Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Nairobi (EASS Temple)

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East Africa Satsang Swaminarayan Temple, Nairobi (EASSTemple)
EASS Temple, Nairobi
EASS Temple, Nairobi
Name
Proper name East Africa Satsang Swaminarayan Temple
Geography
Country Kenya
State/province Nairobi
District Parklands
Location Nairobi
Culture
Primary deity Lord Swaminarayan
History and governance
Date built Year 1945
Website www.easstemple.com

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