ACHARYA STHAPAN CHHATRI

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THE HOLY PLACE WHERE ACHARAYAS WERE INSTALLED

Supreme Lord Swaminarayan had taken three major decisions for easy flourishment of the holy fellowship, of which one was that of establishing a tradition of consecrating the chief on the cardinal seat of religion who would be able to initiate people into the part of liberation through faith and devotion for future generation. Lord swaminarayan declared his decision the saints but as they were ascetic - minded they expressed unwillingness for the high seat and insisted on appointing the person form ancestral dynasty and family line of shri hari - Rampratapji's son Ayodhyaprasadji and young brother Ichharamji's son Radhuveerji were adopted and were consecrated to the seat of Acharya on Ahmedabad and Vadtal gadi respectively with full religious ceremony on 11th day of bright half of Kartik month of Vikram Samvat 1882. To commemorate the occasion a marble Chhatri has been constructed behind the temple. There are two Gadis(Chief Place) i.e. , dioceses - (1) the Vadtal Gadi, which is presently adored by H.H. Acharya Shri Rakeshprasadji Maharaj and (2) the Ahmedabad gadi, which is presently adored by H.H. Acharya Shri Kaushalendraprasadji Maharaj.