BAPS sabha in Albany, NY began in 1998. Since then satsang has flourished. Early sabhas took place in a devotee's home. Soon karyakars felt the need for a permanent place to do sabha. After two years of searching, karyakars found a location for a new mandir. The construction of the mandir would be difficult, but everyone was committed.
The murti pratishtha mahotsav
commenced with a kirtan aradhana on Friday, September 28,
2007. In the kirtan aradhana, pujya santo sang devotional
On the following day, the
murti pratishtha took place. Earlier, Pramukh Swami Maharaj
performed a pujan of the murtis in New York. The same murtis
were installed and consecrated in Albany mandir by sadguru
sant, Pujya Tyagvallabh Swami. Senior sadhus Pujya Yagnavallabh
Swami and Pujya Yagneshwar Swami also performed the pratishtha
The opening of the new BAPS
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Albany, is the beginning of
a new chapter for the city and local Hindus. Well placed
in the capital of New York, this mandir is yet another milestone
for the BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha.