Ekadashi,
a new BAPS Swaminarayan mandir was opened in Loughborough.
In the presence of over 500 devotees, Pujya Doctor Swami
installed the pictorial murtis of Shri Akshar Purushottam
Maharaj, Shri Radha Krishna Dev and the Guru Parampara.
The murtis had previously been sanctified by Param Pujya
Pramukh Swami Maharaj. Following the mahapuja ceremony,
Pujya Atmaswarup Swami read out the blessings of Param Pujya
Pramukh Swami Maharaj and Pujya Doctor Swami spoke on the
role played by mandirs in developing a sound character and
leading a moral life.
Yogiji Maharaj had sanctified Loughborough during his visit
to the UK in 1970 and it has been blessed many times thereafter
by Pramukh Swami Mahraj.