1 October 2000 (V.S. 2056, Aso Sud 4) Sunday, Miami
Swamishri performed the murti pratishtha ceremony of Akshar Purushottam Maharaj, Radha Krishna Dev, Guruparampara, Ganapatiji and Hanumanji. The mandir for the murtis is as yet to be built. Till then to satisfy and enhance the devotion of the devotees the murtis will be worshipped at a devotee's home.
2 October 2000 (V.S. 2056, Aso Sud 5) Monday, Miami (Palm Beach)
At 10.00am Swamishri visited the mandir site at Lointon Beach and performed the ground breaking ceremony for the mandir. After arti Swamishri performed dhun for the quick construction of the mandir.
In the evening assembly Lord Harikrishna Maharaj was honored by the devotees. And the Mayor of Boynton Beach, Mr. Gerald Broening, welcomed Swamishri and presented a 'Key to the City'. In his brief welcome address he said, "... I present the Key for the values Swamiji represents".
The president of Florida Atlantic University, Dr. Strong, said, "... The students from India are the very best, winning many awards. I believe our reason for this is the excellent moral training they have been receiving in their home country. The presence of Swamiji here inspires everyone for the religious traditions that he holds ... I am proud to present a plaque here to Swamiji."
4 October 2000 (V.S. 2056, Aso Sud 7) Wednesday, Miami
Pramukh Swami Maharaj meets President Bill Clinton.
7 October 2000 (V.S. 2056, Aso Sud 9 & 10) Saturday, Clifton
Swamishri performed the murti pratishtha at the Shree Swaminarayan Mandir, Clifton.
8 October 2000 (V.S. 2056, Aso Sud 10) Sunday, Jersey City
Swamishri performed the murti pratishtha ceremony at the Shree Swaminarayan Mandir, Jersey city. More than 470 devotees had participated in the Vedic ceremony.
10 October 2000 (V.S. 2056, Aso Sud 12) Tuesday, Atlantic City
Swamishri performed the ground breaking ceremony for a new mandir at Absecon Town.
12 October 2000 (V.S. 2056, Aso Sud 13) Thursday, Edison
The day was dedicated to Karyakar Din (volunteers' day).
In the evening assembly programs related to the services of volunteers were presented before Swamishri.
13 October 2000 (V.S. 2056, Aso Sud 15) Friday, Edison
The Sharad Punam festival was celebrated at the Edison mandir in the evening. During the assembly the president of Queens International Club, Mr. John Hogan, said, "I am really happy to be here with you all this evening. I can see the wonderful work being done here ... The thing that inspires me the most is that everything here is done so cooperatively. The people in the parking lot, the kitchen and everywhere are so nice. You don't see that kind of thing anywhere. I would like the people at large to see all this being done here."
Mr. Hogan then honored Swamishri by presenting the 'Person of the Century' plaque.
Then a colorful, festive procession of the murti of Gunatitanand Swami was carried out in celebration of Sharad Punam festival.
14 October 2000 (V.S. 2056, Aso Vad 1) Saturday, Edison Diwali and Annakut Celebration (symbolic)
Swamishri's morning puja was decorated with divas. At 12 noon an Annakut had been devotionally arranged before the Lord. Swamishri sang the thaals and performed the Annakut arti.
In the evening assembly Senator Mr. John Corzine offered his respects to Swamishri with a bouquet. During his blessings Swamishri said, "Discord and unhappiness arise when one does not understand religion. Because of our mundane inclinations we do not understand the spiritual instruction and words of our divine master. ... Lord Swaminarayan has said righteous living is dharma. Live morally and peacefully."
15 October 2000 (V.S. 2056, Aso Vad 2) Sunday, Detroit
More than 450 devotees had participated in the maha-puja ceremony of the foundation stone laying ceremony for the new mandir in Detroit. More than 2,5000 people had gathered for the assembly that followed.
In the evening assembly the Kenton City Supervisor, Mr. Tom Yack, read and presented a proclamation to Swamishri.
Lord Harikrishna Maharaj was honored by the devotees.