Devotees gathered at BAPS Mandirs across North America to celebrate the 96th birthday of Pramukh Swami Maharaj. The celebrations paid tribute to the life and work of Pramukh Swami and allowed devotees to express their gratitude through the theme ‘Thank you Swamibapa'.
Pramukh Swami Maharaj inspired thousands through his deep spirituality, humility and dedication to service. Through traditional Hindu mandirs and centers across India, Europe, North America and Africa, he inspired devotees to lead lives based on moral values and the wisdom of Vedic scriptures. Pramukh Swami's blessings and guidance helped devotees to balance spirituality with the pressures of school, work and family life. His boundless love, care, patience, self-restraint, and service to others, among many other virtues, inspired all to imbibe the same virtues in their lives.
The program shared personal memories of devotees, both young and old. Through stage performances, speeches, bhajans and multi-media presentations, the program highlighted Pramukh Swami Maharaj's spiritual teachings and wisdom. The celebrations left attendees with a deeper appreciation of Pramukh Swami Maharaj's life and gave them a firm resolve to further the legacy of their beloved Guru.