The prayer “Shatam Jiva Sharadaha (May you live long)”, echoed throughout North America as devotees of the BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha celebrated their guru Pramukh Swami Maharaj’s 95th birthday. Mandirs across North America celebrated the ceremony which included bhajans (devotional songs), cultural dances, and skits performed by devotees of all ages. Pramukh Swami Maharaj’s tireless efforts, years of dedication to his gurus Shastriji Maharaj and Yogiji Maharaj, and service to devotees throughout his life were just a few of the qualities commemorated on his birthday.
The heartfelt prayers for Pramukh Swami Maharaj’s health and well-being illustrated each devotee’s appreciation for his role in their lives. His steadfast service in communities around the globe has inspired countless individuals to embrace progress and strive for personal improvement. His compassion for people from all backgrounds has inspired all to treat each other with respect. The program truly connected devotees to a deep spirit of festivity in celebrating the selfless life of their guru.