KAKAJI'S FOREIGN TRAVELS

TIME PLACE TRIP HIGHLIGHTS
June 1973 UK, United States With Jashbhai Saheb and Harshadbhai Bhatt

Stop in London before arriving in Chicago

Graces New Jersey, New York (Buffalo), Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Harrisburg), Washington DC, Rhode Island (Pawtucket), Massachusetts (Boston), Maryland (Baltimore), Indiana (Elkhart, South Bend, Munster, and Indianapolis), Michigan (Detroit), Iowa, Missouri (St. Louis), Ohio, California (LA and San Francisco), Florida (Orlando and Miami), Georgia (Atlanta), North Carolina (Charlotte and Raleigh), Alabama (Huntsville), New Orleans, Texas (Houston)

First divine meeting of Kakaji and Dinkar Uncle
April 1977 UK, Europe, United States/Canada, Middle East With Mahendra Bapu and Rajubhai Thakkar

Stop in London before arriving in Chicago

Visits old business friends in Germany

Sends Mahendra Bapu and Rajubhai Thakkar in the company of Dilipbhai Popat to France, Luxembourg, and Switzerland

Stop in Kuwait (Dr. Hansaben Raithatha) on the way back to India

Visits Canada (Niagara Falls and Toronto) on this and subsequent trips
July 1979 United States/Canada, UK With Rameshbhai Soni to Dinkar Uncle's Waukegan home

Stop in London while going back to India in September
June 1980 Sri Lanka With Rameshbhai Soni, Mahendra Bapu, and Harshadbhai Bhatt

Meets Buddhist dignitaries and saints in Colombo
May 1981 United States/Canada, UK With Mahendra Bapu and Rajubhai Bhatt

Enshrines Lord Swaminarayan's image at the Waukegan temple

Tells Anoopam Mission to buy building in Denham, Middlesex (move from Wimbley location which was obtained in 1978) while going back to India in September
June 1983 UK, Europe, United States/Canada, Middle East With Mahendra Bapu to Chicago

With Vinubhai and Ashwinbhai who were in UK, visited Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, and Italy where spiritual meetings were held with a large group of foreigners in August

Inspires devotees in Paris on this and subsequent trips

Stop in Kuwait (Dr. Hansaben Raithatha) while going back to India
June 1984 UK, Europe, United States/Canada With Bharatbhai visits London, France, Switzerland and Italy

Joins Mahendra Bapu and Rajubhai Bhatt in Chicago
July 1985 UK, Europe, United States/Canada In April, Kakaji sends Mahendra Bapu to join Dinkar Uncle in Chicago to organize Hariprasad Swamiji's first visit to the United States

Hariprasad Swamiji makes his first trip to America this summer

Kakaji comes in August after stopping by in London, Paris and Geneva with Rajubhai Bhatt

Enshrines Gunatitanand Swami's image at the Waukegan temple in October
July 1986 UK, Europe, United States After stopping by in London and Paris, Mahendra Bapu and Dinkar Uncle organize the first Gunatit Gnyaan Shibir in St. Louis. Kakaji planned the shibir prior to passing away; it was graced by Jashbhai Saheb, Ben, and devotees

 

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