Since last three days, there has been a huge influx of devotees in Sarangpur to pay tributes to HH Pramukh Swami Maharaj. Many dignitaries arrived at Sarangpur today on Tuesday, 16th August for Swamishri’s final darshan.
Shri Arvind Kejriwal, the Chief Minister of Delhi, arrived at Sarangpur to pay his last respects to Pramukh Swami Maharaj at 11 am on Tuesday, 16th August. After offering prayers and obeisance to Pramukh Swami Maharaj, he said that first when he got the news of his demise, he could not believe it. He said, “Pramukh Swami Maharaj was one of the rarest of rare souls this world has ever seen. He was a divine soul who had gifted such a sublime society of sadhus and devotees that has strengthened the values of selfless service to society. He propagated Hinduism and Indian values across the world. The departure of Pramukh Swami Maharaj has been a great shock, but Swamiji will continue to enlighten us for ages to come.”
Smt. Anandiben Patel, the former Chief Minister of Gujarat, arrived at Sarangpur to pay tributes to Pramukh Swami Maharaj. She recollected occasions of her association with BAPS Sanstha, Swamishri’s epoch making work and his divine personality. She said, “Pramukh Swami Maharaj was an embodiment of purity, harmony, devotion, selfless service and patriotism. His unique vision, leadership and contribution in the fields of education, women empowerment, child care and character-building of youths are extraordinary. It is such a vibrant experience to have his last darshan.”
In the late evening, Governor of Karnataka Shri Vajubhai Vala paid tributes to Pramukh Swami Maharaj and said,” Pramukh Swami Maharaj was a personality who can be revered as ‘Jagatguru’. I had met him on many occasions. Whenever I had met him, I found his face resonated with divinity. He was the one who inspired me by his love and compassion.”
Other dignitaries who came to offer their tributes were L&T Executive Chairman Shri Anil Nayak, RSS Rashtriya Mahamantri Shri Bhaiyyaji Joshi, Head of Namdhari Sikh Sampradaya, Head of Santram Mandir Nirgundasji Maharaj, Christian religious head of Kutch-Saurashtra region Reverend Bishop Jose and renowned cardiologist Dr.Tejas Patel.