More than 1,800 devotees of all ages joined the special 9 km padyatras organized by 14 BAPS centers to mark the 90th birthday of guruhari Mahant Swami Maharaj and express their devotion and reverence towards him. The distance of 9 kilometres symbolized Mahant Swami Maharaj’s birth on Bhadarva vad 9.
The participants were provided selected prasangs and teachings of Mahant Swami Maharaj to read and reflect upon while walking. They also engaged in group discussions and contemplation on these prasangs, and engaged in gun-grahan and singing dhun. The walks were characterized by a profound atmosphere of spirituality and devotion. After the padyatras, participants engaged in darshan, pradakshina and arti at the designated destination.