By the efforts
of the devotees of Malawi Satsang Mandal, especially Jashbhai H. Patel
and Narsinhbhai H. Patel, a new BAPS mandir was inaugurated on 9 May
Satsang in Malawi has flourished due to the visits of Yogiji Maharaj
in 1958 and Pramukh Swami Maharaj in 1991 and 1999. With over 90 devotees
regularly attending the Sunday assembly, the need for a mandir became
apparent. With the blessings of Pramukh Swami Maharaj and encouragement
from Bhaktavatsal Swami, kothari of BAPS Mandir in Nairobi, Jashbhai
H. Patel donated the entire middle floor of his company’s staff
quarters for the mandir.
Thus, on 8 May 2004 a grand yagna was held in which over 100 devotees
participated. A short procession of the murtis was held in the evening.
Then on 9 May 2004, the murtis, originally installed by Pramukh Swami
Maharaj in Dar-es-Salaam, were ceremoniously installed with full Vedic
rites by Bhaktavatsal Swami. Over 800 devotees attended this auspicious