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3 December 2007 (V.S. 2064, Vad Nom)
Swamishri performed the murti-pratishtha rituals of pujan and arti of murtis for hari mandirs in Chansad and Karvan.

7 December 2007, (V.S. 2064, Vad 13)
Today, according to the English calendar, it was Swamishri’s 87th birthday. When Swamishri came for Thakorji’s darshan, children, youths and devotees hailed Swamishri’s jais and waved flags to express their love and honour. At the same time in Chansad, Swamishri’s birthplace, the senior sadhus were performing the murti-pratishtha rituals at the newly built BAPS hari mandir. On the day before, a yagna and grand procession of the murtis were held. The senior sadhus requested Swamishri to come and perform the rituals, but Swamishri refused saying that Maharaj had prohibited sadhus to visit their native village. More than 25,000 devotees had attended the murti-pratishtha festival in Chansad. The devotees celebrated Swamishri’s birthday in the evening assembly. The senior sadhus eulogized on Swamishri’s saintliness. When Swamishri arrived in the celebration assembly at 7.15 pm a cultural dance was in progress. Thereafter senior sadhus garlanded Swamishri. Viveksagar Swami addressed the celebration assembly. Finally, Swamishri blessed the congregation, “I bow and convey my Jai Swaminarayan to you all for coming in such large numbers and for your services to the Akshar-Purushottam Sanstha. Shriji Maharaj came on earth with a resolution that all people become happy, be liberated and attain moksha in life. He came with his abode (Gunatitanand Swami) and muktas. It is because of his divine resolution and wish that the Sanstha has developed and progressed. God is the all-doer. Gunatitanand Swami revealed Maharaj’s wish. Then Bhagatji Maharaj spread the glory of Gunatitanand Swami as Mul Akshar and Shriji Maharaj as Purushottam. Then Shastriji Maharaj understood this firmly and established Akshar-Purushottam mandirs.” In conclusion mass arti was performed by all devotees.

15 December 2007, (V.S. 2064, Sud 6 ) Ahmedabad
Swamishri performed the murti-pratishtha rituals of pujan and arti of Akshar-Purushottam Maharaj, Radha-Krishna Dev, Guru Parampara, Hanumanji and Ganapatji for the BAPS hari mandir in Kukadiya.

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