With the blessings of Param Pujya Pramukh Swami Maharaj, Pujya Brahmadarshan Swami and Pujya Adarshmuni Swami embarked on a vicharan of the Asia-Pacfic region during the auspicious months of Chaturmaas. As part of this vicharan, they were in Sydney from 6 to 15 September.
On the evening of 6 september, more than 1500 people attended the Swagat Sabha at a cultural hall in the suburb of Glendenning.
Thereafter, Vedant Acharya Pujya Brahmadarshan Swami, a respected orator, scholar and teacher of the shastras, gave a powerful and unforgettable series of parayan discourses on the topic “Shanti no raajmarg” using the Shrimad Bhagvad Gita scripture as a base from 8 to 14 September.
Along with this theme, Swami focused on the importance of maintaining and strengthening our Hindus beliefs and values.
The parayan began with dhun, prarthana and kirtans, after which the Parayan pujan vidhi was performed by the sponsors. Pujya Brahmadarshan Swami then began his discourse and introduced the importance of Hinduism in our lives, challenges of maintaining it in Australia and the potential impact it could have on the future generations. Each parayan lasted close to three hours in front of a captivated and packed audience. This set up the foundations of an inspiring and powerful seven days of discourse.
Over the course of the vicharan, the devotees received valuable and inspiring guidance through questionnaire sessions conducted after the parayan. Mahaprasad was served every night along with lunch on the weekend.
A special two day Karyakar shibir entitled “Antarkhoj and Gnansatra” was also held on the weekend of 13 and 14 September. Multitude of devotees visited the BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir in Rosehill to listen to and take away relevant perception to imbibe in their lives.
Along with the parayan, the Sadhus performed numerous padhramnis, visiting over 175 households to inspire and bless devotees around Sydney and in the suburbs of Liverpool and Wentworthville.
On the penultimate day, a parasabha was also arranged in the newly developed suburb of Bunya, where numerous devotees have recently moved.
The visit to Sydney by Pujya Brahmdarshan Swami and Pujya Adarshmuni Swami provided a great stimulus in proliferating satsang activities in Sydney.