In the presence, via video conference, of Pujya Ishwarcharan Swami and saints from East Africa, piling work for the BAPS mandir commenced. The first pile was dug directly under where Shri Akshar-Purushottam Maharaj will be installed. Foundation work for the mandir will commence in the coming months. Over the last three months, piling work has progressed for the haveli.
Piling is the pouring of concrete columns deep in the ground (below the foundations) to support the actual foundation work that follows.