Tanga is a picturesque town in Tanzania located on the coast of the Indian Ocean. By the grace of Pujya Pramukh Swami Maharaj and the dedicated efforts of BAPS Sadhus and volunteers, a Mandir was inaugurated in Tanga on 9th December 2004. To mark the 10th Anniversary of this occasion, new marble murtis of Akshar Purushottam Maharaj were installed in January 2015, with thousands of devotees attending the celebrations.
Pramukh Swami Maharaj had previously performed the Vedic murti-pratishtha rituals and arti of the murtis in Sarangpur, India, on 20 September 2014.
On 6th January 2015, a Nagar Yatra was held in which the murtis to be consecrated were taken out in a colorful procession that traveled with beautifully crafted floats through the streets of Tanga. Hundreds of devotees in colorful costumes celebrated with folk dances and devotional hymns. Thousands of Tanga's citizens lined up on the streets to view the sacred images in this traditional and pleasing display of faith and culture. Later in the evening, a kirtan bhakti was held with melodious bhajans being sung by sadhus and devotees.
On the morning of 7th January 2015, a mahapuja was performed where devotees and well-wishers offered their prayers for peace and well-being to prevail throughout the local community. To the accompaniment of Vedic mantras, Sadguru Pujya Swayamprakash Swami (Pujya Doctor Swami) consecrated the murtis in the shrine of the mandir. The local devotees and well-wishers enjoyed satsang with sadhus for three days.
The BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Tanga, continues to provide spiritual services to devotees and well-wishers and community services to all in the region.