With the blessings of Pramukh Swami Maharaj, Pujya Mahant Swami and sadhus embarked upon satsang vicharan in the Asia-Pacific region. The vicharan, from 31 March to 20 June 2015, spanned across seven countries: Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Kampuchea (Cambodia), Thailand (Bangkok), China (Shanghai and Hong Kong) and Indonesia (Bali, Jogjakarta and Jakarta). Accompanying Pujya Mahant Swami were Rajendra Swami, Aksharkirtan Swami, Adarshswarup Swami, Shrutipriya Swami and Munichintan Swami. They were also joined by Paramchintan Swami and Adarshmuni Swami, who travel in the Asia-Pacafic countries. The highlights of the satsang vicharan were two murti-pratishtha ceremonies, many satsang assemblies, shibirs, cultural programmes, parayans and kirtan bhakti programmes.
2-9 April, Perth
After a one-day halt at Singapore on 1 April, Pujya Mahant Swami and the sadhus arrived at Perth on 2 April. On 3 and 4 April a two-day satsang shibir, ‘Kariye Raji Ghanshyam’, was held for devotees. The shibir programme included speeches on niyam-dharma, pride for satsang and loyalty, skits, videos and Swamishri’s blessings. A kirtan bhakti evening was also attended by the chairmen of various Indian social organizations.
9-16 April, Adelaide
On 9 April, a welcome assembly and bal-kishore din and mahila din programmes were held. On 11 April, the murti-pratishtha yagna and nagar-yatra of the murtis for the newly built hari mandir were carried out. On 12 April, Pujya Mahant Swami performed the murti-pratishtha rituals of the new BAPS hari mandir, during which the premier of South Australia, Hon. Jay Weatherill, had also attended. In the evening, a grand cultural programme was performed by children and youths.
On 13 April, a one-day seminar was held for all BAPS karyakars of Australia and New Zealand. On 14 April, an assembly was held to felicitate the karyakars of Adelaide.
16-23 April, Sydney
From 17 to 18 April, a satsang shibir, ‘Kariye Raji Ghanshyam’, was attended by 620 devotees. Simultaneously, a shibir for balaks and balikas was held on the theme ‘My Mandir, My Home’.
On 19 April, a seminar on ‘Manage Yourself’ was held for youths, in which 300 youths participated. From 19 to 22 April, Pujya Mahant Swami held a parayan on ‘Purushottam Boliya Prite’.
23-29 April, Melbourne
On 25 April, a cultural programme was held in the presence of Pujya Mahant Swami. On 26 April, the kalash-dhaja mahotsav of the hari mandir was held. In addition, bal-yuva shibirs were also organized.
On 29 April, Pujya Mahant Swami and the sant mandal arrived in Auckland. A welcome assembly was held at the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Auckland.
30 April-2 May, Rotorua
On 1 May, a kirtan bhakti programme and a sagar-yatra (boat-procession) were held. On the next day Pujya Mahant Swami performed the murti-pratishtha rituals at the new BAPS hari mandir, which was attended by Mayor Stephanie Chadwick, MP Todd McClay and other dignitaries.
2-5 May, Hamilton
Satsang assemblies were held in Hamilton.
3-9 May, Auckland
Satsang shibirs, parayans and a cultural event were organized.
10-13 May, Christchurch
Satsang shibirs, parayans and a cultural event were held.
13-18 May, Wellington
On 15 May, Pujya Mahant Swami blessed the Yogi Jayanti celebration in Wellington. A kirtan bhakti programme was held during the Sunday satsang sabha.
18-25 May, Brisbane
A welcome assembly, sant parayan and satsang shibirs were organized.
On 20 May, a satsang picnic (dabra utsav) and kirtan bhakti programme were held at Gold Coast.
On 23 and 24 May, a cultural event and Pramukh Varni Din celebrations were held in Brisbane.
25-27 May, Darwin
Pujya Mahant Swami blessed satsang assemblies and the sant mandal performed a kirtan bhakti programme.
27 May-1 June, Singapore
Pujya Mahant Swami performed the mahapuja rituals to sanctify a hall purchased for conducting the weekly satsang assembly. On 31 May, many dignitaries and devotees attended the welcome assembly to honour Pujya Mahant Swami and the sant mandal.
1-3 June, Kampuchea (Cambodia)
Pujya Mahant Swami and the sant mandal visited the Angor Wat and other ancient mandirs in Kampuchea.
3-7 June, Bangkok (Thailand)
Satsang and morning parayans were held for aspirants.
8-15 June, Hong Kong
A parayan in Hindi was held and the first patotsav of the BAPS hari mandir was celebrated in Pujya Mahant Swami’s presence.
9-10 June, China
A satsang assembly was held in Shanghai.
16-18 June, Bali
A satsang assembly was held at a well-wisher’s home.
19-20 June, Jogjakarta and Jakarta
A one-day parayan was held.
Pujya Mahant Swami and the sant mandal returned to New Delhi on 21 June.
In summary, the 80-day vicharan included seven shibirs, two leadership seminars, two murti-pratishtha ceremonies, inauguration of a satsang sabha in Shanghai, padhramanis and personal counselling.