The First of its Kind

PRE-RELEASE

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TEASER

5m

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TRAILER

5m

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INVITE

15m

EPISODES

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DEVOTIONAL PRELUDE

4m

RELEASED WEDNESDAY 22 DECEMBER 2021

This humble homage to Parabrahma Purushottam Bhagwan Swaminarayan and his Aksharbrahma Guru Parampara marks the auspicious commencement of 'The First of its Kind'. It is a devotional and ceremonial prelude to this 14-episode documentary series, at the very mandir whose creation it chronicles.

This humble homage to Parabrahma Purushottam Bhagwan Swaminarayan and his Aksharbrahma Guru Parampara marks the auspicious commencement of 'The First of its Kind'. It is a devotional and ceremonial prelude to this 14-episode documentary series, at the very mandir whose creation it chronicles.

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A GURU'S VISION

1h 30m

RELEASED WEDNESDAY 22 DECEMBER 2021

In 1970, Yogiji Maharaj reveals an unfathomable vision. Pramukh Swami Maharaj accepts this as his personal mission, setting in motion the creation of something inconceivable.

In 1970, Yogiji Maharaj reveals an unfathomable vision. Pramukh Swami Maharaj accepts this as his personal mission, setting in motion the creation of something inconceivable.

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ATHE DWARKA

1h 30m

RELEASED WEDNESDAY 29 DECEMBER 2021

The search for land commences but is fraught with failures and hurdles. The devotees try to remain brave, but how many rejections can they take?

The search for land commences but is fraught with failures and hurdles. The devotees try to remain brave, but how many rejections can they take?

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ALIGNED WITH THE STARS

1h 30m

RELEASED WEDNESDAY 5 JANUARY 2022

An international team of experts assembles to construct a traditional Hindu mandir in the west for the first time ever. Despite embarking upon the unknown, Pramukh Swami Maharaj sets a tight deadline for completion.

An international team of experts assembles to construct a traditional Hindu mandir in the west for the first time ever. Despite embarking upon the unknown, Pramukh Swami Maharaj sets a tight deadline for completion.

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A THOUSAND YEARS

1h 10m

RELEASED WEDNESDAY 12 JANUARY 2022

Pramukh Swami Maharaj envisions a mandir that would last a millennium. A gruelling process begins to select the material that would make this possible. A logistical nightmare ensues.

Pramukh Swami Maharaj envisions a mandir that would last a millennium. A gruelling process begins to select the material that would make this possible. A logistical nightmare ensues.

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START FROM HOME

1h 20m

RELEASED WEDNESDAY 19 JANUARY 2022

As the stones are on their way to London, the British economy plunges into a devastating recession. Where would the funds come from to keep the construction going?

As the stones are on their way to London, the British economy plunges into a devastating recession. Where would the funds come from to keep the construction going?

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GOD LIES IN THE DETAILS

1h 10m

RELEASED WEDNESDAY 26 JANUARY 2022

From conceptualisation to construction, Pramukh Swami Maharaj was not just the inspirer of the mandir; he was its creator. Every inch of the mandir is engraved with his touch.

From conceptualisation to construction, Pramukh Swami Maharaj was not just the inspirer of the mandir; he was its creator. Every inch of the mandir is engraved with his touch.

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A LABOUR OF LOVE

1h 30m

RELEASED WEDNESDAY 2 FEBRUARY 2022

The designs are drawn and the materials procured. Now, the mandir needs to be constructed. Hindus unite in a massive volunteer effort never before seen in the UK.

The designs are drawn and the materials procured. Now, the mandir needs to be constructed. Hindus unite in a massive volunteer effort never before seen in the UK.

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MARA HARIBHAKTO

1h 30m

RELEASED WEDNESDAY 9 FEBRUARY 2022

With the UK tightly ensnared in the financial recession, Pramukh Swami Maharaj makes a special trip in 1994 in a final attempt to raise vital funds in the last few months. But will it be enough?

With the UK tightly ensnared in the financial recession, Pramukh Swami Maharaj makes a special trip in 1994 in a final attempt to raise vital funds in the last few months. But will it be enough?

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SHOULDER TO SHOULDER

1h 30m

RELEASED WEDNESDAY 16 FEBRUARY 2022

In 1994, the mandir is in the critical stages of construction. Pramukh Swami Maharaj, despite his advancing age and silently suffering from various ailments, makes several visits to the site.

In 1994, the mandir is in the critical stages of construction. Pramukh Swami Maharaj, despite his advancing age and silently suffering from various ailments, makes several visits to the site.

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RACE AGAINST TIME

1h 30m

RELEASED WEDNESDAY 23 FEBRUARY 2022

It's 1995 and the countdown is on. Everyone is scampering to complete the mandir on time, just as Pramukh Swami Maharaj arrives in London for its grand opening.

It's 1995 and the countdown is on. Everyone is scampering to complete the mandir on time, just as Pramukh Swami Maharaj arrives in London for its grand opening.

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VISION FULFILLED

2h 30m

RELEASED WEDNESDAY 9 MARCH 2022

25 years on from his Guru’s vision, Pramukh Swami Maharaj makes history as he inaugurates the first traditional Hindu temple in the west and the ‘Festival of Inspirations’ for the grand opening takes the world by storm.

25 years on from his Guru’s vision, Pramukh Swami Maharaj makes history as he inaugurates the first traditional Hindu temple in the west and the ‘Festival of Inspirations’ for the grand opening takes the world by storm.

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WORDS BECOME REALITY

1h 30m

RELEASED WEDNESDAY 16 MARCH 2022

International media attention had never been Pramukh Swami Maharaj’s objective. He had envisioned the mandir’s purpose long before it had even been conceived.

International media attention had never been Pramukh Swami Maharaj’s objective. He had envisioned the mandir’s purpose long before it had even been conceived.

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HE NEVER LET GO

1h 30m

RELEASED WEDNESDAY 23 MARCH 2022

With the mandir now complete, would what happen next? Volunteers and devotees fondly look back on their time in seva, and how the mandir and Pramukh Swami Maharaj changed their lives forever.

With the mandir now complete, would what happen next? Volunteers and devotees fondly look back on their time in seva, and how the mandir and Pramukh Swami Maharaj changed their lives forever.

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NOT HUMANLY POSSIBLE

3h

RELEASED WEDNESDAY 6 APRIL 2022

This one creation story illuminates an array of insights into the ways, values and wisdom of Pramukh Swami Maharaj - the creator of over a thousand mandirs and inspirer of millions.

This one creation story illuminates an array of insights into the ways, values and wisdom of Pramukh Swami Maharaj - the creator of over a thousand mandirs and inspirer of millions.

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