Mahilas from across the UK and Europe gathered at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London, on Saturday 26 November 2022 for the finale celebrations of Pramukh Swami Maharaj’s centennial birth anniversary.
Titled ‘Vahetu Jivan Tamaru’, Pramukh Swami Maharaj’s presence on this earth was celebrated through the unique medium of water as being purifying, spiritually energising, and constantly flowing in selfless service to unite all with God.
The deeply thought-provoking and emotive programme was interspersed with videos and prayers in the form of devotional singing and dancing. Mahilas of all ages also shared moving testimonies of their personal life-transforming experiences, revealing Pramukh Swami Maharaj’s divine personality and borderless compassion.
The devotional event concluded with a celebratory dance, followed by a heartfelt ‘deepanjali’ – offering of light – to Pramukh Swami Maharaj, in sincere gratitude for all of his enlightening services and contributions to humanity.
Earlier on the same day, mahilas also participated in a kirtan aradhana in honour of Pramukh Swami Maharaj as part of the ongoing centennial celebrations. The programme represented the 124th and final musical tribute presented by mahilas of UK and Europe.
The musical offering included many instruments as well as a kirtan sung in various European languages. A lively kirtan medley, interspersed with photo montages of Pramukh Swami Maharaj, infused the atmosphere with further devotional joy and energy. The afternoon concluded with a nostalgic and heart-touching prayer to Pramukh Swami Maharaj.