Brahmaswarup Pramukh Swami Maharaj's First Punya Tithi (the first anniversary of his passing away to Akshardham) was commemorated in Sarangpur in the presence of Pujya Bhaktipriya (Kothari) Swami, sadhus and hundreds of devotees.
In the morning, a special mahapuja was held at Pramukh Swami Maharaj’s Smruti Mandir. The light rain slowly came to a stop during the prayers as Kothari Swami led the dhun for guruhari Mahant Swami Maharaj’s health, for the attainment of ekantik dharma by all devotees, for the welfare and well-being of all, for the speedy completion of Akshardham in North America, for the construction of a grand Smruti Mandir honoring Pramukh Swami Maharaj, and for Mahant Swami Maharaj to continue Pramukh Swami Maharaj’s legacy by himself initiating 1,000 further sadhus.
This was followed by the Pramukh Smruti Sabha in the Pramukh Darshan Vatika, in which divine memories were shared through videos and speeches. Sadhus and devotees took part in a unique Pramukh Darshan Yatra – a walking tour of over 25 sanctified spots across the Sarangpur Mandir campus, including Pramukh Mandiram, Sarvasva and the Sant Ashram.
The day concluded in the evening with the main Smruti Sabha in the mandir grounds, where 12,000 devotees witnessed the emotional program based on the theme: 'Pramukhji Apnu Run Chukvu Hu Sha Vade?' (Pramukhji, How Can I Repay My Debt to You?). Mahant Swami Maharaj gave blessings via a pre-recorded video, as well as a surprise live telephone call from Houston, USA. Pujya Kothari Swami was then joined by sadhus and devotees to perform the maha-arti. All felt the joy of reviving the old memories of Pramukh Swami Maharaj and a feeling that he is still with us today through Mahant Swami Maharaj.