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(From The Times of India)
Byline: Harit Mehta
AHMEDABAD: When Kalupur Swaminarayan sect inaugurated a temple in Leicester in mid-August under the banner of International Swaminarayan Satsang Organisation (ISSO), it was much more than a mere addition to the long list of magnificent mandirs constructed abroad.
Keeping the mammoth diaspora in mind, the largely Gujarati Swaminarayan sects - there are five splinter groups - are rapidly spreading their network across the globe.
Almost all of them have big temples in UK and USA, besides important centres in Africa, where Gujaratis started settling over a century back.
Sect leaders say …