Jai Shree Swaminarayan
From the dawn of the millennium in the year 2000; members of the Swaminarayan Sampradaya began migrating to Sydney to better their lives, to make Australia their home and of course to promote the glory and message of Lord Shree Swaminarayan.
Just as our forefathers were pioneers who migrated abroad for a better life, there is a large flow of devotees coming to Sydney, Australia. His Holiness Acharya Maharajshree and Bhuj Saints have stated in their past speeches that they want to see the Swaminarayan Sampradaya grow and prosper throughout the world.
Followers migrate all over the world for many reasons, but the one valuable item they take with them is SATSANG. Without Satsang a person can degenerate, but with Satsang a person can flourish and become stronger. By associating with Saints and visiting our temples, devotees can enhance their knowledge of our religion. Saints of Bhuj Mandir have written letters to the congregations of Temples throughout the world, guiding them to remain within the wishes and teachings of Lord Shree Swaminarayan.
With such guidance and words of wisdom of Lord Shree Swaminarayan and with the divine blessings from His Holiness Acharya Maharajshree and the Saints of Shree Swaminarayan Mandir, Bhuj Kutch; devotees first arrived in Sydney in 1999. As per the guidelines of our Sampraday, all the devotees performed Daily Aarti, Thaal, Katha, Varta, Kirtan, Dhun and Chesta at their residences. After a while a collective satsang-sabha was being held every Sunday at devotee's residences.