Thousands of devotees gathered at Sarangpur to witness the sacred Vedic diksha ceremony of 68 youths at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Sarangpur. Everyone was deeply touched by the divine atmosphere as Pramukh Swami Maharaj personally initiated 44 youths into the parshad-order (parshadi diksha) and 24 parshads into the sadhu-order (bhagwati diksha). Among the initiates were youths from USA, UK, Australia and India and included doctors, engineers, pharmacists and graduates in other subjects.
Also present on this auspicious occasion was one of India’s most acclaimed scientists, Dr. Vijay Bhatkar.
In an era of increasing materialism these youths have renounced their personal ambitions and dedicated their lives in the service of God, guru and society.