Thursday 22 October 2020 | Dwitiya Aso Sud 6, Samvat 2076

Thu 22 Oct 2020

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Jay Shree Swaminarayan.

It is with great regret we announce that the grand opening ceremony and Murti Pratishtha Mahotsav of Shree Swaminarayan Temple Ocala, Florida, USA, which was scheduled from July 10 through July 12, 2020, has been postponed until further notice.

This decision has been made in the light of the growing uncertainty regarding the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, as the crisis continues to evolve in the United States and worldwide. Government-mandated lockdowns and travel restrictions have been implemented worldwide, making it extremely difficult for those wishing to attend the Mahotsav to make travel plans to the United States and Florida. Although the Mahotsav was not to be celebrated until July 2020, construction and final preparations have also been extremely difficult to complete during this time. Above all, this decision is being made for the health, safety, and welfare of all wishing to attend this Mahotsav, as well as His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree Maharaj and Sants.

We share in the disappointment that we know will be felt by many of you, and we are extremely saddened to postpone this most grand event we were all looking forward to celebrating in 2020; however, postponing this Mahotsav was the right decision to make under these circumstances.

His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree Maharaj will announce a new date for the Mahotsav when the situation improves globally, and we sincerely hope you will be able to join us in this most awaited for celebration. In the meantime, please stay safe, please stay healthy, and please join us in praying to Lord Shree Swaminarayan, Jeevanpran Shree Abji Bapashree, Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa, and Acharya Swamishree Maharaj to protect us all and shower their mercy for the improvement of this situation.

Click here for the letter that may be used to substantiate the cancelation of hotel bookings or flights that were previously made for the event.

The Executive Committee of Shree Swaminarayan Siddhant Sajivan Mandal, Ocala, Florida, U.S.A.