The newly appointed Chief Minister of Gujarat, Shri Bhupendrabhai Patel, visited the BAPS Mandir in Gadhada. He was accompanied by Shri C.R. Patil, the BJP State President.
On their arrival, they were warmly greeted by young children waving flags and showering flower petals. Thereafter, they visited the main mandir for darshan, where, on behalf of Param Pujya Mahant Swami Maharaj, Brahmavihari Swami, Adhyatmaswarup Swami and Aruni Bhagat garlanded and welcomed them in traditional style, and offered prayers for the peace and prosperity of Gujarat.
The duo also offered respects to the 25-ft murti of Bhagwan Swaminarayan on his horse, Manki, and visited the historic 200-year-old residence of Jiva Khachar where Bhagwan Swaminarayan had stayed for many years.
They were delighted to learn of the onsite educational exhibition and the many social services taking place from the mandir.