On the occasion of Brahmaswarup Pramukh Swami Maharaj’s 99th birthday celebrations, one-day parayans (readings) of all four published parts of Pramukh Swami Maharaj’s Jivan Charitra were organized at 95 centers across Australia and New Zealand on 12 and 19 December 2020.
The parayans were recited by local swamis and more than 3,755 young and old devotees from their homes in different locations throughout Australia and New Zealand. The parayans commenced at 6:00 a.m. with pujan and arti of the texts. Devotees participated in 20-minute sessions by reading the text from where the previous participant had stopped. At each center, the first part was read by adult men devotees, the second by adult women devotees, the third part by yuvatis and the fourth part by yuvaks. In this way, during the 24 hours of continuous reading all four parts of the jivan charitra were read 95 times.
Following their participation in this endeavor, many have resolved to read Pramukh Swami Maharaj’s Jivan Charitra on a daily basis.