The Los Angeles B.A.P.S. mandir celebrated the Guru Purnima Samaiyo in honor of the faith's most cherished Guru His Divine Holiness Param Pujya Pramukh Swami Maharaj .
The celebration was enjoyed with much jubilation and included devotional songs singing the glory of Guru Param Pujya Pramukh Swami Maharaj. Mr Haribhai Maru, delivered the religious discourse on Guru Bhakti explaining the necessity of a Guru for spiritual elevation and progress. It is the Guru who helps attain dharma, gnan, vairagya and bhakti to gain ultimate moksh (Spritual Freedom).
Sabha Sanchalak introduced the chief guest of today's memorable function, Mr. Hiteshbhai Bhakta who is the current Chairman of Asian American Hotel Owners Association ( AAHOA ).After a welcome introduction, Mr. Bhakta said in appreciation how impressed he was of BAPS organization. He was also impressed of all the volunteers of the BAPS organization, not only in America but all over the world. It was for this reason that the money AAHOA raised for the earthquake relief fund in Gujarat was given to BAPS in India to utilize in rebuilding the disaster-stricken villages.