Photos: Modi at Amdavad’s newly opened Swaminarayan Museum

Photos: Modi at Amdavad’s newly opened Swaminarayan Museum
Ahmedabad, 8 March, 2011

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Swaminarayan Museum depicting vivid and rare images and artifacts of 250-year-old life and times of Bhagwan Sahajanand Swami at a function in Ahmedabad today.

The museum comprising a dozen halls has been built with eco-friendly technology like solar energy on a 6-acre plot at a cost of Rs.35-crore in the Naranpura locality for the devotees, giving form to the dreams of Kalupur Bhagwan Shri Narayandev head Tejendraprasadji Maharaj’s resolution. He belongs to the sixth generation of Bhagwan Swaminarayan.

Addressing a huge religious gathering on the occasion, Mr. Modi said the museum reflects a divine fusion of spirituality, faith and modernism. It should serve as a centre of cultural tourism in Gujarat, too.

He said the saints have always paid a crucial role in preaching service above self to the mankind. He wished the museum helps the new generation utilize the ancient wisdom for sustainable development of the natural resources.

Earlier, Tejendraprasadji Maharaj and Acharya Kaushalendraprasadji welcomed Mr. Modi and blessed him as an exemplary ruler.