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August 1999
26-29 August 1999 Nairobi Mandir Mahotsav
14 August 1999 San Antonio, Texas Inauguration of new BAPS Mandir
7 August 1999 Houston, Texas Religious leaders visit Houston Mandir
Devotees participate in the mahapuja during the inauguration ceremony
The new murtis installed in the San Antonio Mandir

14 August 1999, Saturday, San Antonio, Texas: Inauguration of new BAPS Mandir

On Saturday 14 August 1999, a new BAPS Mandir was inaugurated in San Antonio, Texas. Pujya Yagnavallabh Swami and sadhus performed the traditional installation ceremony of the murtis, which had already been sanctified by HDH Pramukh Swami Maharaj. Over a thousand devotees and well-wishers attended the inauguration. Also the "Yogi Marching Band," comprising of youths from the BAPS center in Dallas, had come specially to join in the celebrations. On the eve of the inauguration ceremony, a programme of devotional songs was presented by Nitin Karia, a renowned singer from Los Angeles. The Mandir is located at North Loop 1604 West, San Antonio, Texas, 78249.

7 August 1999, Saturday, Houston, Texas: Religious leaders visit Houston Mandir

On Saturday 7 August 1999, HH Chidanand Muniji, HH Rupchand Muniji and Shri Rameshbhai Oza came for darshan of the BAPS mandir in Houston, Texas. They were welcomed and honored in traditional Hindu style by Pujya Jnanpurush Swami and Pujya Tilakratna Swami. They presided over a short assembly in the presence of devotees, performed the arti and after refreshments departed for other engagements

HH Chidanand Muniji receives  a traditional welcome from Pujya Tilakratna Swami

The guests seated in the assembly

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