ISSO Shree Swaminarayan Temple - Los Angeles

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Shree Swaminarayan Temple - Los Angeles (ISSO)

Temple Inauguration:

This is the Fifth temple of (I.S.S.O) Original Swaminarayan Sampraday inaugurated in the USA. The idol of Lord Harikrishna Maharaj in this temple has been installed by His Holiness 1008 Shri Tejendraprasadji Maharaj with a divine and emotion packed embrace.

Idols worshipped:

Almighty Bhagwan Swaminarayan (Principal God of this temple)
Shree Radhakrishna Dev
Shree Nar-Narayan Dev
Shree Lakshmi-Narayan Dev
Shiva-Parvati Dev
Suryanarayan Dev
Hanumanji Maharaj

Date of Installation:

Solar Calendar: December 10, 2000
Lunar Calendar: V.S. 2057

Brief History:

Satsang in the Los Angeles, Ca area began in 1978 with His Holiness 1008 Shree Tejendraprasadji Maharaj's first visit to USA. The followers had decided they wanted a magnificent Mandir to enrich their children with culture, spirituality and devotion. Many hardships came in constructing Shree Hari's divine mandir (Temple) in Norwalk, but with the blessings of Bhagavan Swaminarayan the construction finished on December 10, 2000. The Shree Swaminarayan Temple in Los Angeles, CA is a divine gift from Akshardham for the devoted followers of original sampradaya of this area.
The procession with the divine idols began at Cerritos College parking Lot. Extraordinary floats were designed for His Holiness as well as saints. As the procession neared the temple, many devotees danced to the name of Shri Hari. As the procession got closer, the devotees became immersed in the Murti of Shri Hari. The procession lasted over five hours with the divine presence of Shri Hari. The installation ceremony of the idols in the temple was celebrated in the presence of thousands of people from all over USA, UK, Canada, Australia and India with great splendour.
Individuals of all cultures and backgrounds have arrived to the temple for holi darshan of Lord Shree Swaminarayan.