Wednesday 8 April 2020 | Chaitra Sud 15 / Vad 1, Samvat 2076

Wed 8 Apr 2020

Shree Swaminarayan Temple - Ocala, Florida Murti Pratishtha Mahotsav & Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa North America Padarpan Suvarna Mahotsav

Under the auspices of Maninagar Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan & Shree Swaminarayan Siddhant Sajivan Mandal - Ocala, Florida, and with the divine blessings and inspiration of His Divine Holiness Acharya Shree Purushottampriyadasji Swamishree Maharaj, Shree Swaminarayan Temple Ocala is now ready for the Murti Pratishtha of Lord Shree Swaminarayan, Jeevanpran Shree Abji Bapashree, and Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa. 

On Sunday, July 12, 2020, His Divine Holiness Acharya Shree Purushottampriyadasji Swamishree Maharaj will perform the sacred Divine Idol Installation Ceremony of Almighty Supreme Lord Shree Swaminarayan, Jeevanpran Shree Abji Bapashree, and the Adya Acharya Pravar of Shree Swaminarayan Gadi, Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa. He will consecrate the temple according to the ancient Hindu rituals and will make it a sacred site of pilgrimage for all those who sincerely seek absolute salvation. This momentous occasion will take place almost exactly ten years after the ground-breaking ceremony of the grand shikhar-bandh temple, which took place in July 2010. 

The state of Florida is known as the "Sunshine State" due to the abundant sunshine it receives throughout the year. Lord Shree Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa will bestow their divine darshan from this temple, as long as the sun continues to shine; and they will bring their divine luster, equivalent to millions and millions of suns, to this state. As such, the true meaning behind the "Sunshine State" will come to fruition at last. 

In celebration of this joyous occasion, a magnificent festival is to be held from Thursday, July 9, 2020 to Sunday, July 12, 2020. This festival will comprise of divine blessings, inspiring speeches, the ancient Hindu yagna ceremony and rituals, scripture recitals, devotional dances and singing, and a grand procession in the streets of Ocala, Florida.

Most notably, the year 2020 marks fifty years since Gurudev Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa first stepped foot in North America, consecrated this vast land, and planted the initial seeds for the flourishing of the supreme Karan Satsang throughout the continent. Since Jeevanpran Swamibapa's initial tour of North America in 1970, His successor, Acharya Swamishree Maharaj, has followed in the footsteps of His Gurudev's footsteps. Acharya Swamishree has established seven temples and over one dozen mandals in North America; He has toured the continent tirelessly, visiting the homes and businesses of disciples, while spreading the glory and supreme philosophy of Lord Shree Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa. In celebration of this most momentous 50th anniversary, all of the disciples of North America will gather in Ocala to celebrate the Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Suvarna Padarpan Mahotsav during the occasion of the Murti Pratishtha Mahotsav in Ocala. A special ceremony will take place during an evening of remembrance on Saturday, July 11th, 2020. 

You are invited, together with your family and friends, to attend both of these most unique celebrations of the supreme Lord’s mercy and divine grace.

Jay Shree Swaminarayan

From the Executive Committees of Shree Swaminarayan Siddhant Sajivan Mandal - Ocala, Florida & Maninagar Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan - North America

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Mahotsav Schedule

Date Time Event
Thursday, July 9, 2020 7:00PM - 9:00PM Mahotsav Opening Ceremony
Friday, July 10, 2020 8:00AM - 12:00PM Commencement of Ancient Yagna Ceremony, Acharya Swamishree’s Divine Blessings
  8:00PM Cultural Program - Devotional Singing and Devotional Dances
Saturday, July 11, 2020 8:00AM - 12:00PM Ancient Yagna Ceremony, Acharya Swamishree’s Divine Blessings
  8:00PM Cultural Program - Devotional Singing and Devotional Dances
Sunday, July 12, 2020 8:00AM Conclusion of Ancient Yagna Ceremony, Murti Pratishtha Ceremony, Annakut Darshan, Aarti, Flag-raising Ceremony, Acharya Swamishree’s Divine Blessings and Event Finale

Venue & Accomodation

A. Shree Swaminarayan Temple Ocala, Florida

14245 SW 16th Ave.
Ocala, FL 34473
USA

Hotel Information

The rates below are valid untill Monday, June 1, 2020

Sleep Inn & Suites

13600 SW 17th Ct.
Ocala, FL 34473
Tel: +1 (352) 347-8383

$75.00 + tax per night
0.8 mile from temple
Group Name: SSSM temple

Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Ocala

1770 SW 134th Street
Ocala, FL 34473
Tel: +1 (352) 261-0024

$84.00 + tax per night
1 mile from temple
Group Name: SSSM temple

Hampton Inn & Suites Ocala - Belleview

2075 SW Hwy 484
Ocala, FL 34473
Tel: +1 (352) 347-1600

$99.00 + tax per night for double bed
$94.00 + tax per night for king bed
1.2 miles from temple
Group Name: SSSM temple

Best Western Ocala Park Centre

3701 SW 38th Ave.
Ocala, FL 34474
Tel: +1 (352) 237-4848

$75.00 + tax per night
10.4 mile from temple
Group Name: SSSM temple

Holiday Inn Express & Suites

3600 SW 38th Ave
Ocala, FL 34474
Tel: +1 (352) 629-9500

$88.00 + tax per night
10.5 mile from temple
Group Name: SSSM Ocala

Should you have any questions regarding accommodations, please call Vishal Patel at (917) 250-6540.

Donations

Shree Swaminarayan Siddhant Sajivan Mandal Ocala, FL Inc. is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization.

Donations are welcome to make this historic event a success.

Checks may be submitted in person to any committee member or to the donations desk at Shree Swaminarayan Temple Ocala, Florida. Receipts will be given to confirm your donation.

Thank you for your invaluable contributions in making this Mahotsav a memorable occasion for all who attend.