Over 700 kishores and 475 kishoris participated in the collective Vedic Mahapuja ceremony held at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Ahmedabad, on Saturday, 21 February 2009.
This annual prayer assembly is held primarily for the benefit of students appearing for their Standard 10 and Standard 12 Board Exams and college students.
The main mahapuja ceremony was performed on stage by sadhus, while each of the students seated in the audience also participated by performing the Vedic rituals.
Prayers were offered to Bhagwan Swaminarayan by and on behalf of the students for success in their forthcoming exams.
Following the mahapuja ceremony, there was a speech inspiring confidence and positive thoughts in the students in the final run up to their exams. The assembly concluded with a motivating video show, depicting that a person can achieve whatever targets he sets.
The students left with the message that prayers and efforts will bring success and peace of mind.