At the sacred spot where the final rites of Brahmaswarup Pramukh Swami Maharaj were performed on 17 August 2016, Pragat Brahmaswarup Mahant Swami Maharaj performed the murti-pratishtha of the newly built Pramukh Swami Maharaj Smruti Mandir on 26 January 2023 in the presence of thousands of swami and devotees from India and abroad.
The location was selected by Pramukh Swami Maharaj himself – where he could constantly have the darshan of Bhagwan Swaminarayan in the main mandir and where the benevolent gaze of his guru, Brahmaswarup Shastriji Maharaj, would constantly remain upon him.
Pramukh Swami Maharaj built more than 1,100 mandirs around the world and enhanced the pride of Indian culture by creating Swaminarayan Akshardham mandirs in Gandhinagar, New Delhi and Robbinsville (USA). To pay homage to his monumental deeds, the architecture of his memorial mandir is also similar to the Akshardham mandirs and is built of white marble from Makrana, Rajasthan.
The first stone of the Pramukh Swami Maharaj Smruti Mandir was laid by Mahant Swami Maharaj on 17 December 2018. Built in the Naagar styled of mandir architecture, the Mandir is 140 feet long, 140 feet wide and 63 feet high. It is made of 7,839 stones and comprises 1 ghummat, 4 samarans, 16 ghummatis, and intricately carved pillars, domes and other elements. It is decorated with sculptures of contemporary saints and devotees of Bhagwan Swaminarayan and Pramukh Swami Maharaj. In the mandir sanctum sanctorum, a marble murti of Pramukh Swami Maharaj is enshrined with Shri Akshar-Purushottam Maharaj. The cremation spot is covered with a transparent case so that all can have darshan.
In the morning, the Vedic mahapuja ceremony was performed by senior swamis. Then, at 11.45 a.m., the main murti-pratishtha rituals of the memorial mandir were performed by Mahant Swami Maharaj.
In the celebration assembly, speeches by sadguru swamis highlighted various aspects of Pramukh Swami Maharaj’s inspiring life, works, virtues and teachings.
Also, ‘Guinness World Records’ officially recognized the bubble wrap painting of His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj created by 150 young men and women from London and displayed at Pramukh Swami Maharaj Nagar during the Shatabdi Mahotsav as a world record. The painting was 97.78 square meters (1,052 sq. ft.) consisting of 850,000 bubbles filled with 320 different colors.
A new audio publication titled ‘Brahmaswarup Pramukh Swami Maharaj Jivangatha’ was inaugurated by Mahant Swami Maharaj.
In his blessings to the assembly, Mahant Swami Maharaj sang the glory of guru Pramukh Swami Maharaj and the Pramukh Smruti Mandir as a place of peace, faith and devotion, and blessed that the auspicious prayers of all who visit this mandir will be fulfilled.