For the inauguration at Shivaji Park this evening of ‘BAPS Swaminarayan Ganesh Dwar’, sponsored by BAPS and the Mumbai Nagarpalika (Municipal Corporation), a representative from Mayor Shraddha Jadav’s office was present this morning in the mandir. Swamishri offered a flower to a murti of Shri Ganeshji, which was to be installed at the Mayor’s house. The murti was given to the Mayor’s representative. Swamishri also sanctified the nada-chhadi to be used for the inauguration ceremony in the evening.
As part of the inaugural rituals a mahapuja was performed in the morning at Shivaji Park by BAPS sadhus. In the evening the inaugural ceremony took place in the presence of senior BAPS sadhus and officials of Mumbai Nagarpalika. (See photos Swaminarayan Bliss, Jan.-Feb. 2012, title 3.)
Prior to Swamishri’s arrival a mahapuja was performed at Dadar Mandir as part of the ground-breaking ceremony (khat-muhurt) for Khodal Dham Mandir to be built at Kagvad, near Virpur (near Gondal), in the presence of senior sadhus and trustees of Khodal Dham Mandir.
Swamishri blessed the main trustees and sanctified the main Dharani-shila (stone) to be placed by showering flowers on it.