In a special ceremony, on behalf of Mahant Swami Maharaj, senior swamis of Swaminarayan Akshardham in Gandhinagar - Anandswarup Swami (Mahant), Vishwavihari Swami (Kothari) and Shrutiprakash Swami (Director, AARSH) - presented an auspicious kalash (pot) containing the sacred soil of Swaminarayan Akshardham and 42 holy Hindu mandirs and places of pilgrimage from throughout the world to organizers of the Shri Ram Mandir in Ayodhya.
This sanctified, auspicious pot will be placed in the foundations of the mandir in Ayodhya when the Shilanyas Ceremony takes place in the near future.
The holy places from where the sacred soil has been collected are:
  1. Bhagwan Swaminarayan's Birthplace, Chhapaiya
  2. Bhagwan Swaminarayan's Memorial, Gadhada
  3. Gunatitanand Swami's Birthplace, Bhadra
  4. Gunatitanand Swami's Khetar, Bhadra
  5. Bhagatji Maharaj's Birthplace, Mahuva
  6. Yogiji Maharaj's Birthplace, Dhari
  7. Kalvani Mandir
  8. Diksha Sthan of 500 Paramhansas, Kalvani
  9. Bhagwan Swaminarayan's diksha sthan, Piplana Mandir
  10. Banyan Tree, Piplana
  11. River Ozat, Piplana
  12. Dada Khachar's Darbar, Gadhada
  13. Sahasra Dharo, Gadhada
  14. BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Gadhada
  15. Damodar Kund, Junagadh
  16. Narayan Dharo, Junagadh
  17. BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Junagadh
  18. Swaminarayan Mandir, Loj
  19. Mayaram Bhatt's Home, Manavadar
  20. Swaminarayan Mandir, Panchala
  21. Site of the Maha-Ras, Panchala
  22. Parvatbhai's Home, Agtarai
  23. Mangrol Mandir
  24. Sri Ramanujacharya Samadhi Site, Srirangam
  25. Soil of Chandrapushkari (Sarovar), Srirangam
  26. Paramvishnu Mandir, Angkor Wat, Cambodia
  27. Soil of Mansarovar
  28. Soil of Mount Kailash
  29. Soil from the Ocean, Kanyakumari
  30. Soil from the Ocean, Trivendrum
  31. Soil from the River Narmada
  32. Soil from the Sabarmati River, Ahmedabad
  33. BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Houston, Texas
  34. BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Sacramento, California
  35. BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Birmingham, Alabama
  36. BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Augusta, Georgia
  37. BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Boston, Massachusetts
  38. BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Sydney, Australia
  39. BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Jackson, Mississippi
  40. BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Atlanta, Georgia
  41. BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  42. BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Chicago, Illinois

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