The opening of the new BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Gainesville, Florida, took place on October 29, 2022, in the presence of Pujya Gnanpriyadas Swami, Pujya Yagnavallabhdas Swami, and other swamis. In addition, devotees, community leaders, friends, and well-wishers from the southeastern United States participated in the ceremony in person and virtually.
The inauguration culminated a host of events held over a few days. On the morning of October 22, 2022, Satsang Diksha Homatmak Path,' a special yagna ceremony was performed by BAPS Swamis and youths, on the evening of Saturday, October 22, 2022, Swamis and youths performed a Kirtan Aradhana (singing of devotional songs). In addition, a unique Women's cultural program highlighting Pramukh Swami Maharaj Centenary Celebration was organized on the evening of Saturday, October 29, 2022.
The inauguration ceremony consisted of Hindu Vedic prayers for world peace, followed by the consecration ceremony. Pujya Gnanpriyadas Swami and Pujya Yagnavallabhdas Swami performed the consecration ceremony at the behest of His Holiness Mahant Swami Maharaj, the spiritual leader of BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha. The ceremony signaled the Mandir as a home of God open to one and all. The new Mandir will be home to cultural, social, and religious activities for the Hindu-American community. It will also be a hub for community service activities.

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