His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree completed a vicharan of the city of Chicago in the state of Illinois from June 23th, 2008 to June 30th, 2008.
In addition to performing numerous padhramanis and holding many sabhas, Acharya Swamishree also performed the 7th annual Patotsav ceremony of Shree Swaminarayan Temple Chicago on June 28th, 2008. Seven years ago, Acharya Swamishree fulfilled the wishes of the humble disciples of the Mid-West and ceremoniously installed the divine murtis of Lord Shree Swaminarayan, Abji Bapashree, and Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa at Shree Swaminarayan Temple Chicago.
During this time, Acharya Swamishree also visited the construction site of the new sikhar-bandh temple. Acharya Swamishree spoke to the contractors and engineers of the temple, and the progress looks great.
Disciples also took sants to downtown Chicago, where the sants visited the world-renowned Sears Tower.