Shilanyas Mahotsav of BAPS Mandir at New Jersey
12 July 2010 (VS 2066, Ashadh Sud Padvo ) Monday, New Delhi
Prior to Swamishri’s morning puja the maha-puja rituals for the foundation-stone laying (shilanyas) ceremony of the first phase for the Akshardham complex project in New Jersey commenced in the presence of senior sadhus. After the morning puja Swamishri performed pujan of Shri Harikrishna Maharaj and then did pujan of the five nidhi-kumbhs (to be placed in the foundation pits brought by senior sadhus. All the kumbhs were placed near Shri Harikrishna Maharaj and Swamishri performed arti. Prayers were offered and dhun chanted for the successful completion of the project. Finally, Swamishri performed pujan of the main shila and sanctified it with flowers and rice grains.
Swamishri visits the Akshardham Complex