HIS HOLINESS PRAMUKH SWAMI MAHARAJ
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His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj was the fifth spiritual successor of Bhagwan Swaminarayan. He was the visionary and inspirer of Swaminarayan Akshardham.
It was the wish of Yogiji Maharaj (1892-1971 CE) to build a mandir on the banks of the Yamuna River. Pramukh Swami Maharaj dedicated himself to fulfilling his guru’s wish, giving the vision and inspiration for Swaminarayan Akshardham at New Delhi.
26 May 2000: First meeting on site
8 November 2000: Performs ground breaking ceremony
2 July 2001: First stone laying ceremony
28 February 2002: On site guidance
9 Feb 2003: Nurturing thoughts for the nursery and gardens of Akshardham
19 November 2003: Visiting stone-carving workshop in Sikandara, Rajasthan
24 November 2003: Understanding the planned paintings inside the mandir
15 April 2004: Sanctifying the entry pillar
16 April 2004: On an observation tour of the under-construction exhibition hall
17 July 2005: Murti-Sthaapan ceremony
6 November 2005: With President of India Dr APJ Abdul Kalam during the opening ceremony