BAPS Swaminarayan Hindu mandirs and centres across the UK and in Europe held a series of multi-day parayans (spiritual discourses) over the summer of 2022 in commemoration of the centennial birth anniversary of His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj.
Each parayan was titled ‘Sant Param Hitakari’, in which learned swamis visiting from India – Shrirangdas Swami, Prabhucharandas Swami, Bhaktisagardas Swami and Tyagvatsaldas Swami – unpacked the inspiring life of Pramukh Swami Maharaj to offer practical wisdom for purposeful daily living.
With the blessings of Mahant Swami Maharaj, 39 such discourses provided helpful spiritual enrichment for thousands of individuals to elevate their personal and family life at home, work and in society.
Many of the centres also organised special exhibits to consolidate the theme of the parayan, with young boys and girls presenting key incidents or virtues from the life of Pramukh Swami Maharaj.
Another key feature of some of the parayans was children and youths conducting the inaugural parayan pujan in fluent Sanskrit and also opening each event with devotional singing.
Please click the thumbnails below to see galleries of the respective discourses.