Articles tagged under: Swaminarayan

Gadhada Swaminarayan Mandir Election: Dev Paksh emerges winner, SP Swami led Acharya Paksh loses

May 06, 2019
Gadhada Swaminarayan Mandir Election: Dev Paksh emerges winner, SP Swami led Acharya Paksh loses

Bhavnagar: Gadhada Swaminarayan temple will be now under Dev Paksh which also controls the famous Swaminarayan temples in Vadtal and Sarangpur. The temple was so far was governed by Acharya Paksh. Due to legal fight in courts over voters lists between Acharya Paksh and Dev Paksh, election for Gadhda Temple Board couldn't be held in last 13 years. An election could take place on 5th of May 2019 only after the order by the Supreme Court. There are three temple boards in Vadtal faction ...Read More

BAPS Hindu Mandir foundation stone-laying ceremony completed, celebrating UAE’s commitment to tolerance

April 21, 2019
BAPS Hindu Mandir foundation stone-laying ceremony completed, celebrating UAE’s commitment to tolerance

Abu Dhabi (press release) : Marking a significant moment in the history of the UAE, around 5,000 devotees and well-wishers thronged to participate in and witness the foundation stone-laying ceremony of the BAPS Hindu Mandir. Volunteers began to arrive at the site location as early as 6:00 a.m., with participants arriving at 8:00 a.m. The Shilanyas Ceremony, which is an ancient Vedic ritual performed to bless and sanctify the main foundation stones, commenced at 9:00 a.m. This ceremony signi...Read More

Devendra Fadnavis visits Haridham Sokhda, addresses Ram Navmi gathering

April 14, 2019

Vadodara: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis was in Gujarat on day-long visit for party campaign for Lok Sabha general elections 2019. Fadnavis addressed a public meeting in Ahmedabad at around noon and left for Central Gujarat where in the evening he addressed a gathering at Haridham Sokhada in presence of Hari Prasad Swami. Fadnavis in last programme of the day visited Vadodara and addressed another public meeting. DeshGujaratRead More

Swaminarayan Hindu temple vandalized in Louisville, America

January 31, 2019
Swaminarayan Hindu temple vandalized in Louisville, America

Washington: In a hate crime, a Hindu temple has been vandalised in the US state of Kentucky by miscreants who sprayed black paint on the deity and walls, and left a knife stabbed into a chair in the main hall. The incident happened between Sunday night and Tuesday morning at the Swaminarayan Temple in Louisville.   According to local media report, vandalism resulted in deity image sprayed with black paint, broken windows, walls spray-painted with inappropriate messa...Read More

200 families return to Hindu faith in an event in South Gujarat

December 27, 2018
200 families return to Hindu faith in an event in South Gujarat

Valsad: More than 200 families who were converted to Christian faith in the past, have now returned to Hindu faith in a gathering in Kaprada here organized by Swaminarayan Gyanpith organization under the title of Virat Hindu Dharm Jagaran Sammelan. The organization has started a drive to construct Hanuman temple in every village in response to growing presence of Christian Missionaries that are involved in religious conversion activities. According to Swaminarayan saints, poor rural Hind...Read More

Gujarat CM dedicates Vadtal bus station, announces inclusion of Vadtal temple in shrines listed by Pavitra Yatradham Board

November 23, 2018
Gujarat CM dedicates Vadtal bus station, announces inclusion of Vadtal temple in shrines listed by Pavitra Yatradham Board

Vadtal: Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani today declared inclusion of the Swaminarayan temple at Vadtal in the list of shrines recognized by State govt arm 'Pavitra Yatra Dham Vikas Board'. The Chief Minister was here to inaugurate a Rs. 2.36 crore State Transport bus station which has been built as per design complementing to make of Vadtal temple. The Chief Minister was weighed against silver on this occasion, following which came announcement by Chief Minister that all silver used to ...Read More

3 Krishna idols stolen from Swaminarayan Temple in London

November 12, 2018
3 Krishna idols stolen from Swaminarayan Temple in London

London: Three precious Krishna idols (Hari Krishna brass murtis) dating back to the 1975 were among the items stolen in a burglary at a Willesden Temple of Swaminarayan sect in north London borough of Brent in the early hours of Friday, just hours after Diwali festivities at the temple according to the temple authorities. Scotland Yard officers were called. A case of burglary has been registered. Cash and other items are believed to have been stolen,” the Metropolitan Police statement said...Read More

Gujarat’s most famous Diwali rangoli of Maninagar Swaminarayan mandir this year features Statue of Unity

November 05, 2018
Gujarat’s most famous Diwali rangoli of Maninagar Swaminarayan mandir this year features Statue of Unity

Ahmedabad: Rangoli on the occasion of Diwali at Maninagar Gaadi Swaminarayan temple premises here is very famous. In fact is one of biggest rangoli in size every year in Gujarat. Maninagar Swaminarayan temple makes rangoli on specific theme of national relevance every year. This year, saints have selected recently unveiled Statue of Unity - world's tallest statue as theme. Statue of Unity features Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the iron man of India. His statue is world's tallest. It was recently ope...Read More

Two Sadhus of Gadhada old Swaminarayan temple booked for attempt to murder

October 22, 2018
Two Sadhus of Gadhada old Swaminarayan temple booked for attempt to murder

Bhavnagar: Complaint has been filed against two Sadhus of old Ghadhda Swaminarayan temple famous for its politically active controversial saint SP Swami. Both sadhus are booked under IPC sections 307, 323, 504, 114 and GP act 135. 27-year old Vishnubhai Humbal has in his complaint said, he owns a mobile phone shop located opposite the old Swaminarayan temple of Gadhda in main bazar area. On 20th October when he was standing close to his shop at around 9 pm, old temple's Maulik Bhagat ca...Read More

BAPS forms Mandir Ltd for Abu Dhabi Hindu temple project; launches website to facilitate contributions

October 14, 2018
BAPS forms Mandir Ltd for Abu Dhabi Hindu temple project; launches website to facilitate contributions

Abu Dhabi: Gujarat headquartered Bochasanvasi Akshar Purushottam Sanstha(BAPS) has formed Mandir Limited, a non-profit company registered with the United Arab Emirate(UAE) government for construction, development and management of Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi. The first Hindu temple coming up in Abu Dhabi has launched a website – www.mandir.ae – to facilitate contributions to support the temple’s construction. “We are thrilled to launch and announce the new website and strongly fee...Read More