From 26 March to 7 April 2012, 25 children and 10 youths from BAPS centers in the UAE visited India for their first ever ‘Mandir Darshan Yatra’. Commencing from Swaminarayan Akshardham in New Delhi, the yatra incorporated darshan at 34 mandirs in Gujarat and an inspiring two-day shibir in Mumbai in the presence of Pujya Dr Swami.
During the yatra the children learnt about the history of the mandirs and the importance of the three pillars of Hindu Dharma: mandirs, shastrasand sadhus.
The highlight of the trip was the traditional Arabic dance the entire group performed in front of Pramukh Swami Maharaj. Swamishri blessed them and gave them all divine memories to cherish for a lifetime.