His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj’s Final Darshan and Rites in Sarangpur
His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj, the spiritual head of BAPS, passed away on 13 August 2016 at 6.00 p.m. in the sacred pilgrim place of Sarangpur. Devotees and well-wishers from all corners of India and the world have started thronging there for his final darshan.
Sadhu Swayamprakashdas (Pujya Doctor Swami), a senior sadhu of BAPS, made an official statement that His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj is sincerely revered by countless people for his pure saintliness and selfless humanitarian services to society. To cater for this large influx of people, arrangements for his final darshan at Sarangpur have been made from 7.00 a.m. onwards, Sunday, 14 August 2016 till 11.00 a.m. Wednesday, 17 August 2016. During this period, darshan will be for 24 hours daily. The cremation rites will be performed on Wednesday, 17 August 2016 at 3.00 p.m. in the precincts of the BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir complex in Sarangpur.
The final cremation rites will be broadcast live on live.baps.org at 3.00 p.m., Wednesday, 17 August 2016.
Pujya Doctor Swami also added that four years ago, on 20 July 2012, His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj had declared in a letter that His Holiness Mahant Swami (Sadhu Keshavjivandas) would succeed him as the guru of BAPS. Thus, His Holiness Mahant Swami is now the President of BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha, as the sixth spiritual head in the gunatit guru parampara tradition of Bhagwan Swaminarayan. Henceforth, he will steer BAPS and further the great teachings and works of Bhagwan Swaminarayan and His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj.
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