18 November 2006 (VS 2063, Kartak vad 13) Saturday, Amdavad, Gandhinagar
At 11.21 am (IST) the flight landed at Sardar Patel International Airport in Amdavad. Swamishri arrived at 12.00 noon at Akshardham in Gandhinagar. After his morning rituals Swamishri performed his puja at 12.40 pm in the mandir assembly hall. Thereafter Swamishri was welcomed with garlands by Ishwarcharan Swami and senior sadhus.
Swamishri performs patotsav arti
23 November 2006 (VS 2063, Magshar sud 3) Thursday, Gandhinagar
Swamishri performed the arti of Thakorji on the mandir’s 10th consecration anniversary celebration (patotsav). In the evening assembly Swamishri discoursed about worshipping God from a young age.
25 November 2006 (VS 2063, Magshar sud 5) Saturday, Gandhinagar, Bochasan
At 5.20 pm Swamishri departed from Gandhinagar and arrived in Bochasan at around 7.00 pm. Swamishri arrived on stage for the volunteers’ assembly. The assembly of over 7,000 volunteers was charged by Swamishri’s presence. Swamishri was honoured by the senior sadhus, and thereafter he addressed the volunteers, “We are all very fortunate and blessed to have got the service of the BAPS Centenary Celebration. Shastriji Maharaj built a mandir here in Bochasan and consecrated the murtis of Akshar and Purushottam. He came on earth at Maharaj’s behest and first established this principle in Bochasan. Since that historic day 100 years have passed so quickly. We are blessed to celebrate this occasion today. May all of you serve with enthusiasm and satisfy the thousands of devotees who will come to the festival.”
26 November 2006, Bochasan; Vishvashanti Mahayag & Procession
27 November 2006, Bochasan; Murti-Pratishtha
28 November 2006, Bochasan; 86th Birthday Celebration and BAPS Centenary Launch