High in the azure-blue skies and amid the feather-like clouds above Cairns in Northern Queensland, Australia, Pramukh Swami Maharaj’s centenary was celebrated in various ways based on the theme “In the Joy of Others – Celebrating the Spirit of Service.”
Celebrating Pramukh Swami Maharaj’s life of selfless service for the joy of others, a giant 5 m wide BAPS and Pramukh Swami Maharaj centenary flag, fluttered through the sky in a sky dive between 15000 and 8000 feet.
Pramukh Swami Maharaj’s murti was taken 5,000 feet in the air hang-gliding with a view over the horizon of the Gold Coast. Pujan and prayers were offered by swamis before sending the murti up into the air.
BAPS swamis took the murtis of Akshar-Purushottam Maharaj, Pramukh Swami Maharaj and Mahant Swami Maharaj 5,000 feet in the air over the iconic hinterland in Queensland in a hot air balloon and performed their pujan and arti, and offered mantra-pushpanjali and thal. Prayers were offered for the peace, joy and prosperity of society. From this altitude Pramukh Swami Maharaj showered his blessings on the continent of Australia and its people.
From the culturally rich capital of Adelaide, Pramukh Swami Maharaj took off into the skies of South Australia. Flying over Victoria and into New South Wales, Pramukh Swami Maharaj graced these states from 30,000 feet above sea level. His life and work was remembered and revered by Pujya Doctor Swami. He performed the pujan of Pramukh Swami Maharaj, offered thal, performed arti and recited the Sahajanand Namavali. He then prayed that the spirit of service spreads across the world. Pujya Doctor Swami delivered a special message about the importance of selfless service.