Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan is the worldwide centre for spiritual, cultural and social welfare.
The Almighty Lord Shree Swaminarayan manifested upon the Earth in the 18th century CE and brought with Him, a magnificent array of sublime teachings, which were based on morality, respect, living a life of decency and honour, and the performing of charitable and benevolent acts.
Lord Swaminarayan established the Swaminarayan Faith and inspired thousands of people from all creeds and classes to become devout disciples.
By manifesting as Jeevanpran Shree Abji Bapashree, Lord Swaminarayan elucidated His magnificent philosophy. These tenets form the foundations of Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan.
Lord Shree Swaminarayan’s teachings have been kept alive through His divine heritage of spiritual successors, starting from Shree Gopalanand Swamibapa, whom the Lord Himself established as His spiritual heir and leader of His divine Faith. In this heritage then came Shree Nirgundasji Swamibapa, Shree Ishwarcharandasji Swamibapa and Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa; and today, the divine heritage of Lord Shree Swaminarayan is represented by Shree Purushottampriyadasji Swamishree. These are the Acharyas, the sovereigns of Lord Shree Swaminarayan’s divine office, Shree Swaminarayan Gadi, which is the eternal throne upon which the forever presides in His celestial abode, Akshardham.
Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa took responsibility of the Faith in 1942 CE and established Shree Swaminarayan Temple in Maninagar, Ahmedabad as the headquarters of the Swaminarayan Gadi Faith. By the mercy of the Lord, and with the inspiration of His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree Purushottampriyadasji Maharaj, Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan continues to flourish remarkably throughout the world.
In accordance with the teachings of Lord Swaminarayan, Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan performs numerous activities for the welfare of humanity. These include, providing food and shelter to the poor, medical and educational assistance to the underprivileged and urgent relief assistance during times of natural disasters.
A comprehensive account of the philosophy, history and activities of Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan, and the travels around the world of His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree for the preservation of Lord Swaminarayan’s teachings, are contained on the Shree Swaminarayan Gadi website.