BAPS satsang in Rajasthan state began from Dausa. In 1928, Brahmaswarup Shastriji Maharaj first visited Dausa. At that time, Shri Harisahayji Chaudhari and others joined the satsang. Then, in 1947, Shastriji Maharaj visited again with Yogiji Maharaj and Pramukh Swami.
Subsequently, through the vicharan of Pramukh Swami Maharaj and other sadhus, the satsang in Rajasthan grew, leading to a beautiful shikharbaddha mandir in Jaipur in 2005.
In 2001, the grandson of Shri Harisahayji, Shri Satyanarayan Chaudhari, donated land for a mandir in Dausa and, in 2003, Pramukh Swami Maharaj visited Dausa and blessed the project. In 2015, Atmaswarup Swami performed the ground-breaking ceremony for the mandir. Thereafter, a three-pinnacled hari mandir of pink stone from Bansipahadpur and marble from Makrana was built by the dedicated efforts of young and old men and women devotees.
Prior to the mandir murti-pratishtha celebrations, processions were conducted in 111 surrounding villages to invite all.
On the morning of 12 October, a grand nagar-yatra of the murtis to be consecrated in the new mandir was held through the streets of Dausa. The colourful nagar-yatra featured decorated chariots bearing the murtis and women devotees walking while carrying scriptures and kalashes on their heads in traditional style. Over 3,000 devotees and well-wishers participated in the 7-km procession route.
In the afternoon, the Shri Swaminarayan Vishwashanti Mahayagna took place, in which 1,100 devotees participated seated around 111 yagna kunds. The inauguration of the Swaminarayan Nagar also took place at this time.
On 13 October 2018, Pujya Ishwarcharan Swami consecrated the murtis in the new mandir. Previously, on 3 December 2017, in Jaipur, Pragat Brahmswarup Mahant Swami Maharaj had performed the Vedic murti-pratishtha rituals of the murtis.
From 13 to 19 October, the Swaminarayan Nagar provided an array of inspiring displays, events and activities, such as, an artistic main gate, five exhibitions, free medical diagnostic camp and others. Daily, from 1 to 5 p.m., Yogiprem Swami presented eloquent discourses on the Shrimad Bhagvat, which were attended by over 1,500 devotees and well-wishers every day.
Permission to use the land for the nagar was generously granted by Shri Babulalji Goshi.
In this way, with the support of devotees and well-wishers of Dausa and surrounding villages, the Mandir Mahotsav was joyously and successfully celebrated.
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