Articles tagged under: Swaminarayan
October 05, 2019
Vadodara: The Government of Gujarat will spend Rs. 10 crore for tourism development related works in Chansad village of Padra taluka of Vadodara district in Central Gujarat. The government will spend this sum through its arm Tourism Corporation of Gujarat Ltd under pilgrim places development programme. The government has added two Swaminarayana faith destinations Vadtal and Chansad in the list of pilgrim places recently. Chansad is birth place of Pramukh Swami, a previous chief priest of Bochasa...Read More
September 06, 2019
Ahmedabad: Ram kathakar Morari Bapu had in his katha reciting session passed a remark that real Nilkanth is one who had swallowed poison (Shiv), one who consumed ladudi( a kind of sweet, smaller size of laddu) can't be called Nilkanth. Morari Bapu also said that Abhishek (showering milk or water over murti) should be for actual Nilkanth and not other Nilkanth.
Swaminarayan sect has protested Morari Bapu's this remark as Nilkanth was the name of younger version of Sahajanand Swami whom Sw...Read More
May 06, 2019
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
April 21, 2019
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
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.
January 31, 2019
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
December 27, 2018
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
November 23, 2018
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
November 12, 2018
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
November 05, 2018
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
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