Manoj Sharma, the Beloved Kannada Voice Actor, Brings Home Divine Blessings with Swaminarayan Murti Pratishtapan
With the divine blessings of His Holiness Guruvarya Mahant Shri devakrushnadasji Swami and Sadguru Shri Devaprasaddasji Swami, In a heartwarming and deeply spiritual moment, the renowned Kannada voice actor, Manoj Sharma, recently fulfilled a lifelong dream by conducting the Bhagwan Shree Swaminarayan Murti Pratishtapan at his new residence. This special event is not just about installing a deity; it’s a journey rooted in education, principles, and a strong connection to Maharaj.
Manoj Sharma, who spent his pre-university years at the Swaminarayan Gurukul International School in Bangalore, was profoundly influenced by Maharaj’s teachings and his remarkable contributions to humanity. The dream of having Maharaj’s presence in his home had been close to Manoj’s heart for years. In a groundbreaking moment, a resident of South India, who is not of Gujarati descent, has proudly welcomed Maharaj into his home for the very first time.
The beautifully crafted murti, sourced from Rajasthan and meticulously carved from the finest Makhrana marble, stands as a symbol of devotion and meticulous attention to detail. Adding to the spiritual ambiance is a Ghar Mandir, crafted with pure teak wood in Vadodara, Gujarat, serving as a sacred space for the revered deity.
This spiritual endeavor wasn’t a quick process but a labor of love, taking a dedicated four months from material selection to intricate hand carving. The result is not just a divine representation but a masterpiece of craftsmanship and commitment.
Beyond the installation, the event is a celebration of cultural richness, with over 160 pairs of Waghas (traditional dresses) and 200 pairs of handmade jewelry, specially created by Haribhakt artisans in Gujarat, adorning the deity.
The journey reaches its pinnacle soon as saints from Gujarat, particularly from SGIS Sanstha, will grace Manoj Sharma’s residence for the Murti Pratishta. This occasion marks not only a personal triumph for the esteemed voice actor but also a culturally and spiritually significant event that resonates within the community.