The inaugural function of celebrations for the 100th birth anniversary of Pramukh Swami Maharaj in Ahmedabad hosted by BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha is a month-long celebration starting from December 15 onward. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Manipal Brahmaswarup Mahant Swami Maharaj inaugurated the Pramukh Swami Maharaj Janm Shatabdi Mohotsav on December 15, 2022.
A massive 600-acre land development called Swaminarayan Nagar has been built on the banks of Sardar Patel Ring Road between Ahmedabad’s Science City and Ognaj. All are welcome to attend the Pramukhswami Maharaj Shatabdi Mahotsav from December 15 to January 15, starting from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. and open all day on Sundays without any pre-registration. The time before two o’clock is reserved for devotees whose the registered date has been issued by the Satsang Activity Central Office and the Satsang Activity Worker of BAPS of their respective countries. Even for devotees, there is no public link, website, or app for online registration.
Even the smallest details are being taken care of in order to manage the large number of visitors while maintaining order. The general public, including over 1 lakh devotees, will attend the festival. BAPS has been working around the clock to ensure that all facilities, from food to bhajan, are available for devotees and devotees during this celebration. A canteen, lodging, and hospital have all been set up for this event.
Special accommodations are available for devotees travelling from outside the country for this festive:
The main entrance to Pramukh Swami Nagar has been designed specifically for VVIPs. The remaining six entrances have been built for the devotees. When visitors enter the town through this entrance, there will be a restroom available for them to use to freshen up. Following that, Premvati—the restaurant—and book stalls are set up.
Timings for the festival:
The timing of Pramukh Swami Maharaj’s Centenary Celebration from Monday to Saturday is from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. On Sundays, entry is free. The venue closes at 10pm.
Breakfast for only ten rupees
For self-volunteers, there is a special area with free food at the Pramukh Swami Maharaj Centenary Celebration. All the pilgrims travelling from outside are given tea, coffee, buttermilk, lemonade, and various snacks for 10 rupees.
Food and drink stalls for 20 rupees
Premavati’s food centre has been set up here for all visitors during Pramukh Swami Maharaj Centenary Celebration. Various types of cold drinks will be available for only 20 rupees alongside Parotta Shaak, Swaminarayan Khichdi, Paanubhaji, Dabeli, Samosa, Sandwich, Puff, Popcorn, Ice Cream Cup, and Fluffy. For the devotees who come here for breakfast and lunch, more than 30 Premvati Centres have been established.
Various inspirational programs organised in domes:
Dome-1: Toote Dil, Tute Ghar (Family Harmony program)
Dome-2: Chalo Tod De Ye Bandhan (Motivation quit addiction)
Dome-3: Mera Bharat, Hamara Bharat (A matter of India’s pride)
Dome-4: Sant Param Hitkari (Insight of prominent Pramukhswami)
Dome-5: Sahajanand Jyoti Mandap (Pramukh Swami’s life journey)
A complaint office for the theft of valuables:
A special complaint office is set up in Pramukh Swami Nagar if any person’s belongings are lost. Volunteers are present to help the people.
Updated information on PSM100 app:
The PSM100 app contains all the details about the Pramukh Swami Maharaj Centenary Celebration. The parking space can be found by scanning a QR code, and all of the event’s attractions can be found by using this app. The app will provide any information and information such as how far the location is. This application will also provide information and timings for all cultural programs taking place in the evening.
Timetable of all programs
Programs and display Time: Duration/show:
1) Culture Gates 2pm to 9pm 20 minutes
2) Pramukh Swami Maharaj’s murti 2pm to 10pm 30 minutes
3) Delhi Akshardham’s replica 2pm to 10pm 20 minutes
4) Souvenir Shop 2pm to 10pm 20 minutes
5) Exhibition Pavilion 2pm to 10pm 25 minutes
6) Children’s Adventure 2pm to 10pm 90 minutes
7) Cultural Evening Program 5pm to 7pm
8) Sahajanand Jyoti Udyan 2pm to 10pm 30 minutes
9) Premavati Food Court 2pm to 10pm 20 minutes