In 2000, a kutir mandir was established in Kakadkuva, a tribal village in Valsad district of Gujarat. This facilitated the growth of satsang in surrounding villages, culminating into the building of a hari mandir.
The three-day ceremonies for the inauguration of the new BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Kakadkuva included a special women’s assembly, kirtan aradhana by sadhus, yagna for world peace and a nagar-yatra. The ritual consecration of murtis in the new hari mandir was performed on 20 February by Pujya Bhaktipriya Swami (Kothari Swami). After the inauguration, Pujya Kothari Swami visited and sanctified the huts and homes of the villagers.
Pramukh Swami Maharaj had previously performed the Vedic murti-pratishtha rituals in Sarangpur on 21 July 2014.