Announcement: Blessings of Petals
His Vision, Our Mission
Europe Rangvu Chhe
Satpurush in Paris
Benefits of a Mandir
The Most Important
The forthcoming BAPS Swaminarayan mandir in Paris will be the first traditional purpose-built Hindu temple in France, making it a historic and iconic addition to one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
After construction began on site in Paris a few days earlier, a special assembly to formally launch the new mandir project was held at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London, on Saturday 4 May 2024 – exactly 36 years to the day when Pramukh Swami Maharaj showered flower petals from the skies over Paris to symbolise his blessings for a mandir to be consecrated in France.
The evening programme began with prayers sung by devotees from Paris who had travelled to London for the programme, followed by a montage of video presentations chronicling the visionary journey of Yogiji Maharaj and Pramukh Swami Maharaj, which began more than 50 years ago at Le Bourget Airport in Paris in 1970.
A panel of devotees and volunteers from Paris elaborated on the tireless efforts in establishing satsang activities across France. These discussions drew upon the remarkable hardships and dedication of the congregation in Paris, and how they have overcome various formidable hurdles over the decades to practise satsang.
Trustees then explained the opportunity for everyone to become a part of the historic project, drawing upon their experiences of leading and managing construction projects of other BAPS mandirs across the UK and in Europe.
A replica model of the mandir in Paris was also unveiled by lead volunteers and swamis, providing an enlightening visual representation for the attendees.
Sadguru Pujya Ishwarcharan Swami had sent a video message outlining the global significance of the Paris Mandir Project. This was followed by specially recorded video blessings from Mahant Swami Maharaj in which he recalled his personal memories of visiting Paris with Yogiji Maharaj, a visit that became the inception of the profound vision culminating in the construction of the Mandir. Swamishri also called upon everyone to be a part of this historic project.
After Yogvivekdas Swami shared some inspiring words of encouragement, Swamishri concluded the assembly, charging the atmosphere with devotional vigour by formally declaring, “Paris Mandir Mahotsavni Jay!”

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