With the blessings of Pramukh Swami Maharaj, the inauguration of BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Dayton, OH took place on May 6, 2007 in the presence of Pujya Tyagvallabh Swami and santos.
On May 5, 2007, amidst vedic chantings the 'Vishvashanti Mahayagna' commenced as a prelude to the murti-pratishtha ceremony that was to take place on the following day. This was followed by a colorful nagar yatra of the murtis. The procession had five floats (raths), with the deities blessing the citizens of Huber Heights.
On May 6, 2007, following the mahapuja, the rituals for the consecration of the murtis started with the chanting of Vedic verses in the presence of Pujya Tyagvallabh Swami and santos. The murtis of Bhagwan Swaminarayan and Aksharbrahma Gunatitanand Swami, Shri Radha-Krishna, Guru Parampara, Shri Sita-Ram-Hanumanji, and Shri Shiv-Parvati-Ganeshji were consecrated at the new mandir.
After the arti, everyone had the opportunity of doing darshan of the murtis and the annakut that was offered. In the assembly that followed, Pujya Tyagvallabh Swami spoke of the importance of a mandir in shaping our lives. Devotees from all over the region attended this historic event and helped in seva to make this event a memorable one for all.