6 April, 2000 (Chaitra Sud 2, V.S. 2056) Thursday, Sarangpur, Botad, Sarangpur
At 6.10 p.m. Swamishri arrived at Botad for the grand finale of the decennial inauguration anniversary of the Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Mandir. The 3-day program included a yagna for world peace, a spectacular procession on the streets of Botad, cultural programs, discourses and a concert of bhajans by the sadhus. This morning Pujya Mahant Swami had performed the murti-pratishtha ceremony of marble murtis of Guru parampara at the mandir. In the evening Swamishri worshipped the murtis of Akshar and Purushottam, Harikrishna Maharaj and the newly installed murtis of Guru parampara. Lord Harikrishna Maharaj was honored by the devotees. More than 10,000 devotees had assembled on this final day.