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International Swaminarayan Satsang Mandal
The International Swaminarayan Satsang Mandal (ISSM) is a religious organisation of the Hindu faith based in USA. It comes under the Shree Laxminarayan Dev Gadi of the Shree Swaminarayan Sampraday. The organisation has temples and centres in various parts of the country as well as a temple in Chicago, Illinois (America).
"International Swaminarayan Satsang Mandal" is a federally registered trade mark of ISSO of Chicago, Inc. in the USA. Currently, ISSM has been Associated with SS-AUSM, SS-AUSM still remains with Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Chicago (Wheeling). LNDYM Youth wing has been established under SS-AUSM in order to spread the Swaminarayan Sampraday.
ISSM originally had six temples under it, all of them being named Vadtal Dham after Vadtal in India, where the headquarters of the parent organisation is located. The temple in Grand Prairie is an exception, being named Gadhpur Dham after the Swaminarayan temple in Gadhada.
Chicago (Wheeling): This temple was dedicated in 1991. It has the titles Vadtal Dham, Vadtal of USA, ISSM, and ISSO Of Chicago The central deity in this temple is Swaminarayan in the form of Ghanshyam by present acharya Ajendraprasadji Maharaj.
New Jersey: Dedicated on 11 July 2004. The central deities at this temple are Lakshmi Narayan and Rancchodrai along with Swaminarayan in the form of Hari Krishna. They were installed by acharya rakeshprasad.
Scranton: Dedicated in 2014, murtis were installed by P.P. 108 Bhavi Acharya Shree Nrigendraprasadji Maharaj. "Vadtal Gadi".