Bhavnagar, Gujarat, September 10, 2015–In honour of the 10th anniversary of BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir in Bhavnagar, a unique exhibition explaining the glory of mandirs was arranged between 29 August 2015 and 10 September 2015. The exhibition was titled “Aavo Nirakhiye Mandir!” and was made up of attractive and informative panels, multimedia presentations and colourful decorations. Through all these varied media, the exhibit explained the significance of each part of the mandir – from the steps to the flying flags.
Children of the BAPS Bal and Balika mandals in Bhavnagar guided more than 20,000 people through the exhibit during the two weeks it was presented. The vast majority of the visitors came from schools and colleges in the city. However, many esteemed guests and daily mandir visitors also enjoyed the exhibit. Each person left with a new and deeper understanding of a place that had become just a part of their daily routine. Everyone gained a newfound appreciation for mandirs and was encouraged to enjoy the divinity of mandirs more regularly in his or her life.