Three days of celebrations marked the inauguration of the fifth BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir in Sirohi, Rajasthan.
On the evening of 22 May, a program of bhajans was presented by the famous devotional singer of Rajasthan Shri Prakash Mali (Mumbai) and Yogiprem Swami.
On the morning of 23 May, a grand procession of the murtis to be consecrated in the new mandir took place through the streets of Sirohi. This nagar yatra included more than 900 women carried kalashes in traditional celebratory style on their heads and many other colorful presentations by children and youths. In the evening a Vishwashanti Mahayagna for World Peace was performed in which more than 650 devotees took part.
On the morning of 24 May, Pujya Anandswarup Swami consecrated the murtis in the new mandir to the accompaniment of Vedic verses. More than 5,000 devotees and well-wishers, from the local community and from various cities of Rajasthan devoutly took part.
Thereafter, a celebratory assembly was held in which the chief guest was Maharaja Saheb of Sirohi, Padmashri Shri Raghuvirsinhji.