14 March 1999 : Sunday (Falgun vad 11) , Gondal
Swamishri arrived at Vachhara village to perform the murti-pratishtha ceremony of a new mandir. The canvas murtis of Akshar and Purushottam, Hanuman and Ganpati and Guru Parampara were instituted with Vedic rites by Swamishri and Balmukund Swami. In the assembly that followed Swamishri said, "One cannot be redeemed by performing fasts or donations or any other meritorious deeds. That is achieved only by doing Satsang. There is an opportunity of Satsang in this village, so may everyone come to it. One should live an addiction-free life. The body needs air, water and food but not addictions ! It is the opinion of Bhagwan Swaminarayan that one should lead an addiction-free life and a moral life.
Many feel what is the need for mandir ? If we have mandirs then we will get good thoughts. So one should respect it, love it and derive benefit from it. You will get something good from it..." 4,000 people had attended the inauguration ceremony..