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Mumbai Mandir
Mumbai Mandir

Dham, Dhami, Mukta
Dham, Dhami, Mukta

Ghanshyam Maharaj
Lord Ghanshyam Maharaj

Lord Harikrishna Maharaj and Radhakrishna Dev
Lord Harikrishna Maharaj
and Radhakrishna Dev

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Shri Swaminarayan Mandir (BAPS)
Swaminarayan Chowk,
Opp. Dadar(CR) Station ,
INDIA - 400014
Tel: (022) 2414 1125, 2414 4000
Fax: (022) 2414 1074, 2416 9117

Once the capital of India and presently the capital of Maharashtra State, Bombay is the world's seventh largest city and an important centre for business and industry.

By Pramukh Swami Maharaj in December 1983.

1st shrine - Harikrishna Maharaj, Krishna, Radha
2nd shrine - Guru Parampara
3rd shrine - Dham, Dhami, Mukta (Central)
4th shrine - Sukh Shayya
5th shrine - Ghanshyam Maharaj

Foundation stone Ceremony
22-11-79 by Pramukh Swami Maharaj

Although Lord Swaminarayan never visited Bombay, He did meet with Sir John Malcom, Governor of Bombay during British Rule in India at that time. The meeting took place in February 1830 in Rajkot.

Shastriji Maharaj often came to Bombay for preaching purposes and whilst in the Dadar area, he once predicted: "Here in the centre of the city, a mandir will be built."
Yogiji Maharaj continued the work of his Guru, and, soon satsang in Bombay started to flourish. A youth centre was established and many saints of the fold were stationed here for higher studies. A small building in Dadar - Akshar Bhuvan was established as Hari Mandir by Yogiji Maharaj in 1961 and he predicted: "In future, a beautiful spired mandir will be built here." In due course, the small building was converted to a 6-storey building bustling with spiritual activities.

Adjacent to this building, a beautiful 3-spired mandir has been erected out of pink stone complete with intricate carvings sculptured in true Indian architectural style. Yogiji Maharaj passed away in Bombay in 1971 and a rotating pillar has been erected at the very spot where his body was placed prior to its transfer to Gondal for the final rites.

The pinnacled mandir stands opposite Dadar Central Railway Station and was opened amidst great fanfare as part of the 63rd birthday celebrations of Pramukh Swami Maharraj.


© 1999, Bochasanwasi Shree Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha, Swaminarayan Aksharpith