A two-day celebration marked the inauguration of the new BAPS Mandir in Sotik, Kenya, in the presence of Priyavrat Swami and other swamis.
Previously, in Surat, on 4 May 2022, Mahant Swami Maharaj had performed the Vedic murti-pratishtha rituals of the murtis.
As requested by Pujya Bhaktipriya (Kothari) Swami, this mandir has been built within the residence of Shri Kantibhai Patel and his sons, Ashwinbhai, Mukeshbhai, Maineshbhai, and Pareshbhai. Within the house an assembly hall was constructed wherein the murtis were ceremoniously installed.
The first day featured a kirtan aradhana by swamis and devotees. On the second day, the murtis were honoured in a grand procession, after which the mahapuja and murti installation rituals were performed. A magnificent annakut was also offered to the murtis. Sadguru swamis blessed the assembly via video. Then Priyavrat Swami addressed the devotees and well-wishers and urged them to take advantage of daily satsang and devotion through the mandir.