Articles tagged under: Swaminarayan

Gujarat govt to spend Rs. 10 crore for tourist facilities in Chansad village

October 05, 2019
Gujarat govt to spend Rs. 10 crore for tourist facilities in Chansad village

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

BAPS issues strong statement against Morari Bapu’s ‘Nilkanth’ remark

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

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

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