After a magnificent Murti Pratishtha Mahotsav (idol installation ceremony) celebration for the new Shree Swaminarayan Temple and Cultural Center Chicago, His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree and a mandal of eminent sants arrived in New Jersey on Monday, August 1st, 2011, at Newark Liberty International Airport. A police escort service and Maserati were hired to bring Acharya Swamishree to Shree Swaminarayan Temple New Jersey. Upon arrival at the temple, Acharya Swamishree was greeted by eager disciples, and He performed aarti to Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa.
The following day, a welcoming ceremony was held for Acharya Swamishree and sants. A swagat yatra was held from the far temple parking lot to the main entrance. Swamibapa Pipe Band led the parade, during which Acharya Swamishree was seated on a beautiful chariot. Upon arrival in the temple, Acharya Swamishree and sants were greeted with flower garlands by disciples. Acharya Swamishree showered His divine ashirwad, and afterwards, everyone was served maha-prasad.
Acharya Swamishree and sants will be in New Jersey until the 12th of August, and they will celebrate the Dashabdi Mahotsav of Shree Swaminarayan Temple New Jersey. A decade of devotion, service, and unity has passed since the Murti Pratishtha Mahotsav of Shree Swaminarayan Temple New Jersey. Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa has been granting salvation and accepting the prayers of those who come for His divine darshan at the temple just as He does in Akshardham for ten years. The celebrations will be held from Thursday, August 4th through Sunday, August 7th, 2011.