March 14 - 24, 2007

Following the divine wish of Pujya Pramukh Swami Maharaj, four saints, namely, Pujya Chaitanyamurti Swami, Pujya Shobhitswarup Swami, Pujya Priyaseva Swami, Pujya Ghanshyamseva Swami, along with two devotees, namely, Dr. Tusharbhai Patel of Fall River and Kanubhai Patel of Orlando visited the Caribbean islands from March 14, 2007 to March 24, 2007. This satsang vichran tour was undertaken with the aim of strengthening the faith of the devotees and satsangi medical students in that area.

The first stop was a three-day visit of Trinidad from March 15 to March 17. Through two radio interviews, 101.7 FM and Jaagruti FM, the message of BAPS and Pramukh Swami Maharaj resonated throughout the Indian community on the island. The saints visited several of the hundreds of Hindu mandirs on the island, including the Triveni mandir, the Dattatreya mandir and the Dolchhedi mandir. The saints also met Trinidad's former Prime Minister, Mr. Basudeo Pande, who is very much fond of the activities of BAPS and Pramukh Swami Maharaj.

Following Trinidad, the saints visited the small island of Dominica from March 17 to March 20, where they blessed the satsangi medical students of Ross Medical University. Saints did padhramanis to the students' apartments and also held an assembly on the topic of "Life in Balance: Integrating Progress, Culture and Spirituality." So inspired were the students with the talks and the kirtans that they vowed to hold weekly Campus Satsang Sabha to maintain their culture and religion. This was the first time that saints of BAPS visited Dominica.

Following this, the saints visited the island of Grenada from March 21 to March 24. Satsangi students on this island study in St. George's Medical School. Here too, the saints did padhramanis and gave a discourse. Here again, a group of students vowed to hold weekly Campus Satsang Sabha. This was also the first time that saints of BAPS visited Grenada.

This ten-day Satsang Vichran tour was immensely successful in fulfilling aim for which it was undertaken.

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