Sanctification Ceremony of the Trimandir in Surendranagar
Monday March 17, 2014
On 16 March, Pujya Deepakbhai in the presence of 15,000 people (followers and non-followers alike), performed the Pran-Pratishtha (sanctification ceremony) of the idols in the Trimandir (Non-sectarian Temple) in Surendranagar (Gujarat), India. The entire ceremony was web-cast live. The Trimandir radiated with divine energies throughout the whole event and the subtle presence of Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan, Pujya Niruma and Dev-Devis was felt throughout the day.
Idols of Lord Simandhar Swami, Lord Krishna and Lord Shiva, the three major religions in India, as well as idols of other Gods and Goddesses (including Lord Ganesh, Lord Hanuman, Shri Saibaba, Lord Mahavir, Amba Mataji, Padmavati Devi, Chakreshvari Mataji and Chamunda Mataji – just to name a few) are housed under the roof of the Trimandir.
Pujya Deepakbhai performed the Pran-Pratishtha of all the idols in the morning. After which He requested all attendees who were watching in person and in the live webcast to do bhaav that the divisions of opinions (matbhed) between all the religions of the world are broken. That the living Lord Simandhar Swami’s presence spreads throughout the entire world providing permanent peace and happiness to all, and opens up the path for spiritual progress to all visitors so that they too can benefit and attain moksha (liberation). The temple was then open for darshan.
In the afternoon Pujya Deepakbhai performed the puja and arati of all the idols, while all the attendees ecstatically sang songs of bhakti. In the evening to celebrate the joyous occasion a bhakti and garba session was held in the presence of Pujya Deepakbhai.
On 18 March, Pujya Deepakbhai performed the Dwar (Door) Opening Ceremony, followed by puja and arati, of all the Lords - officially opening up the Trimandir for darshan. The sevarthis (volunteers) who helped ensure the smooth running of events, had the special opportunity to spend time with Pujya Deepakbhai in a satsang session with Him.