30 September 2003 (V.S. 2059, Aso sud 5) Tuesday, Bhavnagar
Through the inspiration of Swamishri a three-shikhar mandir in pink stone is under construction in 'Akshar Vadi'. The mandir will become a centre of BAPS socio-spiritual activities for the uplift of society. The mandir complex will include a polyclinic, a residential school from standards 1 to 12, a hostel for college students, an exhibition on Indian culture and offices for children, youth and women's activities.
Today, the mahapuja ritual for the placing of the first carved pillar in the mandir construction project had begun. Swamishri performed puja, arti and mantra pushpanjali of the pillar-base and the ornate pillar. After blessing the assembly, the pillar was placed on top of the kumbhi (pillar-base) by Swamishri.