Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Nairobi (EASS Temple)

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Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Nairobi (EASS Temple)
EASS Temple, Nairobi
EASS Temple, Nairobi
Location
Country: Kenya
Location: Nairobi
Architecture and culture
Primary deity: Lord Swaminarayan
History
Date built:
(Current structure)
Year 1945

The East Africa Swaminarayan Satsang Temple, Nairobi was built in 1945. It was the first Swaminarayan temple to be built outside the Indian subcontinent as well as the first on the continent of Africa. This temple comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi of the Swaminarayan Sampraday. [1]

History of this temple[edit]

Pictorial images of Swaminarayan were consecrated in India and were then shipped to Nairobi in 1945. [1] In 1957, Acharya Maharajshree Tejendraprasad Pande (in his Pre-Acharya status) on behalf of his father (who was then Acharya), visited the temple for the first time and installed images of Swaminarayan in the ladies section. [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Raymond Brady Williams (2001). An Introduction to Swaminarayan Hinduism. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-65422-X. p.206