By the wish of Guruvarya Shri Devkrushnadasji Swami, and the efforts of the Gurukul alumni Shri Chaturbhai Babaria who received heartfelt blessings of Gurudev Shastriji Maharaj and who sowed the seeds of Satsang in the Dominican Republic, and other residents of Phoenix, one more center of Shree Swaminarayan Gurukul Rajkot called Arizona Vedic Cultural Center of Shree Swaminarayan Gurukul USA was opened under the guidance of Pujya Devprasaddasji Swami on January 15, 2011.
On the auspicious day of Makarsankranti, Shri Hariyagna and Marutiyagna were performed at the center from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon. On the same day in the afternoon from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm an assembly was held. In the assembly after Kirtan Bhakti, Pujya Shantipriydasji Swami mentioned the good intention behind the opening of the center and Shri Dhirubhai Babaria followed it by mentioning the various activities that will occur at the center. Then Pujya Mukundswarupdasji Swami talked on the Vedic roots of the Swaminarayan faith and explained the intention of Pujya Shastriji Maharaj in founding the Gurukul. In the end Pujya Bhagwatcharandasji Swami and Pujya Neelkanthdasji Swami too addressed the assembly.
An New Gurukul opening ceremony of Shree Swaminarayan Gurukul USA, Phoenix was celebrated on June 19th 2016, Saturday with the divine blessings of Guruvarya Shri Devkrishnadasji Swami and in the presence of Sadguru Shri Devprasaddasji Swami and Purani Shri Krishnapriyadasji Swami.
Location: 1150 W. Superstition Blvd., Apache Junction, AZ 85120
Phone: +1 (480) 888-8743
Monday to Friday and Sunday:
- 6:30am to 7:45am: Worshiping Lord Swaminarayan
- 7:45am to 8:30am: Morning assembly chanting Swaminarayan Mantra
- 9:00am to 11:00am: Studying/Reading Scriptures
- 11:00am to 12:00pm: Preparing Prasadam (Pious food for Lord Swaminarayan)
- 12:00pm to 1:00pm: Assembly of Saints (and other religious workers)
- 3:00pm to 4:00pm: Preparing for evening assembly
- 6:30pm to 8:00pm: Evening spiritual assembly with devotees (Aarti, hymns and discourse)
Special Weekly duties: (Every Saturday):
- 3:30pm to 5:00pm: Baal Sanskar Classes for kids of Elementary, Middle and High School kids.
- 5:30pm to 6:00pm: Devotional singing (hymns)
- 6:00pm to 7:00pm: Satsang Sabha /Congregation (Discourses, Aarti*)
- 7:00pm to 8:00pm: Prasadam (Dinner)