Women throughout North America gathered in celebration for Mahant Swami Maharaj’s birthday, observed through special programs at BAPS centers across the country.
Throughout Hindu history, Bhagwan has manifested on earth through varied avatars (incarnations) to help address challenges of the time and guide individuals to moksha (liberation). These avatars have exemplified ideals of virtuous conduct, demonstrated the means to develop complete faith in Bhagwan, and brought timeless teachings to guide individuals on their path to liberation. However, over time, the impact of their presence became diluted, creating the need for a living, relevant example of one who lives with righteous actions and conduct, one who understands and implements scriptural teachings, to demonstrate values-based living. Bhagwan Swaminarayan took birth over 230 years ago and ensured that His teachings and guidance towards liberation would continue through the Gunatit Satpurush. Today, Guru Mahant Swami Maharaj continues to guide millions along the path of spiritual living with the goal of moksha.
Through short skits and narratives, Mahila celebrations of Guru Mahant Swami Maharaj in North American explored moments from their guru’s life that serve as teachable examples. Mahant Swami Maharaj’s spiritual discourses focus on the need for samp (unity), the importance of seeing the good in others, and the value of utilizing this human form to pursue the ultimate goal of moksha.