During his trip to South Africa for the annual BRICS Summit, Hon. Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, met the BAPS delegation led by Swami Brahmaviharidas. The delegation presented a 3D model, renditions, photographs and progress updates of the upcoming BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Hindu Mandir and Cultural Complex in Johannesburg.
Swami Brahmaviharidas explained to the prime minister how the mandir complex will serve the cultural and spiritual needs of the current and future generations, and that it will stand as a beacon of inspiration, service, and harmony for people of all faiths and backgrounds in the Rainbow Nation.
The prime minister also appreciated the preservation of Indian culture and values by BAPS devotees over many generations and the mandir’s potential to further strengthen India-South Africa relations.
Following the meeting, BAPS delegates shared the project details and the mandir's role in community-building with summit attendees, who expressed great admiration for this one of its kind project in Africa.