Sunday 10 December 2023 | Kartik Vad 12, Samvat 2080

Sun 10 Dec 2023

Nutan Mandir - Maha Pooja - Toledo, Ohio

Nutan Mandir - Grand Opening & Acharya Swamiji Maharaj Divine Ashirwad - Toledo, Ohio

On the morning of Tuesday, July 18th, 2023, Acharya Swamiji Maharaj led the Vastu Poojan at Shree Swaminarayan Temple - Toledo, Ohio.

By the divine grace of Lord Shree Swaminarayan, disciples were able to close on a site to establish a new Shree Swaminarayan Temple in The United States of America just a few days before this event was planned to happen. Within a matter of days, disciples and sants poured in hours of seva, day and night, to transform the property from its previous condition into one where Acharya Swamiji Maharaj would establish a new Temple. Devotees renovated some areas, applied decorations to the property, and planned a terrific event for everyone to join. All this was possible by the divine grace of Lord Shree Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa.

Disciples from all across United States and Canada gathered to celebrate the opening of another Temple in Rossford, Ohio. The celebration commenced in the Temple hall where disciples particiapted in the maha-pooja vidhi that was led by Sants. Thereafter, Acharya Swamiji Maharaj was welcomed at the Temple's parking lot entrance, after which he resided on a float. Disciples performed poojan of Acharya Swamiji Maharaj before the Shoba yatra began and joyously danced and celebrated welcoming Acharya Swamiji Maharaj and sants to the Temple throughout the shoba yatra. Acharya Swamiji Maharaj entered the Temple Hall as disciples lined up on either side to perform darshan. In the Temple hall, disciples performed darshan of the annakut offered to Lord Shree Swaminarayan and performed aarti of the annakut after His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamiji Maharaj led the first aarti. 

Following the aartis, all in attendace shifted to the program hall, where Acharya Swamiji Maharaj offered His Divine Ashirwad to disciples. After the program, disciples were offered mahaprasad.