On 14 September 1984, Pramukh Swami Maharaj visited Newcastle during his first satsang tour to Australia. Lake Macquarie Council in Newcastle were the first in Australia to honor Pramukh Swami Maharaj with a proclamation.
On 23 January 2022, with the blessings of His Holiness Mahant Swami Maharaj, Paramchintandas Swami and Priyachintandas Swami performed the auspicious murti sthapan ceremony and inauguration rituals of the beautiful new hari mandir in the Cardiff suburb of Newcastle. Thereafter, a grand annakut of vegetarian delicacies was offered to the murtis with great devotion.
Many devotees and well-wishers from Australia and New Zealand participated in the rituals at home via a live webcast.
The inauguration ceremony was followed by an online satsang assembly which highlighted the necessity of mandirs in society.
Mahant Swami Maharaj had previously performed the Vedic murti-pratishtha ceremony of the murtis on 23 October 2021 in Sarangpur, India.

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