Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Nairobi (EASS Temple)
|East Africa Satsang Swaminarayan Temple, Nairobi (EASSTemple)|
EASS Temple, Nairobi
|Proper name||East Africa Satsang Swaminarayan Temple|
|Bengali||শ্রী স্বামীনারায়ণ মন্দির, নাইরোবি (ইএএসএস)|
|Number of monuments||7|
|History and governance|
|Date built||Year 1945|
The oldest Swaminarayan Organisation in Kenya, founded in Nairobi in 1932, as East Africa Satsang Mandal, to serve as a meeting point for all Swaminarayan Devotees in the Region. 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.
History of this temple
Pictorial images of Swaminarayan were consecrated in India and were then shipped to Nairobi in 1945. 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.
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