The city of Indore in Madhya Pradesh, India, has been blessed and sanctified by the visits of Brahmaswarup Shastriji Maharaj, Brahmaswarup Yogiji Maharaj and Pragat Brahmaswarup PramukhSwami Maharaj.
In 1982, groups of sadhus began to visit Indore regularly for satsang assemblies. In 1993, under His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj’s guidance, the devotees began to conduct a weekly satsang assembly. In 1997, Swamishri consecrated a hari mandir. Thereafter, the number of devotees gradually increased and a need for bigger premises became apparent.
So, in October 2010, new land was acquired and the khatmuhurt for a new mandir was performed by Pujya Kothari (Bhaktipriya) Swami.
With the blessings of Pramukh Swami Maharaj, and due to the efforts of the sadhus and devotees, the mandir was built in just three years. The murti-pratishtha celebrations of the new mandir were held from 11 to 13 October 2013.
On 11 October, a special Women’s Assembly was held in which BAPS women devotees presented cultural performances and spiritual discourses. Over 450 women attended the program.
In the early morning of 12 October, the Yagna for World Peace began, in which over 650 devotees and well-wishers participated.
In the afternoon, a grand nagar yatra (procession) of the murtis to be consecrated in the new mandir took place through the streets of Indore. Hundreds of devotees took part and passers-by were delighted by the colorful spectacle.
On 13 October, in the presence of over 2,000 devotees, the murtis, which had previously been consecrated by HH Pramukh Swami Maharaj, were installed in the mandir by Pujya Mahant Swami to the accompaniment of Vedic verses.