Pragat Brahmaswarup Pramukh Swami Maharaj
His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj is the fifth spiritual successor of Bhagwan Swaminarayan and the present leader of Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha. He leads an austere life of lifetime celibacy, without personal wealth or comfort. Representing the essence of Hinduism, his compassion for humanity, universal wisdom and striking simplicity have touched many individuals, including religious, national and international leaders. But most important is his quiet, undisturbed love for God which rises beyond all borders of nation, race and religion.
- Birth: 7 December 1921; Magshar sud 8, VS 1978.
- Birthplace: Chansad, Gujarat.
- Initiation: 10 January 1940; Posh sud 1, VS 1996.
- Guru: Brahmaswarup Shastriji Maharaj
- Spiritual Head Since: 23 January 1971; Posh vad 11, VS 2027.
- Inspired the creation of Swaminarayan Akshardham, Gujarat and Swaminarayan Akshardham, New Delhi.
- Inspires many thousands to give up vices and addictions and lead productive lives, with faith in Bhagwan Swaminarayan.
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