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As the sun rose on Sunday, November 5, 2006, local devotees eagerly began entering the mandir complex and were taken by astonishment at the beautifully decorated mandir which seemed like an unfathomable dream 25 years ago.

Divine spirit filled the air with the chanting of Vedic mantras as Vishavashanti Mahapuja and Murti Pratishtha rituals took place. Pujya Kothari Swami and santos consecrated the murtis of Bhagwan Swaminarayan and Aksharbrahma Gunatitanand Swami, Shri Radha-Krishna Dev, Guru Parampara, Shri Sita-Ram and Hanumanji, and Shri Shiv-Parvati and Ganeshji. After the mandir's first arti, Pujya Kothari Swami, pujya santos, and honorable guests addressed the audience. Michael DiNunzio, the Mayor of Lansdale for the past 26 years said, "When I saw Pramukh Swami Maharaj in 2003, I told him that I wanted a temple like Edison's in Lansdale, and now 3 years later, this has become a reality and I love you all for that."

Finally, guests enjoyed an annakut of vegetarian food items prepared by the women's wing and offered to the newly consecrated murtis. On the day before the murti-pratishtha, the mahila mandal participated in a mahila satsang program and kalaash yatra. On that evening, the attendees watched a cultural program put together by the youths that included a kirtan aradhana, a dance performance, and an enlightening speech by Pujya Kothari Swami. A team of nearly twenty volunteers worked day and night to make this event a reality.

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