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2 December 2002 (V.S. 2059, Kartak sud 13) Monday, Vidyanagar, Ghodasar, Mahemdavad, Amdavad, Gandhinagar
o At 10.10 a.m. Swamishri arrived in Ghodasar and performed the murti-pratishtha rituals of a new BAPS Hari mandir. On the previous day 585 devotees participated in the yagna and from 4.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. a grand procession of the deities was carried out.
After blessing the murti-pratishtha assembly Swamishri visited the derelict house of Jalamsinh Bapu that was sanctified by Bhagwan Swaminarayan 193 years ago. Swamishri blessed the seventh generation of Jalamsinh Bapu - Shri Ghanshyamsinh and his family.
Thereafter Swamishri went to the 250 year old Vaishnav Haveli in Ghodasar and did darshan of Shri Bal Krishna (murti of Lalji).
o Swamishri arrived in Mahemdavad at 1.15 p.m. After lunch Swamishri blessed the devotees.
o At 5.50 p.m. Swamishri arrived at the Swaminarayan Sanskardham (Hari mandir) in Krishnanagar (a suburb of Amdavad) and performed pujan and arti of the deities. Thereafter Swamishri blessed the assembly and went to a hospital to bless the ailing Pujya Devcharan Swami.
o At 7.35 p.m. Swamishri arrived in Gandhinagar and blessed the satsang assembly.


6 December 2002 (V.S. 2059, Magshar sud 2) Friday, Gandhinagar
Shri Manmohansingh, Former Union Finance Minister, met Swamishri and praised the construction of Akshardham in New Delhi.


7 December 2002 (V.S. 2059, Magshar sud 4) Saturday, Gandhinagar
o The venue of the 30-acre celebration site, was thrown open to devotees and well-wishers. The decorative main stage and the performing stage was flanked by two giant video screens. The 82nd birthday celebration of Swamishri commenced at 5.30 p.m. with dhun and prayers by sadhus. Thereafter, Pujya Dr. Swami spoke on the glory of a Gunatit Sadhu and the means to please him and earn his grace. Pujya Ishwarcharan Swami discoursed on the subject 'Sant - the means to resolve problems' with incidents about how Swamishri resolves crisis and problems in the lives of people.
Some universal problems plaguing our society were posed to Swamishri. With his vast experience in resolving problems, his selflessness and his rapport with God, Swamishri replied to 5 important questions. Prior to each question a short video was shown about his contribution in that field of service.
Prior to the question-answer programme, a colourful and impressive welcome dance was performed by BAPS children and teenagers.

15 December 2002 (V.S. 2059, Magshar sud 11) Sunday, Amdavad
o Swamishri sanctified the Sanskardham (Hari mandir) in Ghatlodia (a suburb) and performed pujan and arti of the murtis and blessed the devotees. Swamishri had performed the murti-pratishtha of the murtis during his birthday celebration programs in Himmatnagar
Thereafter Swamishri went to the second Sanskardham in Sola Road (a suburb) and performed the pujan and arti of murtis and blessed the devotees.
o At 6.50 a.m., Shri Narendrabhai Modi came for Swamishri's blessings after being elected as the Chief Minister of Gujarat.
o After the evening assembly, Swamishri performed the murti-pratishtha rituals of murtis for the Sanskardham in Huka village near Amdavad.

16 December 2002 (V.S. 2059, Magshar sud 12) Monday, Amdavad
o Swamishri sanctified the newly built Sanskardham in Saraspur. After performing pujan and arti of the murtis Swamishri blessed the assembly.

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