His Holiness Mahant Swami Maharaj performed the murti-pratishtha ceremony of the new Yogi Smruti Mandir, rebuilt over the sacred spot where the final rites of Brahmaswarup Yogiji Maharaj were performed in January 1971.
The original memorial in honour of Brahmaswarup Yogiji Maharaj was inaugurated in 1975 by Brahmaswarup Pramukh Swami Maharaj, and as per his wish the new memorial mandir has been built.
The new, single-shrine mandir is built of Jaisalmer stone and embellished with beautiful intricately carved designs and statues.
On 20 January 2018, Mahant Swami Maharaj and senior swamis performed the Vastu Hom rituals as a prelude to the murti-pratishtha. On 21 January, Mahant Swami Maharaj consecrated the murtis of Shri Akshar-Purushottam Maharaj and Brahmaswarup Yogiji Maharaj in the shrine with full Vedic rites. Under the main dome of the mandir, he also placed a kalash containing the sacred ashes of Brahmaswarup Yogiji Maharaj in a memorial pillar capped with the marble footprints of Bhagwan Swaminarayan.
Blessing the inauguration assembly, Mahant Swami Maharaj said, “All who have darshan here in this Yogi Smruti Mandir will experience inner peace. Yogiji Maharaj’s life motto was ‘May God do good for all.’ As per his wish, may everyone’s life be enriched with devotion and observance of niyams, and may all progress spiritually.”