2006 (V.S. 2062, Vaishakh sud 3) Sunday,
This morning, from 9.00 am to 12 noon, the mandir prasad pravesh
rituals were performed beneath the mandir dome by Dr Swami.
In the evening assembly Swamishri and senior sadhus honoured
all those who had helped in the mandir project. More than
960,000 man-hours of voluntary of effort had gone into the
mandir construction project. Mahamandaleshwar Pujya Bharati
Bapu and Shri Shernath Bapu of Nath Sampraday also presided
over the assembly.
Pujya Bharati Bapu said, “Pramukh Swami is the pride
of the world and the entire sadhu samaj. I have been to the
Sanstha’s mandirs in London, America and others. I feel
they are the descension of God’s infinite powers. Today
Girnar is also fortunate because a mandir has been built in
its lap. It is a mandir the entire sadhu samaj and the country
can be proud of. Our country is fortunate that from time to
time great sadhus are born. Today, when people have become
slaves to addictions, when destruction is ongoing, Pramukh
Swami is a ray of hope. Pramukh Swami has spread the glory
of Sanatan Dharma.”
The mandir was built through Swamishri’s inspiration
and guidance and through the efforts of Akshaymuni Swami,
Sanjay Parikh and members of the BAPS Planning Cell. The efforts
of the residing kothari, Dharmakirti Swami, Uttamcharan Swami
and sadhus of Junagadh are laudable.
(V.S. 2062, Vaishakh sud 4) Monday,
In the evening, part one of the drama presentation on the
life and work of Gunatitanand Swami, Jai Jai Gunatitanand,
was made by 300 BAPS youths and children. The drama was written
by Sadhu Brahmaprakashdas.
(V.S. 2062, Vaishakh sud 5) Tuesday,
At 9.15 am Swamishri presided over the Aksharbrahma Yagna
for World Peace. Swamishri performed the pujan and arti rituals
of the murtis for the BAPS mandir, Junagadh and murtis for
six hari mandirs, namely, Majra, Keshod, Mendarda, Swamina
Bodka, Moti Maarad, Bhayavadar.
From 3.30 pm to 6.15 pm a grand procession of the murtis was
carried out in the city.
In the evening, part two of Jai Jai Gunatitanand was enacted.
(V.S. 2062, Vaishakh sud 6) Wednesday,
Swamishri performed the murti-pratishtha rituals of the BAPS
Swaminarayan Mandir, Junagadh. Thereafter at 10.05 am Swamishri
attended the pratishtha assembly at the Agriculture University
ground. Viveksagar Swami, Siddheshwar Swami, Dr Swami, and
Mahant Swami addressed the assembly. The dignitaries on the
dais were Shri Vajubhai Vala, President of BJP, Gujarat, city
collector Shrimali, DIG Shri Mohan Jha, Commissioner Shri
Meena, Vice-chancellor of Agriculture University Shri B.K.
Kikani, DSP Shri Bhavsinh Vaghela, MLA Shri Kanubhai and Shri
Devji-bhai who had helped in the acquisition of the mandir
land. After the address of Shri Vaju-bhai Vala, Swamishri
blessed the assembly.
May 2006 (V.S. 2062, Vaishakh sud 9) Saturday, Junagadh, Jetpur,
At 10.00 am Swamishri departed from Junagadh. On the way to
Gondal Swamishri sanctified the land in Jetpur on which the
construction work of the BAPS hari mandir was going on.
In the evening assembly in Gondal Prabhucharan Swami elaborated
upon the Shrimad Bhagvat as part of the seven-day parayan.
May 2006 (V.S. 2062, Vaishakh vad 3) Tuesday, Gondal, Bhavnagar
At 10.20 am
Swamishri departed from Gondal by car and arrived in Bhavnagar
at 12.00 noon.