Devotees gathered at BAPS Mandirs across North America to celebrate the 98th anniversary of His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj’s birth.
The celebrations included a dynamic program including skits, performances in traditional Indian dance forms, panels, and speeches highlighting the impact Pramukh Swami Maharaj had on individuals and communities across the world as the spiritual leader of BAPS and even after his earthly departure. Children and youth participated readily throughout the program to convey this message and consolidate Pramukh Swami Maharaj’s ideals within their own hearts.
Stories from Pramukh Swami Maharaj’s life focused on his eternal virtues and the impact Pramukh Swami Maharaj has had on each devotee’s life. Pramukh Swami Maharaj’s heartfelt love is still cherished by all who interacted with him. The celebration inspired attendees to absorb and instill these qualities in their own lives.
The eternal virtues of Pramukh Swami Maharaj can still be felt today through the current guru of BAPS, His Holiness Mahant Swami Maharaj. Since becoming guru, Mahant Swami Maharaj has conveyed the sheer magnitude of Pramukh Swami Maharaj's sacrifices, dedication to serving others, and vision for the Satsang fellowship.