- H.H. Pramukh Swami Maharaj
Bhagwan Swaminarayan gave darshan to a devotee, Ashabhai, that a mandir of true upasana would soon spring forth in Amdavad. It was also Shastriji Maharaj's wish that an Akshar Purushottam mandir be built in Amdavad. To this end, an old bungalow was purchased in the area of Shahibaug - the fruit orchard which had been sanctified by Lord Swaminarayan. The bungalow was converted into a small Hari mandir and a small image of Lalji Maharaj was installed. At this site, Yogiji Maharaj later constructed a 5-spired mandir and fulfiled his guru's wish.
Mandir Temple/place of worship
Murti Sacred image of the Deities and gurus
Darshan Seeing the Deities with reverence and adoration
Arti Ritual waving of lighted wicks before the Deities
Thal Ritual offering of food to the Deities