TIMELINE

2017
May 29, 2017

FEMALE CONFERENCE

In the presence of HH Gadiwalashri, females from the USA and UK came together as the first visitors at Devasya for their National Female Leadership Conference to Connect, Create and Inspire.  Attendees were “Peaceful, felt completely detached from everyday duties as a mom, wife, business owner, and feel closer to Maharaj.”

May 25, 2017

LALJI MAHARAJ VISIT

Lalji Maharaj made a special visit to Devasya during his tour in the US.  He was in awe, saying that “I’ve never seen anything like this”. Devasya is going to hold a special place in many hearts of NNDYM as their new headquarters.

May 1, 2017

SITE PLAN MEETING

Devasya will provide for people from all walks of life, from young children to senior citizens, giving them the perfect means to relax, retreat, and re-energise. With such ambitious plans, Devasya will prove to be a jewel in the crown of the Swaminarayan Sampraday and a famous landmark that people from all over the world and from all societies can flock to and discover inner peace. This is an initiative every satsangi can be proud of. Visit Explore for detailed information.

April 1, 2017

FACILITATES AND ACTIVITIES

As a modern resort and luxury retreat, Devasya is to offer all the modern facilities and amenities to satsangis and others, including high quality accommodation and saatvik food and catering, family vacation and events facilities, ample leisure and recreation activities, as well as health, fitness and wellbeing services. Visit Explore for detailed information.

 

April 1, 2017

SANTO VISIT

Santo from around the US took the time to tour Devasya. Fun Fact: The creation of such a retreat was already inspired by Lord Swaminarayan Himself who loved nature and the environment. He had once even planned to retire for meditation in a secluded place among the forest and trees (Vachanamrutam, Gadhada III – 13).

February 28, 2017

MOTA MAHARAJSHREE’S VISIT

Mota Mahrajshree made a special day trip to Devasya.  He was “Overwhelmed with deep satisfaction to visit Devasya”. He fully supports Acharya Maharajshree vision and cannot wait to see it come together.

February 2, 2017

TEMPLE RENDERINGS

Acharaya Maharajshree wanted to provide an experience similar to India. A beautiful traditional mandir will stand housing the 150 plus years old glorious murtis. These are murtis with an extraordinary history and significance. Acharya Maharajshree has taken personal responsibility for bringing Bhagwan Swaminarayan’s mission of sarvajivahitavaha (for the benefit of all beings) across the world.

February 1, 2017

SITE PLANNING MEETING

3 visits in under 2 months for Acharaya Mahrajshree to Devasya. After conducting Public Hearings to 100 attendees, and meetings with Board of Supervisors.  Maharajshree personally walked through Devasya pinpointing the location for Bhagwan and all other activities.

January 19, 2017

DUE DILIGENCE

January was filled with due diligence.  Meetings for site feasibility study, Environmental assessment, Land Survey, Title Commitment, Building Inspections, Site Appraisal, Architectural Drawings, and Engineering Study.

January 1, 2017

DEPOSIT FOR VIRGINIA SITE

With Satsangis from around the US.  We were pleased to announce the start of the home for Devasya in Virginia. It’s 500+ acres of …

2016
December 15, 2016

500 PLUS ACRES IN VIRGINIA

Devasya is precisely such a place Bhagwan Swaminarayan describes, spread out over 500 acres with natural serene beauty the retreat includes a pristine open-water lake and abundance of greenery.

November 15, 2016

PRASADI MURTI FROM KARACHI

Acharya Mahrajshree, made it official that Devasya will have the most unique murti of the Swaminarayan Sampraday; Bhagwan Himself in a beautiful mandir with the very sacred shrine of Shree Radha Krishna and Shree Hari Krishna Maharaj; murtis made entirely from prasadi items of Bhagwan Swaminarayan and originally installed in Karachi over 150 plus years.

September 29, 2016

DEVASYA LOCATION

“Devasya” started by looking for a centralized location for Yuvak Mandal national conference.  The team started to explore sites where Mahrajshree’s entire vision would come together.

2010
August 1, 2010

THE BIRTH OF DEVASYA

 

The concept of Devasya has always been a path Acharaya Maharajshree wanted for our sampraday.  The meaning of Devasya is descended from the divine; from the heavens.  Devasya “is dedicated to His Holiness Devendraprasadji Maharaj (the 5th Maharasjhri of Shree Nar Narayan Dev Gadi( who tirelessly dedicated his life and years to satsang for the benefit of humanity.” – Acharya Maharajshree