2 November 2010 (VS 2066 Rama Ekadashi) Tuesday, Gondal
Today the murti-pratishtha yagna for the consecration of the marble murtis of Bhagatji Maharaj, Shastriji Maharaj, Yogiji Maharaj and Pramukh Swami Maharaj in the newly extended pradakshina of the mandir commenced. The murtis of Hanumanji and Ganapatiji were also to be re-consecrated in the newly built shrines of the extended mandir pradakshina in front. At 7.30 a.m. the Vedic rituals commenced in the presence of senior sadhus. In all there were 136 yagna kunds and 7 main kunds with 1,354 devotees as the yajmans (participants).
Swamishri arrived at the yagnashala at 8.40 a.m. Along with the murtis of Guru Parampara there were also the marble murtis of Akshar-Purushottam Maharaj and Guru Parampara (canvas paintings) for the BAPS hari mandir in Amraivadi, Ahmedabad. On behalf of Swamishri, Mahant Swami, Tyagvallabh Swami, Ishwarcharan Swami and Viveksagar Swami performed the pujan rituals. Thereafter Swamishri blessed the assembly, “This place is great because Yogiji Maharaj loved it immensely and blessed countless devotees and bestowed bliss upon them. Today we have gathered for the pratishtha of the murtis of the Guru Parampara. So many devotees and sadhus are eager and happy on this occasion. We have performed a yagna as part of the pratishtha rituals.”