Papua New Guinea (PNG) is a country 160 km north of Australia, and comprises of over 600 islands and 5,000 km of coastline. It is endowed with natural resources and is home to one of the world’s largest tropical rainforests. PNG is one of the most ethnically diverse countries in the world with an estimated population of over 9 million people. While English is the main language, the country has more than 850 indigenous languages and local dialects. Many Indians have migrated from various states of India and settled here.
BAPS sadhus, Paramchintandas Swami and Brahmasmarandas Swami, accompanied by volunteers, conducted a three-day satsang tour of PNG to mark Brahmaswarup Pramukh Swami Maharaj’s centenary celebrations.
On the first day, the swamis and volunteers presented a kirtan aradhana. On the second day they conducted a Shatabdi Sabha, celebrating the life and work of Brahmaswarup Pramukh Swami Maharaj. In particular, they highlighted Pramukh Swami Maharaj’s teachings on Bal Sanskar and Family Harmony. On the third day, the swamis performed a mahapuja to pray for peace and harmony for all.
Among the dignitaries who attended these assemblies were Hon. Sasindran Muthuvel, Governor for WNBP, and Hon. Inbasekar Sundaramurthi, High Commissioner of India.
The swamis also conducted home visits to interact with families and discuss the practical spiritual messages of Pramukh Swami Maharaj.