Arunachal Pradesh’s Chief Minister Shri Pema Khandu, Deputy Chief Minister Shri Chowna Mein, Chief Secretary Ms Shankuntala Gamlin and delegation visited Swaminarayan Akshardham, Gandhinagar to experience India’s ageless beauty, borderless culture and timeless values.
On behalf of Param Pujya Mahant Swami Maharaj, Vishwavihari Swami and Brahmavihari Swami welcomed Hon. Chief Minister Shri Khandu & Deputy Chief Minister Shri Chowna Mein with a garland and the tying of the sacred nadachhadi (sacred thread).
After offering respects and viewing the mandir’s architecture Hon. Chief Ministr offered prayers for peace and harmony by offering ‘abhishek’, the ceremonial pouring of sacred water upon the murti of Neelkanth Varni in Abhishek Mandapam.
Sharing his experience Hon. Chief Minister Shri Pema Khandu said: ‘Akshardham is a matter of great pride, not just for Gujarat but for our entire nation. I feel humbled and inspired by the life and work of HH Pramukh Swami Maharaj. Truly blessed.’
On behalf of the Arunachal Pradesh delegation, Chief Secretary of Arunachal Pradesh Ms Shakuntala Gamlin wrote: The experience of visiting Akshardham Temple has been the ultimate aesthetic, spiritual experience. The quiet sanity of the ambience amidst spectacular architectural splendour has been the wonder that is unparalleled. The noble and selfless spiritual life of Pramukh Swamiji and the successor Swami’s exudes discipline, selflessness, divinity and the divine work of art.