In celebration of the Mandir Mahotsav in Robbinsville, NJ, devotees from across the world gathered on August 8, 2014 for a unique cultural program that showcased the role of mandirs in preserving and nourishing Swaminarayan-Hindu culture. Various dramatic, oratory and dance performances highlighted the role of family, satsang, and satpurush in safeguarding one’s culture and spirituality.
The afternoon was driven by a dynamic play that took the audience through the lives of three different families and their journeys to discover the significance of a mandir. Interwoven in this play were speeches and folk dances by the youth of BAPS from the local Northeast area. The meaning of culture and spirituality were explored in further depth as each character grew and developed throughout the duration of the skit.
Through a number of cultural performances, an engaging drama and thought-provoking speeches, the program presented a token of inspiration and respect for the mandir, a place that cultivates personal growth and progress.
Countless devotees participating in the event were inspired through the performances with takeaways on preserving their identities and leading moral lives to ultimately advance in their own spiritual journeys.