History of Shree Kutch Satsang Swaminarayan Temple Bolton
First Est. 1973 – Rebuilt in 1993 – Shree Kutch Satsang Swaminarayan Temple Bolton (Under Shree Nar-Narayan Dev Temple Bhuj Kutch – India) is the 1st orthodox purpose built Swaminarayan Mandir to be built both in the UK, and Europe.
The Murtis in Swaminarayan temples are relative to under which Gadi they come in. First Shree Sahajanand Swami – Our Ishtadev, The God to whom the Temple is dedicated to. Second Nar Narayan Dev – Is the representation of our Gadi (Nar Narayan Dev Gadi, Ahmedabad). Third Radha Krishna – Shree Sahajanad Swami’s favourite form. Forth Hanumanji – Bhagwan Swaminarayan’s Kuldev (household deity), Ideal devotee of God, Kashta Bhanjan (remover of problems/obstacles). Fifth Ganpatiji – Vighna Vinayak (God of good fortune), first invited deity at all religious ceremonies in the Sanatan Dharma.
Acharya Shree Koshalendraprasadji Maharaj
Sanatan Dharma Dhurandar Acharya Maharaj Shree 1008 Koshalendraprasadji Maharaj (October 1971 – Present) is the current Acharya of the NarNarayan Dev Gadi of the Swaminarayan Sampraday (15 October 2004 – Present) and is the 7th spiritual successor of Swaminarayan in the North Diocese (NarNarayan Dev Gadi, Ahmedabad). The establishment of Shri NarNarayan Dev Yuvak Mandal (NNDYM) has been a major achievement of Acharya Shree Koshalendraprasadji Maharaj. Festivals have been celebrated on a scale never before seen in the Swaminarayan Sampraday under the leadership Acharya Shree Koshalendraprasadji Maharaj, including the Shardha Satabdi Mahotav, Shashti Purti Mahotsav and the Chhapaiya Nij Mandir Pran Pratishta Mahotsav. An initiative taken by Koshalendraprasadji has been the Jai Shree Swaminarayan television serial that has been broadcasted throughout the world.
According to the followers of the Swaminarayan Sampradaya, Acharya Shree Koshalendraprasadji Maharaj is very humble. His philosophy of working centres on the principle that everything can be achieved if we surrender ourselves to the lotus feet of Bhagwan Swaminarayan. All tasks, no matter how daunting they may seem at first, can be fruitful and filled with utmost success if performed with Bhagwan Swaminarayan in mind.
Harmonium & Singing